I5 3450+HD 7770 or i3+7850 (8Gb Ram both builds) Tags: New Build Gaming RAM Intel i5 Systems Last response: October 18, 2012 8:53 AM in Systems Share storm feeder September 22, 2012 12:02:43 PM i'll be using the new buid for gaming (at 1080p with maximum setting), and daily use. I'll appreciate any help from you guy's! More about : 3450 7770 7850 8gb ram builds malbluff a b 4 Gaming September 22, 2012 12:09:28 PM If it's a case of choice a) or choice b), for gaming, all other things being equal, DEFINITELY choice b) emperor piehead September 22, 2012 12:21:21 PM b 99% of games do not use 4 cores just 1 or 2 Related resources I5 3450 WITH HD 7950 OR I3 2120 WITH GTX 670 - Forum AMD FX 6300 - i5 3450 gaming? - Forum Phenom ii x4 965 at 3.8 ghz vs i5 3450 - Forum FX-6300 + HD7850 || i5 3470 + HD7770 - - Forum New CPU, GPU, RAM and Mobo for a cold and quiet budget gaming PC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer emperor piehead September 22, 2012 12:22:30 PM if you show me your part list i will help FinneousPJ a b 4 Gaming September 22, 2012 12:26:15 PM i3 +HD7850 storm feeder September 22, 2012 1:57:22 PM emperor piehead said:if you show me your part list i will help full system specifications (without cpu/gpu) Ram: MB: Gigabyte H77M-D3H PSU: Corsair Cx 430/500 (I think it's enough to power this system) Case: Zalman Z11 DVD R/w: Asus DVD writer Storage: Corsair Force series 60Gb SSD+500Gb HD Monitor: Samsung 21.5 Inc (1920x1080) stickmansam a b 4 Gaming October 18, 2012 8:53:53 AM I would say the i3 and the 7850 for now and if you need more power in the future you can sell off the i3, grab a i5 or i7 and either crossfire the 7850 or sell it and get something better PS: I am planning my own build now and have found that if you want to play BF3 (64 multi) then a i5 is oddles better than a i3 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIntel i5 + HD 7770 Choices Forum*Best Budget Builds * 375$ to 1285$ ForumI3-3220 + GTX 660 2GB VS i5-3470 + HD 7850 1GB ForumI3-3220 + HD 7850 VS i5-3470 + HD 7770 ForumIntel i3 3220 good enough for gaming? ForumI5 3450 and Radeon 6850. Or Fx 4100 and Radeon 6870. ForumHd 7850 vs gtx 650 ti ForumDoes this system seem reasonable, and which build ? ForumCheapest PSU I can get away with with HD 7850 and i5 3450 ForumFuture-proof gaming build advice Forum[New Build ] Good gaming and editing PC under $600 Forum660 vs 7870 vs 7770 XFire ForumGaming build around HD 7850 ForumPCI compatibility question ForumLooking for help upgrade Video Card/Ram More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !