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I need some help in understanding what the best value for money CPU standard is for:

Low end gaming

and

Medium level gaming

and

High Level gaming (I believe it to be i5 2500/k)

Also here in Australia, AMD has stopped supplying anything except FX series and FM1 series chips.
post #2 of 7
what you have in your sig, that 1055T is pretty cool itself. but the best bang for buck would be the i5 2500k if your looking to overclock, other non-k sandy bridges are great cpus and gamming cpus smile.gif
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INTEL 2500K The best choice,value for money and games thumb.gif


Or

AMD 1100T
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2500k all the way.
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Originally Posted by ginger_nuts View Post

I need some help in understanding what the best value for money CPU standard is for:

Low end gaming

and

Medium level gaming

and

High Level gaming (I believe it to be i5 2500/k)

Also here in Australia, AMD has stopped supplying anything except FX series and FM1 series chips.

Considering the bolded part.....

Low end gaming:
AMD APU setup or Pentium G620+ GPU

Mid level gaming:
Core i3 2120 / 2125 + GPU

High end gaming:
i5 2500k / i7 2600k / i7 2700k, or any SB-E setup
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Thank you pioneerisloud thumb.gif for your list, not to many other's seem to read the entire original post wink.gif
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Low end gaming
AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0 Ghz or Intel E5800 3.0 Ghz --- HD5670, or 9800GT.


Medium level gaming
AMD Athlon II X3 455 3.3 Ghz --- HD6770, HD6850, or GTX560


High Level gaming
Intel i3 2120 --- HD6950 or GTX560ti


Ultra High Level gaming
Intel i5 2500K --- GTX580 sli or HD6990


Notice that I didnt list the phenom II because they have been phased out by AMD and it will be hard to find shops that still sell them.
FX cpus are a waste of money right now.
Athlon II cpus are still available if you want a medium gaming pc. My sig rig is an Athlon II X3 with HD6850
Edited by edalbkrad - 1/5/12 at 7:02am
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