What are the best cheap CPUs for gaming?

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    #1AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor

    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor

    The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor features 3.6ghz processing speed, 6 cores and 12 threads unloched, 3Mb/16Mb of caché and wraith spire cooler as thermal solution. 

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    Jean Reid
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "After checking various shopping online outlets, I lucked up and came across this cheap CPU for gaming. I love it so far it works as great its competitors for half the price. I would highly recommend using this product! "
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    #2AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

    AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

    The AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler is a 3.4GHz processing speed, 4 cores and 8 threads unlocked, 2Mb of caché and a thermal solution based on wraith stealth.

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    Lauren Turner
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "Great processor for someone on a budget and keeps my gaming flawless. Also way more energy efficient and nice design to boot."
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    #3AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Desktop Processor

    AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Desktop Processor
    Featuring a true quad-core, this processor will bring you great performance for both gaming and computing. For an affordable prize you will get a great processor, which features a large 10 MB total cache.



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    Tyler Peters
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "Just to get a foot in the door of gaming CPUs, I bought the AMD Ryzen 3 for US$117 and started it up. It runs good. I don't have much to complain about. My computer is now fast when I play Skyrim online. Thank you."
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    #4AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor

    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor

    The AMD's Ryzen1700 is a powerful 8 core processor unlocked with 4mb/16mb caché and Wraith Spire Led Cooler thermal solution. It has been designed for gamers and creators. 

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    Teresa Perez
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "Amazon has always been a website that I could trust. However, looking for a CHEAP CPU for gaming to me would be at least under $100. The price for this CPU that should be cheap is too much in my opinion. However, on the other hand, the Processor is a great CPU for gaming and the description is just simple enough to get the basics. "
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    #5AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Processor

    AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Processor

    With a frequency of 3.7 GHz and 4 cores, this processor will make sure everything from your computer runs smoothly. It works well with gaming installations, despite not being this its main purpose, and it has a wraith spire cooler to prevent thermal issues.

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    Paul Hamilton
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "This processor is super robust and will have no problems handing intensive games! It's incredibly efficient and the built-in cooler makes it easy for the processor to run cool even under load. I can see my rig having exceptional durability with this hardware now installed."
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    #6Intel BX80684I38350K 8th Gen Core i3-8350K Processor

    Intel BX80684I38350K 8th Gen Core i3-8350K Processor

    For a really low prize, this processor will make your computer run smoothly through many activities, like VR experiences, gaming or complex computing. It only works along motherboards based on Intel 300 series chipsets. 

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    David Weber
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "An 8th core processor for a computer. People who are looking to upgrade their computer would probably want this product."
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    #7Intel Pentium G Series BX80677G4560 Processor

    Intel Pentium G Series BX80677G4560 Processor

    The Intel Pentium Processor G4560 with 3MB of cache, running at 3.50 GHz with FC-LGA14C socket will make your computer run smoother. It's specially recommended for gaming installations, as it delivers stunning 4K HDR visuals and enjoy great VR experience. 

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    Alan Jenkins
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "From some quick googling, the product seems to be a highly recommended budget option."
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    #8Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K

    Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K

    The Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K features socket LGA 1151, Intel 200/1001 series chipset, Intel HD Graphics 630, Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.

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    Anthony Kennedy
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "Usually, to run games smoothly, you need a high tech, expensive CPU. However, if you are a gamer and have a lower budget, try the Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K. For under $350, it is a great CPU. With it's Intel HD Graphics 630 and Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0, it runs as smoothly as many of the much more expensive CPU. I have used this CPU over the last year and had no issue what so ever with slow game play."
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    #9Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8400 Processor

    Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8400 Processor

    The Intel Core i5-8400 Processor has a base core clock of 2.80 GHz and can boost up to 4.00 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology. It has 6 cores and 6 threads and comes with Intel UHD Graphics 630 built-in.

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    Jeffrey Graham
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "I like this CPU product for gaming but would've like it to be more compatible with my other gaming devices. It is a good price though in comparison to others on the market."
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    #10Intel Core i9-7900X Processor

    Intel Core i9-7900X Processor

    The Boxed Intel Core i9-7900X Processor Extreme Edition(13.75M Cache, up to 4.30 GHz) FC-LGA14B SKYLAKE X features socket LGA 2066, 10 cores, Intel Turbo boosts mac technology 3.0 and Intel Optane memory ready. 

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    Johnny Thomas
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "I installed the new i9, and was floored by the performance. Where before my spreadsheets would take almost 5 seconds to open, now, it's barely 2s for ones with hundreds of calculations! Additionally, I can play HEVC movies now without them lagging. Nice!"

Summary

Best What are the best cheap CPUs for gaming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ProcessorElectronics 20 Paid
2AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Processor with Wraith Stealth CoolerElectronics 16 Paid
3AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Desktop ProcessorElectronics 15 Paid
4AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ProcessorElectronics 14 Paid
5AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Processor Electronics 10 Paid
6Intel BX80684I38350K 8th Gen Core i3-8350K ProcessorElectronics 2 Paid
7Intel Pentium G Series BX80677G4560 Processor Electronics 2 Paid
8Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700KElectronics 2 Paid
9Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8400 ProcessorElectronics 2 Paid
10Intel Core i9-7900X ProcessorElectronics 2 Paid
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