AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, Core 2 Quad Q6650, i7 920

I'm thinking about build my first computer, this computer will be for gaming, so I want the opinion of people about it.

I don't really care if it is AMD, or Intel, i just care if it is a good processor and if does what I want it to do.

My options by what I was looking are:
-(1)AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
-(2)Intel Core 2 Quad 6650
-(3)Intel i7 920
or at my last option a (4)Intel Core 2 Duo E8500( if there is another cpu that it can also be good for games but about the price of $300 or lower let me know!
I want to overclock it so, answer me saying each motherboard should I get!=D

for the (1) I was thinking about the ASUS M4N82 Deluxe AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI AMD Motherboard
for the (2) and (4) I was looking at the
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
FOR THE (3) I don't know

should I get a better cooling for the cpu, or the one that came with it can handle that and the overlock for about 3.8ghz,4ghz, or something like that?

besides that my computer would be

-Antec Nine Hundred ""
- 750 GB SATA Hard Drive ""
-Saphire ATI 1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 ""
-HP Black 22X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM SATA 22X Multiformal DVD Writer""
-G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2""

If you want to say about the others components of the computer, because I just want to build a really good computer, so if there is something wrong or that could be better, in the same average of price let me know too

thank you for all of you to take the time to read that=D
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  1. this computer will be for gaming, it's in the first sentence!
  2. Thank you for your opinion it can helps me!!=D, and what about the other components of the computer, are those like all compatible, and also good for games, do you thing for overcloking the X4 I should get a better cooling for it??
  3. Quote:
    The 955 is a waste in the eyes of everyone in the Amd word. Get the 940 instead, Get 4GB of DDR2 1066 memory,

    This Motherboard

    Pair of HD 4770's

    Need anything else?

    just one more thing do you think that I should get a better cooler for the processor or the one that comes the processor is good enough to get the processor running cool with the overclock???

    And once more, thanks for the help here=D
  4. ok, thanks I'll buy it also!

    What's the difference between the 940 and the 955, besides the stock clock speed?that the difference is just of 0.2ghz
  5. Quote:
    955 is AM3, 940 is AM2+. Both have an unlocked multiplier and will overclock the same.

    besides the socket is there any other difference??
    yeah, that's my last question, thank you for your help^^=D
  6. Quote:
    The 955 is a waste in the eyes of everyone in the Amd word. Get the 940 instead, Get 4GB of DDR2 1066 memory,

    If he's in the US marketplace, saving $60.00 on Combo deals might change that a bit.
  7. 955 has both ddr2 & ddr3 memory controller, 940 only has ddr2. ddr2 or ddr3 makes very nominal performance difference.
  8. OK than, so there are some difference in performance, so I'm buying a 955...ehhe..xP
  9. The performance difference isn't from core speed - it's from the 955s ability to run DDR3. If you run memory limited apps, that can make a noticeable difference.
  10. He said it was for gaming, so the ddr3 or ddr2 shouldn't make much of a difference.
  11. True. I was just pointing out that the minor performance difference mentioned above had absolutely nothing to do with core speed.
  12. If you building from a scratch, go with I7920 , cheapest board & 6GB ram you could find.

    Gigabyte x58 mb & patriot ddr3 1600 ram doesn't work together... I've tried...
  13. dont get the 4770. the 4850 is cheaper, MUCH cheaper, and performs a little better

    you'll save $30 PER card, and you can put that extra $60 towards the 955 and some ddr3 ram
  14. Actually I would and did go with the udp5. both pci-e run 16x the amd 940 or 955 will run and I'm using 8 gb corsair 1066 and 2 4870 toxics And The CM V8 cooler. This setup has been a monster
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