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I3 vs I5 with gpu

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February 14, 2013 4:35:02 PM

Hi, i am almost ready to order my first build but i stumble across a problem. For an i5 3470 and hd 7750, it is $280 ($190 cpu & $90 gpu) but i thougt would it be worth it for an i3 3220 and hd 7770 ($120 & $125) instead?

tl;dr: i5 3470 with 7750 or i3 3220 with 7770

Thanks in advance

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February 14, 2013 5:02:09 PM

For gaming, I would go with the i5 and the HD 7750. This is because the i5 is better for gaming and the 7750 is still a very capable card.

February 14, 2013 5:32:32 PM

Wow thanks for the fast reply, and thanks for the decent response too
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February 14, 2013 6:35:46 PM

For gaming you want the best GPU possible.
February 14, 2013 6:41:50 PM

If you're running your games on a 1080p monitor, you might be better served getting an i3-3220 ($120) + 7850 ($170). It's really the lowest-spec card that's capable of 1080p at decent settings...
February 14, 2013 11:06:35 PM

I'd definitely go for the i3 + 7770. The 7750 just isn't powerful enough especially considering you would have a much superior CPU.

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February 14, 2013 11:50:57 PM

Since most games use at most 2 cores, you will want the option with the faster graphics card. Therefore, I would recommend the i3 + HD 7770.

February 15, 2013 1:11:16 AM

okay thanks guys. Ima grab the i3 and see what the best deal on a good gpu
February 15, 2013 1:53:57 AM

One more thing guys, i plan on buying the iceq 7850 1gb and it was 170, which is no problem of a price. But the thing is since i live in hawaii, the shipping is outrageously expensive, do any of you guys know another online site that would sale at least a 7850 for comparible price? (i checked amazon but they are $180-210)
February 15, 2013 3:34:05 AM

Best answer selected by Bingbongbros.