CPU

AMD FX-Series Multi Core Socket AM3+ Processors

The FX-Series is where you'll find AMD's highest performing desktop processors. Most models have unlocked multipliers for easier and higher CPU overclocking. With between four and eight cores, the chips are best suited to multi-threaded applications and games. They use the AM3+ socket so you'll need an AM3+ motherboard to match. These chips can also generate a lot of heat, especially when overclocked, so a cooler capable of taming them is a must.

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Intel Core i5 Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These 7th Generation Intel Core CPUs are the most affordable quad-core Intel processors. Intel Core i5 CPUs provide a significant speed up in games and multimedia applications such as image and video editing, making them a great choice for gamers and creative professionals.

Please note: In order to use an Intel 100 Series Motherboard with these 7th Gen. CPUs, you will need to ensure the motherboard is running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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Intel Core i5 Socket 1151 Skylake Processors

The Intel® Core™ i5 6000-series processors are based on the new architecture codenamed Skylake. The 6th Gen Intel processors support Intel® Turbo Boost Technology which gives you an extra boost and increases processor frequency when you need it most. Choose a 'K' SKU, which can be easily overclocked for even greater performance.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These Intel 7th Generation Core quad-core processors have more cache memory than the Core i5s and also support Hyper-Threading, allowing them to work on up to eight threads simultaneously. A Core i7 is the ideal choice for a high-end PC and is much faster than a Core i5 when it comes to rendering videos and multi-threaded calculations.

Please note: In order to use an Intel 100 Series Motherboard with these 7th Gen. CPUs, you will need to ensure the motherboard is running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 1151 Skylake Processors

The Intel® Core™ i7 6000-series processors are based on the new architecture codenamed Skylake. The 6th Gen Intel processors support Intel® Turbo Boost Technology which gives you an extra boost and increases processor frequency when you need it most. Choose a 'K' SKU, which can be easily overclocked for even greater performance.

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