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. Score 0 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. Score 0 Related resources first HTPC build CPU choice struggles - Forum Such Tough Choices for my first gaming rig. - Forum CPU Choice for First Build - Forum First build cpu choice... - Forum MSI vs Asus, tough choice, help me decide - 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. Share 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? Score 0 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 Score 0 vlaudX December 24, 2012 4:47:43 AM what mother boards fit the phenom x4 965 BE.. AM3 only? Score 0 vlaudX December 24, 2012 4:48:04 AM Best answer selected by vlaudX. Score 0 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 Score 0 vlaudX December 24, 2012 1:15:04 PM ok, thanks for your help Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest cpu choice for this build? Forum SolvedFirst "Office" Build. Help review Mobo/CPU (Intel) choices b4 final Forum SolvedFirst Build - $690 Build, Need input on choice of parts. Forum SolvedFirst Build; Need help with GPU choice for i5-3570k machine (Gaming) Forum SolvedQuestion about my Motherboard Choice for my first High Performance Build Forum SolvedBuilding first rig, looking for reassurance for choice of parts Forum SolvedBuilding PC for first time-Compatibility and Component choice advice Forum First Ever PC Build - Looking for feedback on part choice Forum SolvedTough ask - $335 'Gaming'-ish super low end build Forum SolvedEnthusiast PC - first build - struggling with MoBo choice Forum Tough choice between ASUS and Gigabyte Z87. Forum SolvedNeed help with my parts choices for my first pc build please ! Forum cpu choice for build Forum SolvedI5 system as my first build - any error in my choice? Forum CPU choice for a $600-$700 build Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !