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Good CPU to complement 560 ti?

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May 26, 2011 8:56:24 PM

I am building a new rig. What would be a CPU that will complement a 560 ti and not be too strong or weak for it?

I am thinking a Phenom II x4 or I5 2500k.

All I am really going to do with it that will tax the system is gaming. Price doesnt matter too much, as long as it is near the 100-200 range.
May 26, 2011 9:08:14 PM

I meant $, and just processor.

My main concern is the balance between the video card and CPU, if one is too good for the other.
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May 26, 2011 9:08:20 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

If you plan go with future SLI, then, the i5-2500k is the way to go. If you only want one GPU, then, the i5-2500k still is the best option :lol: 
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May 26, 2011 10:14:58 PM

Right now for gaming it is almost impossible to be the performance that you get form the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K. Matching the Intel Core i5-2500K with a good board like a P67 or a good Z68 will set you well up in your computer needs for years to come. Don’t forget to get a good HSF (heatsink/fan) if you are going to overclock the Intel Core i5-2500K.

Christian Wood
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May 27, 2011 12:53:23 AM

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If you plan go with future SLI, then, the i5-2500k is the way to go. If you only want one GPU, then, the i5-2500k still is the best option


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Right now for gaming it is almost impossible to be the performance that you get form the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K. Matching the Intel Core i5-2500K with a good board like a P67 or a good Z68 will set you well up in your computer needs for years to come. Don’t forget to get a good HSF (heatsink/fan) if you are going to overclock the Intel Core i5-2500K.


This. He's not biased, just right :) 
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May 27, 2011 1:19:48 AM

I think ^ IntelEnthusiat is a troll but yeah ur money would be better invested in an I5-2500k
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May 27, 2011 11:07:31 AM

If you want a CPU that exactly compliments the 560ti? Get the i3 2100 for just 125$. It is the exact right balance.It will do great in gaming, it wont overclock though.Nor will it be good for sli future options. But yeah, just a suggestion. Another option, the 955X4 is also a great one from AMD. Good luck. the 2500k is the best. There is no doubt about that. But it costs 100$ more. Also, you wont see much difference with the GPU 560ti. To see true greatness of 2500k, you need atleast 570gtx or better. With the 560ti, any of these cpus will be in 98% performance range of eachother.
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May 27, 2011 3:23:31 PM

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go back to school.. :pfff: 


QFT
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May 27, 2011 3:35:37 PM

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hardly a troll if hes an intel representative, thats his job :p 


Yes it is my job to be the Intel’s representative to the enthusiast space. I work a number of forums doing the same thing there as I do here; simply looking to areas I can help with information or giving conformation that the components work together. I am not an engineer or a technical person but I am here to help as I can.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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May 27, 2011 5:16:22 PM

get the 2500k, its a great cpu. I got the 560 ti and the 2500k
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May 28, 2011 3:40:26 PM

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go back to school.. :pfff: 

Care to explain what is it, that i said so wrong?
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May 29, 2011 3:56:11 AM

He asked what cpu will compliment well to the 560ti. I inferred it as a cpu which will not bottleneck the gpu, nor will be meant for 10 times better graphic card(he probably wont be upgrading his GPU soon). So, my answer is completely justified unless i stated something terribly wrong. So, the part where I implied,
{(i3 2100+560ti)\(i5 2500k)}*100=~97%,
is that where you got a problem? I am still wondering, how is that wrong? Try being a little more open minded with someone who doesnt share your exact opinion.
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