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    i3 or i5 cpu

    Hi all need a little help on cpu money to spend £120 to £150 on cpu planning to run 1 on a TV and 1 monitor

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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    I guess it depends on what you need it for. If it's just a HTPC playing HD videos then the i3 is just fine.
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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    We need a bit more information on what you are trying to achieve...

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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    to use 2 monitors and use as a dvd player and medium gaming plus be able to open several internet pages without any probs and wil be using cpu igp until i get graphics card thanks for replys


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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    You can use either as a DVD player, but unless you are happy just playing Minecraft I don't think you will have any fun gaming on either of those.

    If you insist on sticking with an Intel CPU, I would suggest:

    £40 in a Pentium http://www.ebuyer.com/629969-intel-p...l-bx80646g3240
    £120 on an R9 285 graphics card http://www.ebuyer.com/662154-powerco...285-2gbd5-tdhe

    So £160 all in, should run most games now, upgrade to an i5 later.

    What games are you hoping to run?

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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    How about AMD APU? May not have the CPU muscle of Intel or the GPU muscle of a dedicated card but fuses the two nicely together in one package.

    Especially when you manage to score a second hand APU which would have an outstanding value.

    What gaming you would do?

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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    What games?

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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    Racing and world of tanks online wee bit fighting games not as heavy as c.o.d or battlefield but must run two monitors at same time also must be a intel as motherboard is intel many thanks for replying

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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    What intel motherboard...

    Does it support Haswell-DC variants with or without bios updates?

    Can you give us a cpuz report...

    If doing any gaming Id look at an i5 preferably K variant or get a pentium g3258 and OC it.

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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    Not got cpu now so you would recommend pentium g3258 with good graphics card then get i5 K variant would that be sensible thanks for replying
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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    Are you into overclocking? If you are not going to overclock, then that anniversary edition pentium is just £10 more than the one I linked for no real reason. If the motherboard you already have can't overclock, then there isn't any point as 0.1GHz increase won't make any real difference.

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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    I would be scared to overclock I guess i would leave it alone so what would be the best cpu then the pentium g3258 or i3 4370 for the money many thanks for replying

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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    The 3 cpu's i'am looking at are pentium g3258 - i3 4370 and i5 4440

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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    We need to know your motherboard also - a lot of older mobos won't support devils canyon.

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    Msi Z97 gaming 5

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    Re: i3 or i5 cpu

    In short for what you need processor wise the i3 should be more than enough. As others have said though if you only want the system for media and "medium gaming" an AMD APU will do you better as you won't need to buy a GPU.

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