Which one? Tags: CPUs Gaming Last response: June 5, 2009 6:06 PM in CPUs Share nachota1987 June 4, 2009 10:00:28 PM hi guys..im building a new gaming rig and i wanted to know what u think.. considering prices at the store im buying from are quite similar (www.appinformatica.com), which one is better? AMD phenom II x4 940 BE or INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q9300? ill use it for gaming the latest and future games mainly thx! More about : question daft June 5, 2009 2:33:19 AM the PII 940 beats the 9300 in just about anything. AKM880 June 5, 2009 3:16:44 AM Well personally I'd go for the Phenom and overclock it Related resources Which is faster? Help me choose one of the gpus! - Forum Which one of these 3 cards are the best? - Forum nvidia gtx 650 or radeon 7770 which one to buy. - Forum PSU Choice , which one ? - Forum Which one of these videos will objectively look better? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mindless728 a b à CPUs June 5, 2009 3:24:24 AM Phenom (you never know if AMD is going to pull the backwards compatibility again for their next socket) Dustpuppy June 5, 2009 4:16:57 AM They're about the same, but I'd go with the Phenom II 945 for AM3. The LGA 775 socket that the Q9400 uses is done for so I'd go AM3 for the future upgrade potential and the DDR3. mi1ez a b à CPUs June 5, 2009 12:09:51 PM I think I'd go PII too. nachota1987 June 5, 2009 3:44:17 PM ok i think ill get the pII and what about the stock cpu coolers? are they trustful? im not planning to overclock it soon but maybe in the future if i will, i should get an aftermarket cooler right? ill also game a lot.. nachota1987 June 5, 2009 4:45:36 PM ok ill take that in mind Devastator_uk June 5, 2009 6:06:36 PM I'd get the PhenomII And stock coolers are fine at stock speed, but are not the quietest if if you ever do overclock then it would be best to change it. So no need to fork out money for an aftermarket one straight away. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhich one hard drive is best Forum SolvedPSU which one would you pick need an opinion Forum Solvedi5 4590s vs i5 4590 which one ? Forum SolvedWhich one to get? Forum SolvedAhhhh So many Razer keyboards!!! Which one to pick? Forum SolvedWhich one of those PSUs would be best??? (1000w, modular) Forum SolvedWhich one is better Forum SolvedWhich one HDD is better for me Wd blue green or seagate Forum SolvedWhich one to buy?? Forum SolvedWhich one is better? ATI Radeon 4200 HD or Nvidia GT 610? How much stronger? Forum SolvedUnreal Development Kit or CryDev? which one should I download Forum SolvedWant to get a new graphics card, not sure which one to get Forum Solvedwhich one of these 3 pc specs is better? Forum Solvedwhich one to prefer>> asus z87-a or pro Forum SolvedHi Tom's Hardware Community, in your opinion which one is better?:) Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !