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Linus September 29, 2011 04:49 PM

What's better for games, i5 2400 + 6950 or i5 2500k + 6850?
 
This is a question from Rosol88:

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yo i have biiiiiiiiiig problem i dont know whic setup will perform in games better i2500k and hd 6850 or i 2400 and hd 6950 please help im poor polish student i cant afford mistackes xd btw i love america !!!!!!!
I believe in "good enough CPU" with "best GPU you can afford" for any gaming rig. As long as you have a modern quad core (2400 falls into this category) and you're playing at a reasonable resolution (1080p), then you'll get more benefit from a better video card in 90% of games.

You won't be able to overclock the 2400 if it gets too slow for you in the future, but you'll have to decide if that trade-off is worthwhile for better performance now.

PerryC September 29, 2011 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Linus (Post 553368)
This is a question from Rosol88:
You won't be able to overclock the 2400k if it gets too slow for you in the future, but you'll have to decide if that trade-off is worthwhile for better performance now.

Wait there is a 2400K??? Bummer, you meant that he won't be able to overclock the 2400 :bleh:

Linus September 29, 2011 05:34 PM

Haha corrected. Sorry.

There is no 2400k. It's just a reflex when typing out Intel product numbers since I rarely talk about anything NOT unlocked.

Kilauea September 29, 2011 05:41 PM

There is another mistake here in the title. I believe it should be 2400 + 6950 and 2500k + 6850 and not the opposite, otherwise it makes no sense to me.


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