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 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. 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. Related resources Upgrade to Budget Intel-Based Gaming PC Configuration - Forum Wanna upgrade old PC into a budget gaming PC . Needs advice - Forum System Upgrade ( budget gaming pc ) - Forum Gaming PC upgrade /build - budget around $1500 to $2000 - Forum Upgrading 2010 Gaming PC , budget $1000 - 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 allanitomwesh a b à CPUs August 9, 2012 1:24:53 PM 2120 is best bang for the buck i3. Go with that. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGaming build/ upgrade budget 400 ForumUpgrade or rebuild? Gaming PC - Budget Flexible ForumBudget gaming / video-editing build upgrade Forum$300 Budget Upgradeable gaming pc ForumNew PC advice (or upgrade )- on a budget Forum500$ budget to upgrade pc ForumBudget gaming pc ForumNew Gaming PC Build - $4500 Budget (including monitor) Forum£400 Budget Gaming PC ForumBuilding a New Budget Gaming PC (almost ready to buy) ForumBudget Gaming PC Build ForumNew gaming PC build - budget US$3,000 (excl. monitor) ForumBudget Gaming pc ForumCoolerMaster V8 clicking/flapping ForumIs gaming mouse necessary? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !