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I5 3570k w/o Graphics Card or i3 2120 w/ gpu?

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January 16, 2013 8:10:55 PM

Okay, quick question, doing a build, £400 budget, and I am deciding to either go for the basic dual core worse than my OCed Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 3.44ghz (don't ask me how I did it) but with a MSI Radeon 7750 or An Intel i5 3570k but using the stock graphics for a while until I get a MSI Twin Frozer III.

Both thingy's would be using a Z77 mobo, the MSI Z77-G41.

And if you have any other ideas of £400 gaming builds, Feel free to tell me. Im always up for suggestions.

Thanks!
a c 101 U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 8:18:37 PM

an i3 will handle any video card you can really combine with it. It will play games just fine. I can max settings in all the games I play with my i3 and 7870.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£85.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.30 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.48 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£138.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.99 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£44.09 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £408.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 22:18 GMT+0000)

Do this. I assume you have that motherboard already.
January 16, 2013 8:30:08 PM

Hi,

I don't actually have the motherboard already! Haha. 2 Quick questions, I am guessing you have this build, what kind of frame rates are you getting on games? Really, Im into every valve game and Garry's mod.

Also, would a CX-430w run this, especially as my actual budget is £410 max (hooray for me) and even though its a 430w, its a reliable PSU, right?

Thanks!
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a c 101 U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 8:34:04 PM

I just made this for you: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£85.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.30 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.48 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£126.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£44.09 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £438.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 22:32 GMT+0000)

Best i can do with a motherboard included. If you want to be cheaper then you have to drop from a 7850 to a 650ti.

The 7850 will get you high-ish settings in new games and the 650ti should get you medium/high settings.
January 16, 2013 8:39:41 PM

Briliant! Scrap my build, I hope you don't mind me using this with just a change of HDD cause I have a 500GB sitting on my desk! I hope you don't mind me using it! Thank you!
a c 101 U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 9:36:00 PM

Yeah I put this together for your needs man. This isn't my exact build or anything. It will serve you very well. Always glad to help!
June 25, 2013 5:10:20 AM

go with the i3 and a 7850.
i hav got a i5 3570k with 7770 but trust me u need a powerful gpu rather than a cpu.For gpu intensive games llike crysis 3 and upcoming game gta 5
u will need a better gpu like the 7850 and hyperthreading of the i3 2120
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