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There's really no such thing as a 'perfect match' between CPU and GPU. Esp. when you consider the possibility of going crossfire/SLI down the road, which increases the CPU requirements, making your 'perfect match', no longer perfect. Not to mention there's too much variability to the level of CPU req's from app to app.

Just get as nice of stuff (CPU and GPU) as you can afford, and be happy.
    
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There's really no such thing as a 'perfect match' between CPU and GPU. Esp. when you consider the possibility of going crossfire/SLI down the road, which increases the CPU requirements, making your 'perfect match', no longer perfect. Not to mention there's too much variability to the level of CPU req's from app to app.

Just get as nice of stuff (CPU and GPU) as you can afford, and be happy.
This. +1

Ive ran a i3 540 and i5 760 with my 5850, all work like a charm with it, great fps in pretty much all games at 1920x1080.
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the perfect match is any CPU that won't bottleneck a GPU. Then just scale down the CPU until you reach a price/performance point that you're happy with, also taking into account future upgrade plans (Crossfire/SLI) or any future CPU hungry games (although you're still most likely to be GPU limited with any modern game)
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