Closed Which cpu to buy Tags: CPUs Last response: January 28, 2012 9:11 AM in CPUs Share imperialguard22 January 28, 2012 1:22:07 AM So microcenter has this bundle deal with a amd processor and different mobo's that I cant really pass up right now with such a tight budget. The two choices I'm looking at are the Phenom II x4 960 black edition or the Phenom II x6 1045t Black edition the difference being ~$20 This I plan to use this with the gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Socket AM3+ 760G mATX that comes free in the bundle as well as 2x 4GB kingston hyper x 1600 to deal with it only having 2 ram slots note: if I go with the quad I could afford to up the mobo to a msi 880G-E45 Socket AM3 880G ATX AMD Just looking for opinions, I understand they aren't "top" or intel but I'm a poor college student. (cm storm scout case so not worried about size) Thanks all More about : cpu buy Best solution amuffin a c 184 à CPUs January 28, 2012 1:26:07 AM You should do the i3-2100 microcenter deal. imperialguard22 January 28, 2012 1:29:06 AM Does it come with a free mobo because thats what is so appealing as I'm dealing with a stock MCP61PM-HM (Nettle2) that I took from a hp a6200n. I'm new to this. Related resources Which CPU should I buy ? - Forum Which cpu cooler should I buy ? - Forum Which hdd should I buy , or save up for new CPU ? - Forum Debating on which CPU to buy - Forum Which CPU Should I buy ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer amuffin a c 184 à CPUs January 28, 2012 1:30:36 AM It comes with 50 dollars off of a mobo. Go and look at their ads lol. esrever a b à CPUs January 28, 2012 1:31:41 AM I'd get the 960t. the 1045t doesn't offer much more in terms of performance and is clocked lower so some applications won't run as fast. Very few things can use all 6 cores. as for the i3, get it if its cheaper than the 960t as they are about equal when it comes to performance. imperialguard22 January 28, 2012 1:48:53 AM One last question, I have heard that when it comes to cpu architecture that in the end dual core is more efficient for gaming over quad and since I don't plan on running multiple apps besides a single game (likely an mmo) the i3 would be better? note: did find the offer thank you amuffin esrever a b à CPUs January 28, 2012 2:24:43 AM The i3 will be better in games but games are moving toward more cores so unless you want to upgrade, the i3 might not actually enjoy a performance increase over a quad core in the future. if you mean wow by mmo then the i3 would be better. imperialguard22 January 28, 2012 2:30:50 AM By mmo I mean swtor and its poorly designed engine...sadly imperialguard22 January 28, 2012 2:59:56 AM Best answer selected by imperialguard22. Mousemonkey a b à CPUs January 28, 2012 9:11:25 AM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWhich CPU to buy if I'm just looking into gaming for the most part? ForumWhich Motherboard and CPU to buy ? ForumNeed advice on which CPU /GPU to buy ForumWhich ram to buy for intel r pentium(r) cpu 3 00ghz 3 00ghz ForumWhich CPU should I buy ? ForumWhich CPU should I buy ? ForumWhich CPU should i buy ? ForumWhich cpu and motherboard should I buy ? ForumCant decide which CPU to buy ForumHow do I decide which CPU to buy for high end gaming? ForumWhich cpu would you buy ? ForumWhich CPU should i buy ? ForumWhere can I find a good mechanical keyboard? ForumWhich amd cpu? Forum[Solved] Which Mobo for 3770k Upgrade? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !