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Old 01-05-12, 09:27 AM   #149
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Default Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa

For a budget gaming rig the best choice would be a i3 2100. Yes they are only dual core but with HT they smash any dual core AMD cpu and quite a few of the quad cores too.

i3 2100
asus p8z68-v LX
Corsair 4GB dominator DDR3 ram


Replacing a intel e6700, evga 680i, 2gb corsair DDr2 ram, that was no slouch for the games my son plays including MW3, BLOPS, DIRT 3 all running at med-high settings on a GTX260. The 680i and E6700 have just about seen there final days with random bluescreens and hardware crashes happening everyday now.
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