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i3 VS i5 for gaming?

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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  1. What is your setup right now. The i3 isn't terrible. Pair it with a strong GPU.
  2. I3 2130
    6GBs of 1333mhz ram
    Radeon HD 7770
    Pretty much are the bare specs.
  3. Best answer
    I would spend the money for a stronger GPU.
  4. Would you reccomend a 7870/660 ti as a good choice for a GPU upgrade?
  5. From a HD 7770? Definitely.
  6. You might as well go for a gtx 670. Its in the 200 dollar budget.
  7. amd vs nvida said:
    You might as well go for a gtx 670. Its in the 200 dollar budget.

    Really? Can you post up the link?
  8. 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
  9. Alright Ksham thanks for your input hoping I can find a good deal around on black Friday/cyber Monday.
  10. You're welcome. Best of luck.
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