What CPU is better for the money? Tags: CPUs Core Desktops Intel Processors Product Last response: June 3, 2012 8:56 PM in CPUs Share Maxwh2o June 3, 2012 5:41:54 PM 1-Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2-Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 3-AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I will be using them to play BF3, Cod, recording and editing.I will not be overclocking. More about : cpu money rolli59 a c 899 à CPUs a c 154 å Intel June 3, 2012 5:46:23 PM If you overclock to the max I5 2500K but at stock and mild overclock the I5 3570K! Both better than the FX. m 0 l Brett928S2 a b à CPUs June 3, 2012 7:06:43 PM Hi AMD 1100T... All the best Brett m 0 l Related resources what hard drive would be better for the money? - Forum Shaving money for a better CPU - Forum What AMD CPU is the best for money? - Forum What is the best cpu cooler for the money? (1150 socket) - Forum what Best Cpu Fan for the money? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer amuffin a c 186 à CPUs a b å Intel June 3, 2012 7:14:37 PM Brett928S2 said:Hi AMD 1100T... All the best Brett NOPE! m 0 l ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs June 3, 2012 7:25:05 PM why get a K series CPU if you don't OC? either intel would give you better performance then the AMD FX or phenom II x6. m 0 l Raidur a b à CPUs June 3, 2012 7:27:13 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l amuffin a c 186 à CPUs a b å Intel June 3, 2012 7:27:19 PM Might as well grab an i7-2600 or 3770! m 0 l Brett928S2 a b à CPUs June 3, 2012 7:44:11 PM amuffin said:NOPE! Hi I saw them on sale yesterday at £125 for the BE.... thats huge value... for a genuine 6 core thats overclockable... All the best Brett m 0 l amuffin a c 186 à CPUs a b å Intel June 3, 2012 7:45:31 PM That's in the UK, not USA m 0 l JackNaylorPE a c 229 à CPUs a b å Intel June 3, 2012 7:54:05 PM For gaming, I'd get the i5-3570 if not overclocking much, 2500k if ya wanna overclock above 4.4 - 4.5 GHz. For your other uses, HT gonna come in handy, again i7-3770 if not overclocking much, 2700k if above 4.5 - 4.5 GHz 2600k really has lost its niche with the 2700k being so close in price. Might wanna read http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... m 0 l geofelt a c 341 à CPUs a b å Intel June 3, 2012 7:58:15 PM The 2500K and 3570K are comparable, so far as value goes. The 3570K is a bit stronger, clock for clock, but it is also a bit more expensive. The FX-8120 is ok for editing, where lots of cores are good. But it is a real disappointment for gaming, where stronger cores are more important. You may not plan to OC a "K", but do keep that option open. It is very easy to improve your performance by 20%. m 0 l Maxwh2o June 3, 2012 8:27:00 PM Is this a good CPU? AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l rolli59 a c 899 à CPUs a c 154 å Intel June 3, 2012 8:28:42 PM Worse than the FX8120! m 0 l cyansnow June 3, 2012 8:28:46 PM 1100t has 2 idle cores when gaming (if in fact the game even uses 4)so props to AMD for making a six core... I'd just get the 2500k it's a proven processor that can stand its ground against IVY bridge and is a great overclocking CPU. m 0 l Maxwh2o June 3, 2012 8:38:26 PM what is the best AMD processor? m 0 l geofelt a c 341 à CPUs a b å Intel June 3, 2012 8:56:24 PM Maxwh2o said:what is the best AMD processor? For gaming, the best amd cpu is probably a phenom X4 975 BE chip @$150. It is similar in performance to the cheaper i3-2120: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-cor... It turns out that bulldozer was a disappointment for gamers. On tom's latest article, on the best gaming cpu's for the money, there are NO winners at any price point for AMD. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... If you have multi threaded apps that can use 8 cores, and that is your main interest, then bulldozer is more competitive. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Whats Better Value For Money Forum SolvedWhat is a "M cache" in a CPU's specs and why is a multi-core CPU better than a single CPU ? Forum [HELP] on Building new PC which is better for money? Which CPU? Forum Better cpu or better gpu? really need help..have no money for bouth Forum Better use of money for gaming: Crossfire or better CPU? Forum SolvedWhat CPU is better? Forum SolvedWhat Cooler will help my 4770K CPU overclock better? Ladies don't dig guys with un-OC'd CPUs. Forum Solvedwhat is the better CPU cooler? Forum SolvedWhat is the better CPU for gaming. Forum SolvedWhat CPU is better? 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