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Will the Intel Core i5-3570 max out top of the line games?

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September 25, 2013 1:41:28 PM

I am building my first gaming pc, and I am trying to spend around $800, the processor I have is the Intel Core i5-3570 and the gparhics card is the GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 .
Will these work well together?

Note the links are to the newegg product pages so you can see what products I am talking about :) 
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September 25, 2013 1:49:06 PM

the 3570 will do you good. The 660, not so much. It's a last gen card and gets beat by lots of newer cards. With AMD's new cards being released today, I would wait till some benchmarks come in to see how it does against the current 7xx series of Nvidia.
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September 25, 2013 1:49:33 PM

The should work well together, although others may suggest a better deal.

An HD 7870 would give you better performance than the GTX 660. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 25, 2013 5:42:17 PM

the 660 is a perfectly good card and will play most games on high settings 1080p with good fps. Crysis 3 is not an easy game to max out but it will run it well on med-high settings.
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