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Is the intel core i7-3770s good for games like garrys mod?

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November 6, 2013 9:11:16 AM

Is the intel core i7-3770s good for games, not big games but games you can download like Garry's mod and horror games?
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November 6, 2013 9:15:21 AM

That chip is great for even big games (depending on your graphics card) the only difference between that and the K model is a locked multiplier, so you can't overclock it.
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November 6, 2013 9:15:38 AM

The I7 3770 is plenty for most if not all games, maybe even overkill. It's the GPU you should be worried about.
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November 6, 2013 9:17:20 AM

Every i7 3770 is good for everything
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November 6, 2013 9:20:20 AM

...and the "s" means it's a low watt version with a lightly lower base clock. Don't pay a premium for it over a regular 3770 unless power is a concern for you.
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November 6, 2013 9:22:09 AM

itzdanielp said:
That chip is great for even big games (depending on your graphics card) the only difference between that and the K model is a locked multiplier, so you can't overclock it.


Chainzsaw said:
The I7 3770 is plenty for most if not all games, maybe even overkill. It's the GPU you should be worried about.

This the computer I'm looking at http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desk...
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November 6, 2013 9:26:20 AM

The i7-3770s goes for $305 on Newegg and the i5-3570k goes for $219 so you could save about $90 by going for the i5-3570k and have a much better gaming CPU with an unlocked multiplier. The i7-3770s has a stock speed of 3.1ghz compared to the stock speed of 3.4ghz for the i5-3570k which can be further overclocked much higher.
The only advantage the i7-3770s has is Hyper threading which most all games do not take advantage of. So from a gaming standpoint the i5-3570k is the much better and less expensive option.
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November 6, 2013 9:30:36 AM

The downside to the computer you are looking at is that there is no GPU. It uses the built in graphics. Which will work for basic games, but not any big ones.
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November 6, 2013 9:32:07 AM

CH123 said:
itzdanielp said:
That chip is great for even big games (depending on your graphics card) the only difference between that and the K model is a locked multiplier, so you can't overclock it.


Chainzsaw said:
The I7 3770 is plenty for most if not all games, maybe even overkill. It's the GPU you should be worried about.

This the computer I'm looking at http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desk...


According to that package your going to be using the intergrated graphics for your video or do you plan on adding a video card?

If they have a less expensive package with the i5-3570k then the savings will allow you to get a video card for gaming.
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November 6, 2013 9:38:11 AM

itzdanielp said:
The downside to the computer you are looking at is that there is no GPU. It uses the built in graphics. Which will work for basic games, but not any big ones.

This the other option I'm looking at
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desk...
Can you say which one is best please
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November 6, 2013 9:40:31 AM

I would get a Xeon 1230 v2 over a 3770. If you want to game, you will need a dedicated GPU. IGP gaming is not something I would consider an enjoyable experience.
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November 6, 2013 9:54:33 AM

Of the two Pc configurations that you listed it would be a toss up as to which is better since they are both going with integrated graphics. The AMD APU may have a slight edge on the integrated graphics chip of the Intel CPU and could be the better choice but the difference is not much and would not be a significant advantage.
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November 6, 2013 9:58:46 AM

inzone said:
Of the two Pc configurations that you listed it would be a toss up as to which is better since they are both going with integrated graphics. The AMD APU may have a slight edge on the integrated graphics chip of the Intel CPU and could be the better choice but the difference is not much and would not be a significant advantage.

And my last option http://www.ebuyer.com/570202-cyberpower-gaming-armour-l...
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November 6, 2013 10:13:52 AM

logainofhades said:
I would get a Xeon 1230 v2 over a 3770. If you want to game, you will need a dedicated GPU. IGP gaming is not something I would consider an enjoyable experience.


Thanks, and this the last one I've been looking at http://www.ebuyer.com/570202-cyberpower-gaming-armour-l...
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November 6, 2013 10:31:01 AM

That's not a bad choice since it comes with a separate video card. If you can afford it this would be a much better system.

http://www.ebuyer.com/512383-cyberpower-gaming-armour-e...
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