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 SolvedWhich processor socket and processor is best for my rig? Forum BF3 rig which processor? Forum Which Processor For My New Rig? Forum SolvedWhich i5 and/or i7 processor is great with performance? Forum SolvedI am looking into building a gaming rig that I can play and stream at the same time the processor I want to get the i5 3570k Forum Solvedwhich processor better? Forum SolvedIntel i5 4570 - Which is the best suited gaming chipset for this processor? Forum Solvedwhich ram to use for Intel Core i7 2630QM processor Forum SolvedHi which of the 2 processor should i choose for gaming Forum Solvedwhich processor should i go with AMD FX 8350 or Intel Core i5 3550 Forum Solvedwhich processor should i go with..help.!!! Forum SolvedWhich intel processor? Forum SolvedVideo Editing, which PC/Processor do i need? Forum Solvedi have intel board with core 2 dou processor and 2 gb ram.... so which game can i play? Forum SolvedWhich Intel core i5 processor is best? Forum SolvedWhich processor is right for me? Forum Solvedi have a i5-2320 @3.00ghz processor with 8gb ram... plz give advice on which graphic card to buy for fully hardcore gaming Forum SolvedWhich processor goes well with ASUS M5A97 EVO Forum SolvedWhich Amd processor?? Forum SolvedWhich is a faster processor? Intel Pentium 4 661 3.6 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !