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    Can I have your Tots Camokiller199's Avatar
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    Geekout Processor? Yes Please.

    Hey guys! and ladies! im lookin for an affordable processor for my 'puter. Hit me up with some suggestions if ya could. Thanks!

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    Keep honking. I'm reloading Rixxan's Avatar
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    What's your price range?

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    Okay, who put a stop payment on my reality check? AOD Member AOD_Sc0rp10n66's Avatar
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    Intel or AMD?

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    If price is a major issue, look at AMD 6350. A very decent processor for a very good price. If you can afford to double the price, AMD 8350. If you can afford to double it again, an Intel i7.

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    Are you planning on keeping your current motherboard? If so exactly what motherboard do you have (model numbers, or at least chipset/socket) and what processor do you currently have as well?

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    You are depriving some poor village of its idiot AOD Member AOD_Timmee45's Avatar
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    Also, there's this which will be happening end of this year/early next year. I know that's a ways away, but if you're already running something like an i5 2xxx or higher I would wait and see how this turns out.

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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue Minion's Avatar
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    If the motherboard is an Intel chipset, then I would propose the Intel G3258 Anniversary Pentium processor. It is only a dual core but it is an unlocked processor. You can research the numbers but I have heard and seen samples have hit 4.8Ghz. It runs most modern games in 1080p just fine. The only drawback is that this dual core does not have hyperthreading and only has 2 cores. If you aren't concerned about using hyperthreading then this is the CPU for you.

    If hyperthreading is needed and you use CPU intensive programs then I would go with the i5-4590. If you want or need to overclock then spend around 40 more dollars for the i5-4690K.

    AMD? Not worth it in my opinion. Intel has the monopoly (IMHO) in the CPU market right now.

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    Keep honking. I'm reloading Rixxan's Avatar
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    DON'T USE I7!!!
    Use I5 overclock, no I3 or 7.
    PCMR says why

    Q: Why no i7?

    A: Gaming doesn't benefit from i7s. The very reason you asked that question is the reason so many "gaming" PC manufacturers use the i7 in the first place. They use up all their budget on the i7 and then proceed to skimp on the graphics card and add a GeForce 220, resulting in an absolutely terribly-performing, plastic, and LED-encrusted machine. They know the first thing you'll be looking for is an i7 because that's what's advertised the most (and the rest of the machine suffers as a result). Don't fall for popular media, use an i5, it's one of the most solid, stable, and long-lasting chips money can buy.

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    Okay, who put a stop payment on my reality check? AOD Member AOD_Sc0rp10n66's Avatar
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    I agree and would also for for an i5 max. Spend more on the motherboard, RAM and GPU.


 

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