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I need a good chip for overclocking at $100 to $150

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September 3, 2012 3:31:58 PM

I will be building a pc Pretty soon and would like to to know a good CPU for overclocking between $100 and $150. I will use the hyper 212 Evo.
September 3, 2012 5:19:47 PM

I've looked at the 8120. I don't really need all those 8 cores.
How about the 960t. I hear you can unlock it to 6 cores.
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September 3, 2012 5:30:56 PM

it's good for OC too . as long as in your budget, also you get lucky that chip can unlock to X6 the perform close 1090T, but need mobo 140W TDP
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September 3, 2012 5:38:48 PM

How about a newer cpu that will not be discontinued down 3 to 6 months down the road when I get the money to build the pc.

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September 3, 2012 5:43:03 PM

discontinue not mean lost in the market, isn't ? it even more affordable price, as long as they use the same RAM DRR3 I think it's still worth for next 2 years. and when you build the existing fitting newer CPUs are cheaper and tougher so grab the latest to, and in 6 months for the CPU was still range more than $ 200 .. still expensive because NEW
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September 3, 2012 5:44:40 PM

oh thats nice to know. If I decided not to overclock how would one of the new ivy bridge i3s compare to an overclocked amd cpu.
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September 3, 2012 5:50:41 PM

non one know that perform ...
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September 3, 2012 6:08:22 PM

How does the fx 6100 look for overclocking. The 6 cores is nice because I will do some gaming and some 3d rendering and video editing/rendering.
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September 3, 2012 6:22:16 PM

assumed ivy i3 = i3 2100 if seen comparisons
for gaming: i3 2100 wins to render: fx 6100 wins ( the fx6100 render same 975BE ) but at gaming is bad
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September 3, 2012 6:27:24 PM

I think I'll get the fx 6100. I would probably be doing a lot of rendering, more so than gaming. I would still do plenty of gaming. It should be fine with my hd 7850, it shouldn't bottleneck it.
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September 3, 2012 6:33:38 PM

with liltte overclock no botleneck for multitasking
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September 4, 2012 12:06:41 AM

You should honestly instead just look around on this and other forums for a used 2500k, you should be able to get one in your price range. It's much better than buying a new lower bin CPU. They sell used from 150 up ish
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