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November 5, 2012 4:06:42 PM

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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November 5, 2012 4:16:26 PM

I5-3570k is the best gaming cpu right now.
November 5, 2012 4:17:57 PM

wanderer11 said:
I5-3570k is the best gaming cpu right now.

I mentioned my budget mate :/ 
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November 5, 2012 4:19:28 PM

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-o...

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

Obviously prices are different in your region.
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November 5, 2012 4:20:01 PM

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).
November 5, 2012 4:21:56 PM

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...
November 5, 2012 4:23:56 PM

Remember to add the VAT not just the general price.
November 5, 2012 4:26:39 PM

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?
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November 5, 2012 4:31:37 PM

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.
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November 5, 2012 6:13:21 PM

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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