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Upgrade advice on i3-3220 and 7850 rig.

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February 27, 2013 1:33:21 AM

Hello,
I'm looking to upgrade my cpu, here are the specs

ASRock B75M-DGS
XFX Core Edition PRO550W
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM,
i3-3220
xrx 7850 1gb

this rig cost about 600 dollars. I'm looking at two i5 cpu's since there is a discount at a microcenter in my state. A i5 3470 at 150 and a i5-3570K at 196. I don't plan on overclocking at all and if I wanted to I can't because of my mobo. So should I get the 3470 or 3570k even though I don't plan on overclocking?
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February 27, 2013 2:12:44 AM

The 3570K would be a waste of money if you do not overclock and for your current board, go with the 3470.
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February 27, 2013 2:31:23 AM

What rolli said. There is no need if you wont be OCing.
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February 27, 2013 8:23:04 PM

okay, well how long do you think the 3470 will last, until I have to build me a new rig?
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February 28, 2013 1:33:52 AM

Really that is depending on how demanding you are but it will last as long as the 3570K I say at least 2-3years and 1 or 2 GPU upgrades even if you are demanding.
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