i'm getting the 660 ti, but i need a CPU for around 125$. iv looked at i3's, but they only dual core, and iv looked at amd's and they run slower than the i3's, but are four cores? what should i do. should i get a cheaper graphics card and better CPU? this build is for gaming and gaming only. i understand the 660ti is a bad-ass card. but would it be useless with a $125 cpu? any opinions will be appriaciated
Try to save some money on the GPU if you are budget conscious. The 660Ti is an awesome card, and I personally prefer Nvidia over AMD cards, but I just bought an AMD card because I think they are a better bang for your buck proposition right now.
I also wanted a quad core intel, that was a priority for me.
BTW, it wouldn't be useless without a quad core, I just knew I wanted a quad core, i bought a 3570K, I m thinking towards the future, maybe in a year I will add a second video card in crossfire for 150 or so.
A $250 gpu would be the way to go and pair it with an i5, my preference is the 3570k, because its a much more balanced system. The suggested above 7870 is an awsome card as well. the i3 would be fine but many games are starting to utilize more then 2 cores. I would avoid the amd cpus. Toms gpu tier list puts the 7870 and the 660ti on the same tier.