AMD gaming build questions Tags: Homebuilt Gaming Phenom Systems Last response: February 11, 2010 11:41 AM in Systems Share TomSah February 11, 2010 6:04:42 AM Hi there Im thinking of either: Phenom II X3 720 BE HD5870 Or Phenom II X4 955 BE HD5850 Will the X3 have a noticable bottleneck eeffect on the GPU? Which one is best for gaming, i dont plan to do any encoding etc Ideally id get the 955 + HD5870 but ive seen articles describing how the X3 720 holds its end up and is good value for a gaming setup. Thanks More about : amd gaming build questions MadAdmiral a c 84 B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming February 11, 2010 11:41:36 AM The X3/5870, if it's only for gaming. The extra GPU power would help game, and triple cores are actually better for gaming than quads. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum-- Unique AMD Custom Build -- Some Mod & Centrifugal Fans Questions ForumFirst Time Gaming Build Questions ! ForumGaming build questions Forum400$-500$ AMD Gaming Build ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting Forum$500 AMD gaming build ! ForumTrying to build a great $600 gaming computer. AMD or Intel? ForumFirst gaming build questions ForumFirst budget gaming build Amd fx 4100,will it run all games on high? ForumBudget amd gaming comp - motherboard and overall questions Forum~$1300 Gaming Build , Advice & Questions ForumNew AMD Quad Core Build - Questions on Parts Forum$800 gaming build - lots of questions Forum$1.4-1.5k Gaming build - questions /advise needed ForumWhat is the best AMD processor for a gaming build ? ForumNew AMD pc build questions ForumDecent mid gaming build ? rate 1-10. (Advise and Questions ) Forum~$1600 Gaming PC (IB/Kepler Build ) Questions (first time builder) ForumIs this gaming PC okay? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !