Decided on system, just need advice on CPU please! Tags: New Build CPUs Systems Last response: August 5, 2012 1:23 PM in Systems Share tcse121 August 5, 2012 2:06:18 AM Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: In around a week or so. Budget Range: 0-£580 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Editing in Sony Vegas/After Effects, watching movies and web browsing. Are you buying a monitor: No. Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using** All (Need advice on CPU) Do you need to buy OS: Yes. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: CCL or Amazon. Location: City, State/Region, Country - Manchester, United Kingdom. Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None. Overclocking: Maybe. SLI or Crossfire: Probably not. Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200 Additional Comments: None. And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current laptop sucks, I need a desktop. Here is the build: CPU: i3 2120 or Phenom II X4 965? Which one shall I get? I will be playing BF3 (Single & Multiplayer), GTA IV, Saints Row 3, Skyrim, Minecraft, etc. GPU: Sapphire HD 7850 2GB Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11200-00-20G-HD7850-GD... MOBO: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Socket 1155 Motherboard H61M-P31 (G3) or an AM3+ Motherboard depending on the CPU. Link: http://www.cclonline.com/product/78779/H61M-P31-G3-/Mot... RAM: G.Skill NT 8GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT Link: http://www.cclonline.com/product/66091/F3-10600CL9D-8GB... PSU: XFX Pro 550W Power Supply Unit P1-550S-UKB9 Link: http://www.cclonline.com/product/71543/P1-550S-UKB9/Pow... CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO CPU Cooler RR-TX3E-22PK-R1 Link: http://www.cclonline.com/product/76741/RR-TX3E-22PK-R1/... Case: Apollo Mid Tower Black Silver Blue Case CAS-881 (LED FAN) Link: http://www.cclonline.com/product/72258/CAS-881/Cases/Ap... HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive ST500DM002 Link: http://www.cclonline.com/product/66223/ST500DM002/Hard-... So which CPU? i3 2120 or the Phenom? Please give reasons. Thank-you. More about : decided system advice cpu | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove obsama1 CPUs Authority August 5, 2012 2:15:35 AM Phenom, IMHO. However, I'd recommend spending a bit more for the i5, but your choice. | Report abuse tcse121 August 5, 2012 12:56:33 PM Thanks. | Report abuse Kamen_BG CPUs Authority August 5, 2012 1:23:23 PM Go with the Phenom only if you can get a good AM3+ motherboard. http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboard-vrm-i... This Asrock motherboard is pretty good. http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-970-EXTREME3-Extreme3-Mo... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Decided on system, just need advice on CPU please!> Related ressources: ForumBuild decided just need feedback ForumBuilding my first system need advice please ! ForumThink Ive decided on my build... advice wanted ForumDecided on a 8800GT & X2 5600+,runs great..But the cpu cores seem hot ForumJust bought i7 920 CPU , Need advice for the rest of the parts ForumAfter watching the newegg.com how to video. I decided to build my own. ForumBuilding a gaming system , need any advice please :) Forum[ Need Advice ] Want To Build My Own Gaming PC, Just Not Sure! ForumDecided to build instead of buy, need some advice ForumDecided to build my own, need help! ForumNew system advice please (quick cos I want it this week...) ForumIm baaack Building a system for my gf need some advice ForumI have just decided to build a system . GPU to last me a year which? ForumCan't decide on case or CPU cooler. Advice please Forum[Final Build] $1500 - $2000 Gaming Build, Need Advice Please ForumPlease advice , need upgrade. ForumJust can't decide what to pick, need advice :( ForumAdvice on new build ( please reply asap I need to order tomorrow ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 ForumNeed help with pc fans and adapters More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !