I am planning to buy computer with main target for games. I was looking through fat lists of CPU, GPU and other computer parts and I am a bit confused for now.

The graphic card I have choosen is probably GeForce GTX 950. Then I would like to build 8 GB of RAM memory and HDD hard disk. What I am not sure is CPU and motherboard.

I was thinking about:

  1. Intel i5 4460
  2. Intel i5 4690
  3. AMD FX-8300
  4. AMD FX-8350
  5. some other recommendations...

Please if you may suggest me something I would be thankful. If someone know what motherboard will be good for this set, feel free to share.


The computer would be for gaming as I wrote. Budget would be around 650 euro.

Of course there must be a card which is going to allow me access internet. I do not think that sound card is required for me as well as other extensions. I need motherboard (not specified), GPU, CPU, internet card, memory and hard disk, power and cooler system. I think that would be complete computer. Am I missing something ? The main part of computer will be CPU and GPU as I know, so I am concentrated on those parts now. I would like to have 8GB of fast memory as I heard it is important.

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    Can you provide more details? What are you using this computer for? What is your budget? Are you using any other expansion cards (e.g. sound card, RAID card, NIC, etc.)? – Peter Zhu Dec 23 '15 at 18:49
  • What criteria would make you choose this or that CPU? Typically you'd take the fastest CPU that you can afford on your budget, unless you pick a slower CPU because it uses less power. The motherboard is where you have a lot of choices. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 24 '15 at 20:44
  • Which country do you need shipping to? – timuzhti Dec 25 '15 at 10:00

If you are using this computer purely for gaming, the CPU and motherboard doesn't matter as much as the GPU. All you need is a current generation CPU with a compatible motherboard and you should spend more on the GPU. Games will run basically the same on the 4 CPU's you listed, so my recommendation would be to get the cheaper one you can find. For the Intel CPU's I would recommend a H97 or a Z97 chipset motherboard, so just buy one from a reputable brand and reviews and is budget friendly. For the AMD CPU's I would recommend a AM3+ socket motherboard, just get a cheap one from a reputable brand and reviews.

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