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Best gaming processor?

By aid1993
Mar 3, 2009
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  1. Ok

    I have been struggling over what processor to get for my new gaming system. ive been looking at Intel i7 920 and the AMD Phenom II x3 black edition, i am new to the computer seen and i need help quickly

    thanks.
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Apparently a 300 dollar budget is at hand. Passed that Clearly its the 920 BUT, even I must say its overkill for just gaming

    Look into a 8400 wolfdale if you're just gaming.
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    yea supersmashbrada is right the E8400 is great for any game even ones that come out for the next few years
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,358   +122

    I would highly recommend a graphics card over a processor if you are looking for better gaming performance.

    Yes the E8400 is great, but we need information about your powersupply and motherboard before we can recommend anything.
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

    I think we have a blank canvas here since this appears to be a brand new potential build. Without regard to a budget, between the two choices you stated, I'd say go for the Intel i7 920.
  6. uber

    uber Newcomer, in training

    My brother just did a q6600 overclocked paired with a abit mobo and it is smooth. I do agree with the e8400 as well ts great chip for the money.
  7. redk

    redk Newcomer, in training Posts: 135

    E8400, Q6600, or Core i7 920. All have good qualities, and hang in a different price range.
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