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£200 cpu+mobo upgrade suggestions

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February 1, 2013 2:15:25 PM

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 ( ) 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

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February 1, 2013 2:28:47 PM

Get i5 3470 + b75 would be really good.
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February 1, 2013 2:55:20 PM

need ram?
February 1, 2013 2:59:52 PM

13thmonkey said:
need ram?

already picked some up luckily!
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February 1, 2013 3:08:23 PM

high i3 and z77 if you want to buy a 3570k in the future
or low i5 and b75/h77 if not.