What are the best CPUs for a gaming PC?

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    #1AMD 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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    Randy Jimenez
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "Probably one of the higher end CPUs, if you have a system that wont bottleneck this CPU its worth the money."
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    #2AMD 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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    Carolyn Ramos
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "Again, I completely love amazon's products and tend to find the best deal on their website. This processor may not necessarily be the best CPU for gaming. Considering the price it is probably a basic quality CPU not so much the BEST. I think the description of the processor is very clean and to the point. I would have expected the solution product to be in a higher price range with better processing speed and cores. "
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    #3Intel 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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    Tyler Gonzalez
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "Now the problem we are facing is to find the best CPU for gaming and we are not exactly looking for an affordable option. Anything from Intel Pentium G series is a bad solution for this problem. I firmly believe that the solution here should be something more powerful even if it costs extra. For instance, Intel 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor or something from that league would be a great option. "
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    #4Intel 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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    Jennifer Watkins
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "This core processor is an advanced processor. It’s worth the money if you have an Intel 300 series chipset, otherwise you’re out of luck with this product. I would try to find a solution that is more versatile. "
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    #5Intel BX80684I78700K 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor

    Intel BX80684I78700K 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor

    The Intel Core i7-8700K Processor is compatible only with motherboards based on Intel 300 series chipsets and features 6 cores and 12 threads, 3.70GHz processing speed. It supports Intel Optane and UHD Graphic 630. 

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    Douglas Baker
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "A very powerful processor, with a surprisingly low price that delivers the most bang for your buck that I've seen in a processor in quite a while. It's very easy to work with and I was able to set it up in just a few minutes. Very much a deal, which I would recommend not missing!"
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    #6EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC

    EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC

    The EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC is the third edition of the GTX 1050 following the Ti and the Ti FTW. It has a 4096MB DDR5 that allows 1080p at 60 fps. It has a Base Clock of 1354MHz and a Boost Clock of 1468MHz.

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    Sean Hansen
    Written on February 12, 2018
    "I have owned many previous iterations of this Nvidia card, and they are always up to the challenge. This card was no different. Big bang for the buck, EVGA GTX 1050 makes all my games look really good and and definitely makes my gaming experiences more enjoyable. With multiple ports and port types, I can also set up multi monitor solutions easily as a bonus."

Summary

Best What are the best CPUs for a gaming PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ProcessorElectronics 22 Paid
2AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ProcessorElectronics 16 Paid
3Intel Pentium G Series BX80677G4560 Processor Electronics 13 Paid
4Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8400 ProcessorElectronics 12 Paid
5Intel BX80684I78700K 8th Gen Core i7-8700K ProcessorElectronics 8 Paid
6EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Electronics 4 Paid
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