[SOLVED] Low budget system for light games and web dev

Which is best for me?

  • 1155 with i5-3570K and 4GB RAM (possible CPU and RAM upgrade)

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  • 1156 with X3480 and 8GB RAM (possible only RAM upgrade)

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  • 1356 with E5 - 2420v2 and 8GB RAM (possible CPU and RAM upgrade)

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  • 1366 with X5650 and 8GB RAM (possible CPU and RAM upgrade)

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Ainis Broks

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Hello!

I don't want to invest in Ryzen for now, as I am only into web development and light gaming (ones like FIFA20 and BF1).
I would like you to help me to choose from 4 low budget systems (without GPU):

1155 - has USB3.0 and SATA3.0
4GB DDR3/16GB Max
H61
i5 - 3570K/Possible OC

1156 - has USB2.0 and SATA2.0
8GB DDR3/ 16GB Max
H55
X3480/Possible OC

1356
8GB DDR3
X58
E5 - 2420v2

1366
8GB DDR3
X58
X5650/Possible OC

All these costs about the same. Both will run with 450W FSP PSU.
 
BF1 is not really 'light gaming', as it is quite resource intensive, and needs at least GTX1030 levels of graphics capability to even play smoothly at 720P, and, a GTX1050-level of GPU for even reduced 1080P/low quality action. Many folks with less than what is listed above are in fast demi- slide-show simulations and/or stuttery messes. (I played it on 720P /low with integrated video on my 7700K for a few days while a GPU was back-ordered a couple years ago, and....it was not pretty. I doubt the experience will be improved on integrated graphics from 3-5 years earlier)

4c/8t play can be smooth for a non-streaming rig (my 7700K is completely stutter free in BF1), but, increasingly folks are demanding 8c/8t or 6c/12t CPUs as starting points for gaming....(a wise decision)
 
BF1 is not really 'light gaming', as it is quite resource intensive, and needs at least GTX1030 levels of graphics capability to even play smoothly at 720P, and, a GTX1050-level of GPU for even reduced 1080P/low quality action. Many folks with less than what is listed above are in fast demi- slide-show simulations and/or stuttery messes. (I played it on 720P /low with integrated video on my 7700K for a few days while a GPU was back-ordered a couple years ago, and....it was not pretty. I doubt the experience will be improved on integrated graphics from 3-5 years earlier)

4c/8t play can be smooth for a non-streaming rig (my 7700K is completely stutter free in BF1), but, increasingly folks are demanding 8c/8t or 6c/12t CPUs as starting points for gaming....(a wise decision)
 

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