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Old 08-03-2010, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Should i save money by getting a quad core CPU (instead of a hexa core CPU) and use the saved money into a better GPU? Or vice versa? thanks!

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If theres one thing that I learned while building my computer is that most games nowadays don't even take advantage of the full 4/6 cores and that a dual core is efficient enough if you are gaming. Since I doubt you want a dual core I think you should definitely get a 4 core and ramp that GPU up since if you get a bad gpu + a 6 core that would create a bottleneck on your cpu. So you should go with the 4 core + better gpu. A good gpu is necessary and probably more important than the type of cpu in gaming.

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GPU rules for most gaming applications...there are a few exceptions...but they are few and far between.
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GPU, drop in a GTX 460 and you should see a big improvement
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