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What budget cpu is best for low-medium 1080p gaming?

Hi all, Im building my girlfriend a gaming computer but she has a very strict budget as she does not know if she will get back into it again, im trying to put together a build that's somewhere in the region of £200-£250 I have a few ideas but im wondering if anyone has any other better suggestions

Some games she plays: Overwatch, csgo, portal, xcom2 player uknown battlegrounds

1st build:
CPU: Core2Quad q6600
Motherboard: Zotac (as i have this spare) or Nvidia SLI Board
RAM: 4-8GB corsair
GPU: either R7 260x or gtx 950

2nd System:
CPU: Amd FX4300 or FX6300
Motherboard: any AM3+ mobo
RAM: 8gb any ddr3 ram 1600mhz
GPU: gtx 950

3rd system (May be too expensive for her but ill throw it out there)
CPU: Pentium G4400
Motherboard: Any low end LGA 1151 mobo
RAM: 4-8gb ddr4 - no preference on brand
GPU gtx1050ti

any system builds in the region of £200-£250 is appreciated! no need to include HDDs or Case as i have them spare just the main components, thanks
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  1. i suggest you buy this:
    g4560
    any low end LGA 1151
    1x4 gb ram
    GPU RX 460

    it should be cheap enough and able to handle those game with some tweaking :D
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8NxxKZ turns out about 250 euro
  2. Best answer
    2nd system with the FX6300 would be ok. Though I would overclock it and maby get a better GPU like a 970.
  3. constantine_99 said:
    i suggest you buy this:
    g4560
    any low end LGA 1151
    1x4 gb ram
    GPU RX 460

    it should be cheap enough and able to handle those game with some tweaking :D
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8NxxKZ turns out about 250 euro


    Thanks for your reply, I will send that over to her to review, my main reason for picking the slighly worse g4400 cpu is that I already have that from when I bought a Z170 mobo and a 7700k and realized i needed to flash it xD
  4. helloworld1066 said:
    2nd system with the FX6300 would be ok. Though I would overclock it and maby get a better GPU like a 970.


    how well do the FX series overclock, my spare is a fx4100 and i thought they were terrible overclockers? i'd love to get a better gpu for her as long as its in the budget and a 970 seems a waste as its performance she will not be using, she like slightly older games :)
  5. Connor_42 said:
    helloworld1066 said:
    2nd system with the FX6300 would be ok. Though I would overclock it and maby get a better GPU like a 970.


    how well do the FX series overclock, my spare is a fx4100 and i thought they were terrible overclockers? i'd love to get a better gpu for her as long as its in the budget and a 970 seems a waste as its performance she will not be using, she like slightly older games :)


    The piledriver series ( the fx 6300 is one) oc's a lot better but still isn't that great.
  6. thanks for the reply guys, i think im going to go with the fx6300 as its not a gaming rig for AAA titles and should hold up fine if i can OC it :)
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