Selecting the CPU Tags: New Build Computer CPUs Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove tecmo34 CPUs Master 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 | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse shubham1401 CPUs Expert 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. | Report abuse a4mula CPUs Expert 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Selecting the CPU> Related ressources: ForumNeed help selecting Case & CPU cooler ForumNeed help selecting good Cpu cooler for phenom II 955 be ForumNeed help selecting a mobo for new rig. ForumHelp selecting power supply ForumNEEDS SOME HELP W/ SELECTING CPU 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 !