Best possible choice for CPU + GPU under 500$. Tags: CPUs Intel i5 HD Last response: August 30, 2012 6:50 PM in CPUs Share pevkovic August 30, 2012 9:51:31 AM As the title says. Is it in your opinion a i5-3450 + HD 7950, a i5-3570K + HD 7870 or maybe a phenom 965 + GTX 670??? I am interested in everyone's thoughts. CF or SLI is a nono as i ve had bad experiences with that in the past. I ve only tried CF and i hear SLI is better in terms of microstutter but i wouldnt want to dive into that. Cheers More about : choice cpu gpu 500 Kamen_BG a b à CPUs August 30, 2012 10:25:18 AM After the recent price cuts you can find a GTX 670 for 360$ so... in my opinion the best combination is a Phenom 1055T + GTX 670. pevkovic August 30, 2012 6:31:30 PM Hmm, interesting combo (1055T + GTX 670). However i m pretty sure that the 1055T would bottleneck the 670. Not entirely sure though. Feel free to expand on that. Edit: It seems that the 1055T isnt currently available in my region. Related resources Best CPU+GPU+Mobo for ArmA 3 under 500? - Forum Best CPU/Mobo/GPU Combo for under $500-$600 - Forum Best cpu+gpu+mobo under $500 - Forum Best CPU+GPU+Mobo for ArmA 3 under 500? - Forum What is the best CPU/MOBO for video editing under $500? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MajinCry a b à CPUs August 30, 2012 6:36:07 PM i5 2500k And a 7850, I guess. Though if you want value for your dosh, I second the 1055T, but would recommend a 6950. pevkovic August 30, 2012 6:50:06 PM 2500K + 7850 feels decent but we could pump it a lil bit more as it comes at a 440$ price point. Sadly the 1055T is not sold any more here, so i could do with an alternative to it. I am not informed well about 1055T. Does it overclock well/easy? Has Nvidia really dropped the price on GTX 670? Cannot find evidence of that anywhere. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest Motherboard/cpu Under $500 for gaming Forum SolvedBest GPU for under 500? Forum Best GPU under 500 USD? Forum SolvedWhat is the best i5 or i7 CPU/Mobo combo for under $500 for 2013? (gaming) Forum Solvedbest gpu and cpu or mobo under 33000rs Forum SolvedBest GPU + CPU + PSU + MoBo under US$1000 Forum Solvedbest cpu and gpu for my mobo under 100$ or so Forum SolvedBest all round gaming gpu for under $500 Forum SolvedBest GTX 670 gpu or any gpu for that matter for under $500..... Forum Best Laptop for Under $500 (If possible, under $400) Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade to best possible GPU (based on my PSU/CPU/Specs) Forum Best possible gaming configuration under 500$. Forum Best possible GPU under 250$ for this build Forum SolvedTrying to find the best CPU/GPU combo for $500 max Forum SolvedIs it possible to build a gaming PC under $500? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !