Intel Core i3 3220 Dual Core CPU (3.30GHz, Socket 1155, 3MB Cache, Ivy Bridge, 55W) £89 @ Amazon
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Intel Core i3 3220 Dual Core CPU (3.30GHz, Socket 1155, 3MB Cache, Ivy Bridge, 55W) £89 @ Amazon

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Found 10th Dec 2012
Price drop today for this fast dual core Ivy Bridge cpu.
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Good price
good price
Not low enough
I submitted this two and a half weeks ago, and since then it's only gone down 48p LOL.
48p might be the turning point for some people to buy





LOL
Edited by: "Squelds" 10th Dec 2012
always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and should be avoided, a total false economy.

You will get 4-7 years out of a i5. half of that with an i3 before you are itching to spend cash again, even think of the time spent not building/upgrading as many pc's

uniprice have the i5 3570k for £119 :-)

Edited by: "metal_gear" 10th Dec 2012
Great price
metal_gear

always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and … always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and should be avoided, a total false economy.You will get 4-7 years out of a i5. half of that with an i3 before you are itching to spend cash again, even think of the time spent not building/upgrading as many pc'suniprice have the i5 3570k for £119 :-)


who or what is uniprice?
Banned
metal_gear

always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and … always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and should be avoided, a total false economy.You will get 4-7 years out of a i5. half of that with an i3 before you are itching to spend cash again, even think of the time spent not building/upgrading as many pc'suniprice have the i5 3570k for £119 :-)



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Edited by: "kunyk" 10th Dec 2012
metal_gear

always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and … always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and should be avoided, a total false economy.You will get 4-7 years out of a i5. half of that with an i3 before you are itching to spend cash again, even think of the time spent not building/upgrading as many pc'suniprice have the i5 3570k for £119 :-)



I LOL'd
Edited by: "dbracing15" 11th Dec 2012
Only thing im finding with this is the price, it isnt cheaper then I paid for my Sandybridge a year ago, was £86 (I just found the order in my history, 16th of December 2011)

Meh about the whole i5 thing.
Running a Sandybridge i3 2100 (3.1ghz) here and its never breaking a sweat (and I moved from a C2D E4300(1.8ghz but running at 2.47ghz) and never felt any difference. Main bottlenecks mainly memory and gpu, thats where I have found the biggest gains.



Edited by: "Scorg" 11th Dec 2012
good price more info on the processor here
metal_gear

always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and … always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and should be avoided, a total false economy.You will get 4-7 years out of a i5. half of that with an i3 before you are itching to spend cash again, even think of the time spent not building/upgrading as many pc'suniprice have the i5 3570k for £119 :-)



Of course, that is your opinion... I do not share it.

This processor at this price point (the i3 the OP posted) makes it onto Tom's Hardware best gaming CPU mid-range list for November 2012.

If you want to game on a budget, get a cheapish CPU and a good graphics card. If you want to do almost anything else, this processor will be fine, and you could use its integrated graphics if that's fast enough for you. Most people don't need huge processor power these days.
Edited by: "davtom" 11th Dec 2012
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metal_gear

always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and … always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and should be avoided, a total false economy.You will get 4-7 years out of a i5. half of that with an i3 before you are itching to spend cash again, even think of the time spent not building/upgrading as many pc'suniprice have the i5 3570k for £119 :-)


I agree partly, I have had a q6600 in my machine for years (which was a bit more expensive then), and it still is plenty fast enough for what I want - I am still using my HD4870 which is ancient really but again is just about showing it's age on more demanding stuff, obvioulsy not on insane settings lol.
Edited by: "deleted117705" 11th Dec 2012
Yeah, I keep thinking I will upgrade but my Q96xx is doing quite well enough on the games I play. To be honest my other PC is running a Intel Celeron G530 and that isn't breaking a sweat for anything I do on it. Image editing, surfing etc. Best upgrade I made on that was the SSD
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metal_gear

always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and … always worth saving up to get an i5, the i3 is a weak processor and should be avoided, a total false economy.You will get 4-7 years out of a i5. half of that with an i3 before you are itching to spend cash again, even think of the time spent not building/upgrading as many pc'suniprice have the i5 3570k for £119 :-)



Never get an i5 get a Xeon E3 or an i3 (And use unregistered ECC always).

Also never get a k series as vt-d is disabled.
This or AMD FX-6300 for £10 more?
@AriaPC
6522 CPU marks vs 4260 on the i3
unrandomsam

Never get an i5 get a Xeon E3 or an i3 (And use unregistered ECC … Never get an i5 get a Xeon E3 or an i3 (And use unregistered ECC always).Also never get a k series as vt-d is disabled.



Virtualisation doesn't really help that much with gaming, though, and I can't imagine a CPU like this being used for much else...

Also, can you still get a 3570K for £120? If so, can I please have a link?
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