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Old November 11, 2010, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by kingnubian View Post
If you are willing to overclock, and if buying a sub $100 cpu for gaming who wouldn't be, the i3 would be a great choice. It's just at the $100 limit, maybe a $10 above, but overclocks easily to 4ghz or higher and will spank the X3.
Your kind of missing the point of low budget. I agree the i3 is an awesome budget chip that overclocks very well, but if you are on a very tight and fixed budget for a GAMING rig I think the $30 difference in price between an x3 and i3 (approx $85 for x3 and $115 for i3) would be better spent on bumping up a step in the gpu (example $30 extra will get you from a 5670 to an 5750/gts450 or it could get you from a 5770 to a gtx 460). That said if you can spare the extra few dollars it opens up other options...such as getting a better CPU.
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