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BEST Gaming CPU?

I Need A Gaming Cpu !
Yes I Know That I5 2500 Is a Good gaming Cpu ! But Its Expensive
plz Also Let Me Know That 4170 Fx Is Good
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  1. it depends on your budget. Intel is always the way to go when it comes to gaming. 70$ pentium dual core G850 beats the 170$ FX 8120 8 core in gaming. since the fx4170 is 130$, i'd suggest getting this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775&name=Processors-Desktops

    but if you can fork out the extra money, i'd strongly recommend this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234&name=Processors-Desktops

    you should list the rest of your builds parts and your budget so we can get a better idea of what we are dealing with here.
  2. pushanthegreat said:
    I Need A Gaming Cpu !
    Yes I Know That I5 2500 Is a Good gaming Cpu ! But Its Expensive
    plz Also Let Me Know That 4170 Fx Is Good


    I wouldn't bother with Bulldozer if the main purpose of this computer is only gaming. I would go with an I3 or a Pentium G both of those are faster and all around better CPU's for gaming.
  3. Depends on the budget. The "best" CPU for gaming would an i5 2500K/i5 3570K. However, the FX 8120/8320 are also nice alternatives if you want something cheap that overclocks very well. The FX 4170 is rather a low-end CPU, but with a low to mid-range GPU (a high-end one would bottleneck it) and a nice overclock, it should be able to game fairly well. The non-k i5s are fine as well if you cannot afford an i5 2500K/i5 3570K, but lack the ability to overclock well.
  4. My Specification
    Gtx 550ti GDDR5 Graphics Card
    550 psu
    full hd monitor
    8 GB Corsair Vengence, Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD, Samsung 128 gb SSD
  5. pushanthegreat said:
    My Specification
    Gtx 550ti GDDR5 Graphics Card
    550 psu
    full hd monitor
    8 GB Corsair Vengence, Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD, Samsung 128 gb SSD


    Ok but we still need to know your budget. How much do you want to spend on the CPU and motherboard?
  6. Gogo gadget i7 3960k... I use i7 3930k... For a little more than just gaming, but I tell ya what... It does it's job damn fine, much better than my previous i7-960...

    A bit pricey though
  7. izoli said:
    Gogo gadget i7 3960k... I use i7 3930k... For a little more than just gaming, but I tell ya what... It does it's job damn fine, much better than my previous i7-960...

    A bit pricey though


    It seems the I5 is stretching his budget so my guess is the I7 would really be out of reach. Also for gaming there really is no need to get a I7, it will be overkill if all he is doing is gaming. The I7 offers nothing more over the I5 except hyperthreading and extra cache two things games don't even make use of right now. If he had the money for either an I5 or I7 he would be better off with the I5.
  8. the Pentium G8xx and i3's would be a better choice over the FX-41xx in most cases and a heck of a lot cheaper too in the former's case.

    if you seriously want a quad core, the Phenom II X4 955BE/965BE/960T are still viable choices, though they are showing it's age.

    Piledriver is just around the corner, though so you're better off being patient and wait for the benchmarks for the FX-43xx CPUs. hopefully, it'll be (far) better than the FX-4170 and the Phenom II X4's..... hopefully *crossing finger*.
  9. Budget 340$
  10. If you're aiming for a lower budget, I have two suggestions.
    For $95 there is the G2120, an Ivy bridge based pentium.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116777&Tpk=G2120

    For a bit more ($130) there is the i3-3220 (Ivy bridge aswell)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775&Tpk=i3-3220

    The difference here is essentially the addition of hyperthreading.
  11. pushanthegreat said:
    Budget 340$


    I would go with an I3 and then use the extra to workaround a good motherboard.
  12. Is I5 2500 k Better Than 3570K
    Main Purpose Gaming
  13. rds1220 said:
    I would go with an I3 and then use the extra to workaround a good motherboard.

    Which i3
  14. Where are you from?
  15. No, i3-3570k is better than 2500k. Few more frame though. If you are on tight budget, go for AMD phenom ii x4 956BE. It can handle your 550ti well. You will stuck by your gpu before your cpu do.

    If you have no gpu upgrade in mind, the phenom ii x4 956BE is the way to go. Its a true quad core with good price. But if you have upgrade in mind, then go for intel as other said.
  16. pushanthegreat said:
    Which i3


    Well it depends. The Ivy Bridges I3's range from 130 to 150 dollars. The Sandy Bridges I3's run from 120 to 150 dollars. Which one you get depends on the cost of the motherboard. The two go hand in hand and have to come to a total of 340 dollars.
  17. Hiii said:
    Where are you from?

    India
  18. go with i3-3220.. bulldozers appear to have higher Ghz but that doesn't guarantee better performance. System bus speeds would still be different. Also, bulldozers tend to fail using all physical cores that's why it's lacking performance.

    Just read this article:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4170-core-i3-3220-benchmarks,3314.html

    It's a close fight between the two.
  19. rds1220 said:
    Well it depends. The Ivy Bridges I3's range from 130 to 150 dollars. The Sandy Bridges I3's run from 120 to 150 dollars. Which one you get depends on the cost of the motherboard. The two go hand in hand and have to come to a total of 340 dollars.

    Can U Suggest
  20. You can buy from a USA site or you need to buy from an Indian site?
  21. Hiii said:
    You can buy from a USA site or you need to buy from an Indian site?

    From India As Free Shipping Is There In India
  22. Give us a website.
  23. pushanthegreat said:
    Not released in India


    Which one, the motherboard or CPU or both? Any websites you were looking at from your area that we can see?
  24. rds1220 said:
    Which one, the motherboard or CPU or both? Any websites you were looking at from your area that we can see?

    Cpu
  25. marshal11 said:
    it depends on your budget. Intel is always the way to go when it comes to gaming. 70$ pentium dual core G850 beats the 170$ FX 8120 8 core in gaming. since the fx4170 is 130$, i'd suggest getting this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775&name=Processors-Desktops

    but if you can fork out the extra money, i'd strongly recommend this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234&name=Processors-Desktops

    you should list the rest of your builds parts and your budget so we can get a better idea of what we are dealing with here.

    Both Are Not Realease In India!
  26. Best answer
    pushanthegreat said:
    My Budget Is 18000 Or 350$ For both Motherboard And Cpu


    So my recommendation will fit in your budget. But if you can spend 1400 more rupee, then you can have a H77 mobo with RAID function. B75 lacks in RAID.

    So your budget will be 19414 rupee with i5-3550+H77 mobo.
    http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga-h77m-d3h-motherboard/p/itmdd2xschjjduae?pid=MBDDD2HGEBQ5KCZ6&ref=ff50efe8-ac60-4714-b59f-3de700ff4ef2
  27. Best answer selected by pushanthegreat.
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