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Is the i3 futureproof enough?

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December 13, 2012 5:06:15 PM

I am hoping that my first build for gaming (BF3, Crysis) will have an i3 3220 as from most benchmarks, it outplays most AMD cpu's atm. However I am a bit worried that Intel may start using new motherboards soon (Not 1155) and i want to be able to get a good upgrade around the beggining of 2013 but sticking with intel.

System specs (hopefully):

i3 3220

Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H

MSI GTX 660 OC

8gb ddr3 1600mhz ram (corsair)

550w XFX PSU

1TB HDD

Thanks in advance!

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December 13, 2012 5:10:02 PM

changed to ASRock
H77M :p 
December 13, 2012 5:27:40 PM

Parts look good, H77m is the mobo I have too.

I would just go for it and get i3 3220. From what I've read it doesn't seem like anyone is sure yet about which mobos the haswell chips will be on, but they say it could be lga 2011. There is no i3 on 2011 though. You could always upgrade later to an i5 or 7 later if you wanted. To me it seems like haswell will only be a minor improvement over ivy bridge, a "tick" instead of a "tock".
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December 13, 2012 6:28:01 PM

There's really no such thing as future proofing. The i3 should be good but the thing is you never really want to limit your computer by buying the wrong part, that's the only real way to truly future proof something.
December 13, 2012 6:51:52 PM

Ok thanks guys, appreciate your replys!
December 13, 2012 8:48:52 PM

FX 4300 instead bronnie
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