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I5 3470 vs i3 3220

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Last response: in Systems
November 5, 2012 1:24:19 PM

Hey im wondering wich cpu i shoud use for my build
My other components is
Corsair 400r :95
xion 700 att psu:70
wd 500 gb:65
Kingston hyperx 8gb:35
Gigabyte Ga-H77-Ds3H motherboard:100
i need advise for my cpu and graphics card wich is the best for the money my total cost is 850 with os
Im shopping at tigerdirect or amazon so it must be avalible there or amazon

More about : 3470 3220

November 5, 2012 1:44:31 PM

Get I5 3470 with HD 7750
November 5, 2012 1:48:30 PM

k thanks
November 5, 2012 2:09:34 PM

Why aim so low. Use slightly cheaper, but perfectly suitable motherboard, better sized, and much better quality PSU, and get a decent GPU. These are priced via partpicker, so whilst everything should be available on Amozon or Tiger, they might cost more, so left scope in budget.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $760.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

That CPU is exceptional deal, with Microcentre, if you have available. Available on Amazon though, but not that deal.