Better CPU + good GPU vs Good CPU + Better GPU? Tags: GPUs 7870 CPUs Intel i5 7950 Graphics Last response: March 31, 2013 9:24 AM in Graphics & Displays Share axekicker March 31, 2013 3:06:55 AM Hey guys, As the title suggests, I'm quite in a limited budget here so i need some of your opinions (and possibly what i should do). The question is, which one do i go with, a high end CPU partnered with a mid-GPU or the opposite: im choosing between i5-3470 and a HD 7950 or i5-3570K and a 7870 LE each pair costs approx. the same, and i cant go with a 3570K + 7950, so which one is better for gaming and no(/small) overclockings. thanks! More about : cpu good gpu good cpu gpu coozie7 a b à CPUs March 31, 2013 5:04:08 AM I'd go for the i5 3570K/HD7870LE combination, there's headroom for overclocking the CPU (just add a decent cooler during the build) and the 7870LE is not that much slower than a 7950 (sob). The non K CPU's cannot be overclocked BTW. ASHISH65 a b à CPUs March 31, 2013 5:07:54 AM get i5-3570K and a 7870 LE Related resources Cheap CPU Better GPU vs cheap cpu/gpu SSD vs good cpu cheap gpu - Forum What is better? A good CPU or a good GPU? - Forum A good gpu is better than an expensive cpu for gaming ? - Forum AMD FX6350 With sapphire 7950 or better CPU and not as good GPU? - Forum Better CPU vs Better GPU? Help! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer axekicker March 31, 2013 8:41:50 AM how bout if i wont overclock? and more on the gaming side? ASHISH65 a b à CPUs March 31, 2013 8:44:05 AM then i5 3470 + hd 7950 axekicker March 31, 2013 9:17:58 AM ASHISH65 said:then i5 3470 + hd 7950 if im planning on using it for gaming (until the next few years) do you recommend that i go with the 3570K and just do overclocking? ASHISH65 a b à CPUs March 31, 2013 9:24:00 AM i5 3570k will last longer due to oc and there is not a big difference between hd 7870le and hd 7950.even i5 k + hd 7870le is good Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Better cpu vs better gpu? Forum GPU vs CPU - which deal would serve me better? Light gamer. Forum SolvedWhats a good GPU 150$ or bellow that's better than the EVGA GTX 650 Ti? Forum SolvedGood idea to skimp out on motherboard for better GPU? Forum SolvedSuggestion a better GPU for me... hoping a good fps on dota 2 :D Forum SolvedBetter to upgrade my CPU or GPU ?(for gaming) Forum SolvedBetter to upgrade my CPU or GPU ?(for gaming) Forum Solvedcpu or gpu witch is better for gaming Forum SolvedWhich Build would offer the better performance? (How much does CPU really matter over the GPU? ) Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my cpu or gpu to get better fps on dayz standalone? Forum SolvedWill a okay CPU and a really good graphics card make my games run better? Forum SolvedUpgrade GPU or CPU and mobo to game better? Forum SolvedBetter Upgrade_II: CPU or GPU Forum SolvedWhats a good GPU good for all types of gaming?AMD Radeon HD 7990 or Better? Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade first for better PC gaming - CPU, GPU or RAM? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !