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November 2, 2011 12:46:15 PM

Is the AMD Athlon II X2 270 Regor 3.4GHz a good CPU for gaming? I'm on a $70 Budget for a CPU i have everything else.

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November 2, 2011 1:44:44 PM

Can you list the rest of your build order please.

As stated above quad cores are usually selling around the same price range so it makes it a much better choice.
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November 2, 2011 1:53:45 PM

And if you're mainly looking for the best gaming experience given by AMD, get a X4 970/980
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November 2, 2011 3:22:02 PM

i just got an A6-3650 and that works great on games like RIFT on maximum everything. res@ 1440*990
i did knock off a bit of draw distance and antialising after a few hours of play as it was dropping a few frames.
i will add a crossfire card soonish, to give it a boost but it great atm.
and with the added bonus of been a new socket so i hope that it will be around for a few years yet, as an upgrade path.
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November 2, 2011 4:44:33 PM

If you can spend a little more on an Athlon II X3 445 it would be alot better. Still, if $70 is all you have then the 270 isn't bad. You can do some minor overclocking with the stock cooler and add an aftermarket cooler latter.
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November 2, 2011 5:14:31 PM

For 70$ you should look at the Pentium G620 compared to the Athlon xII. It has L3 cache which is great for gaming.
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November 2, 2011 8:03:10 PM

Jgarlocke said:
For 70$ you should look at the Pentium G620 compared to the Athlon xII. It has L3 cache which is great for gaming.
Unfortunately they don't fit socket AM3.
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November 2, 2011 10:06:06 PM

Heres my Build:
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Half of these parts i bought already but the original build i order the Biostar motherboard arrived Dead. But I'm not looking for intense Gaming like Crysis 2 I'm going to play games like Lineage 2, Modern Warfare and MMO's. Right now i only have $127 for a motherboard and CPU.
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November 2, 2011 10:06:38 PM

Heres my Build:
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Half of these parts i bought already but the original build i order the Biostar motherboard arrived Dead. But I'm not looking for intense Gaming like Crysis 2 I'm going to play games like Lineage 2, Modern Warfare and MMO's. Right now i only have $127 for a motherboard and CPU.
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November 2, 2011 10:18:53 PM

Did you buy the RAM stick?

Also why go with a nforce chipset when your getting and AMD card?

Please tell us which items you have bought and what is your remaining budget.
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November 2, 2011 10:24:52 PM

I bought everything except CPU and Motherboard.
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November 2, 2011 10:28:23 PM

can't you push your budget a little bit high ?
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November 2, 2011 10:29:11 PM

I wish i could but i can't thats all i have right now and i dont want to buy a cheap motherboard for it not to work.
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November 2, 2011 10:37:41 PM

Is Asrock good because i bought Biostar and mines was Dead.
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November 2, 2011 10:39:17 PM

ASRock is kinda better, and it has the AMD chipset. Or better wait until you have some cash and grab a decent MOBO and CPU.
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November 2, 2011 10:48:07 PM

I really suggest waiting at least until have an extra $20.It would really mean the difference between getting something really crappy towards something you can actually use for now and in the future.You budget is just way to low for what you want to get out of it.

I suggest returning your GPU and going for a llano CPU.That way you have a solid CPU and already have a discrete GPU.And you can add another later for much better performance.
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November 2, 2011 10:55:06 PM

The problem isn't the CPU it's the motherboard.Their really isn't much offered at the $50 range.You gotta think about expandability as well as functionality so it's not just a waste of money.Unless you consider this purchase a quick fix.
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November 2, 2011 10:58:47 PM

For me, Cheap Systems = Lots of troubles.
As said above the CPU is not the problem, the MOBO components, quality, specs are the determinant factors here.

And yes you can go APU based system, but even a great APU costs than your budget.
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November 2, 2011 11:14:31 PM

As far as paying less for a motherboard ASRock is the best way to go. Too bad you can't spend a little more to get an AM3+ motherboard just to give you a little more room to upgrade in the future.
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November 2, 2011 11:32:10 PM

You can't put Intel CPU in AMD board, and if you'll be switching to Intel that would cost you about $300 for CPU and MOBO.

Spend much on MOBO and get any CPU
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November 2, 2011 11:34:15 PM

I know you cant put intel into AMD Mobo im just saying instead of getting an AMD based mobo and cpu what if i got that Intel i3 540 and a $69 Mobo that should do me better?
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November 2, 2011 11:36:16 PM

Still the Mobo anyway not decent, pay good in MOBO so you can upgrade easily to something better in the future.
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November 2, 2011 11:39:21 PM

ok, if you ask me just get an intel i7 and you will be good to go, even the cheapest one puts AMD's top cpus to shame
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November 2, 2011 11:39:50 PM

Alright could you show me a good Intel and AMD Motherboard? Not too expensive tho.
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November 3, 2011 4:28:26 AM

Switching to Intel is a good idea.It will cost considerably more for an Intel platform and the 1156 socket isn't a good upgrade path.

The motherboard ilysaml suggested above is a very good motherboard and has all the features you need/want for future upgrades and expandability.You could even go as low as the 970 series which is more suited for your budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 16, 2011 2:27:31 PM

Canquain said:
Is the AMD Athlon II X2 270 Regor 3.4GHz a good CPU for gaming? I'm on a $70 Budget for a CPU i have everything else.

i say yes. even if you cant overclock it, 3.4ghz isnt bad. plus you wont have to bother with an aftermarket cooler. there will be a 3.5ghz out soon, and i saw on cpu world a 3.6ghz business class regor core mentioned. right now, i have an athlon II x 2 235e 45 watt dual core in my comp that i dug out of an emachines. stock clock is 2.7ghz. i am running it at 3375mhz or 3.375ghz, whichever you prefer. right now core temp shows it at 18 degrees celcius. my room is 70F. yesterday i played battlefield bad company 2 and got around 50 fps with a gtx 460 at stock clocks. i am using a gigabyte 970A-UD3 motherboard with 4gb of Kingston HyperX DDR3 @ 1600. Generally speaking, you should be able to get a 500mhz increase with overclocking if :sol:  your board supports it. for graphics cards, the party starts with gtx 460 or HD6850 whichever you prefer. my gtx 460 runs beautifullly at 900mhz core clock using afterburner.
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November 16, 2011 3:39:12 PM

A budget is a budget, and if the OP is on a $70 budget... the X3 445 would be the best bet without stretching out his budget too much.

It was on Tom's recommended budget processors as the best GAMING processor in his price range. And looking at the rest of his build, it REALLY looks like he's on a budget!
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