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February 17, 2013 1:05:13 AM

Hey guys , what's the best GPU and CPU combo for the price of $280 ? I don't want a CPU which will bottleneck the GPU .

I want to play Skyrim , BF3 , GTA 4 etc at high / ultra if possible . My screen res is 1366 x 768 .

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February 17, 2013 1:21:25 AM

What motherboard do you have? If you have an LGA1155 socket board, a good combo would be an i3-3210/3220 + Radeon HD7850
February 17, 2013 1:23:05 AM

Haven't bought the motherboard yet , still deciding on the CPU + GPU first .
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February 17, 2013 1:26:36 AM

Will a i3 work well with a HD 6870 ?
February 17, 2013 1:26:49 AM

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February 17, 2013 1:28:08 AM

If you prefer Intel CPU, get the i3-3210/3220 and HD7850. More efficient, uses lower power and great single threaded performance

If you want AMD CPU, get an FX4300 and HD7850. Unlocked multiplier (easy to overclock), great multi-threaded performance.

In case the 7850 is too expensive, the cheaper GTX650ti should be good.
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February 17, 2013 1:28:35 AM

Muks2386 said:
Will a i3 work well with a HD 6870 ?


Yes
February 17, 2013 1:41:19 AM

Muks2386 said:
Is the HD7850 more faster than the HD 6870 ?

Yes
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February 17, 2013 1:43:22 AM

HD7850>GTX560ti>HD6870

So yes, the 7850 is faster.
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February 17, 2013 1:44:11 AM

Muks2386 said:
Is the HD7850 more faster than the HD 6870 ?



the difference between a 6870 and a 7850 is similar to a gtx 560 and a gtx 570, except the 7850 uses less power, gets more gains with the latest drivers, runs cooler, and overclocks better
February 17, 2013 1:49:40 AM

The HD 7850 is expensive in my country .
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February 17, 2013 1:50:30 AM

at your screen resolution, the 6870 should be enough as is in my opinion.
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February 17, 2013 1:52:57 AM

Then get the GTX650ti. It uses less power than a 6870 but performs roughly the same. If that's expensive as well, then I have to agree with dudewitbow, get the HD6870.
February 17, 2013 1:56:03 AM

GTX 650 Ti is also expensive. Okay guys , I'll just go for the HD 6870 ! Thanks guys ! (:
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