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Best Intel CPU for $150-$200

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November 17, 2012 3:33:51 AM

I'm building a new computer and I don't know which processor to choose. I personally prefer AMD over Intel but I do want the best for the price. I'm mostly going to be just doing general stuff and a lot of Web surfing, but I run a lot of programs at once too and I'm thinking about gaming in the future. I was going to go with the FX-8350 but I'm wondering if there's an Intel CPU that outperforms it around the same price. The motherboard I was going to go with was the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3. What is a good match for that around the same price ($124.62). So I'm looking for a combo that's better for at or below that price.

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November 17, 2012 3:40:20 AM

if you live near a microcenter, get the i5 3570k. They sell it only for $170. You also get $40 off a mobo if you buy it.
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November 17, 2012 3:47:54 AM

Azn Cracker said:
if you live near a microcenter, get the i5 3570k. They sell it only for $170. You also get $40 off a mobo if you buy it.


I wish haha.
November 17, 2012 3:52:45 AM

maestro0428 said:
Wow, that's a hell of a deal. Wish I had one near buy. I say the 3470 i5, it just squeezes into your budget. For a motherboard, I like ASRock boards, so I suggest this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....


It won't let me open the link. I really like Gigabyte buy they're ridiculous for Intel Processors, I may go a little over budget and get the i5 3570k, is it really a lot better.
November 17, 2012 4:15:18 AM

I think I may just go with the i5 3570k and a Gigabyte board, and get a cheaper Video Card. I'm not gaming so is there really a need for a high end card?
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