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Which is a better gaming setup?

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February 25, 2012 9:29:57 PM

My two choices of setups are:
Intel Core i3 2120 with a Radeon 6850
OR
Intel Core i5 2500K (OC'ed to 4.5 GHz) with an Nvidia GeForce GT 520
Both are approximately $270.

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February 25, 2012 9:36:35 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.
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February 25, 2012 9:50:53 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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