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Which is a better gaming setup?
Feb 25, 2012, 9:29 PM
My two choices of setups are:
Intel Core i3 2120 with a Radeon 6850
Intel Core i5 2500K (OC'ed to 4.5 GHz) with an Nvidia GeForce GT 520
Both are approximately $270.
Feb 25, 2012
which gaming setup
Feb 25, 2012, 9:36 PM
I'm guessing you're building this for gaming, so I would go with the i3 build since you could just upgrade to Ivy Bridge in the future for more CPU power.
Feb 25, 2012, 9:50 PM
i3 and i5 are going to perform very similar in most games until you get a very high-end GPU setup. You'll get better overall performance with the i3 at this time.
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