Among the listed processors which one is best value for money for gaming.

Discussion in 'CPU, Motherboards and Memory' started by raul8, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. raul8

    raul8 Geek Trainee

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    I want to upgrade my processor.

    Currently I have:
    Motherboard : ASUS a8n-e
    GPU : ATI 4670
    CPU : AMD 3200 64-bit

    These are the supported processors for my motherboard as per ASUS website:
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    (OR, u can check the attachment below.)

    Now, I want to buy a new processor for gaming which should be atleast enough for next 2-3 years.
    Now as currently my budget is not very high, so which is the best option?

    Second question: Although not listed on the website but does my motherboard supports AMD's Phenom processors.

    Thank You
     

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  2. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    The best CPU your motherboard supports is the X2 4800+. The good news is you can get one really cheap; they're like $50-60/USD new. The bad news is it definitely won't last you for 2-3 years if you plan on doing any heavy duty gaming, since it's already a few generations old. If you want a hard-hitting gaming rig, my advice to you is to buy the 4800+, then start saving up for your next build.

    EDIT: Don't forget to upgrade your BIOS before upgrading your CPU: http://www.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=DzbA8hgqchMBOVRz
     
  3. Storm2313

    Storm2313 Geek Trainee

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    I second that. X2 4800+.
     

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