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February 14, 2013 7:39:33 PM

hi what would i be better off gettin a intel i3 3220/3225 or the i5 3570k i only want ths computer for general use and gaming i will have a amd radeon hd 7870 withe one of theses cpu which do you think would be the better price/performance cpu for me

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February 14, 2013 7:45:47 PM

i5 all the way if u have the money to spend on it, basically the best/most recommended gaming cpu u can get. i3 isnt bad but u will get better performance from the i5
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February 14, 2013 8:00:16 PM

If you're on a budget you can grab the i5 3470 but yes you will get more performance with an i5
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February 14, 2013 8:01:20 PM

i5 would be a better choice for gaming. but if you are looking to save money, forget about the i3, and go for a pentium g2120, really no difference except hyperthreading.
February 14, 2013 8:41:48 PM

what mobo should i get if i get the i5 the Asus P8Z77-V LX or the ASUS P8H61-MX USB3
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February 14, 2013 9:05:46 PM

the h61 wont recognize your chip without a bios update, and wont overclock. so the z77 would be a better choice.
February 14, 2013 9:14:15 PM

ok thxs
February 15, 2013 5:56:51 AM

What would be the best graphic card for money/performance I don't way get the and radeon he 7770/7850/7870
February 15, 2013 5:56:57 AM

What would be the best graphic card for money/performance I don't way get the and radeon he 7770/7850/7870
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February 15, 2013 6:09:01 AM

^well only cards left in this range is the 650ti and the 660 which are in different performance segments really

660/7870 > 7850 > 650ti > 7770

I would get the 660 or 660ti as they would be the best cards for matching with an i3 or even i5

The 660 shoudl be able to handle 1080p @ ultra without too many issues and the 660ti will do even better and more consistenly AFAIK

I play with the 7850 and I can get 60fps avg with high settings for 1080p in my games (crysis 3, skyrim, wot) and way higher in older games (CSS, TF2)

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