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 . Share roaddoc326 February 7, 2012 10:10:46 PM Can the i5-2500k not handle any overclocking? Not even with a fan? Score 0 Related resources Good CPU for gaming - Forum Is core2due cpu good for gaming any more - Forum looking for a good gaming cpu - Forum Hello. i just wanted to know if my CPU was good,and if it could handle Battlefield 4 well? im new to PC gaming. - Forum Is this GPU with this CPU good enough for gaming - 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. Score 0 roaddoc326 February 7, 2012 10:17:18 PM How many Ghz do you think it can be OC'ed to? Score 0 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. Score 0 roaddoc326 February 7, 2012 10:20:28 PM Thats perfect thanks very much. Score 0 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. Score 0 amuffin a c 186 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+ Score 0 AndrewK1 February 8, 2012 6:33:57 PM ^good advice. never overclock seriously with a stock cooler Score 0 amuffin a c 186 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. Score 0 roaddoc326 February 25, 2012 5:58:15 PM Best answer selected by roaddoc326. Score 0 Mousemonkey a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 25, 2012 11:22:03 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedA Good Budget Gaming cpu that will work for a Will a Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P Mother Board. Forum SolvedI need a good CPU for gaming Forum SolvedI just ordered the parts for my gaming pc. I chose an FX-8350 for the CPU and an EVGA GTX 780. Does this look good? Forum SolvedWhat CPU is a good upgrade from this one for gaming Forum SolvedPlz upgrade my pc...... this upgrade is for gaming. .... Suggest me a good graphic card, cpu, motherboard,(cheap), psu,.... Forum SolvedIs i5 760 2.8Ghz quadcore still a good gaming cpu..? Forum SolvedWhat's a good intel core i5 cpu for gaming? Forum SolvedGood Cheap gaming CPU(not above 800)? Forum SolvedGood Gaming CPU and Graphics Card Combo with Micro-ATX Mobo under $300 Forum SolvedGood amd CPU for editing and gaming. Forum SolvedGood i5 haswell gen CPU for gaming? Forum SolvedGood AMD Gaming And Streaming CPU (£100-£150) Forum SolvedI need to know what is a good cpu for gaming and streaming based on this set up and also some good fans Forum SolvedIS the Intel Core i3 4330 CPU good for gaming? Forum SolvedAdvice for Good PC CPU+GPU (Heavy multi tasking, rendering and gaming) Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !