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#1 Krysek

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

Ive got like $200 + tax to spend on a processor, and i want to know the best for the price. Can anyone give me any suggestions on a greatly priced, but good enough to run Skyrim processor?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:27 PM

This really depends a lot on what you already have installed in your PC. Motherboard, RAM, and Video Card will be important too as Skyrim is a very taxing game on systems from what I understand, I dont have it installed on my PC but I've played it and heard the horror stories from PC users (I played on Xbox and it isnt exactly perfect there either)

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:33 AM

I'm far from an expert at gaming hardware, but when I design a system, one of the tools I use is PassMarks CPU benchmarks. They list all CPU's with a benchmark score and sometimes a price. As of today, the highest ranking processor that they show under $200 is the AMD FX 8120 ranked at #43 out of 1309 CPU's for single systems. They also benchmark Graphics Cards as that will be a big component of your gaming also.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

Yeah i was thinking of buying the AMD FX 8120, but seeing as how the new FX series aee coming out later this year, i dont know if its worth it. Btw guys, i have the Galaxy Nvidia GeForce 550 Ti and im getting 8GB RAM sooner or later. Also getting the ASUS Sabertooth 990 FX

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Hello

The make and Model of the computer or if home built the Make and Model of the Motherboard are needed to determine what CPU you use to upgrade if at all.

You have to use a CPU that the Motherboard supports or it won't work.

You didn't even say if it was Intel or AMD CPU.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

Yeah i was thinking of buying the AMD FX 8120, but seeing as how the new FX series aee coming out later this year, i dont know if its worth it. Btw guys, i have the Galaxy Nvidia GeForce 550 Ti and im getting 8GB RAM sooner or later. Also getting the ASUS Sabertooth 990 FX



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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:41 AM


Yeah i was thinking of buying the AMD FX 8120, but seeing as how the new FX series aee coming out later this year, i dont know if its worth it. Btw guys, i have the Galaxy Nvidia GeForce 550 Ti and im getting 8GB RAM sooner or later. Also getting the ASUS Sabertooth 990 FX



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And theres my MOBO, the CPU i have at the moment is Intel Pentium 4 Dual core, so yeah, i really need to upgrade :P

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

the_patriot11, He probably posted while I was typing or Multitasking.
I'm not the fastest at either these days.
Unfortunately There are no Memory or Processor upgrades available for me due to being an obsolete design. :whistle:

CPU Support List, Check to make sure you have the required or later BIOS.
http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/list.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&m=SABERTOOTH%20990FX&hashedid=H9GanpgqHG8yN8yQ

Don't forget to get some Arctic Silver and maybe a better Heat Sink & fan assembly for your new CPU.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:47 AM



Yeah i was thinking of buying the AMD FX 8120, but seeing as how the new FX series aee coming out later this year, i dont know if its worth it. Btw guys, i have the Galaxy Nvidia GeForce 550 Ti and im getting 8GB RAM sooner or later. Also getting the ASUS Sabertooth 990 FX



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And theres my MOBO, the CPU i have at the moment is Intel Pentium 4 Dual core, so yeah, i really need to upgrade :P


Question, You Listed a AMD CPU motherboard and mention having a Intel CPU??

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

I could be mistaken, but I think the ASUS is the board hes planning on upgrading to.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:52 PM

I could be mistaken, but I think the ASUS is the board hes planning on upgrading to.


your right patriot, im GETTING the ASUS sabertooth, but right now i have the ASUS P5LD2 MOBO. Im sticking to cheap, which is why im switching MOBO'S so i can get cheap AMD processors.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

I've been looking around for processors, and the AMD FX-4170 looks great for $139.99. Its quad-core, and runs at 4.20GHz from box. You think that'll be any good?

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:42 PM

Yes that CPU should be able to handle Skyrim and if your into overclocking then it should serve you well.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

Yes that CPU should be able to handle Skyrim and if your into overclocking then it should serve you well.


You think it'll be good for hardcore gaming on maxed settings? Cause im going to sell my xbox and go full out PC gaming.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:37 AM

For gaming, it will more up to the GPU to do it's job rather then the CPU. But it is up for the job :thumbup2: :thumbup2:

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