i5-3470 vs i5-3550 for gaming

i am on a budget so saving some cash would be helpful
so is i5-3550 worth the extra cash
it just has a 100 mhz over 3470
my other specs are
hd 7770
8 gb ram
win 7 64 bit
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  1. 3470 is fine if your on a very tight budget is the i5-3550 worth the extra cash yes but either one will do.
  2. if i were you i would try and stretch your budget as far as you can to get a 7800 series card like a 7850 because that will give you a much better gaming experience
  3. i5-3570. Can't be that much more $$ and it's worth it anyway.
  4. No, 100MHz certainly isn't worth 15$. Save that and put it towards something else.
  5. just get the 3470 .. the difference is 2-3 fps max (in gaming) .. not even worth spending that extra money for i5 3550 or 3570.. if you want to overclock forget the i5 and get a Amd 8350 ...
  6. shaun_shaun said:
    just get the 3470 .. the difference is 2-3 fps max (in gaming) .. not even worth spending that extra money for i5 3550 or 3570.. if you want to overclock forget the i5 and get a Amd 8350 ...


    i wont be overclocking
  7. if you dont overclock i5 3470 is a great option...

    if you want to increase the gaming performance, getting a better gpu than 7770 is the more wise solution .. because you wont gain much gaming performance with 7770 anyways .. try to get at least a 7850..
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7790-bonaire-performance,3462-6.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7790-bonaire-performance,3462-7.html
  8. shaun_shaun said:
    just get the 3470 .. the difference is 2-3 fps max (in gaming) .. not even worth spending that extra money for i5 3550 or 3570.. if you want to overclock forget the i5 and get a Amd 8350 ...


    More like .1 FPS. Even 500MHz would be an unnoticeable difference. Like 1FPS max.
  9. shaun_shaun said:
    if you dont overclock i5 3470 is a great option...

    if you want to increase the gaming performance, getting a better gpu than 7770 is the more wise solution .. because you wont gain much gaming performance with 7770 anyways .. try to get at least a 7850..
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7790-bonaire-performance,3462-6.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7790-bonaire-performance,3462-7.html


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130909 this would be a better option. Same price, better performance, and better driver support+better driver features.
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