Selecting the CPU Tags: New Build Computer CPUs Systems Product Last response: March 24, 2010 4:51 PM in Systems Share serous-2010 March 23, 2010 9:33:17 PM I am selecting parts for my new PC and have an issue with CPU. I am planning a fast and powerful computer for Windows 7 64-bit, photoshop, 3ds max, and new games. Which CPU can you recommend? Wanted to buy AMD Phenom II x4 965, but now I'm not sure. More about : selecting cpu tecmo34 a c 78 à CPUs March 23, 2010 11:30:35 PM I would build off an Phenom II X4 955 or Core i5 750, since they are the two best bang for the buck CPU's... IMO Yadumadoda March 23, 2010 11:32:42 PM Do you want AMD or Intel? An i5 or i7 will be the best for what you want, we don't know how much money you're willing to spend though. Related resources Need help selecting Case & CPU cooler - Forum Need help selecting good Cpu cooler for phenom II 955 be - Forum Need help selecting a mobo for new rig. - Forum Help selecting power supply - Forum NEEDS SOME HELP W/ SELECTING CPU - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer huntluck March 24, 2010 7:45:31 AM U must go with amd as u can get comparitive quality with intel will less bucks can go with multicore processror as same with somewhat quad core one's shubham1401 a b à CPUs March 24, 2010 8:25:32 AM 955 and i5-750 are indeed the best bang for buck processors. i5-750 surpasses stock clocked i7's once overclocked. It depends on your budget. a4mula a b à CPUs March 24, 2010 4:51:56 PM For gaming they've given you solid advice. A CPU is a CPU and you'll not notice a difference. For photoshop and 3ds max however the hyperthreading of the i7's will shine. If you want budge then i7-860, if budget isn't the primary concern then a i7 930. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed advice on selecting CPU ForumNeed Help Selecting a Replacement ForumNEED SOME HELP SELECTING MOBO & CPU ForumRequesting help selecting MB + CPU cooler ForumSelecting a PSU using PSU calculators ForumUltimate workstation CPU /'S Help selecting ForumUltimate workstation CPU /'S Help selecting ForumUltimate workstation CPU /'S Help selecting ForumNeed help selecting video card ForumNeed help selecting compatible AM3 motherboard. ForumI need help selecting a new CPU for gaming ForumNeed help selecting CPU ForumFirst Gaming PC- Help Wanted :) ForumCPU keeps hitting 100 Forum[Solved] Why does my E5400 CPU give me Graphics. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !