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Which CPU intel is better for gaming and a good performance

There are so many different options out there and I'm not sure which one to choose from. The ones I have had a look at are i5-3470 and 3550. I don't want something expensive.

Let me know which one you recommend. I'm not much of a gamer but I'd like the speed and performance.
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  1. Well if you want to stick with an Ivy bridge, and you plan to buy a gpu I would recommend a 3350P its the cheapest I5 (not the slowest, but a shake slower than the two you picked) It does NOT have onboard graphics so you'll have to buy a GPU but if you planned to anyway it is a great option. I have one and love the thing it has chewed apart anything I've thrown at it so far.


    Honestly for most normal tasks the clockspeed won't be very noticeable. I would pretty much only buy the cheapest of a set (IE: cheapest I5 3XXX series, or the 3570k) nothing in between. I would either want be able to OC it or save the money for other parts a few MHZ won't make or break your experience, but saving the money to put toward other parts might :)
  2. 3550 slightly faster.
  3. Since their is no big difference between the two and the 3550 is more expensive, get the 3470. If you are overclocking, get a 3570k, else get the cheapest as their is no real difference between them
  4. those are just the two i have looked at, I know there are many more options out there. I dont want to over clock, from the intel cpu which one is better at speed and performance wise?
  5. 3550 0.1GHz faster!
  6. Honestly if you have no desire to OC just get a 3350P, it is plenty fast in any non Monster rig and is very affordable for its speed. Once again must buy gpu but most people do anyway. If you're not getting a GPU might I recommend buying a Haswell I5 4XXX series processor and an 1150 board, they have better onboard graphics and will help tremendously if you are NOT buying a gpu.
  7. Intel i5-4570 as haswell architecture is better than ivy bridge. But if your purely gaming then get a sandy bridge i5 2500k
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    Supahos said:
    Well if you want to stick with an Ivy bridge, and you plan to buy a gpu I would recommend a 3350P its the cheapest I5 (not the slowest, but a shake slower than the two you picked) It does NOT have onboard graphics so you'll have to buy a GPU but if you planned to anyway it is a great option. I have one and love the thing it has chewed apart anything I've thrown at it so far.


    Honestly for most normal tasks the clockspeed won't be very noticeable. I would pretty much only buy the cheapest of a set (IE: cheapest I5 3XXX series, or the 3570k) nothing in between. I would either want be able to OC it or save the money for other parts a few MHZ won't make or break your experience, but saving the money to put toward other parts might :)



    i would agree with the i 5 3350p due to its low power requirements or a i5 3470 both are good value chipsets

    or you can jump to haswell which isnt supported by ivybridge chipset 1155 but 1150 which leaves you open room for upgrading to broadwell later i5-4440 is same price as i5 3470 on superbiz
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-4440BOX&c=CJ and would be enough for gaming and speed since haswell is 10 percent faster then ivy

    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4440-vs-Intel-Core-i5-3330
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