Upgrade to a budget gaming pc Tags: CPUs Gaming Intel Core Last response: August 9, 2012 1:24 PM in CPUs Share rin_okumura12 August 9, 2012 4:14:08 AM Hello...i am upgrading my old pentium d 925 pc to a better gaming pc and i need help in choosing the best among these processors Intel Pentium G620 Intel Core i3 2120 Intel core i3 2100 Intel core i3 - 540 Amd Phenom II X4 960T Amd FX - 4100 i also want to know which ram is better 2 x 4gb ( 1333mhz ) or 1x 4gb ( 1600mhz ) i will also be using the pc for adobe photoshop and for 1080p movie Thank you More about : upgrade budget gaming allanitomwesh a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming August 9, 2012 7:27:23 AM The i3 2120 is best as it has hypethreading. It also beats the Phenom. 2×4 gb is much better as it's dual channel,more even if you'll be running Photoshop or worse still Aftereffects. m 0 l ulysses35 a b à CPUs August 9, 2012 12:12:45 PM for info the I3 540 also suports hyperthreading, but it has a lower clock speed and s based on an older design. m 0 l Related resources What should I upgrade for a budget gaming pc? - Forum Budget Gaming PC Upgrade - Forum I am planning to upgrade my pc to a gaming pc with a budget of Rs 10,000($200)what would be the ideal requirements? - Forum Upgrade Help Needed on Budget Gaming PC - Forum Budget PC to Gaming PC Upgrade - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer wr6133 a b à CPUs August 9, 2012 12:43:26 PM First Choice Phenom II 960T + It will beat anything in that list in tasks that utilise its cores + Overclocked (and a headless chimp can OC one of these) it levels or beats the others gaming + It MAY unlock to an x6 with the right motherboard + Possible PD upgrade - Older design - To OC much past 3.4 your going to need to buy a £20 cooler - Can be hard to find/expensive nowdays Second Choice i3 21xx + Decent performance off the bat + 1155 socket leaves possibility for i5 or i7 in future - Dual core in the year 2012 - Cant be overclocked I wouldnt bother with any of the others on the list m 0 l allanitomwesh a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming August 9, 2012 1:24:53 PM 2120 is best bang for the buck i3. Go with that. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking for low budget upgrade advice for pc gaming Forum SolvedHelp Crappy pc upgrade to next gen gaming pc budget 400 Forum SolvedBudget gaming PC upgrade / build Forum Solved(Low Budget) Upgrade to (Higher Budget) Gaming PC Forum Solvedneed help building a very upgrade able, very budget mini itx or micro atx gaming pc Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my 2 year-old budget gaming PC? (Potentially motherboard, GPU, monitor, CPU) Forum Solvedgaming pc upgrade budget of 1k $ Forum Budget gaming PC for the next 3-4 years with the ability to upgrade Forum Home Built Gaming PC, Going to upgrade it but want to use old parts to build budget PC for (11yr old son) Forum SolvedUpgrade to Budget Intel-Based Gaming PC Configuration Forum Solvedsuggestion Upgrading my pc for gaming, on 250$+ budget Forum Upgrade time: £1000 budget ~ Gaming PC ~ i7 3770K & 770 Looking to SLI or other? Forum SolvedUpgradeable Gaming PC 500-700~ budget Forum SolvedBudget Upgradeable Gaming PC $600 - $750 Forum SolvedBudget Gaming PC (Upgradeable) Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !