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I3 530+5770 vs. i5 750+5670!!!

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May 27, 2010 9:44:05 PM

Given that my resolution is 1600x900, gaming is my prime concern & i am on a tight budget...

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May 27, 2010 9:46:08 PM

...which one will give me more performance for the next 1.5 years, i3 530+5770 or i5 750+5670??
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May 27, 2010 10:00:35 PM

Go mow a few lawns and get both :D 
Seriously though, get the 5770.
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May 27, 2010 10:22:46 PM

i5-750+5670 would give you the better performance, and would be more future-proof although not really. It'd be better to get the i5-750 because, you could just upgrade your GPU along the road, and it is much easier to install than a processor.(incase you want to upgrade.)
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May 28, 2010 12:09:35 AM

I feel the I3 setup would be more powerful now as the 5770 is around twice as powerful as the 5670 but as virrze mentioned if you think you might want to simply upgrade later the gpu is alot easier to replace than a CPU
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May 28, 2010 1:29:06 AM

the 5770 system would give you much better performance
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May 28, 2010 1:36:56 AM

The 5770 rig will be a excellent gaming machine, right out of the box. I wouldn't pay for a rig with a 90 dollar 5670, with intentions of changing it out. The dual core, hyperthreading will be a good gaming cpu. Its a compromise from a quad, but thats what budgets dictate :) 
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May 28, 2010 3:57:38 AM

Have you guyz read Tom's latest gaming articale about Amd processor+i'll game at 1600x900..
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May 28, 2010 4:01:07 AM

..Which slightly higher than 1280x1024+single gpu setup,no upgrades, i will only use it for...
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May 28, 2010 4:07:39 AM

..next 1.5 years.The article suggests that at low res n single gpu setup dual core performs closely to quad
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May 28, 2010 9:31:22 AM

evan4244 said:
Have you guyz read Tom's latest gaming articale about Amd processor+i'll game at 1600x900..

Do you mean this?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-core-i5-...
The i5 530 is just honorable mention but since you pair it with the HD5770, then I guess this is the better choice specially since gaming is your primary concern.
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May 28, 2010 11:04:22 AM

Not that one. I am posting through my cell.So i cant add the link. The articale i am talking..
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May 28, 2010 11:07:45 AM

.. about is the latest cpu article, named Gamer Do you really need more than...
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May 28, 2010 11:15:34 AM

If you guyz read it,plz let me know whether you think going for i3+5770 is a better choice
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May 28, 2010 11:20:54 AM

The HD5670 really isn't appropriate for your resolution so the HD5770 is the way to go. The i5-750 is certainly the better processor but the I3-530 is alright at stock and could even be quite good if you overclock it.
Are you talking about prebuilt systems or are you building your own? If you are building your own system and you are on a tight budget then a Phenom II x4 system is the way to go to get the most gaming performance for the money. Just yesterday afternoon in another thread I found some nice combos/deals for someone considering the same. Let me see if I can find it.
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May 28, 2010 11:29:10 AM

Thanks jyjjy for your concern :)  But the problem is in my country i wont find those AMD cpus..
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May 28, 2010 11:36:32 AM

Best mobo i can get for OC here is Asus p7p55d. How well can it OC i3 without volt increase?
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May 28, 2010 11:40:28 AM

And if i get an after-market cooling fan for i3,will it also work for i5?
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May 28, 2010 11:42:36 AM

Coolers are designed for certain socket so yes it would work.
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May 28, 2010 11:44:21 AM

evan4244 said:
Thanks jyjjy for your concern :)  But the problem is in my country i wont find those AMD cpus..

Have you considered Ebay?
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May 28, 2010 11:56:18 AM

I dont have an international bank account or credit card :( 
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May 28, 2010 11:59:29 AM

Jyjjy..do you know anything about Asus p7p55d.OCing an i3 530?
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May 28, 2010 12:19:22 PM

Asus makes good boards, you shouldn't have a problem over clocking with it. From what I'm reading the i3-530 can make it up to 4ghz fairly easily.
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