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Which one of these two CPUs are better?

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October 21, 2013 7:50:39 AM

Ok, so I decided to build my own PC. I plan to mostly use it for gaming. Also, I plan on installing a 64-bit operating system, so I need a compatible processor. I have a budget around $550-$600. I already have an LCD, keyboard, mouse and speakers. All I need is the computer itself :)  . I started with searching for a processor and I found the following ones:

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1 GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3 GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which one of them is better? Or should I search for another one? Also, sorry for my grammar; I am not english :)  .

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October 21, 2013 7:54:45 AM

The 3220 is better but if you can go up to I5 3xxx would be better.
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October 21, 2013 7:55:21 AM

i3 3220
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October 21, 2013 8:02:08 AM

out of the two the 3220 wins hands down. I'd really recommend looking into other cpus however, the days of dual core gaming are coming to an end.
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October 23, 2013 4:35:15 PM

Between the two processors that you have listed, the 3220 wins by about 17% and will cost you 4% less than the 2100.

But, because you're looking to game on your computer, I would suggest trying to squeeze something like an i5 in instead.
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