Amd phenom 2 or core i3 540??????

im planning to buy a pc...just confused badly.
Amd gives graphics but long race runner is core i3. Which to choose for gaming??? Core i3 540 or amd phenom 2 or athlon??????? Coz i need an inexpensive pc bulid
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  1. what phenom 2 are you looking at?
  2. what u suggest??? X2 or x4????? But dont u feel core i 3 540 still has long run advantage??
  3. On a budget gaming build I suggest you get the i3 2100 if you can afford it, if not an
    Athlon x3 or x4. Remember the GPU is very important for gaming so an Athlon x3 + a Radeon 6850 is better than a 2100 with a 5770. If you give us your budget for CPU board and GPU we can recommend the best deal.
  4. i cant really afford above 4670 or 4770 hd graphic... ! U feel Athlon x3 is better than x4???? but compared to core i3 540 better than amd???
  5. The 540 is better but is around $45-55 (for CPU & board) more than an Athlon x3 which is the difference between a 4670 and a 5770. Also the 540 is the same price as a 2100 and the 2100 is much better.
  6. but h67 boards out here for core i2100 are very few and expensive....can u plz suggest a good value and sfoordable h67 chipset?????? Plz plz reply soon
  7. simon12 said:
    The 540 is better but is around $45-55 (for CPU & board) more than an Athlon x3 which is the difference between a 4670 and a 5770. Also the 540 is the same price as a 2100 and the 2100 is much better.

    but h67 boards out here for core i2100 are very
    few and expensive....can u plz suggest a good
    value and afordable h67 chipset with full model name?????? Plz plz
    reply soon
  8. This ones H61 and $62.99 which is cheaper than any board on newegg for the 540 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157237 + a i3 2100 $124.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078 = $187.98 If you got an Athlon x3 $79.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103886 + this board $44.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157204 total $124.98 you have motre than $60 extra to spend on the GPU.
  9. You want to be careful to balance cpu/gpu performance with your budget constraints. I'd say a Regor (AthlonII X2) would be a good buy if it meant throwing an extra $20 at your GPU/PSU.
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