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Best CPU & Motherboard Combo For About 250€

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July 6, 2012 3:01:34 PM


I was thinking about upgrading my old rig a lil bit and thought about asking you guys, which would be the best cpu & mobo comp for me. My budget is about 250€ but a couple of extra euros for a lot better gear wont hurt my financial situation too much :p . I'm also wondering if my PSU can handle the new cpu & mobo, so some clarification with that would also be appreciated.

My current specs:

Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 460 OC
2,7 GHz Intel Dual-Core E5400
600W PSU
IPIEL-LA3 (Eureka) Mobo

(Basically I bought the PSU and the GTX 460 a year ago, and put them into a HP package pc.)
July 17, 2012 7:08:50 PM

It depends... both options are based for the PSU. If you want a Intel, use a Core i3-2100 ($120) with a Mobo GIGABYTE GA-Q77M-D2H ($140) that makes = $260 Dlls (In Euros its less obviously...)
If you want a AMD, use a Mobo GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 ($100) and a AMD FX-6100 ($140) that makes = $240 Dlls

Everything was checked in in the USA with dollars.

I perfer the AMD packagek, more powerful, perfect for OC and for graphics :) 
Good luck!
July 18, 2012 1:57:24 PM

Thanks for you answer!

I decided to spend some extra money to get a lil bit more out of the pc.

Ended up buying ASrock z68 Gen3 Extreme3 & Intel i5 2500k, since I managed to get a darn good deal for them!