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Best GPU for i3-6100 3.7GHz?

By EvanR
Jul 27, 2016
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  1. In the build I'm currently looking into, I have the Geforce GTX 950 2GB superclocked video card. Can anyone tell me if there is a better option or if this is fine? This is will be my first time building a PC, so I'm trying to learn some things before I commit. Thanks
     
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    Well, there are better cards available, but I have a feeling that isn't really your question. Are you asking what's the best GPU you can get without issues of bottlenecking? If so, I wouldn't worry too much about that. Sure, the i3 is a dual core, but thanks to HT, it won't be that bad in multi-threaded games/applications. With that said, we'll need a budget before any real recommendations can be made.
     
  3. EvanR

    EvanR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/knfn7h Ok so this is what I have currently and yes, that's exactly what I was wondering. The goal is to find the best cpu gpu combo in this build without going too much over $600.
     
  4. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    Switch MOBO to the MSI H110M Pro-VD LGA 1151 ($54.99) - cheaper than your pick, but will keep performance consistent.
    Pick up the i3-6300 from Amazon it's cheaper ($117.99)
    Pick up the R9 380 instead of the GTX 950, it'll be the better performer.
     
  5. EvanR

    EvanR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks I really appreciate it!
     

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