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What AMD CPU can i get for 140$ tops? Using it for gaming.
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  1. Best answer
    If you need a integrated graphics this would do fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280
    if you need brute CPU power this would work too:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286 albeit that one is almost borderline over budget

    and this one is a quad core instead of a hexacore Vishera

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113287

    Edit- Whoops wrong link.
  2. Whats the difference between the Hexa-core and Quad-core? Pros and cons?

    Also out of all three of those. Which one is BEST for gaming?
  3. depends on your motherboard socket.

    AM3+ - FX-6300
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox

    FM2 - A10-5800K
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad580kwohjbox

    but if this is a totally new build, i recommend the FX-6300
  4. At $140, there really is NO competition.
    The FX-6300 is THE only chip to buy at that price range. Simply an outstanding chip :) You can't go wrong with it :)

    Edit - You can always convert your 6 core to the FX-4300, by disabling one module (2cores) and clocking the remaining ones upto 4GHz. However, there is no need to do this, as the FX-6300 in its default state is more than capable enough.
    Also, nowadays games are slowly starting to use more cores, and you don't wanna be stuck with a weak quad down the road. Look at the Crysis3 benchies for example, the game loves more cores, part of the reason why the hyperthreaded dual cored i3's perform like a fart in that game. :)

    The FX-6300 is also a very good multi-tasker, and in workloads that can use all 6 cores, it comes very very close to i5 levels of performance. Examples are video conversion, photo editing, winrar compression etc
  5. Best answer selected by blade2697.
  6. Seriously guys, thank you SO much for the input :) I went with the 6300 btw :)
  7. I wish I had one :lol:

    Great choice!
  8. Good choice on the FX6300. Tomshardware having the FX4300 listed there when the FX6300 is like $10 more is obsured.
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