Best overclocking cpu for $150?

Hey there, my budget is $150, what is the best overclocker in this range?
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  1. CompUSA had a 2500K on sale for $150 last week but the sale has passed so....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727
  2. If your just wanting to overclock for things other than gaming then you can consider this cpu.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    You don't need to overclock this cpu to be better then an AMD cpu but it can be overclocked anyway.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115093
  3. I thought the i3's were a PITA to OC?
  4. Well he only has a budget of $150 so I gave him one of each in that price range. If he had a higher budget he could consider an i5.
  5. Why do you want to overclock?
  6. I want a system to play league of legends and Battlefield 3 on, I already have a good psu and gpu, I just want a decent processor to go in alongside that gear. I mostly want to overclock for the sheer pleasure of overclocking, just as long as I get decent numbers for those games out at the other end I'll be happy. I have a vtx3d 6870x2 so I'm comfortable from that end.
  7. it's $40 over budget but i would reccomend the I5 2400, not much OC capability though
  8. i5-2300, it'll play those games perfectly fine.
  9. FX 8120 and FX 6200 is in your price range.
    Intell processors aren't OC frendly .
    So much i5-2XXX processor lovers here :)
  10. When gaming the single most important part is the video card and that will determine the game performance more than a cpu will. The cpu just has to be a quad core for the video card to be able to do it's job better and while Intel cpus will do a better job at the gaming end of things you have to go up to an unlocked cpu to get the better overclocker experience. Most of the AMD cpus will overclock but you take a bit of a hit in gaming and I guess if you overclock the AMD cpu enough you can get back that bit of a hit.
  11. Wildwolf said:
    FX 8120 and FX 6200 is in your price range.
    Intell processors aren't OC frendly .
    So much i5-2XXX processor lovers here :)

    Because those i5's outperform those FX CPU's! At a lower power draw too..
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