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i3 4130T Gaming

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I am building a replacement gaming rig that will be used until broadwell. The CPU will then be put into a HTPC/NUC for my TV.

Will a 4130T($159aud) bottleneck my GPU enough to be worth buying a i5 4440($215aud) instead?
Current GPU is GTX570 but will be upgrading to a high end Maxwell when they come along.
post #2 of 5
Bottleneck? no definitely not, hold you back in some games? sure, but not many.
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
16GB Avexir Orange 2133mhz 1TB Crucial M550 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 LG BDR/DVDR 
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OCUK Fathom with HW Labs Black Ice 240 rad Mayhem's Gigabyte Orange 8.1 64 OEM Dell U2713HM 
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post #3 of 5
Try to get an i5 sandybridge/ivybridge at least

Which is your resolution?
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Resolution is 2560 x 1440p. A descent skt1155 Mini-ITX board is about impossible to get in AUS now it will have to be haswell. It seems wasteful to get an i5 for what will become an interface between my tv and server.
post #5 of 5
2 cores arent enough these days the only thing that avoid a slow down of performance is the HT and high resolutions
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