Closed First Build CPU tough choice Tags: CPUs Build Last response: December 24, 2012 4:20 PM in CPUs Share vlaudX 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) More about : build cpu tough choice Unknowngama 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. Wamphryi a b à CPUs 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. Related resources Tough choice Amd or Intel? - Forum Tough Choice , 1 system must go :*( - Forum Tough Choice with 7970 reviews..... - Forum Such Tough Choices for my first gaming rig. - Forum Radeon X800 XT or GeForce 6800 Ultra? Tough choice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution computernewb a b à CPUs 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. vlaudX 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? computernewb a b à CPUs December 24, 2012 4:37:26 AM yea the 7850 is a lot better. take a look http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=549 vlaudX December 24, 2012 4:47:43 AM what mother boards fit the phenom x4 965 BE.. AM3 only? vlaudX December 24, 2012 4:48:04 AM Best answer selected by vlaudX. computernewb a b à CPUs 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 vlaudX December 24, 2012 1:15:04 PM ok, thanks for your help Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumA Tough , Cheap System for a Charity ForumTough Choice ForumTOUGH DECISION, Yeah! Right ForumTough Choice more upgrades ForumReal Help Needed, Tough Choices Which To Select ForumTough choice : 2.4/800 or 2.6/533? ForumTough choices... help me decide please =) Forum$100 upgrade... tough choice ? ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum[Solved] Bottleneck/Performance Build Help? Forum[Solved] Upgrading CPU in Asus N56VJ-DH71 ForumWhere from? Dell laptop CPU ForumCPU issue? Please read Forum[Solved] Can I plug a 4 pin supplementary CPU power into an 8 pin motherboard? Forum[Solved] Is My CPU Good Enough? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !