Best budget gaming CPU-Motherboard

Hi! So I want to buy a nice budget gaming cpu-motherboard for around 150 euros 200 max for both of them.

From what my friends told me, intel is better than amd on the terms.. and I would like some people to gave me their opinion on what should I buy.

I'm building a new pc, and my graphics card is going to be an AMD Radeon HD 7850, and i would like to now which cpu-motherboard combo would better fit it, in quality and price terms.

Btw, I don't know a lot of PC's stuff.
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157250, This uses a z68 chipset which will enable you to overlock if you wish to do so. I'm also aware it has 3 pci e x16 slots, so if you wish to do crossfire or SLI, you can.

    Regards,

    Kieran
  2. And the cpu? My first thought was to buy the amd fx-6300, but then people start saying, that amd wasn't the best option on a cpu .. and if i go with that motherboard i will probably not have money to buy a good cpu... No matter what, thank you very much Kieran.
  3. RocknPlay said:
    And the cpu? My first thought was to buy the amd fx-6300, but then people start saying, that amd wasn't the best option on a cpu .. and if i go with that motherboard i will probably not have money to buy a good cpu... No matter what, thank you very much Kieran.


    I would recommend an intel core i5 2500k or a 2400k, because that motherboard is an overclockable chipset.

    No problem,

    Kieran
  4. Thank you kieran.. but the value of both of those will pass my budget.. at least on my country.
  5. RocknPlay said:
    Thank you kieran.. but the value of both of those will pass my budget.. at least on my country.


    Then go with an i3 2120, they usually only cost £80 or something, and just so you know, it wouldn't bottleneck the 7850.

    Regards,

    Kieran :)
  6. What do you think about amd cpu ? because i really wanted a 4-core
  7. In fact I would go for an AMD FX 6300.
    Mainly because it is a 6 core CPU, ready for overclocking and AM3 + socket will be bringing out more CPU's for sale.

    the i3 2120 socket line is dead which means no more releases which means there is going to be a limit for processing power.

    I'm sorry to say but the i3 2120 does still beat the 6300, but the 6300 s more future proof. (Plus it is only 90 bucks!)

    So go with the AMD FX 6300.

    Regards,

    Kieran
  8. i5 3330, i5 3470, i5 2320 or i5 3450... Which of those are the one you will probably advice me... and btw thank you very much for the patience!
  9. I would recommend the i5 3470.

    It is just better than the others and it is a quad core so you will see the difference with no bottlenecking.

    I outperforms the rest of you're options and it is Ivy Bridge so you will need an ivy bridge motherboard.

    Regards,

    Kieran
  10. Thank you again, so for that cpu which motherboard you will recommend?
  11. Pick any CPU and motherboard you like for AMD here: http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx
    The 8320 with the first motherboard OR the 6300 with any motherboard will fit in your budget.

    Pick any CPU and motherboard you like for INTEL here:http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx
    The i3 is the only one that fit in your budget :(
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