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Question Best CPU for gaming

Aug 12, 2019
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I know most would say just to get the newest Intel but I wanna know if there is a cheaper alternative to having to spend a fortune. I plan to build/buy parts for a new gaming PC when Black Friday comes up and I want to know what a good choice would be with 16 GBS of ram and a GTX 1660ti 6 GB GPU
 

Phaaze88

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Well, I'm gonna be one the guys that tells you to go Ryzen.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.78 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $282.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-16 23:52 EDT-0400


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.85 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $437.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-16 23:53 EDT-0400
 

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