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User Info: Mr Bump

Mr Bump
2 years ago#11
Sure, I can afford the extra $100 no problem. But I have set myself a budget for this new PC build and if I save $100 on the CPU I can spend an extra $100 on the GPU....
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User Info: Skul_

Skul_
2 years ago#12
If the i7 is within your budget then id get it. If getting an i7 requires you to drop from say, a 780Ti to a 780 then id still get it. If it requires you to drop from a 770 to a 760 then i wouldnt.
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User Info: godplaysSNES

godplaysSNES
2 years ago#13
Mr Bump posted...
Sure, I can afford the extra $100 no problem. But I have set myself a budget for this new PC build and if I save $100 on the CPU I can spend an extra $100 on the GPU....


Sure, and that's a viable argument.

But it's very easy to upgrade a GPU afterwards. If you want to upgrade your GPU in three years, you can just get the newest one and insert it with no hassle at all.
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User Info: Mr Bump

Mr Bump
2 years ago#14
At the moment, that extra $100 is looking like the difference between a GTX 770 and an R9 290 Tri-X OC. Although, tbh, if I decide the i7 is really worth it, I can probably bump the budget and get both the the R9 and the i7...
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User Info: HamJabroni

HamJabroni
2 years ago#15
Mr Bump posted...
At the moment, that extra $100 is looking like the difference between a GTX 770 and an R9 290 Tri-X OC. Although, tbh, if I decide the i7 is really worth it, I can probably bump the budget and get both the the R9 and the i7...

just get the i5 and the r90
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User Info: triple s

triple s
2 years ago#16
I'd get the i7 because if you go i5 you will always feel like your i5 could of been two i's more.
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User Info: Mr Bump

Mr Bump
2 years ago#17
Thanks triple, helpful as always! ;-P
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User Info: Slayn

Slayn
2 years ago#18
The funny thing is we have been saying to get an i7 since the 1st gens to be futureproof, and I don't think I've seen a single game that has taken advantage of it... you can get a 2nd get i5 and have nearly the same performance gaming with a $1000 extreme 4th gen i7.
You can spend $400 on a console and $400 on a cheap PC, or you can spend $800 to build your own and have the best of both worlds.

User Info: biohazard1775

biohazard1775
2 years ago#19
If you have money to throw at it then get an i7.
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User Info: Mr Bump

Mr Bump
2 years ago#20
Slayn posted...
The funny thing is we have been saying to get an i7 since the 1st gens to be futureproof, and I don't think I've seen a single game that has taken advantage of it... you can get a 2nd get i5 and have nearly the same performance gaming with a $1000 extreme 4th gen i7.


Yeah, I'm starting to think that is the case. I remember when i7s first came out and there was all this talk of how it was going to be amazing for gaming, but we still seem to be waiting!
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