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Choosing the best budget CPU for Gaming

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February 12, 2013 8:14:34 AM

:hello:  Hello Community!I am a new member of the Forum and this in my first thread so i am sorry for any lack of information!

I 'm going to upgrade my gaming pc and i want your advice on the CPU option.My rig would be used mainly for games!

So i want your opinion on choosing the best AMD cpu at about 90 to 130 euros !

I 'm between 1)AMD Phenom II x4 965
2)AMD FX 4100
3)AMD A8 5600k
4)AMD FX 6100 six core
5)AMD FX 4170
6)AMD FX 4300
7)AMD A10 5800k
8)AMD FX 6300 six-core

I am going to use it with an Asus/Gigabyte crossfireX mobo,Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 4gb and XFX 6870.
Thanks in advance!!!

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February 12, 2013 8:24:03 AM

Since you will be getting the dedicated graphics card, then forget about the AMD A* series, as they are CPU+Graphics.

Best CPU there is definitely the 6300.
February 12, 2013 8:28:22 AM

Thanks for the reply!

So you think FX 6300 worth the 40 euros over PHENOM 965 BE?
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February 12, 2013 8:39:09 AM

Hmm 40 Euros is quite a bit in price difference, you could get the 965 and buy a 3rd party cooler and overclock to to 3.6Ghz+

The 6870 will be bottlenecking both CPUs anyway. I know from experience.

So either is up to you.
February 12, 2013 8:44:55 AM

Also with that 40 euros i could buy hd 7850?
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February 12, 2013 8:48:46 AM

Then I'd definitely go with the 965 and get the 7850 instead. If you can chuck in a bit extra and get a cooler it would be good too (the stock fans on 965s are loud as ****)

But that is definitely a better option than 6300 + 6870
February 12, 2013 8:53:30 AM

So,i think i would go for the 965 and hd 7850!

Thank you very much!!!
February 12, 2013 8:59:36 AM

Oh one last thing,
FX 6100 Six Core is at the same price range with the Phenom!Why not buying FX instead?
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February 12, 2013 9:16:39 AM

Because the 6100 has poor architecture, even the 965 performs better than it.

The 6300 is the new and improved version of the 6100.

Your choice of 965 + 7850 is great anyway.