Intel or AMD for this, I haven't been keeping up with the PC scene but my homie is about to build his PC and we're tryna do it pretty cheaply. Best cpu for gaming -150?
9400F would be your best choice.
I5-9400F for gaming at that number.
Also a similar good processor is the Ryzen 2600X.
-150 in what currency?
just picked up a r5 2600 for $120 at Microcenter , cooler included
Definitely AMD. 2600X is a much better chip overall and the same can be said for the base 2600 at an even lower price. The Hardware Unboxed comparison Mark5916 shared below is worth a watch.