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Best 200$ cpu+mobo for gaming?

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February 24, 2013 12:17:16 AM

im looking for a new cpu+mobo for around 200$ something better than my amd athlon x4 640

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February 24, 2013 12:30:10 AM

Anything will do. As long as ur GPU is good
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February 24, 2013 12:58:04 AM

What motherboard do you have? If it takes the newer FX chips, then you can keep the MB and just spend the whole $200 on an 8350.
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February 24, 2013 1:33:25 AM

Assuming he has the motherboard in his sig he is stuck with Phenoms unless he changes motherboard.

$200 isn't a bad budget for a CPU+motherboard though, around that price bracket it's likely you are going to be looking at an FX6300 or i3 3220, depending on preferences and usage.
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February 24, 2013 1:57:06 AM

what cooler would be best to use?
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February 24, 2013 2:00:56 AM

It depends on your budget, for about 20$, get the xigmatek gaia, for 30$ get the cm hyper 212 evo.
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February 24, 2013 2:02:01 AM

Is your processor really the bottleneck in your system? i3 3220 would only be a 15 to 35 percent increase in proc. power. If it is a bottleneck, just ignore me.
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February 24, 2013 2:09:59 AM

my budget is around 500$ for a mobo + cpu + AMD 7870
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February 24, 2013 2:12:12 AM

Either the FX-6300 or the FX-8320 is a good upgrade from the athlon, if he can afford the FX-8320, obviously it will be better.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/188?vs=699

Well then get the FX-6300+asrock extreme 4 and xigmatek gaia for just 242$ and get the 7870XT sapphire(7870 tahiti le) in amazon for 245$.
Or the FX-8320+asrock extreme 4+ xigmatek gaia for 278$ and the 7870 ghz edition in newegg.
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February 25, 2013 5:14:36 PM

will that mobo support the FX-6300 out the box? i don't want to update the BIOS
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