Which CPU/GPU combination for gaming? Tags: New Build Gaming CPUs HD GPUs Systems Last response: November 26, 2012 6:25 AM in Systems Share huzisong September 2, 2012 1:28:43 AM Which combination of CPU and GPU should I get for gaming?? 1. The i5 3570k and the HD 6870 or 2. The Phenom II x4 965BE and the HD 7870 GHz edition. thanks guys! More about : cpu gpu combination gaming strife_ff7 September 2, 2012 1:38:49 AM I'd get a i3 2120 and hd 7870. The i3 2120 will perform about the same as the phenom ii x4 965 and you can upgrade to a i5 later. huzisong September 2, 2012 1:49:41 AM strife_ff7 said:I'd get a i3 2120 and hd 7870. The i3 2120 will perform about the same as the phenom ii x4 965 and you can upgrade to a i5 later. I considered that, but with the x4, I can save ~80 bucks for the CPU and equivalent mobo. Related resources Cpu+gpu combination - Forum CPU/GPU right combination to prevent bottleneck - Forum CPU/GPU combination , consultation - Forum 200-300$ CPU&GPU Combo - Forum CPU-GPU combinations comparison - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer TheBigTroll a b 4 Gaming a b à CPUs September 2, 2012 1:53:44 AM id just save up for both a i5 and a 7870 from xfx (214.99 after MIR btw at us.ncix.com) spat55 a b 4 Gaming a b à CPUs September 2, 2012 3:28:18 AM i5 3570k and a 7850, if you have to wait for a sale. yarmock September 2, 2012 3:45:30 AM huzisong said:Which combination of CPU and GPU should I get for gaming?? 1. The i5 3570k and the HD 6870 or 2. The Phenom II x4 965BE and the HD 7870 GHz edition. thanks guys! What resolution and games would you be playing? Depending on your needs the 965 could make more sense especially if its considerably cheaper. If you can stretch another 25 id get a 7850 vs a 6870. zpwslayer November 26, 2012 6:25:10 AM Ive seen the 7850 in action paired with an i5 2500k and the result was great! I would go Intel on this. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumA few different CPU/GPU configurations ForumCPU_GPU benchmarks ForumBest combination ?? APU? ForumI5+Geforce 540M CPU/GPU temperatures when gaming ? ForumWhich CPU/GPU combo should I choose? ForumWhat is the better combination ( CPU+GPU ) for a moderate user ForumCombo CPU/GPU Evolution? ForumWhich cpu/gpu combo is best for gaming ? ForumWhat CPU+GPU gives me a better gaming experience? ForumBudget gaming build Forum1000 Gaming Rig, First time Build ForumHelp,Fitting a gaming set in a budget 1200 GBP. ForumIs this a good £700 gaming PC? Forum1500 Euro Gaming. ForumFiguring out which component is bad on a new build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !