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    Best CPU if given the choice between AMD FX4300 Black Edition 4 Core or Athlon x4 860K.

    I can get either of them for £52. Which should I go for?

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    The better CPU is the Athlon.

    Original Poster

    Cheers for your reply! I was leaning towards that because it's newer but I'm new at all this so didn't really know.

    It's the newer generation but it lacks the L3 cache package so it'll be faster in some things, slower in others.

    The 860k is the same CPU as the much more widely benchmarked A10-7850k if that helps.

    EDIT: There are a variety here: hardware.fr/art…tml

    As a general rule I'd go for a Pentium G3258 or G3420, much more energy efficient and still with plenty of power.
    Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 12th Jan 2015
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