I was aware of the hype and negative press around the AMD Bulldozer cpus but I thought I would give them a go, and I have to say I'm pleased I did, as the FX 6100 is just terrific value for money, as for about £110 you are getting a 6 core processor, which you can overclock to the hilt. I am new to overclocking myself, but even I managed to test it out, as I overclocked it up to 4GHz, using an Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 fan, and the 6100 was still only showing temperatures around 33C degrees!! I've currently clocked it to 3.8 GHz for now.
This is also really impressive because gaming wise, games also run very smoothly on it too, when overclocked, and I tried the 3DMark Vantage test, as at stock speed it initially run up 12700 marks in the cpu test, but overclocked up to 4GHz, it scored nearly 15000 marks!! Which means with that bit more overclocking you can get this cpu to run at the stock speed of a Phenom II X6 1090T, which is incredible!
So for me the AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 is an incredible processor in itself especially when it comes to overclocking, its a real beast, and well worth it!