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Old 06-08-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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Im building a gaming pc and i want to be able to play games in 3D with nvidia 3D vision .Im wondering what the cheapest intel cpu to play upcoming games like battlefield 3 in 3d would be? im probably going to get a msi gtx560 and second one in a few months which i think will be enough as far as gpu's go .

so what cpu do you guys think i should get?
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Most of the upper end CPUs are fine for gaming once you get into the higher resolutions, so that being said, a reasonably priced Intel i5 should be fine.

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Just a little more dough (<$10 as of this post)
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If you ever consider AMD, just about all of their X4 processors would be fine too if you want to save some cash. Pairing a high end GPU is more important for games right now like BF3 than a fast CPU (don't get me wrong, it DOES help, just not as much as it used to be) but the i5 is the sweet spot for gamers right now.
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The i5 processors are very good value for money. I have one and I think the performance is great
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:20 AM   #4
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if i get the i5 2500 and 2 gtx 560ti's ,do you think battlefield 3 will be playable in 3d on fairly high settings?
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Yes, most games are console ported so you don't need to spend much to play them anymore. I'm still on a 9800gt and only the true pc titles are maxing my stuff out. Those two cards will easily handle it, i am that sure. That, and bf3 is going to the console anyhow, so it won't be THAT stressful.
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