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Bond007 November 11, 2010 05:12 AM

An answer for all the which budget processor questions (for now) [Xbit]
 
A review of what they call <$100 processors (I would say its more around the $90 mark...no athlon II x4 in it). Either way its an easy to follow review to help everyone out with a budget build.

Summary: Do what many on this forum say and get an athlon x3 for budget gaming.

LINK to review

_dangtx_ November 11, 2010 07:04 AM

games should be run at 1920 with all eye candy on, gpu makes more difference + lack of oc = fail :p. us cheap bastuges buy a 50 dollar cpu and clock it to 150 dollar value,lol

thanks for the link :)

kingnubian November 11, 2010 03:34 PM

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.

Bond007 November 11, 2010 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kingnubian (Post 449158)
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.

_dangtx_ November 11, 2010 06:42 PM

true. for the price of the i3 you can get celly and mobo. will be slower of course, but fit your budget.

ZZLEE November 11, 2010 06:48 PM

Kijiji, Usedottawa, and posts in Buy sell trade section if you dont mind used stuff ?

Bond007 November 19, 2010 07:19 AM

New thread with for mainstream processors.


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