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 obsama1 a b à CPUs August 5, 2012 2:15:35 AM Phenom, IMHO. However, I'd recommend spending a bit more for the i5, but your choice. tcse121 August 5, 2012 12:56:33 PM Thanks. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Kamen_BG a b à CPUs 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources So I have finally decided a cheap build for gaming. Can you just please take a look and advice if its ok and run these games? Forum I'm building a budget gaming PC, just need advice on the graphics card please! Forum Solvedneed fast advice please for gaming system Forum SolvedNeed advice for CPU cooler in small case please Forum SolvedPLEASE ! need help building gaming pc cant decide mother board and cpu cooling Forum SolvedAdvice needed for a multi tasking system please Forum SolvedNeed advice please regarding XSPC RayStorm CPU Block Forum Need PSU - RAM - CPU COOLER Advice For New System Forum SolvedNeed Advice On CPU Upgrade Please Forum SolvedSystem overheating with just a cpu fan? Forum SolvedJust need some final advice on these build parts! Forum SolvedNewegg System Upgrades, Need Advice ASAP! Please. Forum Is my system config OVERKILL for my gaming needs? Advice please. :) Forum 2 options for cpu/motherboard upgrade. Need advice to decide. Forum Just ordered this system.Have 1 day to change parts.ADVICE PLEASE Forum SolvedHelp Me create a System image of JUST windows and drivers for Hard-Disk migration, please. Forum Just can't decide what to pick, need advice :( Forum SolvedNeed advice on MOBO/CPU/Memory for mid-gaming type system Forum Just Purchased Used Water System, Need Advice Forum SolvedLooking to modernize my system, need CPU and RAM rec's please Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !