Help with deciding please Tags: New Build Gaming HD Intel i5 Systems Last response: November 27, 2012 4:28 PM in Systems Share Rawrz November 27, 2012 4:09:35 PM Im building a gaming PC and was debating whether I should get either an i5-3570k + HD 7850 Or an i3-3220 + HD 7870? More about : deciding tiny voices a c 358 4 Gaming November 27, 2012 4:11:29 PM I would go with the i3 if it is strictly gaming PC. m 0 l Grass Peer November 27, 2012 4:25:06 PM Buy the i5-3570k + HD 7850. You can always upgrade the graphics card to a better one later but you can't always replace the CPU with a newer generation. And you shouldn't plan to change the motherboard because the motherboard+processor+memory+operating_system costs a lot more than a new graphics card most of the time. m 0 l Related resources Please help me deciding on new GPU - Forum Please! Need help deciding an efficient Pc. - Forum Need help deciding on power supply please. - Forum please help deciding on water cooling - Forum help on deciding please - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ittimjones November 27, 2012 4:27:16 PM GPU is typically the most important part of a gaming PC, however, all the other parts come in a close second. so, go w/ i3 build m 0 l tiny voices a c 358 4 Gaming November 27, 2012 4:28:32 PM Upgrading a CPU is simple and easy. Right out of the gate the i3 combo will be better than the i5 combo as far as gaming is concerned. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPLEASE HELP>>>Need help deciding.... Forum SolvedPlease Help: Deciding between two PSUs: Antec vs SilverStone Forum SolvedPLEASE HELP ME....I am deciding between two laptop...and i can't make decision.. Forum Solved8600gt or HD 4650? Need help deciding. No Fanboys Please Forum SolvedHelp me in deciding my computer configuration........please Forum SolvedNeed help-opinion on deciding VGA. Please Forum Help deciding on 4770k 1150 MOBO please? Forum I need help in deciding please read! Forum need help deciding on tv please Forum Please help on deciding new haswell CPU.. Forum Need Help Deciding Headsets! Please Help! Forum Can someone with experience help me with deciding what to buy please? Forum Help with deciding a new graphics card please. Forum Deciding on a Motherboard(Help Please) Forum Need help deciding on a laptop - Please help? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !