Phenom II x4 965 BE vs. Intel i3-2100?
I'm making a budget gaming build and i want to know which cpu will be best for me needs.
Gpu: 550 ti or 6850?
Psu: 500w coolermaster
Os: Win 7
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4gb 1600mhz
Hdd: 500gb Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200prm
I'm going to play games like CS:S and CS:GO, BF3, BO2, TF2, Garry's Mod, Minecraft, Etc. I really dont care what graphic quality it is in, i just want good fps. Thanks for your time.
Budget is $700
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
965 is best in this situation
psu is to weak
ram is way to high for the processor memory controller max it can handle is 1333mhz
ram best suited is ram below good ram solid
case is not that great better case is better cooling
hd 16mb cache 500gb
6870 amd ddr5
137 after rebate register card as soon as you get it to keep lifetime warrenty valid
or 550ti 109.99
windows 7 os
cpu cooler as the stock is crap
719 dollars build is with 550ti
746 build for a 6870 amd ( no brainer it isnt that much)
if all these parts are put together you will have a decent build with will run games on high with 6870
medium with 550ti
- philbrookLv 44 years ago
Get the Phenom. of course it particularly is quad middle and you will improve to an FX in case you prefer later, which isn't lots extra high priced than the Phenom. I went with the Phenom because of the fact quad-middle is the destiny so as that CPU will artwork better with video games interior the destiny, yet of direction the pictures card is extra substantial. besides, the Phenom is particularly like $10-20 extra advantageous than the i3. Very worth it IMO.
- 9 years ago
Go with the 965 BE for a gaming rig
And this mobo:
And for sure the 6850 if it fits your budget!
And i'd go with this ram: