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AM3+ CPU Whats good for a budget?

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I have a Asus m5a78l-m usb3 Motherboard. What is a good cpu to pair with it? I’m looking for the cheapest option. Also, the cheapest one for gaming. Games like cs:go, fortnite, and rocket league more light games to medium. I have always had intel, but it died on me so I have this for now and have no idea anything amd

 

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PortzJ

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You could find an FX 6300 on eBay for A good price, I wouldn't recommend a 4 core of you can avoid it. 

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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FX quad core. They are nearly dirt cheap.

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4 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

FX quad core. They are nearly dirt cheap.

They are also nearly unusable. It's basically a dual core. The premium for a 6100 or 6300 isn't that big.

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So I do not want to go with a quad core, I want a duo core? 

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Portz:D

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Also, are any of these like 10 dollars? Got any links?

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Portz:D

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3 minutes ago, PortzJ said:

So I do not want to go with a quad core, I want a duo core? 

There is no FX dual core. The FX chips have a shared FPU between cores, effectively making it half as capable in floating point tasks, which gaming also relies on.

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3 minutes ago, PortzJ said:

Also, are any of these like 10 dollars? Got any links?

No, they're not THAT cheap. The 6100 is around $50 and the 4100 around 35.

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If you need bare minimum, you can get an athlon ii x2 or a phenom ii x2 but I do not recommend using one of those.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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What would be the next step up from the athlon ii x2 or the phenom ii x2?

 

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Portz:D

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2 minutes ago, PortzJ said:

What would be the next step up from the athlon ii x2 or the phenom ii x2?

 

There are 3 core CPUs available as well, such as athlon or Phenom x3.

You can search CPU compatibility for your motherboard to know exactly what works.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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34 minutes ago, PortzJ said:

I have a Asus m5a78l-m usb3 Motherboard.

Condolences

That's a pretty garbage Board as it does not have any heatsinking for the CPU VRMs.

 

34 minutes ago, PortzJ said:

What is a good cpu to pair with it?

To be honest, I'd not pair anything with that because of the design of this Board and rather sell it for a decen FM2+ Board. Those are at least somewhat usable for Office Work...

The best thing is an FX8320E or something like that, maybe FX8300 or the FX6300.

But Id not go for the bigger CPUs and stay with the lowest clocked ones of the series...

34 minutes ago, PortzJ said:

I’m looking for the cheapest option. Also, the cheapest one for gaming. Games like cs:go, fortnite, and rocket league more light games to medium. I have always had intel, but it died on me so I have this for now and have no idea anything amd

Then sell this crap board and get something else.

Cheap Options aren't really available thanks to rediculous used prices...

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2 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

Then sell this crap board and get something else.

Cheap Options aren't really available thanks to rediculous used prices...

Yep. Might be time to consider cheap ryzen. Even if it's too expensive now, saving up to get an am4 motherboard is worth it, you can go bottom of the barrel and get an A8 CPU, or grab an athlon 200GE, but you'll like it a lot more.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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7 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Yep. Might be time to consider cheap ryzen. Even if it's too expensive now, saving up to get an am4 motherboard is worth it, you can go bottom of the barrel and get an A8 CPU, or grab an athlon 200GE, but you'll like it a lot more.

Yeah, that is one reason, the other is that he might not be really satisfied with the old Bulldozer based CPU...

 

An Athlon 200GE System would be somewhere around 150€ or so if you really are going cheapish.

But pls take the reduced PCIe Lanes into account.

 

With the Price of the 200GE, it makes little to no sense to go for a Bulldozer based APU.

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2 hours ago, PortzJ said:

Also, are any of these like 10 dollars? Got any links?

$10 a CPU is more like AM2 or FM2 stuff, the low end ones no less. Those are NOT for gaming (unless you're talking about games as old as the CPU itself), even after lowering my standards a lot (I wont call AM3+ stuff good for gaming normally).

 

in other words, it's impossible.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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