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Should i buy an i3 +Hd 7750 or simply a i5 for gaming?

For gaming like BF3 ,Skyrim , Maxpayne 3 , GTA 4 and more

any more suggestions please
 
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Every one of the games he listed, though, is CPU bound, so the i5 definately offers a huge advantage. But like you said, no matter which option the OP goes with, a discreet card will be a requirement.

**Edit: Max Payne 3 is not CPU bound. GTA IV, Skyrim, and BF 3 are, though.

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For the games you specifically listed, you will definately want the i5, as it has way more horsepower over an i3. Within the i5 series I would go with sandbridge-E or ivy bridge, but the original sandybridge has some nice sales now too if price point is a main concern.
 
So what's the situation here ? Is it a budget thing ?
You will need a discrete GPU to play those games, the on-board GPU on the i5 is not good enough.
The i3 is plenty of CPU for much more GPU than you plan to use so that is the way I would go.

Mactronix :)
 

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Every one of the games he listed, though, is CPU bound, so the i5 definately offers a huge advantage. But like you said, no matter which option the OP goes with, a discreet card will be a requirement.

**Edit: Max Payne 3 is not CPU bound. GTA IV, Skyrim, and BF 3 are, though.
 
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