I5-2500K + HD 7850 2GB VS i5-3470 + GTX 660 Tags: New Build Gtx Gaming Intel i5 HD Systems Last response: November 5, 2012 2:12 PM in Systems Share Sret43rg November 5, 2012 1:50:41 PM Which combination would be better for pure gaming? More about : 2500k 7850 2gb 3470 gtx 660 rgd1101 a b 4 Gaming November 5, 2012 2:02:57 PM i5-3470 + GTX 660 stickg1 November 5, 2012 2:03:59 PM Both are really good. I would go with the 2500K because it can be easily overclocked and so can the 7850. Are those two setups equal in price? Is that why you're asking? What motherboard are you putting these CPUs in? If it supports overclocking then definately go with the 2500K. If you don't have any interest in tweaking or overclocking the 3470 and 660 are also great for gaming. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Sret43rg November 5, 2012 2:12:09 PM Yes, they are equal in price in my country (UK). Will i be able to overclock with the stock fan? i have absolutely no extra money to spend on an aftermarket cooler. I am still deciding which motherboard to put these CPUs in, it is out of 3 motherboards, here they are: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-g41-intel-z77-s...(x16)-d-sub-hdmi-atx http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-H77M-Motherboard-Socket-... http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77-ds3h-int...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-a These are the only motherboards i can afford with my 70 pounds budget im afraid Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I3-3220 + GTX 660 2GB VS i5-3470 + HD 7850 1GB Forum I3-3220 + GTX 660 2GB VS i5-3470 + HD 7850 1GB Forum I3-3220 + GTX 660 VS i5-3470 + HD 7850 Forum I5-3470 + GTX 660 2GB VS i3-3220 + HD 7950 3GB Forum I5-3470 + GTX 660 2GB VS i3-3220 + HD 7950 2GB Forum I5-3470 + GTX 660 2GB vs FX-6300 + HD 7870 2GB Forum Sapphire HD 7850 2gb vs EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Forum $140 MSI R7850 Twin Frozr Radeon HD 7850 2GB vs. $170 EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB Forum SolvedGTX 750 TI, GTX 660 or HD 7850 2GB Forum Solvedpny gtx660 or xfx hd 7850 2gb Forum FX-8320 + HD 7870 VS i5-3470 + GTX 660 Forum SolvedNvidia GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 or ATI HD 7850 2GB DDR5? Other PC components Forum SolvedAMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB or Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB Forum SolvedShould I buy HD 7850 2gb or GTX 660 2gb? Forum SolvedGTX 660 2GB GDDR5 or Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 (either OC edition or without) for 1920x1080 res. gaming? Forum SolvedHD 7850 2gb or gtx 660 2gb Forum Solved7850 2GB OC -VS- GTX 660 2GB. What would you do? Forum SolvedAMD Radeon Sapphire HD7850 2GB vs EVGA GTX560TI 1GB Forum SolvedPowercolor Radeon HD7850 2GB GDDR5 256BIT vs MSI Nvidia GTX750TI TWIN FROZR IV OC 2GB DDR5 128BIT Forum Solved2x HD7850 2gb vs 1 gtx 7702gb Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !