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Phenom II X4 840 or Intel i5 2400?

Phenom II X4-840 @3.2GHz
or
Intel i5 2400 @3.1GHz ?

Is the intel i5 really worth the steep rise in price?

My aim is to improve gaming performance, my current CPU is a Pentium D 920 Processor @ 2.80Ghz.

Please let me know what you think i should buy :)
Thank you,
Graeme
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  1. The i5 runs rings around the X4 840. It is indeed the better CPU. You, know your 2 options tell me, you have 100-200$ of budget for the CPU? If you plan to do overclocking, get the Phenom II X4-955 BE. If you do not intend to OC. get the Intel i3 2100. Both will cost you around 135$. Really, right now, they give the best performance to $ ratio. GL!
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    wrazor said:
    The i5 runs rings around the X4 840. It is indeed the better CPU. You, know your 2 options tell me, you have 100-200$ of budget for the CPU? If you plan to do overclocking, get the Phenom II X4-955 BE. If you do not intend to OC. get the Intel i3 2100. Both will cost you around 135$. Really, right now, they give the best performance to $ ratio. GL!


  3. The Phenom II X4 840 'Propus' with the MSI 890FXA-GD65 AM3 AMD 890FX should suit your needs for quite a while for around $250.
  4. for sure an i5 will be far better for gaming than phenom.grab the i5 2500k and oc it in future.good luck
  5. Best answer selected by smithy087.
  6. smithy087 said:
    Phenom II X4-840 @3.2GHz
    or
    Intel i5 2400 @3.1GHz ?

    Is the intel i5 really worth the steep rise in price?

    My aim is to improve gaming performance, my current CPU is a Pentium D 920 Processor @ 2.80Ghz.

    Please let me know what you think i should buy :)
    Thank you,
    Graeme


    For what it's worth, I have a machine with 840 and it runs just fine, for the price. The focus should be more on graphics quality and amount of RAM.
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