Quad core processor help!

Alright, so im a huge gamer and im still building my pc, i already know what graphics card im getting: gts 450, now i need to figure out a processor i need one thats reliable, fast, and best for gaming, I cant spend more than 200$ im focusing on game's like gta 4, stalker call of pripyat, and most steam games out there, I do love source games, like Garry's Mod. Help me please!
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  1. What motherboard you have ?
    You need cpu and mobo too ?
    If you are a huge gamer 450 gts is not a good option buy this 6850 is much better SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908 120$ after rebates.
  2. Not to sure yet im still building the PC, The grapics card you mentioned will it stand up for high end gameing? Like gta 4/stalker call of pripyat/crysis/ Just cause 2?
  3. When you say can't spend more than 200 dollars, does that include the price of a motherboard? Because if it does, you're going to be significantly constrained in options.

    If it doesn't, and you're just pricing it out piece by piece, the i5-2500k is the best 200 dollar processor on the market by an incredibly wide margin. Just remember motherboards are another 110-200 dollars and beyond, on top of the cost of the processor.
  4. Well im not cheap, as i said im a gamer so yes im going to get the best gaming mother board i can find, my dad's buying this ***, i have no idea what the budget is, i just need to be satisfied to play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call Of Pripyat <--- my favorite game.
  5. Ill recommend you :
    CPU : i5 2500k
    MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 122$
    GPU : EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604 210$ after rebates.
    If you want something you must give us more detailes. What Power supply do you have ? What memory ( RAM ) do you have or you need RAM too ?
  6. Well i am getting x2 4 GB sticks of ram. Its taking time deciding what we are still getting so bare with me here, and power supply most likely more than 400 most graphics cards require at least that or lower, il need something bigger than the 400watt to even power my window's 7 even. Eh, i have no idea
  7. 400W should be fine for that, just don't get some no-brand PSU because it will be more likely to break, try OCZ, Antec or Corsair as they do god PSUs
  8. We really need more to go on than you're giving us. Fill in the form at the link below (it's put together to help us help you) and then we can give you a much better idea of what your options are, other than getting it piecemeal.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-advice
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