Help with new computer build
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January 2, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Hmm at 19" you'll be running 1400x900 or somewhere around there. You'd be safe with a GTX 560 without the Ti at that resolution.
(Wow, it's hard to find reviews at less than 1680x1050 these days!)
What you'll end up with on a 19" monitor will be BETWEEN the 1280x1024 and the 1680x1050 results. Considering that 30 FPS is playable, I have no objections on a GTX 560 at that resolution.
To directly answer your question, a system with an i5 2500 without the K is still a good system. BUT...
The issue with getting a 2500 vs a 2500k is that the price difference is extremely small - here it's around $10 - less than 5% the cost of the processor. I just can't recommend crippling your overclocking (even if you don't plan to overclock now) over such a small difference in price. That said, that's the opinion of a hardware enthusiast who tries to
burn out his hardware after it is EOL
. If you really don't care about overclocking and can accept that you'll have to upgrade to a new CPU sooner, then you can get the 2500 without K.
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Asus Maximus V GENE
Intel Core i5 2500K
2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24
EVGA GTX 660 Ti (ref. clocked)
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB WD Caviar Black 1TB (WD1002FAEX)
Antec Mini P180 White
Asus Xonar U3
Samsung SyncMaster B2230 (1080p)
Windows 8 Pro
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