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December 24, 2012 3:56:09 AM

I am planning on making a budget gaming PC. The guys at my local TigerDirect store have said "Spend your money on a better graphics card not on a CPU" I am planning on buying a AMD Radeon 7770 GPU.

So, my question is what AMD processor should I get for a budget build? I am looking to spend about $200 US dollars on the MOBO and CPU. (all together)

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December 24, 2012 4:09:07 AM

vlaudX said:
I am planning on making a budget gaming PC. The guys at my local TigerDirect store have said "Spend your money on a better graphics card not on a CPU" I am planning on buying a AMD Radeon 7770 GPU.

So, my question is what AMD processor should I get for a budget build? I am looking to spend about $200 US dollars on the MOBO and CPU. (all together)



Get a 3rd gen I3 intel processor with a decent H77 motherboard.
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December 24, 2012 4:16:57 AM

Get an i5 would be the way to go. Dont under estimate how much a CPU can make or break a game. i3 is minimum spec. The i5 with 4 GB RAM will meet the standard.
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December 24, 2012 4:18:05 AM

im guessing youre on a $330-ish budget. this is how i would spend it

phenom ii x4 965 -$100

radeon hd 7850 - $170

motherboard - $60

yea for gaming you want to squeeze out the best graphics card you can get.
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December 24, 2012 4:33:03 AM

i like that phenom.. But i don't think i can squeeze out the extra for the 7850 will it be a huge difference vs the 7770?
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December 24, 2012 4:47:43 AM

what mother boards fit the phenom x4 965 BE.. AM3 only?
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December 24, 2012 4:48:04 AM

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December 24, 2012 4:55:21 AM

am3 or am3+

probably want to get a am3+ just incase you want to upgrade your cpu to a piledriver later on
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December 24, 2012 1:15:04 PM

ok, thanks for your help
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