Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

I3-2100 processor good for a graphics card?

Last response: in Components
Share
October 30, 2012 2:10:27 AM

Links:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So I was thinking of buying a graphics card and a power source, but I was wondering if the i3-2100 processor would be capable of them.

I was wondering if it would bottleneck.

Graphics card: gtx560
Processor: i3-2100

(Sorry for the Sub-category. Not sure what to put this under due to it being graphics card, processor, and power source.)
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2012 2:20:17 AM

Aceeri said:
Links:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So I was thinking of buying a graphics card and a power source, but I was wondering if the i3-2100 processor would be capable of them.

(Sorry for the Sub-category. Not sure what to put this under due to it being graphics card, processor, and power source.)



Great choice on the GPU, the i3 will have 0 troubles running that card.

As far as your power supply choice goes, what is your budget?, that one I would not touch with a 20 foot pole.


m
0
l
October 30, 2012 2:21:57 AM

Don't worry it won't bottleneck; even a really, really cheap Celeron hardly bottlenecks a higher end GTX 560ti.

For the PSU, get an Antec Neo Eco 520W. It's $46 with the promo code, and will last much longer, and is also 80+ certified, so it's much, much more efficient.

Basically, it'll output more power consistently.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
Related resources
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2012 2:23:43 AM

With the 7850 you linked you wouldn't need anymore than a 400 watt power supply. Not sure why you linked a 7850 but mention a gtx 560.

Your CPU would pair nicely with the 7850.
m
0
l
October 30, 2012 2:24:28 AM

Well I would like to stay under $100 for the power supply. I would possibly be willing to go a little bit higher.
m
0
l
October 30, 2012 4:20:47 AM

maxalge said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... has -$10 off with code CollegeSave10.



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., has a -$10 mail in rebate.


These would be good choices.


I totally didn't just say that.

Also, the CX 430 is a 3rd tier power supply, the Antec VP 450 is a better power supply for the same price, and it's a tier higher.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You won't need a $100 power supply unless you're Crossfiring/SLI

Use the extra money to get a better CPU, the i5 3470 is on sale for only $150 at microcenter. You'll see way better performance from the 4 cores and higher clock rate. For only $30 more, that's a really good deal
m
0
l
October 30, 2012 6:26:24 AM

Depends on motherboard you use: if you have a Z68 or Z77 chipset it will allow your cpu to cooperate with stand-alone graphic card. If you have P67 chipset it will not interfere with graphic card.
m
0
l
!