I have been looking at getting a new gaming/rendering PC and I was wondering what would be my best "bang for the buck" for doing both, I am getting a R9 280X on the cheap (used) and I have been looking for a good CPU/mobo combo so dose anyone have any suggestions my budget for the combo is ~$250 and it HAS to be quad core or better and I'm not a fan boy of any type
I would like to be able to oc but it isn't a nessary feature, I will mostly be playing CPU heavy games such as Planet side 2 Zero-K Star Craft 2: WOL and a few others
I am looking to be able to live stream comfortably with the CPU as well
if anybody has read this far you deserve a medal yourself ....
Your R9-280X is a strong gaming graphics card.
An appropriate cpu would be a i5-3570K or i5-4670K along with a Z87 or Z97 based motherboard.
Unfortunately, $250 is not enough budget for that unless you shop the used market.
If rendering is more important than gaming, then a FX-6300 might be good.
The 6 cores are very good for rendering apps.
If gaming is more important, then a intel haswell quad like a i5-4460 and any lga1150 motherboard will do the job.
The intel cores are much faster per clock, and that is what most games need .
If I could, I would up my budget a bit and look for a Z97 based motherboard and the newly released i5-4690K.