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i5-650 for Gaming?

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Hey OCN!
Im about to pick up an i5-650 and a MSI P55-CD53 for $110 on craigslist and I was wondering if this is a good deal? I need it mainly for gaming (starcraft 2, diablo3, etc ) and Im not sure how these perform and how well they overclock and google doesn't seem to pull up much.

Thanks again guys, I truly value your guys inputs!
Edited by advntk - 11/14/11 at 5:54pm
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That should be fine for SC2 and Diablo III (however we won't know for sure until D3 comes out).
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how does this compare to amd chips ? or even intel for that matter lol
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That will be fine for gaming if paired up with a good graphics card, and I imagine it should overclock okay
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