Choosing the best budget CPU for Gaming Tags: CPUs Gaming AMD Last response: February 12, 2013 9:16 AM in CPUs Share sopasis February 12, 2013 8:14:34 AM 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!!! More about : choosing budget cpu gaming BuddiLuva a b à CPUs 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. sopasis February 12, 2013 8:28:22 AM Thanks for the reply! So you think FX 6300 worth the 40 euros over PHENOM 965 BE? Related resources Need help choosing the best budget gaming CPU !! - Forum Choosing a low budget processor for gaming - Forum Choosing best memory for this budget gaming build - Forum Help choosing parts for $1900 budget gaming /3d comp - Forum Best budget mobo for gaming (Q6600 cpu ) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer BuddiLuva a b à CPUs 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. sopasis February 12, 2013 8:44:55 AM Also with that 40 euros i could buy hd 7850? BuddiLuva a b à CPUs 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 sopasis February 12, 2013 8:53:30 AM So,i think i would go for the 965 and hd 7850! Thank you very much!!! sopasis 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? BuddiLuva a b à CPUs 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHelp choosing a MB for i5-2500K budget gaming rig ForumHelp choosing a budget gaming computer. ForumWhich cpu should I get to get the best pc for my budget ? ForumBest Motherboard/RAM Combo for G860 / GTX 650 Ti Gaming Budget PC ForumBudget gaming CPU ,which one's the best !!?? ForumNeed help choosing budget CPU (x2 4800 vs Intel Pentium) ForumNew CPU , GPU, RAM and Mobo for a cold and quiet budget gaming PC ForumAdvice for choosing CPU + GPU combo ForumBest Budget Gaming PC Right Now? Forum~500 Budget gaming . Choosing the right MOBO ForumNeed help choosing parts for budget gaming PC ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum[Solved] Budget Case Question Forum8350/8320 or 3570K (Not Just for Gaming!!) ForumWorkstation CPU: X5560 Nehalem OR E5620 Westmere More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !