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 a b À AMD 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 SolvedBUILDING a GAMING PC ON A BUDGET. WHICH CPU?! Forum SolvedWhich CPU is better for gaming? AMD FX 4130/4300 or Intel Pentium G3240 Forum SolvedIs this GPU with this CPU good enough for gaming Forum SolvedGaming AM3+ CPU suggested for Nvidia video card GTX 650 1gb? Forum SolvedIs the i3 better than any AMD CPU that's around the same price for gaming? Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my gaming rig, what should i go for? $250 budget (CPU, RAM, Graphics Card, Hard Drive...) Forum SolvedWhat is the best Motherboard and Cpu combination for light gaming? Forum SolvedCPU bottleneck for gaming? Forum Solvedupgrade my cpu or gpu for gaming Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU/RAM/Motherboard for gaming Forum SolvedA Good Budget Gaming cpu that will work for a Will a Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P Mother Board. Forum SolvedWhich CPU for gaming? Forum SolvedLooking for a new gaming CPU. Forum SolvedPoor gaming performance - AMD CPU to blame? Forum SolvedWhat CPU for 2K gaming? Does it really matter? Forum SolvedGaming benefits/downsides to overclocking RAM, CPU, and GPU Forum SolvedWill my CPU make a significant difference in gaming? Forum SolvedBest cpu for gaming Forum SolvedWould there be a noticeable, real world difference between a CPU with 3.2Mhz and a CPU with 3.5Mhz in gaming? Forum SolvedGaming CPU only within 500 dollars Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !