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Which Processor Do I Need?

A computer processor, or central processing unit (CPU), is the brain inside your computer. And the right processor for you will depend on your needs. If you’re a light computer user who just needs something for emails, websites, and YouTube, then a simple dual core processor is an excellent choice. If you’re a gamer, or starting to get into some basic photo and video editing, then look into a quad core processor. Finally, if you’re an industry professional looking for the best, look towards processors with 6 or more cores for the best performance.

How Many Cores Do I Need?

The more complex your task, the more cores you will need. For most general users, two cores will be plenty. But for more intensive tasks such as gaming or photo editing, you will need a quad core processor to keep up and maintain smooth performance. Certain Intel processors come with Hyper Threading, which simulate virtual cores to allow for better multitasking.

Do I Need to Buy a Separate CPU Cooler?

Most processors will come with a stock CPU cooler that is more than adequate to cool the processor. The main reasons to upgrade from a stock CPU cooler include lower temperatures, lower noise levels, and even just something that looks better. The best bang for your buck is a new tower style CPU cooler with heatpipes, while the absolute best cooling performance usually comes from liquid cooled solutions. Aftermarket CPU coolers often come with larger fans which have higher airflow, higher static pressure, and lower noise levels. Finally, some high end processors do not have a CPU cooler included as power users tend to upgrade these anyways.

Top 3 most popular AM3+ CPUs / Processors

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AMD FX-8370 8 Core 4.0/4.3GHZ Processor AM3+ 16MB Cache 125W Retail Box
AMD
Available $289.99 Add AMD FX-8370 8 Core 4.0/4.3GHZ Processor AM3+ 16MB Cache 125W Retail Box to cart 
AMD FX-8370 w/ AMD Wraith Cooler 8 Core 4.0/4.3GHZ Processor AM3+ 16MB Cache 125W Retail Box
AMD
Available $299.99 Add AMD FX-8370 w/ AMD Wraith Cooler 8 Core 4.0/4.3GHZ Processor AM3+ 16MB Cache 125W Retail Box to cart 
AMD FX-8300 8 Core 3.3/4.2 GHz Processor AM3+ 16MB Cache 95W Retail Box
AMD
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*** $169.99 Add AMD FX-8300 8 Core 3.3/4.2 GHz Processor AM3+ 16MB Cache 95W Retail Box to cart 

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Top 5 most recent reviews on AM3+ CPUs / Processors

Customer Review of AMD FX-9370 8 Core 4.4/4.7GHZ Processor AM3+ 16MB Cache 220W Boxed Processor *No HSF

Ace Mcool
07/17/17
Experience: 7 Months
 Verified Owner
Summary
Have had a few of these over the last years, and when it was on sale it was a good value Have had a couple "FAIL" (they weren't overclocked at the time and the water loop(s) were working well. If your looking to give an old dog wome new life AND the CPU... » Read More About AMD FX-9370 8 Core 4.4/4.7GHZ

Customer Review of AMD FX-8370 w/ AMD Wraith Cooler 8 Core 4.0/4.3GHZ Processor AM3+ 16MB Cache 125W Retail Box

CMDRVo
02/20/17
Experience: 1 Days
Summary
» Read More About AMD FX-8370 w/ AMD Wraith

Customer Review of AMD Bulldozer FX-8120 8 Core Processor 3.1GHZ Socket AM3+ 125W Retail Box

Mike_P54
12/16/16
Experience: 3 Days
Summary
works great » Read More About AMD Bulldozer FX-8120 8 Core

Customer Review of AMD FX-4130 Quad Core Processor Socket AM3+ 3.8GHZ 4MB 125W Retail Box

Lucile_L
11/05/16
Experience: 2 Years
Summary
nonetheless good CPU for its price » Read More About AMD FX-4130 Quad Core Processor

Customer Review of AMD FX-8370 8 Core 4.0/4.3GHZ Processor AM3+ 16MB Cache 125W Retail Box

XxMaJoRGaM3RxX
10/09/16
Experience: 1 Years
Summary
Best bang for your buck ! » Read More About AMD FX-8370 8 Core 4.0/4.3GHZ


 
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