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Hi I'm looking for the absolute cheapest proccesor that will fit my needs I want a proccesor that will not bottleneck a gtx 650ti at all I will be playing Battlefield 3, battlefield4, far cry 3, skyrim. I will also be recording with fraps in the background. I will be playing at 1080p probably on medium. I have no amd, Intel preference and fanboys who make up benchmarks stay the hell away. And I don't care if the proccesor is old or new. ,athlon, core2duo ect. One preference though no phenom 965 I've had some bad problems with one I hate it don't suggest it. Thank you for your time I'm just looking for the cheapest proccesor to fit my needs.

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Budget? $100 sound good? If so AMD FX-4100
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Thanks a lot!
I'll pay up to 160 for the CPU but that isn't the point lol I want the CHEAPEST proccesor that I can get to fit my needs

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I'll pay up to 160 for the CPU but that isn't the point lol I want the CHEAPEST proccesor that I can get to fit my needs

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Okay then I still recommend the 4100.
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Look for a used 2500k IMO
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post #6 of 29
I would suggest in a FX 6300. More then enough cores to handle you needs. Most games barely use 4 cores and you'll have 2 extra to handle any side/background tasks. Sometimes, going cheap is only a temp fix for today, but you will end up spending more tomorrow as technology advances.
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A6 3870K or Intel Core i3 3220? What is your budget?
     
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For "budget" gaming i normally go with a FX-6300, its price/performance ratio is hard to beat.
I have sold a few and all my custumors are very happy with it.

The best allround gaming CPU is stil a 2500K, 2550K or 3570K IMHO.
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I would suggest in a FX 6300. More then enough cores to handle you needs. Most games barely use 4 cores and you'll have 2 extra to handle any side/background tasks. Sometimes, going cheap is only a temp fix for today, but you will end up spending more tomorrow as technology advances.
well this is temp till steamroller in which I will sell my rig for another so yea just need the cheapest for my stuff for now thanks for your opinion though

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post #10 of 29
FX6300 or FX6350 would work well.
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