Super Cheap, but Fast Gaming CPU?

 
 
 

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Anonymous

http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=77419&vpn=AD5500OKHJBOX&manufacture=Others

Processor Type: AMD Quad-Core A8-Series APU for Desktops
Model: AMD A8-5500 APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 7560D

116$ CAN
For a processor and built in graphics is a very good start.

Anonymous

if looking for AMD products, I think that the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE is a very good choice. Yes, it is $30 more than the G860, but pair it with say a 7790 or even a 7850, it will give a very good setup base for a budget.

Major downside is that the AMD Phenom II X4 if EOL, and might not be around much longer.

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3770k/3750k for $229 (microcenter) is pretty cheap considering i got a e6700 for $509 back in the day.

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Depends on what your idea of cheap is. I would say the i5-3570k is ideal for games, but maybe that's more a mid-range than cheap.

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i was thinking about the AMD APU series

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I would go for Pentium G550 - 50$

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I'd recommend the AMD FX-4100 its reasonably fast and only costs about £70 he in the UK not sure how much it is in the US however

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£70 would be about $140, so it won't be super cheap like the G860.

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Cheap and fast usually don't mix well together lol

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True, but when on a super budget, what choice do ya have?