so i've got ~£200 (NO more, most likely less) to upgrade my old Q8300 that's almost dieing
so what i need is either a really good cpu and a lackluster mobo or vice versa, the only issue is that in order to get a good unlocked cpu it's going to cost me ~£150-£160 leaving me a measly amount for a motherboard
come 5 months i'll be able to upgrade the cpu or the mobo so i'd rather not buy an unlocked cpu if i can get away with it OR i've got an option of going Pentium G2020 (£55) with a ~£140 motherboard, a bit silly, i know but i've seen that the Pentium G860 performs quite well ( http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-do-it... ) but would it work well in multiplayer games? tf2, gw2, wow, chivalry and planetside2 etc i know for a fact it's going to be an upgrade from my current cpu though
any help is greatly appreciated, i would really like either a 2500k or 3570k but either of them leave me with almost nothing for a motherboard and i'd rather not go with a none k cpu because like i said, in the future i'll be able to get a decent motherboard to oc
both 3570k and 2500k cost £165 so either way, i'm going to be left with only £35 for a motherboard
If you really need a new cpu, get the i5-3470 + h77 motherboard, it's a good cpu, it's locked but it's as good as the i5-3570k at stock.
If you can wait till June there's the release of the new intel haswell cpus.
I'm going to list the i5+h77 motherboard, in case you really need it :