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April 9, 2014 9:21:26 AM

Hello Friends,
I am Planning to build a new PC
Gonna buy these parts
WD 1 TB HDD
CM Elite 344
Corsair vs450

i am having 3 choices for the rest of the components since i am on a fixed budget

1. i5 3570
ASUS p8-H61-MLX
Corsair value select 4GB ram
Zotac geforce gtx 650 Ti Boost 2GB

2. i5 4440
Gigabyte GA B85-D3H
corsair value select 4GB ram
zotac geforce gtx 750

3. i3 3220
ASUS p8-H61-MLX
corsair value select 2x4GB ram
Zotac geforce gtx 650 Ti Boost 2GB

Presently i am having a 1024 x 768 display...
will the i3 bottleneck the GPU ?
Is this dual core cpu enough for playing all games ?(ready to reduce the settings)
If 4GB ram is sufficient at present, i will go with any of the i5 options and upgrade ram later....
Please help me make decision....
Thanx in advance

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April 11, 2014 4:07:36 PM

I'd go for the second option and throw another 4GB of RAM in when you get the chance. In my opinion its always best to buy into the most recent series of GPUs as the performance upgrades on the previous gen are normally quite big.

Although for another twenty quid I'd go for a 750 Ti and thats probably the best you'll be able to do in your price range.

Hope this helps :) 
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April 11, 2014 4:12:40 PM

I also agree on the second option. And yes the dual core will bottleneck you in new releases that use up to 4 cores. Older games won't see an issue.
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April 11, 2014 6:36:37 PM

id go with the 3570 cpu its almost as fast as the 4440...you will not feel the diference between the two in gaming...defenetly fit another 4gb of ram with the money saved on the cpu and if possible i would get an r7 265 gpu instead of the 750, it's a lot faster in games and often doesnt cost much more depending on where you live..
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April 11, 2014 6:38:41 PM

wait i meant the 4440 cpu, not the 3570...anyway get the chepest solution out of those they are pretty much almost the same performance anyway...
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April 14, 2014 6:47:25 PM

Thanx for ur help guys....
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April 14, 2014 6:59:54 PM

Would you possibly be able to afford a GTX 750ti if you switched the motherboard in build 2 to an MSI H81M-P33? Also, the 4570 is only like $1 more right now.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $239.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-14 21:59 EDT-0400)

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April 14, 2014 7:01:34 PM

i think the op was looking at used or pre-built systems here...
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