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Lower cpu and better gpu or better cpu and lower gpu?

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June 11, 2013 11:51:52 AM

I cant decide between say a lower cpu like 3470 or fx 6300 and a 7870 or a i53570k or a fx8350 and a 7850 what would be best?

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June 11, 2013 11:55:34 AM

Forte EXE said:
I cant decide between say a lower cpu like 3470 or fx 6300 and a 7870 or a i53570k or a fx8350 and a 7850 what would be best?



i53570k or a fx8350 and a 7850 i think !
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June 11, 2013 11:59:10 AM

better gpu, better gaming (if that's what you're doing). with a 3470 you would be getting a motherboard with a locked multiplier (ie H77, B77, etc) which could entail more savings. if you can, bump the gpu to a 7870XT (TahitiLE)
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June 11, 2013 12:11:49 PM

Hi,

Depends for what games.

Some are cpu intensive other gpu.

What games you want to play ?
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June 11, 2013 12:15:20 PM

dextermat said:
Hi,

Depends for what games.

Some are cpu intensive other gpu.

What games you want to play ?
mainly skyrim love that game haha umm alot of emulators of older systems and first person shooters like crysis battlefield call of duty

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June 11, 2013 12:43:25 PM

crysis and battlefield are GPU intensive games and the only difference between the 3470 and 3570K is the unlocked multiplier and 200MHz. If you get the 3570K, you'll spend more on the MB and would have to get a decent aftermarket cooler. IMO, you're better off with the i5-3470 and the 7870 (or possibly the tahiti le version)
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