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In our series of Best Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of writing (29-Aug). Numbers in graphs reflect MSRP. Best CPUs, August 2017 Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data from our reviews. CPU Recommendations: August 2017 AMD Segment Intel Ryzen 7 1800X Ryzen 7 1700 $431 $300 Peak Gaming / VR $325 $337 Core i7-7740X Core i7-7700K Ryzen 5 1600 $210 Smart Gaming / VR $198 Core i5-7500 Ryzen 3 1300X $130 Sub $700 Gaming $116 Core i3-7100 Athlon X4 960 Athlon X4 860K ? $66 Sub $500 Gaming $85 Pentium G4560 A12-9800 + AM4 A10-7890K + FM2+ A10-7860K + FM2+ $111 $143 $96 Integrated / eSports - - Threadripper 1950X $1000 CPU Workstation $1000 Core i9-7900X Threadripper 1900X EPYC 7251 $549 $475 Memory Workstation $213 Xeon W-2123 Raven Ridge APUs One to Watch Core i9-7980XE Core i7-8700K Core i3-8100 The...

Price Guide, June 2006: Motherboards

We have an updated look at the motherboard marketplace just as the AM2 and nForce 5xx roll onto the scene.

7 by Haider Farhan on 6/26/2006

Price Guide, June 2006: Processors

Looking for a new AM2 processor to go with AMD's recently launched platform? We've got an updated look at the CPU market and prices with this week's Price Guide.

23 by Jarred Walton on 6/19/2006

Price Guide, June 2006: Storage

We're back again this week with a new storage price guide, bringing you the best available storage deals online!

20 by Haider Farhan on 6/11/2006

Price Guide, May 2006: Video Cards

We know many of you have missed having our weekly price guides to help make your shopping decisions easier, so here we are today with a complete look at...

39 by Haider Farhan on 5/27/2006

Pre-AM2 Mid-Range Buyers' Guide, May 2006

Thinking about upgrading, even with AM2 and Core Duo 2 right around the corner? We've got some analysis on the situation, as well as some currently available recommendations.

56 by Jarred Walton on 5/9/2006

Price Guide, March 2006: CPUs

Join us in this week’s CPU price guide as we point out some hot deals about the latest hardware.

17 by Haider Farhan on 3/27/2006

Price Guide, March 2006: Storage

Check out this week’s storage price guide, bringing you the best available deals online!

15 by Haider Farhan on 3/12/2006

Price Guide, March 2006: Video Cards

In the recent addition to the video card segment, we have the 7800 GS, X1900 and for the low-end, the 7300 GS. Read on to find out what new...

19 by Haider Farhan on 3/8/2006

Price Guide, February/March 2006: Motherboards

In this week’s motherboard price guide, we can see that the new nForce 4 Ultra for the socket 775 boards have become available and the i975X have become a...

8 by Haider Farhan on 2/28/2006

Price Guide, February 2006: CPU

Be sure to check out this weekend's CPU price guide as we analyze the latest development in CPU pricing.

11 by Haider Farhan on 2/20/2006

Price Guide, February 2006: Storage

In this week's Price Guide, we'll take a look at pricing trends of one of the core components in a PC, the hard disk drive.

7 by Haider Farhan on 2/12/2006

Price Guide, February 2006: Video Cards

You can see the newly released Radeon X1900 cards featured in this week's video card price guide. We're also seeing quite a bit of action in the price side...

8 by Haider Farhan on 2/5/2006

Price Guide, January 2006 - Motherboards

In this edition of our motherboard price guide, we are seeing the newly released i975X chipset based boards have begun to slowly roll into the market while we expect...

7 by Haider Farhan on 1/28/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: CPUs

The new dual-core FX-60 processor has recently dropped into the market and possibly because of that, the Athlon 64 X2's have seen some respectable price reductions.

13 by Haider Farhan on 1/23/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: Storage

There are many hard drives with mail-in rebates and plenty of exceptional DVDR's at fair prices.

4 by Haider Farhan on 1/17/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: Video Cards

This week we are noticing quite a few deals from eVGA while the ultra high-end graphics cards are appearing to be a bit more reasonable.

16 by Haider Farhan on 1/9/2006

Mid-Range to High-End Buyer's Guide, January 2006

All Santa gave you for Christmas was lots of cash, and you're looking to spend it, right? We have recommendations ranging from $1000 to $3000 in our latest...

67 by Jarred Walton on 1/2/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: Motherboards

Just as the end of 2005 comes to a close, we're here to bring you the latest update on your rig's main component, the motherboard. Read on to find...

10 by Haider Farhan on 1/1/2006

Price Guide, December 2005: CPUs

The socket 939 Opterons are back in stock on sale for extremely tempting prices while we await a new series of processors from both AMD and Intel.

10 by Haider Farhan on 12/24/2005

Price Guide, December 2005: Storage

Check out this weeks price guide for your storage pricing needs as the holiday shopping season nears its end.

12 by Haider Farhan on 12/17/2005

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