The $550 Gaming build by tomshardware Tags: Systems Last response: June 17, 2010 9:00 PM in Systems Share goalguy876 June 17, 2010 7:59:56 PM Hi again- You get one more core, but for gaming purposes it wouldn't make too much of a difference. Save the $20 and put it towards a better GPU. You also MAY be able to unlock the 4th core of the x3. More about : 550 gaming build tomshardware capyfive June 17, 2010 8:01:39 PM Cool thats exactly what I was looking for. You are a big help thanks for your time! capyfive June 17, 2010 8:01:54 PM Hello, If I changed the processor from the Athlon ii x3 435 to a Athlon ii x4 635 would it make much of a difference or am I better off sticking with the cheaper processor? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer batuchka June 17, 2010 9:00:25 PM I would say nothing special: with an eye out for combos, etc i wouldn't have that CM Extreme Power PSU in even my $284 build let alone a $500++ one @@ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum$ 550 budget gaming pc Forum$ 550 ~~ New build ForumAMD build for under $ 550 ForumGEFORCE GTX 550 TI and GTS-450 1Gb RAM for PhysX ForumMy friend needs a gaming PC for $ 550 , help please ForumFIRST NEW CUSTOM GAMING COMPUTER BUILD ForumBest Average Gaming Build I could arrange. Advice/Opinions Important ForumFractal R3 vs Corsair 550 D vs Antec P280 ForumOpinions for gaming build ForumCore i 550 or Athlon II X4 640 ForumFS/FT 3ghz, 4mb pc with peripherals $ 550 Forum$500-$ 550 New build for gaming Forum$600 Gaming Budget Build ForumBudget gaming build for $ 550 (already have case) ForumFuture-proof gaming build advice Forum300 dollars gaming pc build no os no monitor,keyboard or mouse ForumShould I try a GTX 550 Ti? Forum$ 550 gaming build ForumEfficient-Budget Gaming Build , Opinions? ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !