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I3 3220+hd 7850 or i5 3570k+hd 7770

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February 21, 2013 6:29:00 PM

Hello,

What do you think is better, getting an i3 with the hd 7850 or getting the i5 and hd 7770 and get a better gpu later?
Or even to update the cpu(i3 to i5) later?
I mainly going to use it for gaming

More about : 3220 7850 3570k 7770

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a c 863 à CPUs
February 21, 2013 6:56:18 PM

Go with the I3 and the stronger card to begin with, later upgrade the CPU. If not both.
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February 21, 2013 7:17:19 PM

allright but isn't the i5 much more futureprove than the i3. Im hoping to build a system that lasts about 3 years and i was thinking it would be less expensive to only get a new gpu and more ram in the future.

I was planning to build this system:

i5 3570k
sapphire 7770 ghz edition/ OC
corsair vengeance 8gb ddr3-1600
AsRock z77 pro 3
xfx pro550w core edition
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February 22, 2013 1:47:35 AM

In gaming the GPU is more important just as long as you have modern CPU. You will have overall better gaming experience with the I3 and the 7850. The I5 is a better CPU for sure and if you want to go that route it is as well fine. Here is a comparison of the GPU's http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=549
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February 22, 2013 6:37:57 AM

Thanks for the advise
Maybe I can get the msi 660 ti 2 gb oc for only $50(second hand ofcourse) so if thats the case i can have the i5 with a much better gpu
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February 22, 2013 1:42:15 PM

That would be a great buy even if you paid $100+.
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February 22, 2013 3:02:28 PM

I'd say go for a 965 BE due to it being cheaper than the i3, then use the saved money to buy another 8GB of ram.
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February 23, 2013 11:08:12 AM

Best answer selected by lhbuild.
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