Gaming CPU Tags: Homebuilt Gaming Computer CPUs AMD Systems Product Last response: June 26, 2010 9:21 AM in Systems Share Anonymous a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming a b à CPUs June 26, 2010 8:44:43 AM I'm planning on building a computer according to the 550$ gaming computer article here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-gpu-overclock,2... My question is whether I should buy the recommended AMD Athlon II X3 435 for 65$ or put some more money and get the AMD Phenom II X3 720 for 104$? CPU descriptions can be found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... Thanks More about : gaming cpu Lmeow a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs June 26, 2010 9:21:09 AM You'll need to buy an aftermarket cooler for the Phenom II X3 720, which will cost on average around $20 or so, bringing the cost to $124. I'd just keep the Athlon II X3 435. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat does the PS4's 8 core CPU mean for PC gaming ? ForumCPU and GPU can't decide for a first time gaming build. please help ForumNeed cpu /mobo | limited options (india) | budget gaming ForumAmd or Intel Cpu for gaming ? ForumBest quality AMD gaming CPU 's ForumGaming CPU and GPU ForumGPU and CPU gaming temperature highs: Laptop Shutoff ForumGood budget CPU for gaming Forum~$700 gaming PC w/o cpu ForumQuestion about upgrading cpu (video editing + gaming ) + which mobo ForumFor gaming cpu ForumLooking for a 300 cpu gaming set ForumBudget Gamer worried about FX CPU and gaming ... ForumWhat CPU +GPU gives me a better gaming experience? ForumWhich cpu is better for gaming ? ForumSuggest me a good CPU ,MOBO & Heatsink for GAMING ForumBest CPU Under £150 For Video Rending/ Gaming ForumCPU for Gaming on a Budget ForumBuilding a Gaming CPU ForumBuilding a budget PC. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !