Best AMD CPU for gaming (£200) Tags: CPUs AMD Last response: March 1, 2013 11:15 PM in CPUs Share TeamSignal March 1, 2013 10:01:55 PM My friend is buying a new CPU. He wants to spend around £150 - £200 on it and it has to be AMD so he doesn't have to buy a new mobo. It will be used for playing the latest games preferably on max . (Crysis 3 ect) Which should he get? Mobo - MSI 760GM-P21 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard GPU - GTX 670 FTW Also, what cooler should he get for overclocking? (Around £40) More about : amd cpu gaming 200 djangoringo a b à CPUs March 1, 2013 10:06:25 PM That motherboard isn't good for overclocking, it has low power phases and no vrm cooling, see here for details : http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-... (look for that model) The FX-6300 will do as for the amd cpu. 902 March 1, 2013 10:22:45 PM the fx 8350 is £150 and it's the best cpu from amd, that being said, the 6300 is still great too the hyper 212 evo is what most buy for air coolers it's around £30 Related resources Best CPU for around $200 for a gaming rig? Intel or AMD? - Forum Best Mobo/CPU for gaming under $200? - Forum best sub $200 cpu and mobo for gaming? - Forum Best gaming intel core cpu for under 200? - Forum best Gaming cpu Sub 200$ - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer stickmansam a b à CPUs March 1, 2013 10:58:07 PM Yeah get the 212 EVO but I wouldn't want to OC on that board You can get the FX6300 or the FX8350, the 8350 will do better but at a cost djangoringo a b à CPUs March 1, 2013 11:06:34 PM Also worth mention that motherboard only supports cpus up to 95W tdp : http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=166205.0 stickmansam a b à CPUs March 1, 2013 11:15:11 PM ^ gg then for the FX 8350 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhich CPU is the best for my spec for gaming use (budget : $200-250) Forum SolvedBest CPU for intensive gaming under $200? Forum SolvedBest ~$200 CPU for Gaming? Forum Best Budget CPU/motherboard 200$ combo for gaming? Forum What is the best gaming CPU under $200? Forum Best 200$ cpu+mobo for gaming? Forum Best gaming CPU for 200$ or under? Forum Best CPU for gaming under $200? Forum What is the best cpu below $200 fro gaming like call of duty mw2 ,mw3 and stuf Forum Solvedbest amd CPU for gaming Forum SolvedBest AMD CPU for gaming Forum Best Gaming CPU Bang for your Back in $200 range Forum SolvedBest AMD Budget CPU for gaming and multitasking Forum SolvedBest CPU Upgrade around $200 Forum Best intel based Gaming cpu for under $200? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !