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December 5, 2012 5:54:19 AM

Hey guys I'm building a new PC for Christmas and I was wondering what would be the best CPU for the GPU I am getting (HD7850)

I am not too sure which one to get, could you guys help me out? :hello: 

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December 5, 2012 6:49:45 AM

i5 3470 or the i5 3570k
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December 5, 2012 6:51:07 AM

also i 3 is too good for this
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December 5, 2012 7:47:02 AM

skitz9417 said:
i5 3470 or the i5 3570k


That's about $50 over my price-range left for my build.. would an AMD work well with the video card?
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December 5, 2012 7:48:37 AM

anything over $70 will work well.

the FX4300/6300 or the i3 3220 should be good.
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December 5, 2012 7:50:20 AM

Jesus, you definitely don't need a a frickin i3 or i5 for a 7850. The Intel Pentium G850 or G860 will be plenty for it, they're quite capable budget gaming CPUs.
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December 5, 2012 7:55:43 AM

He asked for the best CPU though :lol: 
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December 5, 2012 7:56:09 AM

I say get a 965 BE with an AM3+ motherboard.
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December 5, 2012 7:59:41 AM

I would say go with one of the cheaper Sandy-Bridge i5s. Definitely your best pick here. MUCH better than any AMD CPU and definitely better than the i3, especially in multi-player/MMO games (in single-player games too).
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December 5, 2012 8:13:43 AM

I forgot to mention that I had a $120 AUD Budget for the CPU sorry guys
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December 5, 2012 8:47:27 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... THE CPU

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/amd_fx_835... PERFORMANCE

If you could spend just 20$ more then this would be a good choice. It's about as fast as the i3-3220 in singleplayer gaming. It will really pay off in heavy multiplayer games and multitasking, where it probably will pull away from the i3-3220. Also worth mentioning is its capability of overclocking that is pretty good.

If you had a bigger budget I would have recommended the i5 ivy bridge series, but that would be my choice if I were you and had the same budget.

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December 5, 2012 11:52:55 AM

Your link's broken due to the ^
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December 5, 2012 3:10:15 PM
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December 5, 2012 3:43:34 PM

Well...

Tell me more about your budget, what you want your computer to do.
Otherwise, any latest generation i3, if you can, i5 3450, (No 3570k, I doubt you will do any overclocking)
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December 5, 2012 3:47:57 PM

Kiowa789 said:
Well...

Tell me more about your budget, what you want your computer to do.
Otherwise, any latest generation i3, if you can, i5 3450, (No 3570k, I doubt you will do any overclocking)


he has 120$ - i5 isn't possible from ivy or sandy bridge.
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December 6, 2012 2:52:25 AM

Kiowa789 said:
Well...

Tell me more about your budget, what you want your computer to do.
Otherwise, any latest generation i3, if you can, i5 3450, (No 3570k, I doubt you will do any overclocking)


Budget for CPU will be anywhere from $150 to $170 AUD

I will be using the PC mainly for gaming and streaming PC games, i'd like a CPU that can handle streaming games and keeping a stable, playable fps (35+ fps) on mid/high settings
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December 6, 2012 5:53:41 AM

get a quad core phenom II. They are slightly better for multitasking than intel cpu at that range but streaming will still mainly be a upload speed bottleneck.
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December 6, 2012 6:03:31 AM

I'm clueless why so many people want to stream gameplay, it seems like half the people want to do that, but who watches them?

Anyway, anymore, if I couldn't afford a i5, I'd get an fx6300 and then step down to a 4300 as last resort.

Phenom II's are nice, but they don't outperform the 4300's for gaming and they use more power.
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December 6, 2012 6:04:59 AM

twelve25 said:
I'm clueless why so many people want to stream gameplay, it seems like half the people want to do that, but who watches them?

Anyway, anymore, if I couldn't afford a i5, I'd get an fx6300 and then step down to a 4300 as last resort.

Phenom II's are nice, but they don't outperform the 4300's for gaming and they use more power.

friends do. Many of my friends stream now and then and we watch and laugh at them.
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December 6, 2012 6:09:27 AM

Maybe I'm getting old, but I just couldn't think of anything more boring that watching someone play through a game! :) 
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December 6, 2012 6:11:29 AM

Don't get the fx 4300, fx 6300 has slightly better performance and you'll only pay a Little more.

Try to keep an eye on special offers here at Christmas time, you might just be Lucky that an i5 ivy bridge CPU is dropping in Price! :) 
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December 6, 2012 6:16:10 AM

Agreed, the 6300 is better, but $30 is sometimes just enough to bust the budget. I was just listing that as a last resort, and really, it will game pretty well. You are just giving up those 2 cores you'll need for streaming! :) 

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December 6, 2012 6:18:50 AM

well I suggest the phenom IIs because they are like $90 now if you can find them, making them really good deals for cheap gaming cpus.
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December 6, 2012 6:30:01 AM

For some reason I thought the 4300 were $100. I just checked and they are $130! Yeah at those prices, Phenom ii quad or FX6300.
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December 6, 2012 7:27:20 AM

Would an FX-6300 Perform well with stock speeds? Im not sure on overclocking.. this is my first build and I dont want to stuff anything up xD
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December 6, 2012 7:31:35 AM

woflz said:
Would an FX-6300 Perform well with stock speeds? Im not sure on overclocking.. this is my first build and I dont want to stuff anything up xD


The benchmarks I posted is on stock speeds. It should be just about as good as a i3-3220 in single player games, when streaming and playing heavy multiplayer games or multitasking it should pull away and go beyond i3-3220. :) 
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December 6, 2012 7:32:05 AM

Another thing, make sure you buy the 2 GB version of the Radeon 7850!
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December 6, 2012 7:34:48 AM

lostgamer_03 said:
The benchmarks I posted is on stock speeds. It should be just about as good as a i3-3220 in single player games, when streaming and playing heavy multiplayer games or multitasking it should pull away and go beyond i3-3220. :) 


lostgamer_03 said:
Another thing, make sure you buy the 2 GB version of the Radeon 7850!


Alright, thanks for your help! Looks like I'm getting the 6300 :p 
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December 6, 2012 7:35:16 AM

Best answer selected by Woflz.
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