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i5 3570k+ HD 7950 or i7 3770k+ HD 7850

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February 22, 2013 9:29:31 AM

Hello guys,
I'm building a PC and I've pretty much decided on the parts:

CPU: i5 3570k
GPU: HD 7950 3GB
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Case: Fractal Desigh Define R4
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LX
PSU: Corsair TX750M
RAM: G.SKILL RipjawsX 2x4GB 1600MHz
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB
HDD: Seagate 1TB Sata3

My question is: i5 3570k with HD 7950 3GB or i7 3770k with HD 7850 2GB?

NOTES:
1) I do plan to overclock both CPU and GPU.
2) I don't use programs like Photoshop or Autocad or any other video/audio editing program.
3) I don't intend to do heavy multitasking. More like, 10 chrome tabs, 1-2 video streaming along with skype and utorrent.
4) I am a gamer but not a "hardcore" one. I enjoy games for their plot, atmosphere, gameplay and not for crazy details. As long as anticipated games like Bioshock Infinite, Elder Scrolls Online, Dead Space 3, Arkham City 2 and maybe Crisis 3 are able to run properly on medium details, fps, and res, I'm fine with it.

So. i5 3570k with HD 7950 3GB or i7 3770k with HD 7850 2GB (for about the same price)?

In which occasions each system will outperform the other?

Thank you all in advance.

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February 22, 2013 9:47:42 AM

The i5 system. If you are purely gaming then the i7 is worthless.
February 22, 2013 9:52:04 AM

Yeah i5 no question
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February 22, 2013 10:04:10 AM

I would also go with the i5.
February 22, 2013 10:13:02 AM

Core i5 3570K.You should know that it’s just about the best processor you can get for the money today. With plenty of performance, top notch overclocking capability and enough horsepower to run any game you throw at it, the choice is a no brainer.


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