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November 9, 2012 12:47:09 AM

I'm looking for something that will game good not looking to spend over 200 and i would also like to stream online games with it too, thanks for your recommendation.

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current pc specs:
550w power supply
2 core 2.4ghz CPU
AMD 6870 hd video card (it's a pretty good video card i just picked it up last year and it can run most things 1920x1080 even though my shitty cpu)
4Gb ram
some really shitty motherboard that i am gonna replace.

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November 9, 2012 1:23:42 AM

Try the i5-3470. That should is probably the best way to spend approx $200.
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November 9, 2012 1:43:38 AM

emberbane said:
I'm looking for something that will game good not looking to spend over 200 and i would also like to stream online games with it too, thanks for your recommendation.

PS
current pc specs:
550w power supply
2 core 2.4ghz CPU
AMD 6870 hd video card (it's a pretty good video card i just picked it up last year and it can run most things 1920x1080 even though my shitty cpu)
4Gb ram
some really shitty motherboard that i am gonna replace.


If you can soend $20 more you can get a i5 2500k or 3570k k means they are unlocked so you can overclock it full potential
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November 9, 2012 7:02:19 AM

i5-3450 is best budget i5 cpu. even i5-3330 is good. its even cheaper !!!
but you might need a new mobo. get a cheap H77 mobo some decent ddr3 ram and you are good to go
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November 9, 2012 7:08:58 AM

It depends on the motherboard chipset you get. If it allows overclocking then get the i5 2500k if not any of the i3 series sandy or ivy should get you buy in most situations
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November 9, 2012 1:56:43 PM

What kind of socket does your motherboard have? Does the motherboard factor into the $200 limit? If you are willing to go a bit over you can get an i5 3570k for $260 with a motherboard but if you want a better motherboard you are better off getting a core i3 or on the AMD side, FX or Phenom II for around 150-170 with the motherboard included and still get great performance.
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