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i5-4460's iGPU and a future upgrade

Hey guys, so I'm planning to get the i5 instead of an APU because I'll upgrade to a discrete Graphics card in the future (maybe an R9 270).
I just wanted to know how much advantage or disadvantage I'll have to deal with while I still don't have a discrete GPU vs if I bought an APU and got a future GPU. thanks
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  1. yes, get the i5, the integrated graphics are perfectly fine for everything but gaming, and even then you can run most things on low or med.
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    i5-4460's iGPU is perfectly fine for a office pc. The discrete graphics will be necessary for a gaming build.
    Do you wanna play games right now? Try a low budget AMD build w/ a discrete graphics.
  3. filippi said:
    i5-4460's iGPU is perfectly fine for a office pc. The discrete graphics will be necessary for a gaming build.
    Do you wanna play games right now? Try a low budget AMD build w/ a discrete graphics.


    I do actually. but I'm not that excited . I can stay playing my old games (Dota2, LoL, CSGO, TF2) but yeah. a future upgrade just because I'm planning to get the latest titles for entertainment. but do you think the i5's iGPU will handle those listed games above with no problem? I don't mind putting the settings down a bit too. and any suggestion for a future graphics card that can run on a 500watt PSU with my i5? I'm thinking of the R7 265, R9 270/x , R9 280/x, GTX 760, GTX 660Ti
  4. For a good 500w psu i really like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB TurboDuo Video Card ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $154.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-14 19:06 EDT-0400
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