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Need help picking a cpu

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August 9, 2012 6:42:55 AM


I can't seem to decide on my decision, I have a small budget, and my good friend said I can buy his motherboard, ram 8gb ddr2, and it comes with an intel q6600. But I'm thinking about getting and phenom II x4 965BK. Which is better, I like to play minecraft, sho gun 2 totalwar, and league of legends, and starcraft 2. My friends build even has the very good CPU cooler hyper 212. His total price for all is $95. And the phenom which I will be buying from microcenter for $89, and then getting 4gb of ram for and extra $20.

Please help in which one is better.

Thanks for the help

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August 9, 2012 6:47:22 AM

And I know that my friend had it over clocked. I'm not a fan of over clocking my CPUs.
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August 9, 2012 7:07:11 AM

If the motherboard comes with an Intel cpu, then you CANNOT use and AMD cpu on it. The boards will not take an AMD processor.
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August 9, 2012 7:22:35 AM

I Know that. Ok intel q6600 vs amd phenom II x4 965BK.

August 9, 2012 7:27:22 AM

Two separate builds, the intel for $95 come with 8gb DDR 2 ram, and motherboard atx, and hyper212, and CPU intel q6600. Now the amd comes with matx motherboard and CPU for $89 plus then I have to get ram 4gb for $20 so amd build comes to $109.

August 9, 2012 7:31:58 AM

The intel is used for a couple of years and has been overclocked, and not sure now old everything is, or how long it has been overclocked for, but the amd is brand new from microcenter.

I think I have so fear of buying the intel because it is older, plus it has been over clocked. So I want to hear what the experts think.

Thanks again, sorry for the long posts

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August 9, 2012 7:48:49 AM

It's about 4-6 years old. :p 

Phenom II on the other hand is about 2 years old.
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August 9, 2012 8:21:38 AM

Go with the pII...

August 9, 2012 6:37:23 PM

Ok, but would the intel q6600 with a amd 7770 run empire total war or shogun on high with something's off and 1920 x 1080?


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August 10, 2012 11:57:46 AM

what gpu did u plan to pair with the pII ?
November 12, 2012 2:19:38 PM

Best answer selected by cisco123.