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January 2, 2013 8:12:11 PM

This is for gaming
I was going to get i5-2500k
but It is a budgetish build and could use a decrease in price
any amd cpu's that can stack up or is better for cheaper?
I need benchmarks and debating
Please help

my build~

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uMIi

The case is not debatable
I really like it :D 

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January 2, 2013 8:14:52 PM

With your budget, go with Intel. I would get a cheaper keyboard and mouse, even video card, before scrimping on the cpu.
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January 2, 2013 8:18:17 PM

o1die said:
With your budget, go with Intel. I would get a cheaper keyboard and mouse, even video card, before scrimping on the cpu.


for competitive gaming
That is a cheap mouse and keyboard lol
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January 2, 2013 8:40:57 PM

i would spend the extra on the mechanical keyboard. such a nicer feel than a regular membrane keyboard. i have cherry blue and brown switches and they are awesome :) 

das and filco have better keyboards than cooler master
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January 2, 2013 8:43:29 PM

I don't know about you guys, but I'm using a Cooler Master Quickfire TK to type right now, I'm in LOVE with this keyboard & it's keys - softtouch, good switches. :) 
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January 2, 2013 9:01:45 PM

This is mainly about the cpu
please stay on main topic D:
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January 2, 2013 9:23:17 PM

No don't buy any AMD CPU. Buy a i3 3220 if you really want to be cheap. i3s still perform better in most games than any kind of AMD CPU.
Try buying an i5 3350P. It's only $159 right now.

Also, I would change the mobo to a Gigabyte Z77-D3H and the RAM to Samsung's 30nm 2x4GB.

Don't buy the CX600. There has been recent quality issues with the whole CX line from Corsair. Just buy the Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 since you're only running one GPU.
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January 2, 2013 9:35:18 PM

Buy an Intel I5/I7 maybe. Intel i3's still beat AMD's processors as said above ^ Intel is far better for gaming.
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January 2, 2013 11:22:39 PM

Before doing anything stupid then AMD does actually has some great value gaming CPUs, that will outperform any i3 that Intel has to offer at the same Price or even lower. The new piledriver architecture has made some huge improvements for AMD CPUs in gaming.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...

FX 6300 is the best value CPU which is only 10$ more than the FX 4300. Comes at a Price around 140$.

I do have an i5-3570 and it is awesome (just clarifying I'm no fan boy), but if you want the best value then the FX 6300 would be a great option. :) 
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