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I'm building a budget gaming PC (~$500-600), and I have a processor and graphics card lined up, but I'm not sure how much, if at all, the performance will bottleneck, and I'm also worried about overheating the CPU, as when I am gaming, I go for extended periods of time(2-4 hours), so I don't want a CPU that will overheat easily, while also getting good performance, if my current CPU isn't up to scratch. If this is the case, can somebody recommend a better CPU for my budget?
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  1. What's your current setup?
  2. dottorrent said:
    What's your current setup?


    8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM
    Corsair CX430 Power Supply
    NZXT Source 210 Case
    AMD Quad Core CPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX650Ti
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    MSI Socket FM2
    ASUS Wireless N Network Adapter

    Any of these components can change at a moment's notice, but I may have to change other parts accordingly.
  3. Maepzer7 said:
    I'm building a budget gaming PC (~$500-600), and I have a processor and graphics card lined up, but I'm not sure how much, if at all, the performance will bottleneck, and I'm also worried about overheating the CPU, as when I am gaming, I go for extended periods of time(2-4 hours), so I don't want a CPU that will overheat easily, while also getting good performance, if my current CPU isn't up to scratch. If this is the case, can somebody recommend a better CPU for my budget?


    Get an AMD 7850, it's cheaper and faster.
  4. bob hays said:
    Maepzer7 said:
    I'm building a budget gaming PC (~$500-600), and I have a processor and graphics card lined up, but I'm not sure how much, if at all, the performance will bottleneck, and I'm also worried about overheating the CPU, as when I am gaming, I go for extended periods of time(2-4 hours), so I don't want a CPU that will overheat easily, while also getting good performance, if my current CPU isn't up to scratch. If this is the case, can somebody recommend a better CPU for my budget?


    Get an AMD 7850, it's cheaper and faster.


    Not really looking for a better/cheaper GPU, more concerned about the CPU, thanks though
  5. Maepzer7 said:
    bob hays said:
    Maepzer7 said:
    I'm building a budget gaming PC (~$500-600), and I have a processor and graphics card lined up, but I'm not sure how much, if at all, the performance will bottleneck, and I'm also worried about overheating the CPU, as when I am gaming, I go for extended periods of time(2-4 hours), so I don't want a CPU that will overheat easily, while also getting good performance, if my current CPU isn't up to scratch. If this is the case, can somebody recommend a better CPU for my budget?


    Get an AMD 7850, it's cheaper and faster.


    Not really looking for a better/cheaper GPU, more concerned about the CPU, thanks though


    Most of the time the performance of a gaming computer depends on the GPU not the CPU. As long as you have a decent cpu like an i3 or amd APU or 6300 and above, you will want to spend the rest of the money on the gpu. That is until you go pretty high end (like 300 on a single GPU).
  6. bob hays said:
    Maepzer7 said:
    bob hays said:
    Maepzer7 said:
    I'm building a budget gaming PC (~$500-600), and I have a processor and graphics card lined up, but I'm not sure how much, if at all, the performance will bottleneck, and I'm also worried about overheating the CPU, as when I am gaming, I go for extended periods of time(2-4 hours), so I don't want a CPU that will overheat easily, while also getting good performance, if my current CPU isn't up to scratch. If this is the case, can somebody recommend a better CPU for my budget?


    Get an AMD 7850, it's cheaper and faster.


    Not really looking for a better/cheaper GPU, more concerned about the CPU, thanks though


    Most of the time the performance of a gaming computer depends on the GPU not the CPU. As long as you have a decent cpu like an i3 or amd APU or 6300 and above, you will want to spend the rest of the money on the gpu. That is until you go pretty high end (like 300 on a single GPU).


    Yes, but I'm concerned that the price difference may cause a large bottleneck between the CPU and GPU, and from the reviews I've read of the 7850, it doesn't look as good.
  7. Best answer
    Maepzer7 said:
    bob hays said:
    Maepzer7 said:
    bob hays said:
    Maepzer7 said:
    I'm building a budget gaming PC (~$500-600), and I have a processor and graphics card lined up, but I'm not sure how much, if at all, the performance will bottleneck, and I'm also worried about overheating the CPU, as when I am gaming, I go for extended periods of time(2-4 hours), so I don't want a CPU that will overheat easily, while also getting good performance, if my current CPU isn't up to scratch. If this is the case, can somebody recommend a better CPU for my budget?


    Get an AMD 7850, it's cheaper and faster.


    Not really looking for a better/cheaper GPU, more concerned about the CPU, thanks though


    Most of the time the performance of a gaming computer depends on the GPU not the CPU. As long as you have a decent cpu like an i3 or amd APU or 6300 and above, you will want to spend the rest of the money on the gpu. That is until you go pretty high end (like 300 on a single GPU).


    Yes, but I'm concerned that the price difference may cause a large bottleneck between the CPU and GPU, and from the reviews I've read of the 7850, it doesn't look as good.


    Recent price drops have made the 7850 an absolute steal for the money. It runs skyrim on ultra, 1080p, at a constant 60 fps (from benchmarks and use in personal rig). Also the cpu will barely affect performance. Here is a benchmark/comparison of two different cpus. The amd a10 is very similar to i3 in performance, and the i5 which is considered the best gaming cpu available.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIT9uLDjZcg
  8. bob hays said:
    Maepzer7 said:
    bob hays said:
    Maepzer7 said:
    bob hays said:
    Maepzer7 said:
    I'm building a budget gaming PC (~$500-600), and I have a processor and graphics card lined up, but I'm not sure how much, if at all, the performance will bottleneck, and I'm also worried about overheating the CPU, as when I am gaming, I go for extended periods of time(2-4 hours), so I don't want a CPU that will overheat easily, while also getting good performance, if my current CPU isn't up to scratch. If this is the case, can somebody recommend a better CPU for my budget?


    Get an AMD 7850, it's cheaper and faster.


    Not really looking for a better/cheaper GPU, more concerned about the CPU, thanks though


    Most of the time the performance of a gaming computer depends on the GPU not the CPU. As long as you have a decent cpu like an i3 or amd APU or 6300 and above, you will want to spend the rest of the money on the gpu. That is until you go pretty high end (like 300 on a single GPU).


    Yes, but I'm concerned that the price difference may cause a large bottleneck between the CPU and GPU, and from the reviews I've read of the 7850, it doesn't look as good.


    Recent price drops have made the 7850 an absolute steal for the money. It runs skyrim on ultra, 1080p, at a constant 60 fps (from benchmarks and use in personal rig). Also the cpu will barely affect performance. Here is a benchmark/comparison of two different cpus. The amd a10 is very similar to i3 in performance, and the i5 which is considered the best gaming cpu available.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIT9uLDjZcg


    Thanks, the video really drove the point home.
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