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Need cpu/mobo | limited options (india) | budget gaming

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February 27, 2013 4:37:02 PM

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CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($153.98 @ SuperBiiz)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($111.01 @ Mac Connection)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)

Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.49 @ Amazon)

Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.86 @ Mac Connection)
Total: $843.27


I am pretty happy with my build except my CPU. I think it might be unbalanced. I would go with the FX-6300 or any of the FX-x3xx CPUs but they aren't available in my country (sigh!)

What CPU/MOBO would you recommend in that price range?

I'll add a picture of the (very limited) options available to me.

February 27, 2013 5:04:09 PM

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February 27, 2013 7:40:37 PM

I recomend the intel core i5 I am assuming you will be gameing and it is a great gameing processor. Note you will need a new board for an intel anything asus or asrock is great.
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February 27, 2013 7:57:49 PM

The thing is... I am buying a 7850 GPU. Won't the i5 be an overkill? I can extend my budget a little bit and get a i5-3470 but then someone told me that CPUs should be 2/3rd the price of the GPU for a gaming rig.
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February 27, 2013 8:08:05 PM

That is not always the case I dont see the i5 as overkill. Also note that if you get the 3470 you 2ont be able to overclock.
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March 6, 2013 1:18:24 PM

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