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Old 09-25-2012, 05:44 AM   #1
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Looking at my computer (see signature) what CPU would you recommend for under 100 and will be used for gaming. Thanks
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:20 AM   #2
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There is no processor for gaming for under $100.

You'd be better off upgrading that aging 8800GT, or a completely new build if you want a gaming machine.

I don't mean to sound rude, but trying to make a gaming machine out of your present computer is like trying to make a race car out of a 10 year old 4cyl. Nissan Altima, with 200,000 miles on it.
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No offense taken lol. I stopped gaming and my pc has been in my closet for about 2 years. I really only play counter strike source and tf2 I figured I matters well upgrade the CPU but I been so out of touch with new hardware..
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No offense taken lol. I stopped gaming and my pc has been in my closet for about 2 years. I really only play counter strike source and tf2 I figured I matters well upgrade the CPU but I been so out of touch with new hardware..

I hear ya. It would be a good idea to see if you could borrow a much newer card, from a friend, maybe a GTX 9800 series, or even a much newer card like a GTX 460. Try it out and see if the performance boost is worth the purchase price.
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