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Upgrade advice on i3-3220 and 7850 rig.

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February 27, 2013 1:33:21 AM

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

XFX Core Edition PRO550W
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM,
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.