Is the i3 processors usable for another 6 years ? Tags: CPUs Processors Last response: November 6, 2012 2:12 PM in CPUs Share spiketide November 6, 2012 2:04:26 PM Hello, Hi I am planning to build a medium level gaming rig that can play atleast Crysis 1/Assasins Creed Brotherhood (You get the idea), on a very tight budget. After much research based on performance and cost (cost, mainly!), I have rounded upon CPU : i3 - 3220 3.3 Ghz Mobo : DH61ZE / DH61BL (Please say which combo will be better) I already have a 9500 GT graphics card. So how does this config sound? Also, how long do you all think it will take for the i3 processors to get outdated? Thanks for sharing your inputs. More about : processors usable years sarinaide a b à CPUs November 6, 2012 2:12:22 PM The i3 should be alright for a decent period of time, probably 2-3 years before being really outdated. The 9500 GT is not a good option, it is very old and very low end. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIs the i3 processors usable for another 6 years ? ForumWill a i3 processor hold its own for another 6years ? ForumAdvice on Linux Build That Will Last Me 10 Years - UPDATED!!! ForumBack at it after 7 years off, need upgrade advice ForumAdvice on Linux Build That Will Last Me 10 Years ForumThe Longevity Factor.. i3 2100 vs. i5 2400 vs. i5 2500K....?!? Forum6 GB installed 5GB visible 2GB usable ? :( ForumOnly 3gb Usable out of 4gb Memory in Windows 7 ForumAMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition at at 3. 6 ghz vs intel core i3 2100 ForumWhich is better amd a 6 or intel i3 for average use ForumWin7 (pro 64bit) recognizing all 12GB but saying only 6 GB is usable ?! ForumMemory & MB Issue - 4.00 GB (3.25 usable ) ForumI3 better than x 6 1090t Forum8Gb Memory DDR3, recognized 6 Gb usable 4Gb ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumNeed Help Understanding Processors GHz vs. Cores ForumAnother fan question ForumLess than £500 set-up. Another 2500k vs FX4170..... ForumWhy intel processors doesnt support ddr3 2000 Forum[Solved] What makes amd fx processors different More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !