Wich CPU and MB its Best for Gaming??

Basic Setup

Coolermaster Elite 430 black steel Computer case
coolermaster Extreme power plus 500w 12v v2.3 power supply
Coolermaster Hyper 212 120 mm cpu cooler
Coolermaster R4-s2s 120 mm Case fan 4 in 1 pack
Logysis 12v Moler to 12 6pin adapter
G.Skill Ripjaws X series 8 Gb (2x4) 1333 mhz Ram
LG 22x Super multi DVD RW Sata OEM
Saphire Radeon HD 6870 1 gb con Dirt 3 Gratis
Hitachi 500 GB 7200 Rpm 3.0 gbps Internal Hard Drive

(All the things above is what i know im getting)
(There are 4 CPU/MB combo and the MB/CPU price----total Price)

INTEL i3
intel core i3 2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3 Ghz 1155 65w dual Core
Asus p8h61 rev 3 1155 Intel h61 Micro Atx Motherboard

$200 ------- $649

INTEL i5
Intel core i5 2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1 Ghz 1155 95w Quad Core
Asus p8h61 rev 3 1155 Intel h61 Micro Atx Motherboard

$260 ------- $709

AMD Phenom II OVC
Amd Phenom ii x4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3,6 ghz AM3 125w Quad Core
Msi 760GM-P23 AM3 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

$212 ------- $661

AMD PHENOM II REG
AMD Phenom ii x4 970 Deneb 3.5 Ghz AM3 125w Quad Core
MSI 760GM-P23 AM3 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

$182 ------- $631

Or Simplified i5 2400 vs i3 2120 vs Phenom ii x4 975 vs phenom ii x4 970
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  1. How about this: i5 2500K CPU ____179.00 Micro Center
    Biostar TZ68A+____109.00 Micro Center(motherboard)
  2. The i5 you mentioned is the best out of your selection. If you don't mind a simple Overclock, get the i5 2500k, like mentioned, 4ghz is easy and for some requires little to no voltage tweaking.
  3. If you do not plan on overclocking I would go for the i5 2400, but really if you can get it at $179, i5 2500K is an AWSOME deal. then look for an inexpensive p67/z68 mobo... just my 2cents though.

    It just doesn't make sense to spend money on the Phenom II platform right now, as it is being discontinued.
  4. supermgamer said:
    Basic Setup

    Coolermaster Elite 430 black steel Computer case
    coolermaster Extreme power plus 500w 12v v2.3 power supply
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 120 mm cpu cooler
    Coolermaster R4-s2s 120 mm Case fan 4 in 1 pack
    Logysis 12v Moler to 12 6pin adapter
    G.Skill Ripjaws X series 8 Gb (2x4) 1333 mhz Ram
    LG 22x Super multi DVD RW Sata OEM
    Saphire Radeon HD 6870 1 gb con Dirt 3 Gratis
    Hitachi 500 GB 7200 Rpm 3.0 gbps Internal Hard Drive

    (All the things above is what i know im getting)
    (There are 4 CPU/MB combo and the MB/CPU price----total Price)

    INTEL i3
    intel core i3 2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3 Ghz 1155 65w dual Core
    Asus p8h61 rev 3 1155 Intel h61 Micro Atx Motherboard

    $200 ------- $649

    INTEL i5
    Intel core i5 2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1 Ghz 1155 95w Quad Core
    Asus p8h61 rev 3 1155 Intel h61 Micro Atx Motherboard

    $260 ------- $709

    AMD Phenom II OVC
    Amd Phenom ii x4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3,6 ghz AM3 125w Quad Core
    Msi 760GM-P23 AM3 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

    $212 ------- $661

    AMD PHENOM II REG
    AMD Phenom ii x4 970 Deneb 3.5 Ghz AM3 125w Quad Core
    MSI 760GM-P23 AM3 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

    $182 ------- $631

    Or Simplified i5 2400 vs i3 2120 vs Phenom ii x4 975 vs phenom ii x4 970
    :hello: :hello:



    Don't get the coolermaster Extreme power plus 500w 12v v2.3 power supply. It only has a 6 pin pcie connector and you need a 8 pin (6+2) pci e connector for the 6870. The "elite" psu's are very dodgy as well. Get the i5-2500k at microcenter amazing if you want to oc the cpu which is easy get this motherboard..good value http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 .
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