Best 200$ cpu+mobo for gaming? Tags: CPUs Gaming AMD Product Last response: February 25, 2013 5:14 PM in CPUs Share corymartin66 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 More about : 200 cpu mobo gaming th3_ory a b à CPUs February 24, 2013 12:30:10 AM Anything will do. As long as ur GPU is good m 0 l twelve25 a b à CPUs 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. m 0 l Related resources Best Mobo/CPU for gaming under $200? - Forum best sub $200 cpu and mobo for gaming? - Forum Best Budget CPU + Mobo Combination for ~$200 - Forum Best Cpu + Mobo for around $200 - Forum BEST MOBO FOR 200 or less FOR GAMING - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Rammy a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 24, 2013 1:33:25 AM Assuming he has the motherboard in his sig he is stuck with Phenoms unless he changes motherboard. $200 isn't a bad budget for a CPU+motherboard though, around that price bracket it's likely you are going to be looking at an FX6300 or i3 3220, depending on preferences and usage. m 0 l corymartin66 February 24, 2013 1:46:09 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... cpu is what im looking at m 0 l djangoringo a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 24, 2013 1:50:33 AM Get the FX-6300 and the asrock extreme 4 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The FX-6300 is a better cpu than the FX-8120, since it's from the piledriver architecture. Or the FX-8320 for 169.99$ : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l corymartin66 February 24, 2013 1:57:06 AM what cooler would be best to use? m 0 l djangoringo a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming 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. m 0 l feeblepenguin 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. m 0 l XMorsX February 24, 2013 2:08:21 AM I dont believe that you should upgrade in anything less than this, because Athlon is still pretty strong: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l corymartin66 February 24, 2013 2:09:59 AM my budget is around 500$ for a mobo + cpu + AMD 7870 m 0 l djangoringo a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming 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. m 0 l corymartin66 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest Intel CPU's for gaming (under $200) Forum SolvedWhat's the best <200$ gaming CPU? Forum Best cpu and mobo for 200 dollars Forum SolvedBuying a New Gaming CPU and MOBO for under £200, need advice!!! Forum SolvedBest gaming intel core cpu for under 200? Forum Solvedbest Gaming cpu Sub 200$ Forum Best CPU/MOBO combination for $200? Forum Best CPU and MoBo under $200 Forum Best mobo for i7 CPU for non-overclockers under $200? Forum SolvedWhich CPU is the best for my spec for gaming use (budget : $200-250) Forum Best cpu/mobo combo for 200-250$? Forum Looking into best mobo/cpu combo for ~200-250 Forum SolvedBest CPU for intensive gaming under $200? Forum Best computer upgrade for under 200$ CPU/mobo/ram Forum SolvedBest gaming upgrades for Dell Optiplex 740 MiniTower for $300-$400 Changing GPU, PSU, RAM CPU and Mobo Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !