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Budjet rig with i3 3240. Is it any good for 2 specific games

Hi, I'm building a rig for my bro, budget oriented, he plays only a few games and detail is not very important to him. For example 1440X900 on relatively high settings or 1600x900 on medium is enough. I have so far reached a point where I am considering the i3-3240 with a 7770 gpu on a cheap mobo. The 1st question is which mobo chipset to get, meaning which will suffice b75 perhaps? And the second and most important, he's obsessed with playing bad company 2 and skyrim, but because I ve played both games and noticed that they are really cpu driven how well will the i3 perform in example multiplayer large maps of bad company 2? Is there a chance an amd quadcore with OC might outperform the i3 im thinking in this situation (bfbc2 multi)? If yes, please suggest me a mobo-cpu bundle from AMD cause I'm not really familiar with them. Thanks in advance.
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  1. whats ur budget for a new system and whats ur country of origin?
  2. I live in the EU and budget is 450 euro for cpu, gpu, m/b and monitor. The rest of the hardware we already have have (500w psu, 4gb ram ddr3, hdd, dvd-rw)
  3. The i3 usually outperforms the amd cpus of the same price in games because most games don't take advantage of all 4 cores. Also the 7770 is a good budget card.
  4. what part of europe?
  5. i3 and 7770 will game on 1600x900 good enough, my 550 ti games at 1080p on medium settings. So I think it will run it good enough because the 7770 is slightly faster than the 550ti
  6. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/fr/p/y5ZU
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/fr/p/y5ZU/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/fr/p/y5ZU/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (€109.90 @ Amazon France)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€74.89 @ Amazon France)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (€119.99 @ Amazon France)
    Monitor: LG IPS224V-PN 21.5" Monitor (€135.45 @ Amazon France)
    Total: €440.23
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 20:31 CET+0100)

    should do the trick mate :)
  7. @Loresr97,Azn Cracker,Noob12 thanks for the input.
    @iceclock, country of origin is Greece- and not get the 3240 and a 7770 oc, and pay less for the monitor, since in most games to get ~60 fps u need 1440X900 medium with this setup, and also pay less for m/b?? thats why I was concerned about the chipset as well. Isnt the slightly better cpu and gpu worth it?
    The reason is because my bro shares the same idea i have for games that if u play one you must have ~60fps, even with the lowest settings mainly because it eliminates any glitch or stutter since all monitors are 60hz. Of course 40 is playable, but theres nothing compared to ~60fps smoothness in my opinion.
  8. Best answer
    here:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/fr/p/yqa9
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/fr/p/yqa9/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/fr/p/yqa9/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (€174.90 @ Amazon France)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€62.99 @ Amazon France)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card (€82.99 @ Amazon France)
    Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor (€127.74 @ Amazon France)
    Total: €448.62
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 19:17 CET+0100)

    6770 is same as 7770 but cheaper, wont see a real difference.
  9. Best answer selected by mike789.
  10. cheers mike, dont hesitate to pm me if u require more help.
  11. Thanx m8, basically your answer and further research pushed me to the conclusion that one of the "cheapest" possible intel quad core on a B75 m/b is better for what we want to achieve in this budget.
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