Help with new computer build
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January 2, 2012, 01:26 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.
You talk about the minimal difference of cpus but why not gpus?
My System Specs
Gigabyte P67 UD3 B3
i5 2500K (Stock)
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws
EVGA FPB 560ti
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