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Help with deciding please

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  • HD
  • Intel i5
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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?

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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 27, 2012 4:11:29 PM

I would go with the i3 if it is strictly gaming PC.
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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.
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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
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a c 466 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.
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