What is the best CPU for gaming?

My budget for a CPU is a maximum of £230, and i was wondering what is the best CPU for this price or lower FOR GAMING. I must be able to run the latest games like Black ops 2,GTA 5 and Halo 4 (When they get released) and battlefield 3.
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  1. I5-3570k is the best gaming cpu right now.
  2. wanderer11 said:
    I5-3570k is the best gaming cpu right now.

    I mentioned my budget mate :/
  3. char1ie said:
    My budget for a CPU is a maximum of £230, and i was wondering what is the best CPU for this price or lower FOR GAMING. I must be able to run the latest games like Black ops 2,GTA 5 and Halo 4 (When they get released) and battlefield 3.


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106.html

    Convert your pounds to us dollars to get a rough idea of what you can afford.

    Obviously prices are different in your region.
  4. I got my 3570k for $190. I assumed you would be able to get one for 230 pounds. Do you have a website to buy from? Really any ivy bridge i5 will be great. A 3470 will work fine with any graphics card(s).
  5. Anonymous said:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106.html

    Convert your pounds to us dollars to get a rough idea of what you can afford.

    Obviously prices are different in your region.

    Sorry, $367.
  6. wanderer11 said:
    I got my 3570k for $190. I assumed you would be able to get one for 230 pounds. Do you have a website to buy from? Really any ivy bridge i5 will be great. A 3470 will work fine with any graphics card(s).

    Is this good?
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-404-IN
  7. Remember to add the VAT not just the general price.
  8. char1ie said:


    That is great. You won't be disappointed. You should put the leftover money towards a HSF. Coolermaster 212 evo maybe?
  9. char1ie said:
    I mentioned my budget mate :/



    What's a pound worth these days? Here's a CPU for $230. BTW, good luck running Halo 4 with any CPU. It's n X BOX 360 exclusive.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
  10. wanderer11 said:
    That is great. You won't be disappointed. You should put the leftover money towards a HSF. Coolermaster 212 evo maybe?

    Couldnt i just use the Fan provided with the i5?
  11. You could use it, but if you want to overlock you should get a better heat sink. On the other hand if you aren't overclocking there is no reason to get the 3570k. In that case get the 3570/3550/3470.
  12. wanderer11 said:
    You could use it, but if you want to overlock you should get a better heat sink. On the other hand if you aren't overclocking there is no reason to get the 3570k. In that case get the 3570/3550/3470.



    IMHO, for the difference in price it's smarter to get the "K" model. Just because he doesn't want to OC today doesn't mean he never will. Plan ahead.
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