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ASRock Z77 Pro3 ......... needs guidance

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Hi again,

I bought this board yesterday with some parts for another computer, but this mobo will have a less usage by me and will be mainly for my kids, so i was thinking about some things to add to this mobo to use it, almost 2 things i want a suggestions/recommendations if any.

1. What processor i should go with this one? i5-3570K or i7-3770K or something else? Maybe because of children you may say even i3 is more than enough, but my kids are playing almost similar games i play and some different, such as Sims, GOW, Battlefield 3, ...etc, so i think they will have some simple games and some heavy games.

2. I want a good cheap GPU that will suit this mobo and they can set the settings to med/high and not always at max/ultra settings, so which one do you recommend me to go with the best cheaper GPU.

The price between i5-3570K and i7-3770K is about $100, to me it is almost neglect-able, if i buy once then $50-120 is not a big deal at all, if the difference is $200 or more than i will say i go with cheaper one, but still not sure if i should go with any of those 2 or forget those i5/i7 70K models and look for something cheaper, and how much cheaper than i5-3570K anyway?
   
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i5-3570K will be more than adequate, if anything put that extra $100 into the GPU as the i5 will not bottleneck any GPU you are interested in. As for the GPU i would grab a 650ti Boost or 660ti depending on the budget.
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3570k, gtx650ti boost, HD7850 or gtx660.
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Hmmmmm, in this case i will go with i5, then buy an expensive graphic card that i suppose to buy for my first rig then use the current one i have already GTX 660Ti on this mobo, if i can't afford expensive one for my RIVE one then i will buy 650 for this mobo, but i see that GTX 780 is almost out and soon will be available for sale.

But if i can afford i good GPU without an issue with budget, why you both recommend i5 over i7?
   
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Originally Posted by Professional View Post

But if i can afford i good GPU without an issue with budget, why you both recommend i5 over i7?

Because the benefits of the i7's hyper-threading will be largely negligible in the usage case that you presented in your original post.
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Because the benefits of the i7's hyper-threading will be largely negligible in the usage case that you presented in your original post.

I see, good, then i5 it is.

Thank you very much!
   
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