Hey Tek Forums,
I really need advice on getting a somewhat budget build ready for this summer. I am seriously trying to figure out what cpu paired with a gpu will get me decent frame rates (40 - 60) in games like BF3, GTA 4, Far Cry 3, Minecraft, Flight Simulator etc...
I am looking at Intel because i want a CPU thats powerful but also cost effective and will work really good with a discrete graphics card.
Obviously the i5-3350p is on my mind because i will be buying a discrete graphics card and its an i5, ivy bridge, pcie 3.0, 6 megs of l3 cache, quad core, for $170.
So my main question is, how high of a graphics card, dont matter if amd or nvidia, should i consider getting to pair with the i5-3350p to get 40-60 frames on the above games.
Open to any other cpu suggestions, preferably intel, i want to spend the money on intel cpu rather than amd.