Title says it all, Phenom II X4 965 BE or the Q9550 ..
Phenom II X4 965 BE: 3.4GHz, 6mb cache, 4000 MT/s bus
Q9550 : 2.83GHz, 12mb cache, 1333 MT/s bus
Do AMD's need special motherboards or something? I have a MSI P6NGM-L
The kind of VGA that would be running would be (still looking for a good vga) : 4770-4890-4870-4850, GTS 250 OC-GTX 260 SOC-GTS 250 Core Edition .. Most likely a 4890 since its the best on the list right now.
So my questions are :
What CPU is better?
Would either one fit/work on my motherboard?
What is the best vga in the list above?
Whats the best vga/cpu that would power together and work fine?
You would be using the Intel with that motherboard. Check your manufacturer and BIOS version to see if it supports that CPU though.
Furthermore the video is between the 4890 and the GTX260, im not sure which one is more powerful.
oh, and nice screen. Also have samsung and I love it. P2250. pretty much same as yours but smaller. beautiful stuff. better yet, I picked it up here for $140 ish, but that is because this is the middle east.
anyways you better go with intel, because that AMD chip is not going to be working in your socket.
As far as between the Phenom II 965 and Q9550... The Phenom II will likely squish the Q9550 at stock, but once overclocked i'd see the Q9550 having a 'slight' advantage. You'd need a benchmark to tell the difference however.
If you can't find any C2Qs don't panic, a cheaper C2Duo will still work in games. Just get something equal or greater to an E7200 and you'll be fine with a 4890 on most games. CPU dependent games like GTA IV beg for quad core, but that's one of the very few.
Q9550 definitely, but just to know Q9550 is expensive of i5. So better get i5 750.
And if you fun of MSI get (MSI P55-GD65 or GD80 little expensive) and for C2Q or C2D MSI P45-C51 with DDR3 for few months DDR2 will be more expensive.
GPU GTX260,but for that money get MSI R5770 Hawk is much better graphic card.
I have the Phenom II 940 B.E. @3.6 ghz stable and water cooled and I have A Q9550 also @ 3.4 ghz stable on air. Both are good processors and if you have a 775 socket mother board already that can handle over clocking then go with the Q9550. It does score alittle higher on PC mark 06 then the Phenom II 940 when overclocked past 3.4ghz. Either way both are good processors, and I am sure you'll be happy with either one.