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Core i5 3570k + noob gpu

im thinking of...
i5 3570k + gt630

what is the consequences of using such kind of rig?

i feel good if:
physx enable(borderlands 2)
smooth graphic (good fps)
1080p
fast loading
can play assassin's creed 3 at max setting
fit enough for upcoming 3years games(crysis3-medium setting is ok)

(current game that i have: borderlands2, skyrim, dishonored)


gpu are 3 months old. should i get a better one?

thanks in advance
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  1. Forget it with gt630. I don't even find the words to describe how much of low-end card it is.
    You need at least GTX 660 for what you mentioned.
  2. LOL GT 630. Bejusek is right, go with a GTX 660. I understand that the GT 630 is at a nice price point but you can't really game the way you want to on that. If you don't have the money, it's best to save up some and go with a better card later... and it sounds like you're playing semi-demanding games now, so keep your current GPU and upgrade later if you can't afford to do so now.
  3. thanks. yeah...i really wish to do so. a high end gpu. maybe another 3 month. :))

    what do u think if i get the i5 3570k first? the gpu remains the same gt630.
    budget $500 for cpu, mobo, psu, ram, case
  4. I think that you, considering budget gaming, should be targeting something along the lines of an i3-3220 (is that the coding? right?). Or maybe drop a little bit on the mobo (I dont recommend this really, it hinders your upgradeability a lot)

    You are trying to get a gaming rig, your budget should be focused on the graphics card. Intel 3570k is awesome dude, but only if you have graphics muscle to pair it. Get a 660, maybe a 660Ti with the money you save by choosing an i3.
  5. 630 is nearly useless as a GPU for gaming
  6. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/otnZ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/otnZ/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/otnZ/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $459.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    More balanced...with 7850.
  7. thanks a lot my friends. ok now i understand that. what i want to do is to get a new upgradeable rig with fixed budget. my pc is having problem now. so frustrated. i wish to get a rig by the end of december. and gpu on march. :))
    advise me on what to get first and next? thanks again
  8. What is your current rig? Can you salvage some parts from it for the new one, like RAM, PSU, HDDs or case?

    For starters you need mobo + cpu + ram. You can use cpu integrated graphics or gt630 until you saved enough money for a dedicated card.
  9. core 2 quad q9550 (old)
    mobo: msi (i dont know the model name, old)
    psu: cooler master 500 (new)
    gpu: gigabyte gt630 (new)
    ram: samsung 2x2gb (old)
    case: the cheapest at the shop. (old)
    hdd: samsung 120gb + 300gb (old)
    os: win 7 32bit (should i go for win 8?)
  10. scarsion said:
    core 2 quad q9550 (old)
    mobo: msi (i dont know the model name, old)
    psu: cooler master 500 (new)
    gpu: gigabyte gt630 (new)
    ram: samsung 2x2gb (old)
    case: the cheapest at the shop. (old)
    hdd: samsung 120gb + 300gb (old)
    os: win 7 32bit (should i go for win 8?)


    in your budget I suggest a new graphics card and SSD that will give ou a major upgrade on the cheap
  11. Best answer selected by scarsion.
  12. bunch of thanks.
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