Gpu for i5 2500k

slcmike

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Oh a 2500k wasted on a H67 :(

You want a P67 not H67 if you plan on oc'n that cpu. I would imagine since you have a 2500K you will be overclocking. P's are designed for cpu overclocking.
 

phishy714

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Well if you have an 5i-2500k, there aren't any single card solutions that will bottleneck this CPU, so ANY card will do. The decision will matter more on alot of different factors. To give you a better suggestions, please provide us with the following information:

Motherboard (new one you are probably getting with a P67 chip)
Power supply (brand make and model and wattage)
Monitor resolution
Budget (how much are you willing to spend for everything)
credit card number: (JUST KIDDING!!!!!!)

 

phishy714

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First, you have to figure out the psu maker.. cause a 600w psu can be.. a true 600w psu or one that can only output 400w safely. Just take a picture of the sticker on the PSU that gives the wattage and stuff, we can figure it out from there.

Secondly, honestly get a new freaking motherboard. You will not be able to overclock the 5i-2500k with a freaking h67 board, and if you can't then there is no point in getting the K version.. Get a decent freaking P67 board if you are going with that CPU.

Thirdly, at that resolution, I am sorry to say but a 6850 nor a gtx 460 will give you good performance unless you lower the settings in games drastically. Those cards were not meant to run games at 1080p smoothly. Your best bet is to upgrade to either a 6870 for around $180, which will give you better performance. Otherwise, you will have to dumb down graphics alot if you insist on staying within the $100-$120 range.