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Building a new pc, need a good cpu

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May 26, 2013 1:14:44 AM

So i am building a new pc from scratch and i need your help to find a good cpu

I am mainly going to be gaming on my pc and also need it to be sub £150
if possible.

Here is the motherboard
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...

I am also going to be using this graphics card
http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GeForce-GDDR5-Graphics-Car...

Thanks, also if someone can point me to a decent cpu heat sink for sub £30 that would be great

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May 26, 2013 1:31:14 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.59 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £168.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 09:30 BST+0100)

Non-: "K" Cpu because your motherboard doesn't support the overclocking, so that's about as good as it gets. Very good value cooler to match as well.
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May 26, 2013 1:34:38 AM

Personally i would go with a quad core nowdays :)  if you cant afford the cheapest quad from intel (i5) then go with the AMD FX 6350, its a great chip. The cheapest i5 (@150 mark) is the i5 3470, and its a very good CPU, but you cant OC.
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May 26, 2013 1:36:59 AM

Swordkd said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.59 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £168.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 09:30 BST+0100)

Non-: "K" Cpu because your motherboard doesn't support the overclocking, so that's about as good as it gets. Very good value cooler to match as well.


I believe i need a 2nd gen cpu for this motherboard and cant tell if Intel
Core i5-3470 is sandybridge or not, but yeah, i need a 2nd gen i think
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May 26, 2013 1:49:51 AM

2nd gen, then go with the i5 2500, considering that the 2500k is @ 160. The 2500 is the best @ this price point
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May 26, 2013 2:03:32 AM

Thats the "k' version, if you buy it, the OC feature of that CPU wont be usable because of your mobo. the simple "2500' nonk version will be just fine, if you cand find one...
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May 26, 2013 2:08:12 AM

crisan_tiberiu said:
Thats the "k' version, if you buy it, the OC feature of that CPU wont be usable because of your mobo. the simple "2500' nonk version will be just fine, if you cand find one...


Yeah but as of right now, the k version is cheaper than the non k version so there is no point in not buying the k version
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May 26, 2013 2:12:59 AM

if so, then go with the k version, maybe in the future you gonna change the mobo :) 
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May 26, 2013 10:13:38 AM

Thought the specs said it would support 3rd generation cpu's. My mistake.

Actually, with a bios update the motherboard will support Ivy bridge. That's the way to go, instead of throwing in a SB.
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