Top 10 Best Bang for the Buck CPU Processor

posted by JCrew
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Whether it be AMD or Intel, well, hopefully this list can decide it all.  We're not looking for the fastest or the latest but rather the cpu that gives us consumers the best value. 

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by JCrew - 1/14/2011 08:04 AM
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Currently at $125.00.

  • 3.20 GHz Desktop Processor
  • 4 MB Cache
  • Dual-core with four-way multi-task processing
  • Socket LGA 1156
  • 73 watt TDP
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by JCrew - 1/14/2011 08:00 AM
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Currently at $205.00.

  • 2.80 GHz, up to 3.33 GHz Max Turbo Frequency with 8 MB Intel Smart Cache
  • Supports up to 16 MB of dual-channel DDR3-1066/1333
  • Quad-core with four-way multi-task processing
  • Requires a motherboard with a LGA1156 socket
  • 95 watt TDP
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by redmetroid - 2/24/2013 12:04 AM
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by redmetroid - 5/15/2012 10:18 AM
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by JCrew - 1/26/2011 08:07 AM
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With the new Sandy Bridge cpus, it essentially obsoletes the older Intel i3/i5/i7 since the new Sandy Bridge cpus are faster than the older (fastest) i7.  The only drawback of the Sandy Bridge cpus is that it requires a new type of socket, thus, the upgrade path will require a new system or at least a new motherboard.  Full review from Tom's Hardware can be found here.

There are other Sandy Bridge cpus out there that are faster than the i5-2400 but frankly, they're simply there for bragging rights as this cpu provides enough performance for any task including gaming and is the best value for the money.

Price: $195

Specs:  32nm, Quad-core 3.1GHz, Intel HD Graphics 2000, 95 watt TDP, Dual-channel DDR3 memory support, socket LGA1155

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by JCrew - 2/25/2011 09:21 AM
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$230.00

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by redmetroid - 5/18/2012 09:36 PM
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by redmetroid - 10/23/2013 09:29 AM
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