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.

Cpu: ?

Gpu: 550 ti or 6850?

Psu: 500w coolermaster

Os: Win 7

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4gb 1600mhz

Mobo: ?

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

3 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    965 BE is a better processor

    Cory, look at the chart closer...

  • 9 years ago

    I think Steven means the i3. It's the same price at nearly double the performance.

    The 965 isn't on that link because it's considered a mid-high instead of a high performance CPU. Use the pull-down menu on the site to view the other charts.

  • Steven
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Get the first one. It's better and more worth it.

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