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(On Budget)-- 3rd Gen i3 with 2 cores+GPU OR 4 cores i5 without GPU.

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June 2, 2013 3:45:45 AM

So, as the title says i am on budget and i have to choose b/w
2 cores i3 3210/3220

or 4 cores i5 3570K.

I got 620 PSU already so not getting a new one. Same goes for the casing, i am gonna use my current casing.
Basically i am looking for mobo, processor and ram (8Gb least).

also since we on the subject should i go for the mobo supporting 32GB ram or is it okay with 16GB max support ram. I wouldn't like to upgrade for atleast 1.5years after it.

Long time browser of the forum, 1st time Registerer and Poster.

ps: if i do go for lesser CPU then i have to wait a while before i can get my hands on the new GPU.

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June 2, 2013 4:19:20 AM

Simple Answer: Go for the 3rd Gen i3 with 2 cores + GPU

Reason: CPU doesn't effect games performance like GPU does.
June 2, 2013 7:39:14 AM

^No, not with a decent g-card. See, there is a small difference b/w 4 core 3330 and 3570K but huge difference jump from 2 cores to 4 cores. I opted for 3570K coz it has intel HD 4000 as compare to i3 which has HD 2500. So, i thought even if i do get 3570K then atleast i can do some gaming till i get the GPU but i have been looking up the gaming reviews on stock intel graphic and they are not that good.

Maybe i should go with the lesser cpu.
June 2, 2013 11:36:59 AM

Any of you guys think that on the Haswell release of Intel Chips, the prices of 3rd gen will be slashed down

And do any of those processors have a "budget" in them, (although it would be highly unlikely).

Thanks for the reply guys btw. So far.
its i3, 8GB ram and Intel DH61WW/ Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 + HD 7770 (already have DVD writer, 620PSU and crappy case)

What you think. And plz comment of the Haswell too.