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I've looked around and couldn't find anything.
Helping my friend build a computer and he doesn't want to spend a lot upfront...
I thought the Pentium series could, but I guess not? Are the i3s the cheapest?

Thanks,
Rocco
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An i5 2500K would be your best bet, you need a K sku CPU. They are generally overclocking beasts and you can pick them up for under $150 if you shop around.
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2500K, no question about it I think.
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post #4 of 10
thirded for a 2500k.
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Dang... I was afraid of that. I know he won't spend that much yet, even though it's for sure the best bang for his buck.
I guess he'll suffice with this for $40 right now.

Also, this motherboard.
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Dang... I was afraid of that. I know he won't spend that much yet, even though it's for sure the best bang for his buck.
I guess he'll suffice with this for $40 right now.

Also, this motherboard.

He wants to save money AND overclock? You should let him know that those are two things that don't go hand in hand...
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He wants to save money AND overclock? You should let him know that those are two things that don't go hand in hand...

Yeah... I would actually overclock for him is all. He wouldn't have a clue what he's doing. According to the reviews that motherboard would overclock a k series just fine to just over 4 ghz which would be all he would need. If I can't convince him to get the 2500k and probably not for $150 more, then I guess he can save up for it I guess. This is his first desktop ever anyway. Before his i3 laptop he had a little atom netbook. This is quite the leap for him still.
Edited by Mechrock - 2/3/13 at 8:32am
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post #8 of 10
go amd to overclock for cheap
     
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post #9 of 10
Yea, I would start looking to amd based on his budget.
Or try to get lucky with finding something used.
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or 1156 mobo+cpu
     
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