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CPU help for Medium to high Gaming PC

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May 25, 2009 4:31:57 PM

Hi, need some help with choosing my CPU, i'm building a relatively high gaming PC (GTX260, 4gig Ram, ) but am having trouble choosing my CPU. What I Should I go for , the Phenom X3 8750 or the intel series like the E7400 or E7500, thanks

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May 25, 2009 4:43:32 PM

For a high end gaming system I would think you would want a Phenom II X3 720 at the very least. It's about the same price as an Core 2 Duo E7500 also.
May 25, 2009 4:48:00 PM

but would that be recommended instead of the Core 2 Duo E7500?
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May 25, 2009 5:21:36 PM

Phenom II X3 720 all the way. It's a black edition, it overclocks very well, it's got the extra core over the C2Ds, and overall its a really good CPU. Plus if u go the AM3 route you have several upgrade options whereas LGA775 is maxing out with Core 2 Quads.
May 25, 2009 5:23:17 PM

Would the X3 710 be any good?
May 25, 2009 5:40:46 PM

yes it just won't OC as well and you lose 200mhz.
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