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What CPU+GPU gives me a better gaming experience?

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February 13, 2013 11:46:28 AM

Hello,

I im planning to buy an new pc this month I have H61 Motherboard and an 20" monitor 1680 x 1050.

My choices are G850 + 2gb Powercolor HD 7850 and i3-3220 + Sapphire 1gb HD 7770.

I usually play single player games like far cry 3, hitman absolution, dmc 5 , etc. i dont like streaming.

why 2gb powercolor 7850?? because in my country its the only video card that i think is good and available near me. the 2gb sapphire 7850 and 2g powercolor 7850
their price is very different if i convert our money to dollars here Sapphire is about $212 while powercolor is only $167.

I have very limited budget and these two setup is only my choices.

Please tell me what cpu+gpu gives me better gaming experience based on my choices and my needs.

If i choose g850+ hd 7850 is there will be a bottleneck issue?

I really needed advice.

Thanks.
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February 13, 2013 12:04:35 PM

This is hard to say. In skyrim, for example, you would see better performance with the i3/7770. In other games you may see better performance with the pentium/7850. Any chance you can get the i3/7850 by changing around the rest of the build? If I was you I would take the i3 and 7770, which will still perform well at your resolution if you don't expect to use much aa.
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February 13, 2013 12:09:48 PM

At your resolution, the i3 combo seems the better bet. As a FYI, you can almost certainly get a used GTX460 for about half the price of a (slower) 7770 if you're patient enough.
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February 13, 2013 12:28:13 PM

thanks. but g850 + hd 7850 really tempted me because my plan is i'm gonna upgrade to an i5 quadcore 1-2 years after i buy this rig i will get a better mobo to crossfire my hd 7850 with another hd 7850. my first pc build was really disappointing i dont want to happen it again. But if you think i3+7770 is the best for me now maybe i should go with i3 combo and upgrade later. i dont want to regret this for now i will wait for another advice.
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February 13, 2013 12:31:35 PM

I would suggest against doing that. You are going to be wasting a lot of money if you buy a new mobo/cpu in a year. You should save up for a little while longer and buy what you really want to get.
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February 14, 2013 10:20:05 AM

do you think g850+hd 7770 + z77 mobo will do my future plan?? i manage to lower cpu and gpu to buy a z77 mobo. after 1-2 years im gonna replace my cpu to i5k proccessor and crossfire with another hd 7770 then i will put my old cpu to my mother's pc. do you think that's a good idea?
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February 14, 2013 10:31:45 AM

I would go with g850+gtx 650ti or hd 7850.in single player it will not bottleneck at all.
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February 14, 2013 10:49:31 AM

hafijur said:
The 7850 has close to twice the fps in games and takes similar power I believe just slightly more because it is 256bit meaning double bandwidth at low clock speed. Lastly I would if I was you get the 7850 and try and get an i5 3450/3350 or something. The g850 with a 7850 on most new games, an i5 quad with 6850 will trounce a g850 with 7850. Heck the 7770 with an i5 quad would most likely get better framerates. To put into perspective how slow a g850 is, I have an acer m3 with the slowest mobile i5 ulv 17w and it beats the pentium g850 by over 20% and my cpu just about is enough on most games with a 640m gpu. Heck if you get a g850 most likely you will get worse fps then my 640m over your 7850 desktop as your cpu will only let the gpu load be like 40% at best.

Overall try and get an i5 quad with 7850.

g850 with gpu at 40%! no way it will not bottleneck so worse.Most of the games it will not bottleneck at all.
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February 14, 2013 11:21:52 AM

I would suggsest a intel i5 or i7 depending on price range... if so amd could be the way to go.... if amd i would suggest getting a stronger graphics card suign the money that you saved buying the cheaper processor. Possibly geforce 550ti 2gb or a 660 ti 2gb ... 175 - 280 dollar range.. good luck!
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February 14, 2013 2:11:15 PM

hafijur said:
The 7850 has close to twice the fps in games and takes similar power I believe just slightly more because it is 256bit meaning double bandwidth at low clock speed. Lastly I would if I was you get the 7850 and try and get an i5 3450/3350 or something. The g850 with a 7850 on most new games, an i5 quad with 6850 will trounce a g850 with 7850. Heck the 7770 with an i5 quad would most likely get better framerates. To put into perspective how slow a g850 is, I have an acer m3 with the slowest mobile i5 ulv 17w and it beats the pentium g850 by over 20% and my cpu just about is enough on most games with a 640m gpu. Heck if you get a g850 most likely you will get worse fps then my 640m over your 7850 desktop as your cpu will only let the gpu load be like 40% at best.

Overall try and get an i5 quad with 7850.



I really loved to get and i5 quad but as i said i have a limited budget so i can't afford it right now.
Even 40+ FPS i get with G850 + 7850 as long as it still playable with most modern game then it's ok with me. I see a lot of gamer building there budget pc with g850 + hd 7850 and most of them they recommend it. but i need to be sure if there will be a bottleneck issue. ASHISH65 said it will not bottleneck at all. I dont know maybe i go with g850 + hd 7850. I just want to replace cpu instead of gpu for future upgrade. :pt1cable: 
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February 14, 2013 2:23:40 PM

How much for an FX4300 AMD chip over there? It could be a better option in your case.
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January 8, 2014 11:28:15 AM

The gtx 660 will be good and later will match with the i5
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