Whats the best processor for gaming ?

September 13, 2009 at 17:04:38
Specs: Windows XP

hello everyone
im building a computer and i need good
computer specs i dont really need the best ! i
just need good specs that can handle fps
games like hell gate london and strategy
games like red alert 3 and dawn of war 2
[Recommended <<] with choosing the highest
details and runs smoothly
i've already wrote some specs although im not
sure about the intel quad core q9300 ! they
say amd for gaming and intel for multimedia so
i need a processor for gaming only and really
fast and good and can handle those games
and maybe greater than them soo my specs i
wrote are
1:intel quad core q9300
2:video card Geforce 9800GT
3:Ram 3gb or 4gb i think 4gb is what i need .
4:capacity 250 gb or 500 gb i will think about it

soo guys i want you to check what is good
gaming processor ?
i will tell you guys by [good very good
excellent and outstanding]
i dont want the good i just want the very good
or excellent
i searched and i found out that Geforce 9800gt
is very good for games
[i have a cr@ppy computer that sucks and
even dont run smoothly in counter strike
source] so i need u guys to answer really fast
and tell me the specs i should put on my list
to make the pc i've always wanted
and thanks very much for the people that
helped me !

and excuse me for my bad english if it was !
[thanks again really appreciate it guys :)]

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September 13, 2009 at 22:18:25

The Core 2 Quad is a good gaming CPU, but I wouldn't recommend it. LGA 775 is a pretty old platform without much of a CPU upgrade path.

The new Core i5s are just as cheap as the old C2Qs, yet they're MUCH faster. Multimedia performance is also scorching hot, thanks to the on-die memory and PCI-E controllers. LGA 1156 is a brand spanking new socket, so you can count on faster CPUs to arrive later on, should the urge to upgrade strike.

The Phenom II X4s are also great gaming chips. The X4 955/965s are slightly faster than the Core 2 Quad q9550/9650 chips. AM3 is still a pretty new socket, and AMD plans to release a 6-core CPU for the socket in the near future. Cheap motherboards are also a plus.

So, for top-notch gaming/multimedia performance, grab a P55 motherboard and put a Core i5 or Core i7 8xx chip on it. If you need to save a few bucks, a cheap AM3 board running an overclocked Phenom II X4 955 is the way to go.

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September 14, 2009 at 02:55:14


for gaming i should get a p55 motherboard and put core i5 or
core i7 8xx on it ? [can you explain to me the other line because
im not that good at understanding computer consider me as a
computer newbie :)
so can you please tell me step by step at what should i buy for a great gaming computer?
i mostly play the games i wrote red alert 3 ....[their aweeesome buy dow2 ! its very awesome] :D
and just want the specs to make them work very smoothly and fast and if possible i want the specs to make all the games that are out today work very smoothly on high details and very great graphics

please reply as fast as u can i need the computer before like 5
or 6 days
[thanks very much for the fast replies and information:)]

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September 14, 2009 at 05:41:34

"LGA 775 is a pretty old platform without much of a CPU upgrade path"

Seems like only yesterday we were singing the praises of the LGA775 & C2D, now it's considered an "old platform". How soon the mighty hath fallen...lol.

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September 14, 2009 at 17:45:15

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sorry jam

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September 14, 2009 at 18:20:34

I'm not making fun at jackbomb at all, I'm just making a comment about how quickly platforms change.

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September 14, 2009 at 18:55:53

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September 14, 2009 at 21:17:26


Obviously, you are new to this forum & also to configuring (gaming) PCs. The CPU is not what your # 1 priority ought to be when looking at putting together a gaming system, it ought to be the GPU. Pair up a phenomenal CPU with a mediocre video card & you might as well prepare yourself for a disappointing gaming experience.

And as to that "amd for gaming and intel for multimedia" rhetoric, it is total hogwash, you can build a kick-ass gaming system around AMD or Intel if you know what you are doing. This might seem harsh, but wanting to build an "excellent" gamer around a 9800GT is not exactly what I'd call excellence - it's a "good" card, don't get me wrong. But, the 4850, for example, was outperforming the 9800GT as far back as a year ago & the 4850 is not exactly the cream of the crop right now.

Do you have a budget?

Are you looking to build something from scratch?

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September 15, 2009 at 06:48:37


i dont want a really excellent gaming computer any computer
specs that make dawn of war 2 work on high details is enough
for me :)

i know building a computer is hard but thats why i joined
computing so i could ask for help
soo .. can you help me ? :D

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September 15, 2009 at 14:44:45

You need to choose the main components (CPU, board, RAM, video card) so that they work well together. Like Sabertooth said, if you pair up a decent CPU with a crappy video card, you're gonna be very disappointed.

Tell us which parts you wanna re-use from your old system (if any), how much you're willing to spend on the rest of the hardware, whether you'd prefer an AMD or Intel based system, which country you're from, etc.

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September 15, 2009 at 14:55:57

guys i saw a good computer with good specs though i cant buy
it from internet i can just take the specs in it its AMD its
awesome :D http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... check it out guys and tell me what to

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September 15, 2009 at 16:02:45

You also need to learn how to post links.

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September 15, 2009 at 16:18:29

will do jam :)

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September 15, 2009 at 16:55:35

just saw a video on youtube its called the most decent
gaming pc

and the specs are
IntelĀ® Core i7-920 processor
6GB DDR3 memory
250/500gb hard drive
1GB ATI Radeon HD4850 graphics

is that decent and good for me ?
[please guys reply :)

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September 15, 2009 at 17:46:42

While the recommended requirement for Dawn of War II (DAW2) is not stringent by any means, I don't expect anyone to build a gaming machine around that specification at this time - it's just not a smart decision.

If you are look at upgrading your machine, I suggest you check out the Value Gaming Box from here & use it as a reference guide. I'm aware you won't be buying or needing all the components used in that build, but you have an idea of what is moderately decent at this time.

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September 16, 2009 at 05:41:09

i am willing to pay like 800 dollar for my computer im from kuwait
which 800 dollar means like 234 kuwait dinars
any system for gaming is good for me
i cant use any parts from my pc they all sucks

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September 16, 2009 at 06:20:26

IntelĀ® Core i7-920 processor
4gb ddr3 memory
250/500gb hard drive
1GB ATI Radeon HD4850 graphics
p55 motherboard

those good or should i replace the graphics card hd4850 with
geforce 250 gtx or geforce 9800gt ?

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September 17, 2009 at 04:31:52

any replies ?????????????????????????????????????

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September 18, 2009 at 11:52:40


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September 18, 2009 at 15:09:33

What does an i7 processor and motherboard cost in Kuwait? I imagine those two items will eat up half your budget.

Link us to some Kuwati websites so we can see what stuff costs there.


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September 19, 2009 at 16:51:35

i dont really know any websites but i will ask some computer
guy and he will tell me tomorrow
now the question is should i change the HD4850 for 250 gts ?
they say their the same and my motherboard support SLI and
CF so which one uses low "electricity" and greater fan ?

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September 21, 2009 at 10:53:07

hmm he told me to come to him GRRRRRRR
btw u guys dont know what a decent gaming pc for this time
come on ????????? :S just give me some specs and i will go
build it :)

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September 21, 2009 at 18:07:21

Here's what you can expect to pay for a 920 in the US; $508.98 for the 920/motherboard combo deal.


6Gb memory ~$150


An HD4850 for $100-$130 (already yesterdays news)


Or a 250 GTS (again, yesterdays news)


If your dealer can match those prices, you've gone through ~$760 of your $800 budget. You still need at minimum a hdd, optical drive, power supply, case, keyboard, mouse, monitor and operating system. So, add another $600-700 or so.

Recommend you go see your dealer and get a written estimate for an $800 system and an i7 system.


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