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i3 VS i5 for gaming?

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November 16, 2013 5:07:27 PM

I currently own an intel core i3 2130 and I was wondering if it would be worth the 200$ to upgrade to an ivy bridge i5? I mainly play games on steam and browse the internet etc, I don't really do anything with rendering or photoshop etc.

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November 16, 2013 5:12:12 PM

What is your setup right now. The i3 isn't terrible. Pair it with a strong GPU.
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November 16, 2013 5:13:46 PM

I3 2130
6GBs of 1333mhz ram
Radeon HD 7770
Pretty much are the bare specs.
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November 16, 2013 5:17:55 PM

I would spend the money for a stronger GPU.
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November 16, 2013 5:20:56 PM

Would you reccomend a 7870/660 ti as a good choice for a GPU upgrade?
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November 16, 2013 5:25:20 PM

From a HD 7770? Definitely.
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November 16, 2013 5:28:04 PM

You might as well go for a gtx 670. Its in the 200 dollar budget.
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November 16, 2013 5:29:08 PM

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You might as well go for a gtx 670. Its in the 200 dollar budget.

Really? Can you post up the link?
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November 16, 2013 5:37:17 PM

Well I only found it on a swedish page, but i figured if I can find it in for less the 200 dollars in Sweden you can find it less elsewhere to
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November 16, 2013 5:41:35 PM

Alright Ksham thanks for your input hoping I can find a good deal around on black Friday/cyber Monday.
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November 16, 2013 5:42:34 PM

You're welcome. Best of luck.
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