Solved Recommendation/Advice: Best CPU for Gaming Tags: CPUs Gaming Phenom Last response: August 16, 2009 1:40 AM in CPUs Share lawe August 15, 2009 10:04:19 PM Hi, I have a Geforce 8200 mobo and a Phenom X3 8400 CPU (crap). For under $200 what CPU would give me the best gaming performance? Mobo Details: -AMD only, socket AM2/AM2+, supports AM3 back-compatibility -dual/triple/quad -Phenom/Phenom FX/Phenom II Thanks More about : recommendation advice cpu gaming Best solution cjl a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming August 15, 2009 10:08:48 PM For $200 or less, the Phenom II x4 940 would do a good job. The Phenom II x3 720BE would be a better value though. What video card do you have? lawe August 15, 2009 10:25:28 PM I have an 8800GT, it's good, but my processor is slowing me down. Related resources Component recommendation/advice - Forum New Gaming PC - about to buy, please advise - Forum Recommendation and advice in getting the right mice for FPS(BF3) - Forum Need Help/Advice/Recommendations - Forum $1500-$3500 NEW BUILD, help please - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jimishtar a b à CPUs August 15, 2009 11:49:54 PM phenom II x3 720 BE lawe August 16, 2009 12:35:37 AM How significant is the advantage over the x3 710? sanchz a b à CPUs August 16, 2009 1:40:39 AM May not be a huge difference, but it's a BE (better overclocking). Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWhich is the best CPU for multitasking (not gaming )? ForumBest quality AMD gaming CPU 's ForumBest CPU Under £150 For Video Rending/ Gaming ForumBest Cpu available for gaming ForumBest AMD CPU for gaming (£200) ForumWhat is best cpu for gaming i can purchase under 4500-5000 RS ForumBest 200$ cpu +mobo for gaming ? ForumBest 95 Watt Processor CPU and Graphics Card GPU for Gaming ForumBest Gaming CPU for 4-5 Year Longevity System ForumBest Gaming CPU ? ForumBest performace for price gaming CPU ForumWhich CPU is the best for my spec for gaming use (budget : $200-250) ForumPSU Help ForumBest low profile card for gaming and digital art? ForumAdvice needed on building custom computer More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !