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GPU for Intel i3 2120.

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November 7, 2012 10:55:11 AM

OK. I just want to know, which GPU will bottleneck i3 2120 @ 3.3 GHz? HD 7750 can do it?
Note: I want to play games at medium settings on a 15 inch monitor (until I get a new 22 inch).

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a b å Intel
November 7, 2012 11:13:28 AM

Most games use only 2 cores. So it would not bottleneck as small a GPU as you expect, you could run an HD7950 and could still not get a bottleneck in most games.

I would say you could get an HD7770 if you have a decent PSU. What PSU do you have???

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

Above would be my suggestion.
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November 7, 2012 11:22:29 AM

it depends on the game you're playing. what games do u play?
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 11:24:04 AM

Thanx. Novuake.
Right now, I have a 250 W PSU.
So, I'd want to upgrade my PSU as well. Suggest me the best budget PSU for my system.
And, BTW, I've a very *** to hell Mobo (An Intel DH61 ZE). So, keep that in mind also.
And, for GPU, I have a budget around 120 $ + 10 $ (in case of a better deal). So, I think only HD 7750 Fits in that slot. Any Nvidia competitor of it (at same cost)?
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November 7, 2012 11:24:43 AM

Thanx. Novuake.
Right now, I have a 250 W PSU.
So, I'd want to upgrade my PSU as well. Suggest me the best budget PSU for my system.
And, BTW, I've a very *** to hell Mobo (An Intel DH61 ZE). So, keep that in mind also.
And, for GPU, I have a budget around 120 $ + 10 $ (in case of a better deal). So, I think only HD 7750 Fits in that slot. Any Nvidia competitor of it (at same cost)?
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November 7, 2012 11:26:43 AM

That CPU is capable of a lot more than you think. I currently run an i3-3220 @ 3.3 GHz with a GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked Edition and I play BF3 on Ultra settings at 1920x1080. If you're looking at a new 22" monitor, it's probably 1920x1080, so I recommend at least an HD7770. That card along with an i3-2120 will run the most games at high settings with respectable frame rates. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a $2,000 machine to play games on the highest settings. 8GB of RAM (4 is even fine), a dual-core Intel or capable quad-core AMD CPU, along with a $120 graphics card is all you really need. i5's, $300 video cards, 16GB of RAM and other things like that are often times overkill. For 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 gaming, a $300 card is necessary, but for your purposes, a $120 card will work wonders.
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November 7, 2012 6:31:06 PM

500W power supply would be good, and what is your budget?
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