I5-2310 for Gaming for $165 Tags: CPUs Gaming Processors Intel i5 Last response: December 30, 2012 6:17 AM in CPUs Share ILackCreativity December 30, 2012 12:28:31 AM Amazon is now selling an Intel i5-2310 processor for $165. Is it worth it? Or would it be better to buy an i5-2500K or i5-3570K ($200). I am on a pretty tight budget. Also, would it bottleneck a GTX 660 Ti? I do not plan on overclocking, if any. More about : 2310 gaming 165 $hawn a b à CPUs December 30, 2012 1:06:09 AM Get the i5-2310, its plenty fast, and ur not planning on OC'ing anyway Sweet deal for the price, and no its not gonna bottleneck that 660 However, if you do plan to OC down the road, remember that even this "locked" i5-2310 can OC by 4 bins, ie, by upto 400MHz more. m 0 l ILackCreativity December 30, 2012 1:58:29 AM Quote:wow... I got my i5-3570k @ microcenter for 169.99 I did order an i5-2500K at Microcenter online for $146 (shipping included) but they canceled my order because the listing was a mistake And since no Fry's nor Microcenter store is located near me, I can't buy any of their deals in-store (Fry's has also canceled my i5-3570K and motherboard combo for $190). God I hate getting my orders canceled. m 0 l Related resources Is i5-2310 good for gaming? - Forum *GAMING* i3-2120 vs. i5-3450 vs. i5-2310 - Forum Best monitor for gaming (165€/220$) - Forum $600 Gaming Rig(Opteron165) - Forum Overclocking a Opteron 165 is it good for GAMING? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer djangoringo a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming December 30, 2012 2:09:25 AM Get the i5-3470 on amazon, it's 15$ more, but it's an ivybridge cpu, it's worth the extra $. m 0 l angaddev a b à CPUs December 30, 2012 6:17:13 AM Get the i3-3220, it's great for gaming, will save you money so you can buy a 7870 or 7950. In gaming the GPU is almost always the bottleneck, so spend more on that. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Auto Game Saves not wokring on Server since 1.65 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !