Solved Will a bad cpu paired with a good gpu equate to gaming? Tags: Gaming Intel i5 CPUs Graphics Cards GPUs Intel Last response: February 19, 2014 8:55 PM in CPUs Share haseo1998 February 19, 2014 8:16:25 PM Right now I have an i5 2400 paired with a GTX 650. If I upgraded to a GTX 570, 660, 670, or a 760 would the performance increase be good or not because of the not so good cpu? Also note that I can't upgrade both my cpu and my gpu, only 1 More about : bad cpu paired good gpu equate gaming EasyLover a b 4 Gaming a c 128 à CPUs a c 99 U Graphics card a b å Intel February 19, 2014 8:20:22 PM Generally, low end CPU will bottleneck good GPU. i5 2400 is not that bad at all. You can opt for GTX 760 in your case. m 0 l CTurbo a c 305 4 Gaming a c 506 à CPUs a c 86 U Graphics card a c 118 å Intel February 19, 2014 8:20:48 PM Uh.... your cpu is a lot better than your video card. A GTX 760 would turn your system into a very good gaming PC. m 0 l Related resources Bad CPU But Good GPU = Gaming? - Forum Is now a good or bad time to buy a current intel cpu or nvidia gpu? - Forum is this a good cpu and gpu pair? - Forum CPU bottlenecks GPU, good or bad? - Forum High End GPU with Low End CPU... Good or Bad? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer haseo1998 February 19, 2014 8:40:50 PM EasyLover said:Generally, low end CPU will bottleneck good GPU. i5 2400 is not that bad at all. You can opt for GTX 760 in your case. CTurbo said:Uh.... your cpu is a lot better than your video card. A GTX 760 would turn your system into a very good gaming PC. Oh that's good to hear, usually I hear of people having i7 3770k or i5 3570k in their builds so I mostly just assumed that a i5 2400 wouldn't handle those cards as good m 0 l haseo1998 February 19, 2014 8:42:29 PM Another question which gpu should I buy for the best value? Like is a GTX 760 worth the extra money over the GTX 660? m 0 l Best solution CTurbo a c 305 4 Gaming a c 506 à CPUs a c 86 U Graphics card a c 118 å Intel February 19, 2014 8:52:31 PM Yes it is. The GTX 760 is a pretty good value too. Share haseo1998 February 19, 2014 8:55:04 PM CTurbo said:Yes it is. The GTX 760 is a pretty good value too. Thank you, I'll buy it then m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLow end CPU paired with higher end GPU; Custom Build Critique Needed! Forum SolvedBalance between good/bad gpu/cpu Forum SolvedLooking for a GPU to pair with my motherboard & CPU for mainly gaming. On a very tight budget Forum Solvedbuying the Sapphire Radeon HD 7870, is it a good gaming GPU, and will my motherboard and CPU support it? Forum SolvedLow CPU/GPU usage BF3 paired with low fps? Forum SolvedIs this GPU with this CPU good enough for gaming Forum bad gpu, good cpu? Forum Are the Xeon CPU's bad/good for gaming? Forum Bad performance when playing games. CPU or GPU issue. Forum What is the most powerful GPU that can be paired with the new AMD AM1 Athlon 5350 CPU, without bottleneck? Forum Cpu and motherboard for gaming paired with a gtx 560 Forum SolvedAdvice for Good PC CPU+GPU (Heavy multi tasking, rendering and gaming) Forum SolvedGood CPU/GPU combo for Video Editing/Gaming Forum Low CPU/GPU usage BF4 paired with low fps? Forum SolvedGood budget CPU+GPU for gaming+recording? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !