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which is a better build for modern games and some future proofing

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April 15, 2013 7:36:55 PM

1 build
i3-3220 with hd 7850

2 build
i5-3470 with hd 7770

my other configurations
ram:-8gb(2x4gb)
MoBo:-gigabyte b75
resolution:-1366x768
preferred settings:-medium

and i want some future proofing with the build i wont mind turning the settings low for playable fps(at least 30)

i know 7850 is a better gpu but i will be playing at a low resolution and some games now are recommending a quad core

and i will not be overclocking at all

and i wont be upgrading at all for 4 years

and will a corsair vs 450 be enough

please any help would be appreciated
April 15, 2013 10:47:45 PM

the core i5 would be the better way of going for "futureproofing", at that resolution a 7770 should play most modern games on mediumish. with the 7770 the 450w psu you chose should run fine since it has 33a on the 12v on a single rail. And if your gpu ever craps out, the i5 has onboard video so you can still use the computer while you rma it.

update: or you can go kinda halfway down the middle and get a i5-3350P with a 7790
April 16, 2013 1:34:50 AM

HillBillyAsian said:
the core i5 would be the better way of going for "futureproofing", at that resolution a 7770 should play most modern games on mediumish. with the 7770 the 450w psu you chose should run fine since it has 33a on the 12v on a single rail. And if your gpu ever craps out, the i5 has onboard video so you can still use the computer while you rma it.

update: or you can go kinda halfway down the middle and get a i5-3350P with a 7790

3350p is not available in india my next choice would be a fx 6100 but i have been told that it is a bad cpu for gaming
April 16, 2013 1:53:26 AM

you could go

AMD A10-5800K with a 7790 if you can find one then you will have the best of price and performance, you would also be able to use the onboard video from the chip incase something goes wrong with the gpu you buy

update: heck you could just use the onboard until you save enough money for a higher end gpu if you wanted, the onboard is enough to run most games on medium settings
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