Closed Good Gaming CPU Tags: CPUs Gaming Intel Last response: February 25, 2012 11:22 PM in CPUs Share roaddoc326 February 7, 2012 9:52:56 PM What is the best Intel CPU I can buy for a gaming PC within the $200 dollar range and will fit a LGA 1155 socket type? More about : good gaming cpu Best solution AndrewK1 February 7, 2012 10:08:58 PM Core i5-2500K or 2500 if you won't do any overclocking. 2500K is $220 but $20 extra isn't much for a great processor . roaddoc326 February 7, 2012 10:10:46 PM Can the i5-2500k not handle any overclocking? Not even with a fan? Related resources Good budget CPU for gaming - Forum Suggest me a good CPU ,MOBO & Heatsink for GAMING - Forum Is Core i3 3220 a good CPU for gaming ? - Forum Need a good gaming intel cpu pc around 700 usd - Forum Good Cpu +mobo combo for gaming ?, Questions - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer esrever a b à CPUs February 7, 2012 10:14:12 PM the 2500k can overclock but the processors without the k only have very limited OC. best cpu below 200 would be just any of the i5s you can afford but generally the 2500k is good because of the ability to OC. roaddoc326 February 7, 2012 10:17:18 PM How many Ghz do you think it can be OC'ed to? AndrewK1 February 7, 2012 10:19:39 PM Sorry. I guess I didn't make myself clear. You can get to 4.5GHz on it quite easy though. roaddoc326 February 7, 2012 10:20:28 PM Thats perfect thanks very much. dgingeri a b à CPUs February 7, 2012 10:30:48 PM If you have a Microcenter nearby, you can get the 2500k for $180. amuffin a c 184 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming a b å Intel February 8, 2012 12:15:05 AM With 50 dollars off of a mobo^^ Anyways you need to get a good cooler before overclocking. With the stock one you will be killing your 2500k. I suggest the cooler master hyper 212+ AndrewK1 February 8, 2012 6:33:57 PM ^good advice. never overclock seriously with a stock cooler amuffin a c 184 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming a b å Intel February 9, 2012 10:21:16 PM AndrewK1 said:^good advice. never overclock seriously with a stock cooler Never overclock AT ALL with the stock cooler, unless it is one that is good. roaddoc326 February 25, 2012 5:58:15 PM Best answer selected by roaddoc326. Mousemonkey a b à CPUs February 25, 2012 11:22:03 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGood gaming CPU ForumAre Dual-core CPU 's just not good enough for gaming or is it just me? ForumVery good computer but lags a lot when gaming ( CPU ) ForumPC Shuts down during gaming -Overheating CPU and GPU inspite of good ps ForumIs hd 6790 a good card for gaming with a core 2 duo e4500 cpu ???? ForumGood motherboard and CPU for gaming ??? ForumGood Gaming CPU and Motherboard Combo? ForumIs this a good deal gaming pc ? Intel Core i5 3570k.. cpu ForumGood Gaming CPU reccomendations under $150 ForumHow good is my CPU for modern gaming ? ForumGood AMD Gaming CPU ? ForumIs an intel core 2 duo e8400 cpu good for gaming ? ForumCPU for New Gaming Rig, Good Enough? ForumGood Gaming cpu within 120$ ForumA good gpu is better than an expensive cpu for gaming ? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !