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I want to buy a new motherboard/processor combo for my PC. A gaming one.

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April 12, 2013 8:58:22 AM

As the title says i want to buy a new gaming motherboard/processor combo. Im a hardcore gamer. I play lots of games like : Bioshock Infinite, League of Legends, Crysis 3, etc..
If some of you could suggest something to me that would be great..
Btw my budget is not very high ( 250$ max)
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April 12, 2013 10:33:35 AM

Here is a couple AMD selections that would make a good gaming combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Here is an Intel combo that will leave some money in your pocket: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
And this one is a dozen dollars over your limit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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April 12, 2013 10:39:51 AM

AMD FX6300 ($129.99 @ newegg.com)
Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ($119.99 @ newegg.com)

$248.98 with free shipping

You could save some money and go with the ASrock 970 extreme3 ($85)

That would bring your total down to ~$215
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April 13, 2013 12:14:37 AM

clutchc said:
Here is a couple AMD selections that would make a good gaming combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Here is an Intel combo that will leave some money in your pocket: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
And this one is a dozen dollars over your limit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Thanks for this, but (this might be a retarded question) why is the 1st set 250 $ and it has 6 cores and runes with better speed but the last one that is 260$ runes 4 cores and less speed .. why is that if you get what im saying?
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April 13, 2013 6:50:39 AM

Last gen technology versus current technology...

The FX6300 is the better buy.
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April 13, 2013 9:38:29 AM

Believe it or not, the quad core Intel is faster than the 6 core AMD processor. Especially so for gaming:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=702

Also, the 4 cores of the FX-6300 are actually 3 dual core modules with a lower IPC (Instructions Per Clock). But the FX-6300 will not let you down. Even being "slower" than the i5-3470, it still is impressive at gaming with a good graphics card.
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