Which processor for this rig? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 11, 2010 4:03 AM in Systems Share adapa August 11, 2010 1:02:06 AM I've pretty much decided on the following mobo, graphics card, and ram but I can't make up my mind about the cpu. I'm using the build for video encoding. I'm looking for the CPU that's won't create a bottleneck for the system and won't be overkill. Open Box: MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GIGABYTE GV-R485OC-1GH Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The three CPU's I'm interested in are AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX635WFGIBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : processor rig Upendra09 August 11, 2010 1:23:50 AM what is your budget? don't go with that mobo, it is open box and you never know if they work or not, they are also non refundable http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... gigabyte mobo, 880G ..........109 go with the 965 why go for old vid card try this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Sapphire Radeon 5770......150 total: 439 m 0 l batuchka August 11, 2010 1:29:19 AM Be 100% sure that your encoding software/apps take advantage of GPU acceleration 1st. If they dun it's easy as pie 1055T+ 880G/IGP chipset m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer adapa August 11, 2010 4:03:08 AM Thanks guys, you've both given me a lot to think on. I've got a case, psu, os, & hd already. I was hoping to spend $450 for the remaining bits. The encoding software I use now seems to use all 4 cores of my Q6600. I'm not sure about 6 cores tho. I'm building a new machine because my son needs a new computer. I'm gonna keep the new build for myself & give him my old machine. OK, you've talked me out of the open box mobo. I misunderstood the warranty policy. With the gigabyte 880 mobo & the sapphire video card, would the choke point be a 955 Phenom quad? I had kinds set an upper limit of $475. The 105ST will put me into the $530 range after rebates. However if the 955 is the choke point I can rationalize it to the spouse. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources No signal/Processor not working? Forum New AMD Video Encoding/Light Gaming Forum RAM/CPU Bottleneck? Forum Buying a processor for new pc Forum Which AMD should I get for a MSI -870Mobo Forum I7 920 vs Thuban Forum Wich processor to get?? Forum Processor for AM2/AM2+ Socket Forum Advise on Build Forum AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz Quad-Core (ADX620WFK42GI) Processor Running way to Forum ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ won't post w/AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX solution I5 really faster than X4 9** Forum Upgrading 2004 components (motherboard, processor, ram, video card) Forum Intel Quad Vrs AMD Quad Processor Forum AMD II X4 955 Black Edition Build (AROUND $800) Forum Is this motherboard and processor combo good for gaming? Forum Processor/Memory/Video Card for New System Forum AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition overclock guide Forum $1000 light gaming/video encoding/general use build Forum Good $700 budget gaming computer Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !