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Cpu or gpu?

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August 7, 2012 5:50:28 PM

So I'm looking to build my first gaming pc. I've been operating under a budget of about 700 dollars (I still need an OS, so only 600 for parts) but I suddenly came into some extra money and now I have an additional 100 bucks to spend. I can't decide if I should put it into the cpu or the video card.....I do want to do a reasonable amount of multitasking. The extent will likely be fraps, a game, and some browser tabs. With this in mind, should I upgrade from an i3 to an i5? Or, alternatively, should I upgrade from a 6870 to something like a 7850?

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August 7, 2012 6:40:38 PM

TheScarecrow97 said:
Hmm. What's the performance difference between the i5 2310 and the 2400? I'm trying to save every bit I can here XD

in a synthetic benchmark like passmark, about 5%

in the real world you won't see a difference between the two with the AMD 6950 or 7850 but I would still pay the extra $10 to go from 2.9 to 3.1