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To all those recommending the i3, you do know he mentioned he already plans on upgrading to an i5. There is no reason to buy intermediary hardware which is a waste of money when he can afford the end goal already. You are over generalizing the situation in to just a "which is better" question but that is ignoring all the info available. If he can avoid buying new hardware that he knows he will want replace soon then he should.

Get the i5, either a 2500k or 3750k if budget allows. Nobody else has offered a better long term solution than the i5 now and replace the GPU as funds allow. They are all saying replace the CPU and GPU and then replace the CPU again later. doh.gif
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To all those recommending the i3, you do know he mentioned he already plans on upgrading to an i5. There is no reason to buy intermediary hardware which is a waste of money when he can afford the end goal already. You are over generalizing the situation in to just a "which is better" question but that is ignoring all the info available. If he can avoid buying new hardware that he knows he will want replace soon then he should.
Get the i5, either a 2500k or 3750k if budget allows. Nobody else has offered a better long term solution than the i5 now and replace the GPU as funds allow. They are all saying replace the CPU and GPU and then replace the CPU again later. doh.gif

Yeah.. that is why I stated my opinion on the Athlon 64 x2 3800+ 2.0ghz and GTS 250 being able to play Diablo 3 quite well. Its simply fair game to handle and does not require purchasing an i3 then an i5 to play it, I do however think he should get the G530 and GTX 460 OR just a better GPU since he will upgrade to an i5 in a few months.
   
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Okay, as of right now I have crappy mother board that came with an HX2300 I think it is, business HP Micro Tower.

I have mATX so single card only.

I just replaced the 250watt PSU with a 550watt OCZ ZT Modular Power Supply and bought a Lian Li PC-V354B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112300. The old hardware is still in here 1gig of DDR2 ram, and the mother board and a Pentium D 925 at 3.0ghz.

I'm staying mATX because I like the small form factor, just looking at a reasonable steady upgrade as I'm trying to pay off my vehicle right now that will keep brain fed. smile.gif

This motherboard is on the way, should be here tomorrow
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That's why I was looking for an 1155 socket.
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I'm trying to cut costs for right now, and have a larger boost in gaming.

Would the 530 and 460 be pretty significant, as I'll most likely stick with that card for awhile.

So I guess basically for the next 4-6 months, would you prefer an i3 2100 and 9800gt, which would both be changed out

Or the G530 and a 460, which only the Processor would be?

As long as the graphics scaling was okay, I'm fine with the lower end processor.
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I'm trying to cut costs for right now, and have a larger boost in gaming.
Would the 530 and 460 be pretty significant, as I'll most likely stick with that card for awhile.
So I guess basically for the next 4-6 months, would you prefer an i3 2100 and 9800gt, which would both be changed out
Or the G530 and a 460, which only the Processor would be?
As long as the graphics scaling was okay, I'm fine with the lower end processor.

If you plan to have i5 eventually, than G530 is no brainer.
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If you plan to have i5 eventually, than G530 is no brainer.

Okay, I was just looking for approval. :3
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Originally Posted by Sedative View Post

I'm trying to cut costs for right now, and have a larger boost in gaming.
Would the 530 and 460 be pretty significant, as I'll most likely stick with that card for awhile.
So I guess basically for the next 4-6 months, would you prefer an i3 2100 and 9800gt, which would both be changed out
Or the G530 and a 460, which only the Processor would be?
As long as the graphics scaling was okay, I'm fine with the lower end processor.

Correct me if I'm wwrong everyone but the G530 is just an i3 without the hyperthreading. So, if you don't have the 460 already I wouldn't get it. I would stick with the 9800GT for now and either the G530 or an i3-2100 would be fine for what you want to do now and then later on pick up the 2500K and a videocard better than the 460 (multiple options there).

*note it's a little confusing to tell what you have and what you're keeping/buying
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Correct me if I'm wwrong everyone but the G530 is just an i3 without the hyperthreading. So, if you don't have the 460 already I wouldn't get it. I would stick with the 9800GT for now and either the G530 or an i3-2100 would be fine for what you want to do now and then later on pick up the 2500K and a videocard better than the 460 (multiple options there).
*note it's a little confusing to tell what you have and what you're keeping/buying

You can't. OP has a H61 motherboard, and want to keep this budget. G530 is not an i3 without HT. It does not have HD 2000 nor extra L3 cache like i3 does.

I will incline to agree on getting something better than 460. HD 7770 will be my recommendation.
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Taking in consideration the motherboard he already bought I will suggest getting the i3 and FORGET the i5, that board is a H61 chipset= no overclocking and even if there was a way with the few power phases it has it will fry with a overclocked i5 2500k
My suggestion:
Get a i3 2120 it is 200mhz faster than the 2100 and only $3 more, then save and get a 560Ti ther would be enough to max D3 @1080p
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Taking in consideration the motherboard he already bought I will suggest getting the i3 and FORGET the i5, that board is a H61 chipset= no overclocking and even if there was a way with the few power phases it has it will fry with a overclocked i5 2500k
My suggestion:
Get a i3 2120 it is 200mhz faster than the 2100 and only $3 more, then save and get a 560Ti ther would be enough to max D3 @1080p

I can vouch for that! (I have the same setup!)
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