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Which CPU to go with the 6950

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June 2, 2012 3:04:51 PM

Hello there.
I'm putting together a gaming rig.
I have decided on the sapphire radeon HD 6950 as mf GPU and I would like some advice on which would be an appropriate CPU
Would a I3 2120 suffice or should I get a slightly better CPU to get the best out of my GPU?
I do not plan on over clocking and my budget for a CPU is upto about £150.
any money not spent on the CPU can go into other parts of my build making it more reliable or pretty (the case).

thanks for reading.

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June 3, 2012 7:05:12 PM

would a mid- top range i3 be alright with the 6950 or would I not get the full benefit of the GPU?
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June 3, 2012 7:15:27 PM

An i3 will be able to use the 6950 to it's full potential, in fact it won't bottleneck even the highest end cards.
June 4, 2012 5:02:10 AM

will i see a massive iprovement when gaming with an I5 over and I3 or just a few FPS? is it worth the extra few £'s?
My system is purely for gaming so wont be gaming while listening to music and browsing at the same time.
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June 4, 2012 6:12:10 AM

What games?
June 4, 2012 7:25:37 AM

Planning on getting metro 2033(or w/e its called) SC2, Diablo 3, crysis 1+2( I know 2 is less demanding but still want to get it), witcher 2 and some CoD like shooting games for the multiplayer mainly.
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