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PC intel build. Worth it in the long run?

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July 20, 2013 6:44:15 AM

Some games I want to play on 50+ fps constant are cod and bf games. I plan to play on 1280 x 720 resolution. Can I oc my gpu to make it faster or is it already oc? Also I plan to upgrade to an i5 with a GTX 660 later on. Then i5 and so on. Is this worth it? I can turn my graphics to medium on competitive games like cod and bf to reach 58+ fps. But can I go on medium-high settings on some games like minecraft and mmorpg games? Also, I'm the i3 will be outdated soon but by then I'll have an i5.

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CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-298WW ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.25 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $526.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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July 20, 2013 6:57:17 AM

The i3 is not outdated. The ivy bridge i3 & i5s were released at the same time. Since you are playing on a 720p monitor I'd say the most you'd need is a 7870.
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