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Old 24-10-10, 06:33 PM
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what offers the best bang for the buck. I just started listing all the new parts for my Gaming pc but really not sure to go with AMD again or Intel I really want something that is fairly cheap and offer's great performance.

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Old 24-10-10, 06:45 PM
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whats your budget?
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Old 24-10-10, 07:13 PM
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£100-£150
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Thats enough for a new cooling, and if you're lucky, maybe a PSU.

Not to sound rude, for that money you really can't expect POWERFUL CPU..

You can forget about intel, as the motherboards cost an extra £30 at least, which can be crucial factor in deciding what to get...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE is your best option I would suggest, and a high-end MoBo (either 890FX for Xfire or Asus M4N98TD EVO for SLi - which I would personally avoid like vampire avoids garlic)

Any other questions, just ask.

I am not an expert, but I am pretty sure with your budget you can't get intel.
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Old 24-10-10, 07:46 PM
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Not to sound rude, for that money you really can't expect POWERFUL CPU..

You can forget about intel, as the motherboards cost an extra £30 at least, which can be crucial factor in deciding what to get...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE is your best option I would suggest, and a high-end MoBo (either 890FX for Xfire or Asus M4N98TD EVO for SLi - which I would personally avoid like vampire avoids garlic)

Any other questions, just ask.

I am not an expert, but I am pretty sure with your budget you can't get intel.
Thanks for your suggestion but I am sure you can get a powerful intel cpu, core i5 start from around £140 and heard great things about the i5
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is that just ur budget for a cpu? cause thats all its gonna get u intel wise
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is that just ur budget for a cpu? cause thats all its gonna get u intel wise
That's what I'm saying, if you get yourself an x4 AMD (which is BETTER for games), you can get high-end MoBo with everything you will ever need on it, for about 100 quid... Similar MoBo for an intel will set you back around £150 mark, thats another extra £50 for NO PERFORMANCE GAIN.

I myself own intel, and always did since my Athlon 2600+ died, but if I was about to build a new budget rig now, i would go for AMD and for the saved money invest into an SSD or a better GPU, which would give me more performance.
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if tht budget is for the CPU alone then look at the AMD hex
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That's what I'm saying, if you get yourself an x4 AMD (which is BETTER for games)
Since when? The best budget gaming CPUs now are both Intel.

Intel Pentium 1156 (basically an I3 without the HT) is around £70 and OCs to 4ghz

I3. Around £100 and OCs the same.

Games respect overall speed more than cores. Most games don't even use more than two cores any way.

Pentium

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...lga1156-retail

I3

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...-733mhz-retail

Infact completely ignore the Pentium. I3 = teh best budget gaming CPU around ATM.
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Old 24-10-10, 10:37 PM
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the i3's are nippy they are comparable to a q6600 but with 32nm goodies and a gpu onboard
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