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    If you dont have the time to research the benchmarks, or if you dont feel confident enough in your ability to pick the right processor for your next gaming machine, fear not. We at Toms Hardware have come to your aid with a simple list of the best gaming CPUs offered for the money.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-g...iew-31735.html

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    tom's hardware..

    not exactly the most trusted name! im surprised they didnt just list Intel the whole way down lol, they got to that point, though lol

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    I like AMD but even I know i5/i7 are rocking $200.
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    For $25 less... not a big bang

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    Both of them are a decent deal.

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    But then again, also look at the motherboards that go with those processors as well. An enthusiast mobo for an i7 is $350 or higher, and an enthusiast i5 board runs at $250 or more. However, an enthusiast AMD board runs at under $200, so there is some more Bang for the buck. Then compare prices between triple channel vs. dual channel memory. More savings there.

    So, when you are really trying to figure out "Bang for the Buck" you really have to compare system price vs. system price. Not just CPU prices.
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    Prices on boards have dropped, my MSI P55-GD80 is only $209 , the Asus Maximus III Gene is only $199.99 Lets not forget Sky was able to get the new Intel chip to 4.5Ghz on air, like I said, they are both good deals.

    The $99 AMD chips we reviewed did a good job overclocking 3.86GHz, they would have done a great job if our reviewer had a 32bit OS. Plus look at the Kingston 1600 MHz P55 kit we just reviewed, this is the best 1600MHz kit ever, we were able to hit 2200MHz for $100 that's very hard to over look.

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