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 Reply to haseo1998 EasyLover a b 4 Gaming a c 81 à CPUs a c 96 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. Reply to EasyLover CTurbo a b 4 Gaming a c 269 à CPUs a b U Graphics card a b 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. Reply to CTurbo Related resources Bad CPU But Good GPU = Gaming? - Forum CPU bottlenecks GPU, good or bad? - Forum High End GPU with Low End CPU... Good or Bad? - Forum Balance between good/bad gpu/cpu - Forum bad gpu, good cpu? - 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 Reply to haseo1998 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? Reply to haseo1998 Best solution CTurbo a b 4 Gaming a c 269 à CPUs a b U Graphics card a b å Intel February 19, 2014 8:52:31 PM Yes it is. The GTX 760 is a pretty good value too. Reply to CTurbo 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 Reply to haseo1998 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumSolvedGood CPU/GPU combo for Video Editing/Gaming ForumSolvedLow CPU/GPU usage BF3 paired with low fps? ForumSolvedgood cpu low gpu or good gpu low cpu for gaming ForumLow CPU/GPU usage BF4 paired with low fps? ForumWill an Intel Pentium G3220 paired with an Palit Nvidia Geforce 630 be good enough for gaming and video editing? ForumBad FPS in Games and Bad CPU and GPU Usage ForumStrange gpu problem :) will adding a gt 220 help gt640 if paired when gaming? ForumDoes a good GPU balance out a bad CPU? ForumGood budget CPU+GPU for gaming+recording? ForumBad CPU, Good GPU. Renderahead? ForumSolvedA good gpu is better than an expensive cpu for gaming ? ForumWhich would work better for gaming paired with this GPU? ForumSolvedBad CPU or Bad GPU ForumSolvedGood gaming rig for bad budget? ForumSolvedIs 2 x 4GB ram, 1066 good or bad for gaming? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !