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November 13, 2013 6:56:54 PM

Can I get a list of good cpus for their price/preformance?

Planning to build a new gaming rig and would like to spend as less as possible.
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November 13, 2013 6:59:19 PM

FX 6300 for around $120 is the best cpu value on the market. It easily outperforms every other cpu within it's price range.
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November 13, 2013 7:08:21 PM

CTurbo said:
FX 6300 for around $120 is the best cpu value on the market. It easily outperforms every other cpu within it's price range.


how well will this be paired up with a 7970?
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November 13, 2013 7:10:04 PM

The AMD Athlon x4 750k for $70ish and the 760k for $80ish are also great values. They also outperform everything in their price range, and make great super budget cpus.

I will also give a shout out to all of the 3rd gen Intels. They offer 90-95% of the performance of the newer 4th gen, but they can often be found for 70-75% of the price.

The Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 is a great deal. It's essentially an i7 and it can be had for under $250.
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November 13, 2013 7:10:49 PM

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how well will this be paired up with a 7970?


Very well. Get an aftermarket cpu cooler and it will be even better.
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November 13, 2013 7:17:44 PM

CTurbo said:
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how well will this be paired up with a 7970?


Very well. Get an aftermarket cpu cooler and it will be even better.


I forgot to mention that I already own a fx 4100 and a hyper 212 evo. Will that affect your recommended cpus? I've previously looked at some 3rd gen i5 and i7. I think one of them was the i5 3570. A brand new one + a new mobo would be around $300 and around another $250-300 for a 7970. A bit pricey. My current mobo is a GA-78LMT-S2P (AMD AM3+ socket). How big of an improvement would the 6300 be? Any other recommend cpus that will fit in this mobo and has a good price/performance ratio and be a significant boost from my current cpu, fx4100?
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November 13, 2013 8:16:27 PM

Get a 6300 if its within your budget, if you're looking to spend a bit more get a 8320/8350. The 8350 costs around $200 though. Your graphics card and CPU combo is perfect and should have no problem running most games on high i believe. Go to your nearest tech shop and ask them for some help too.
Good luck on your rig!
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November 14, 2013 2:23:37 AM

6300/8320, as the others have said. Went with an 8320 myself, it's great.
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November 14, 2013 8:04:02 AM

The 6300 would be a tremendous upgrade over the 4100. Hell, even the 4300/4350 would be a big upgrade.

Your motherboard is mediocre at best. If you can afford to upgrade both cpu and mobo you should. The FX6300/8320 and Am3+ motherboard combo offers great performance for cost. You just want to make sure you have a solid motherboard for overclocking if/when you want to do it, and you will want to do it. Trust me.
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November 14, 2013 10:25:45 AM

any recommendation for a budget oc mobo for the 6300?
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November 14, 2013 11:15:48 AM

melancholyx3 said:
any recommendation for a budget oc mobo for the 6300?


Depends on your budget.
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November 14, 2013 11:21:57 AM

JOOK-D said:
melancholyx3 said:
any recommendation for a budget oc mobo for the 6300?


Depends on your budget.


would the 6300 paired with a mobo around $70-$80 be better than a MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt + i5 3350P ($200-$230)?
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November 14, 2013 11:29:11 AM

melancholyx3 said:
JOOK-D said:
melancholyx3 said:
any recommendation for a budget oc mobo for the 6300?


Depends on your budget.


would the 6300 paired with a mobo around $70-$80 be better than a MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt + i5 3350P ($200-$230)?


I answered this on your other thread.
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