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Need help selecting CPU

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July 3, 2011 1:42:21 AM

The computer i was using until recently has crashed, and i am on a very tight budget for building a new one. I need a new cpu, prefferably something that i shouldnt need to replace for several years (meaning the speed will be able to keep up with newer programs). I would like to do some gaming on it, but it wont be anything heavy. I have a Radeon HD 5450 if that makes any difference. thanks in advance!

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July 3, 2011 3:03:47 AM

Well do you need a new motherboard as well? If not what type do you already own? If you don't I recommend going with the socket 1155 i3 2100. Should suffice for a couple of years with room to upgrade
July 3, 2011 3:07:30 AM

I do need another motherboard. i was looking at some of the AMD CPU's because of the fact that they are generally running cheaper for about the same benchmarks.
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July 3, 2011 1:18:52 PM

Which motherboard do you have now?
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July 3, 2011 1:21:04 PM

Sorry. I misread your motherboard requirement criteria. How much of a budget do you have? Newer motherboards mostly require DDR3 memory. So if you do not have it then you will need to purchase some new memory also.
July 3, 2011 2:50:13 PM

I dont have memory, im prepared to buy it though. My budget right now is between $300-400. Basically im going for the best value i can get.
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July 3, 2011 6:46:38 PM