Need Help for building my gaming rig.

Intel i3-3220 1155 3.30 3mb
MSI B75MA-P45 1155 SGL
Kingston DDR3 PC1600 8GB
Sapphire 7870xt 2gb
WD SATA3 1TB
Lite-on DVD-RW 24x SATA
FSP Hexa 500W
Thermaltake Commander series black

Q: Is this build good enough for gaming purposes? (latest games)

Q: Will i3 3220 & 7870xt bottleneck?
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  1. For gaming the i3 will choke almost as fast as the MSI. you have to at least be i5 for quality gaming:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106.html
  2. So, if i change the processor from i3 3220 to i5 3470, the rig is okay? Do i have to change the motherboard too?
  3. So, if i change the processor from i3 3220 to i5 3470, the rig is okay? Do i have to change the motherboard too?
  4. *accidently triple post*
  5. Mobo will work.
  6. Means that i just have to change the processor right?
  7. Correct
  8. hustlerism said:
    Intel i3-3220 1155 3.30 3mb
    MSI B75MA-P45 1155 SGL
    Kingston DDR3 PC1600 8GB
    Sapphire 7870xt 2gb
    WD SATA3 1TB
    Lite-on DVD-RW 24x SATA
    FSP Hexa 500W
    Thermaltake Commander series black

    Q: Is this build good enough for gaming purposes? (latest games)

    Q: Will i3 3220 & 7870xt bottleneck?


    thats fine for gaming, i would have chosen an fx 8350 however
  9. Okay thx. fx 8350 is better than i5?
  10. No, not in gaming performance. I would stick with the i5-3470 its a pretty solid CPU. You may want another PSU, try looking at this (it's such a useful list):
  11. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  12. TheDarkness said:
    No, not in gaming performance. I would stick with the i5-3470 its a pretty solid CPU. You may want another PSU, try looking at this (it's such a useful list):


    i wouldnt get an i5 3470. op if your getting any i5 processor make sures its the 3570k always get an unlocked cpu if ur going to spend around the 200 mark. the 3470 is locked waste of money. the fx 8350 is much better then the i5 for video editing and only a little worse for gaming. you can easily get full fps with any game on the market with the fx8350 i would go the amd route and its cheaper
  13. I guess im gonna stick with i5 3470 because i dont have a budget for the 3570k.
  14. save up money dont cheap out. when u buy the 3470 after a month ur going to wish u bought the 3570k so you can test out overclocking and get another 1ghz out of the processor
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