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September 2, 2012 12:54:09 AM

The title explains it, my build for my projected budget gaming PC is :

Radeon 7750
1TB Caviar black 7200RPM
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
8GB RAM @ 1600MHz (Kingston)
650W PSU (I'm thinking Cooler Master)


Well I'm currently having difficulties on which one to choose. I'm worried that if I choose a more expensive processor working with a more primitive graphics card, all that potential will be gone to waste thus resulting in a waste of money.

And if I choose a more primitive processor to go with a primitive graphics card, I'm worried about bottlenecking.

I'm looking for a processor in the Intel i5 series (2nd Generation/3rd Generation, whatever. They both work fine to me) that can fit well without having much issues of bottlenecking and also that it doesn't break my bank :) 

As for motherboards I'm looking for something that can support my specifications that isn't too expensive. (A list would be nice, lots of motherboards to choose from these days >.>)

(Electronics are 3 times the price in my country than it is in the US,UK or anywhere within the European Union)

Apologies if I posted this i the wrong section, I have no idea where to put this.

Thank you for the help!

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September 2, 2012 3:21:26 AM

Any 2nd/3rd gen Core processor will not bottleneck that card or a faster one if you upgrade in the future. The i3-21XX processor with its hyperthreading and fast architecture will work fine for a budget CPU.

The board depends on what you need and want and if you plan on doing a lot of tweaking. But any good LGA1155 board will work. If your budget can accept it, look for a Z77 board.
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September 2, 2012 8:29:21 AM

Go for the i5 3570K (Best processor out there for gaming) or the 3770K along with an ASUS P8Z77 V-PRO or a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5h. If you aren't willing to spend this much, let me know. I'll find something else for you then :) 
September 3, 2012 11:16:16 AM

Would an i5-2500k or a i5-2405S fit well? I heard the 3rd generation Intel processors heat up very quickly as compared to the previous 2nd generation for just a 10% increase in performance.
September 3, 2012 11:19:48 AM

@arzbhatia my budget really forbids me from that such high-end motherboard :( .

My total budget costs is already around 3550 Ringgit Malaysia which by the way is quite a lot of money. Maybe if you're from the USA or anywhere else is only like 1150$ but compared to USA where an average income per household is 3000$ a month we earn 1000$ a month (RM3000) so it's quite a difference there. Not to mention that I'm still a high school student.

Oh yeah, I forgot. It's a Radeon 7770 :p , typo error.