Which is a better gaming setup? Tags: CPUs Core Intel Gaming Last response: February 25, 2012 9:50 PM in CPUs Share iAmPhoReal 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. More about : gaming setup e56imfg a b à CPUs 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. Raidur a b à CPUs 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWhich setup is better for gaming ForumWhich is the better setup for gaming ? ForumWhich setup is better for gaming ? ForumWhich is the better setup ? ForumPlease Help, which setup will be better ForumWhich Case Is Better With My Setup ForumWhich setup is better ForumWhich setup is better ? ForumWhich setup is better for a gaming server? ForumWhich graphics card setup is better ? ForumWhich setup is better for what? ForumWhich of these builds is better gaming ForumWhich setup is better ? ForumWhat is the better gaming setup ? ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question Forum[Solved] Which 1155 Intel Processor should I get? ForumBetter config for Gaming Laptop (CPU/GPU tradeoffs) ForumWhich CPU combo would you pick?? ForumGood but not expensive gaming mouse (uk) Forum[Solved] PSU for my setup? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !