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February 11, 2013 11:21:49 AM

i am going to buy a budget gaming pc. tell me will this pc play games smoothly?(like battlefield3,blackops2) on ultra settings.
my pc specs are as following:
intel core i3 3220
asrock z77 pro4
asus radepon hd 7850
g.skill ripjaws 2x4gb 1600mhz

tell me i which video card should i buy asus radeon hd 7850 1gb or 2gb.
both are of same price.

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February 11, 2013 11:49:19 AM

definitely get the 2gb, you don't need a z77 chipset with that cpu as ts not unlocked for overclocking so you can get a cheaper motherboard
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February 11, 2013 12:09:06 PM

What psu were you looking at? I would get the 2 GB 7850. You can get an H77 mobo instead since you won't be overclocking.
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February 11, 2013 12:58:42 PM

kiezz said:
definitely get the 2gb, you don't need a z77 chipset with that cpu as ts not unlocked for overclocking so you can get a cheaper motherboard

i do not understand. plz explain
February 11, 2013 1:04:24 PM

wanderer11 said:
What psu were you looking at? I would get the 2 GB 7850. You can get an H77 mobo instead since you won't be overclocking.

you mean that z77 wont overlock and this is not good for gaming.
February 11, 2013 1:09:47 PM

abhanan93 said:
you mean that z77 wont overlock and this is not good for gaming.

he means that the i3 cannot be overclock hence you don't need to buy the z77. stick to the h77 if you are not planning to buy an unlocked/"K" series i5 or i7.
February 11, 2013 1:11:27 PM

no, what keizz meant was you need a k series cpu to properly utilize a z77 mobo
February 11, 2013 1:13:27 PM

and to answer your question, if they are really in the same price bracket then go with the 2GB one, you'll never know when you'll need that extra mfb.
February 11, 2013 1:15:22 PM

nokiddingboss said:
he means that the i3 cannot be overclock hence you don't need to buy the z77. stick to the h77 if you are not planning to buy an unlocked/"K" series i5 or i7.

i will upgrade to K SERIES CHIP after 2 to 3 months.
February 11, 2013 1:24:58 PM

not sure whether i3 can do ultra settings, but you are upgrading to k soon anyway, so no worries.
February 11, 2013 1:27:08 PM

abhanan93 said:
i will upgrade to K SERIES CHIP after 2 to 3 months.

pick the z77 if you are really planning to overclock, otherwise stick to the h77 and a non "K" i5/i7 series if you won't.
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February 12, 2013 2:54:41 AM

If you are upgrading to a 'k' series i suggest forgoing the descrete gpu and use the cpu's graphics. This will allow you to have a better end result and you can still play your games (albiet at low settings) while you wait. It will be worth it in the end. I suggest

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