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Old December 31, 2012, 02:31 AM
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Normally I wouldn't suggest this BUT
I would drop the GPU altogether at that res and get a 3570k..
Played some games on my brothers without any issue at 1080 on med settings.. (TF2, L4D2, CoDMW2, BF3..) all played "OK"
at 1360x768 you should be able to get pretty high in the demanding games and max in everything else. (not seen any reviews of this res on IGP)

Just an option to consider considering the GPU requirements are so low but some games are still quite cpu intensive..
Buy a dedicated GPU when you can afford / need to(upgrading the monitor).. The CPU should last a LONG LONG time

(this is for you to look into, I'm not saying it'll definitely be up to what you want)
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Old December 31, 2012, 03:38 AM
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Bf3 would be a no go with intel integrated. And graphics settings would be basically off. As I said before, your choices are quite good at this point IMO. You seem to have a balance that are are happy with in your budget and are well aware of its abilities and limitations. Let us know how it works out.
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Old December 31, 2012, 07:29 AM
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Yes i agree the i3 is sufficient in gaming but at your resolution it's all the CPU power u can get because GPU-wise it's not that important that's my ideea sharing with you, and games are starting to use 4 cores more and more often.

i3 has hyperthreading... allowing multiple threads to run simultaneously, improved reaction and response time. So you actually cannot compare other dual cores with i3.
At the moment i5 does not fit in my budget. I'll upgrade in future if necessary.
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