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I5 2500K + 6870 vs i3 2100 + 7870??

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June 3, 2012 3:31:15 PM

im not into overclocking unless if you consider a 6870 slow for a 1360x768 resolution...

assuming both have a 4gb ram and a 450 psu...

i'll be playing all games maxed out settings might add some AA 2-4X or so.... and maxing them on 1360x768 resolution..

i have a 19" widescreen monitor and having 1360x768 max resolution(idk why)...

so thanks.. i know they're on different costs but consider the most expensive setup from the two which would be my max budget..

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a b K Overclocking
June 3, 2012 3:34:18 PM

Since you don't overclock, you may want to save some money getting a non K version. The regular 2400, 2500, or 3450 (Ivy bridge) may be all you need.
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June 3, 2012 3:34:47 PM

For that resolution the I5 2500K with the HD6870 would be my choice. The HD7870 would not be able to stretch its leg on that res.
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June 3, 2012 3:36:39 PM

o1die said:
The 2500k combo would be a better choice, but you'll need a better power supply to overclock it. I recommend either antec, corsair, seasonic, or ocz, which is the brand I use.


yeah , my psu is antec....

and will i be ok if i won't oc my CPU? i want to play games on MAX on that resolution..

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June 3, 2012 3:37:20 PM

rolli59 said:
For that resolution the I5 2500K with the HD6870 would be my choice. The HD7870 would not be able to stretch its leg on that res.


why it can't? overkill right?

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June 3, 2012 3:39:24 PM

Yes since at lower resolution CPU's become the limiting factor, Antec PSU sounds good and 450 watts should be fine for moderate overclock without voltage increase.
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June 3, 2012 3:42:14 PM

o1die said:
Since you don't overclock, you may want to save some money getting a non K version. The regular 2400, 2500, or 3450 (Ivy bridge) may be all you need.


yeah, so an i5 2320 will do?

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June 3, 2012 3:43:14 PM

kentthegamer said:
yeah, so an i5 2320 will do?

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Yes it will.
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June 3, 2012 3:44:59 PM

rolli59 said:
Yes since at lower resolution CPU's become the limiting factor, Antec PSU sounds good and 450 watts should be fine for moderate overclock without voltage increase.


i see, but what happens if i go with the i3 combo? how much fps will be subtracted ?

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June 3, 2012 3:48:24 PM

kentthegamer said:
i see, but what happens if i go with the i3 combo? how much fps will be subtracted ?

thanks

It all depends on the game but I know for sure you need higher resolution to get all the performance out of the HD7870.
If you where on 1080P I would suggest the I3 combo.
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June 3, 2012 3:50:35 PM

That's a tiny resolution, you could achieve max in just about any game with a Pentium G630 and a 6770.
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June 3, 2012 3:59:04 PM

rolli59 said:
It all depends on the game but I know for sure you need higher resolution to get all the performance out of the HD7870.
If you where on 1080P I would suggest the I3 combo.


oh isee, im a bit confused, so you mean i need a rig that can maximize it's full potential so it can achieve good fps?

why will it be a bad choice having a 7870 overkilling a tiny resolution without even reaching it's full potential?

and i know the i3 is a bottleneck, but, crap,, i think i was brainteased lol..

thanks..
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a b K Overclocking
June 3, 2012 4:18:38 PM

You can also get a better monitor for around $100; I use a 22 inch that's 1920 x 1080, and I see those on sale all the time.
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