Intel i5 3570K + 7870 Vs 3470 + 7870

Hello guys, as the question says, Intel i5 3570K + 7870 Vs 3470 + 7870. My Full Configs are as follows:

EVM DDR3 8 GB PC RAM (EVMT4G1333U86D)

Cooler Master Thunder 500W 500 Watts PSU

LiteOn IHAS124-04 DU DVD Burner Internal Optical Drive

HIS AMD H787Q2G2M 2 GB GDDR5 Graphic Card

Internal Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 500 GB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (ST500DM002)

ASUS P8B75-M LX Motherboard

Intel 3.4 GHz LGA 1155 Core i5 3570K or 3470.

Cooler Master Elite 430 Cabinet

I want to cut down as much as possible. Wont change PC for three years.
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  1. 4GB of RAM? Might want to increase that to 2x4GB for a total of 8GB IMO. Some games do tend to push system memory usage above 4GB. As for the CPU... a Core i5 3470 ought to be more than enough.
  2. ElMoIsEviL said:
    4GB of RAM? Might want to increase that to 2x4GB for a total of 8GB IMO. Some games do tend to push system memory usage above 4GB.


    Yup I plan to use 4x4GB or 8x8.
  3. ElMoIsEviL said:
    4GB of RAM? Might want to increase that to 2x4GB for a total of 8GB IMO. Some games do tend to push system memory usage above 4GB. As for the CPU... a Core i5 3470 ought to be more than enough.


    So you think 3470 is good enough. I would like to run games life Farcry 3 or crysis 3. No change for next 3 years..
  4. hotshot2797 said:
    So you think 3470 is good enough. I would like to run games life Farcry 3 or crysis 3. No change for next 3 years..


    If anything, newer games will be stressing the GPU far more than your CPU. The Core i5 3470 is a very capable CPU to begin with and is likely to have 2 of the 4 cores idling, most of the time with a few exceptions, while gaming.

    Games are, however, becoming more and more multicore aware. That means that you've got 2 cores to spare for future titles.

    Your GPU ought to be the main point of focus for gaming.
  5. Hmm... So you think I can downgrade the cpu a bit and upgrade the GPU to something like 7950 to make it more future proof?
  6. Definitely :) That's the way I would go.
  7. Thanks Mate for all the help :)! So could you suggest me some good cpu? Intel or AMD
  8. What will you be using the PC for other than for gaming?
  9. I am an amateur logo designer. So photoshop(very low usage),watch videos. That's pretty much it.
  10. And I forgot to mention Lot of Internet browsing.
  11. Something like this would work...

    AMD Rig:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C1hV

    Intel Rig:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C1je
  12. Thanks for the fast reply! The cost of a AMD 7870 In My country is 17000INR or 330USD. It's quite high! So I don't think I can afford a 7950 with a 3470..
  13. Well the AMD option might be cheaper for ya no?
  14. And Sadly,No Fx 6300 Here. ;(
  15. Check the site www.flipkart.com its where I buy the components from. I need to buy a monitor too so The cost cannot exceed 50000INR
  16. 3470 and 7870 forget amd for now it is not worth it.
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