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[Q] Intel i5 3570K + 7870 OC vs i5 3470 + 7850 OC

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February 4, 2013 6:20:33 AM

Hi Guys I'm new and wanted to ask you guys for your opinion. Which is better Intel i5 3570K + 7870 OC vs i5 3470 + 7850 OC? I would be playing games like BF3,FarCry3,Borderland 2,etc

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February 4, 2013 6:29:26 AM

Well obviously the 3570k and 7870 are better but the 3470+ 7850 should do fine too
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February 4, 2013 6:42:09 AM

Thanks for the Quick Reply! And how will a 3570K + 7850 2Gb Vs 3470 + 7870 Be? It's the same config as yours..
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February 4, 2013 6:56:10 AM

^ its almost as good. save a few dollars where you can.
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February 4, 2013 6:58:25 AM

The last question is kind of hard to answer.
In terms of pure gaming performance, the configuration with the HD 7870 will be significantly faster, but the Core i5 3470 is not overclockable which makes it significantly less future proof.
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February 4, 2013 7:08:31 AM

I will not be able to change the PC for the next 3 years so a future proof pc which can run games mentioned above. So Intel i5 3570K + 7850 OC vs i5 3470 + 7870 OC. I will purely use it for gaming
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February 4, 2013 7:15:38 AM

Kamen_BG said:
The last question is kind of hard to answer.
In terms of pure gaming performance, the configuration with the HD 7870 will be significantly faster, but the Core i5 3470 is not overclockable which makes it significantly less future proof.


The term futureproofness doesn't exist. Technology develops everyday and each generation performance increases by such huge amounts, which means programs and games becomes more demanding.

Now the i5-3570k will perform better in the current time of speaking, BUT the i5-3470 will be MORE than sufficient as he won't be upgrading in the next 3 years. The i5-3470 will not make ANY bottleneck, so that means the i5-3570k won't make any significant difference in gaming.
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February 4, 2013 7:18:13 AM

hotshot2797 said:
Thanks for the Quick Reply! And how will a 3570K + 7850 2Gb Vs 3470 + 7870 Be? It's the same config as yours..


lostgamer_03 said:
The term futureproofness doesn't exist. Technology develops everyday and each generation performance increases by such huge amounts, which means programs and games becomes more demanding.

Now the i5-3570k will perform better in the current time of speaking, BUT the i5-3470 will be MORE than sufficient as he won't be upgrading in the next 3 years. The i5-3470 will not make ANY bottleneck, so that means the i5-3570k won't make any significant difference in gaming.


Thanks for the reply Mate! So i5 3470 + 7870 2GB is more than enough for me? I am just a gamer and not a overclocking maniac or something.
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February 4, 2013 7:24:16 AM

Final Config:

i5 3470
Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7870 HDMI OC Edition 2 GB
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Motherboard
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB
LiteOn iHas124 DVD
Corsair 550GS

And Ram, 8GB vs 4GB?
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February 4, 2013 7:25:25 AM

yes its enough and when situation calls for it, you'll be able to add another 7870 and run crossfire
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February 4, 2013 7:26:42 AM

go with 8gb. 2x4gb kit run in dual channel.
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February 4, 2013 7:27:46 AM

satyamdubey said:
yes its enough and when situation calls for it, you'll be able to add another 7870 and run crossfire

I want to reduce the price in someplaces except the graphic card and processor
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February 4, 2013 7:42:10 AM

hotshot2797 said:
I want to reduce the price in someplaces except the graphic card and processor


look for a cheaper 7870
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February 4, 2013 7:47:58 AM

^ also that. :) 
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February 4, 2013 7:53:03 AM

You guys have helped me a ton :)  THANKS!!
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February 4, 2013 7:54:24 AM

welcom :) 
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February 4, 2013 8:06:13 AM

I would just get the current setup, as it's balanced already. Trying to make it "kinda" futureproof (futureproofing still doesn't exist) by adding a MOBO that can run crossfire is in my book stupid. It would be a waste, because when you will be upgrading in 3 years GPUs, CPUs, MOBOs everything will offer way better performance at way better prices. And buying a 3 years old GPU in that time? Come on, it would be better just to sell the old and get a new one.

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February 4, 2013 8:08:44 AM

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