Originally Posted by HalfAHertz
Have you considered the el-cheapo pentium G series based on Ivy? I recently tried the g2020 and as long as you pair it with dedicated graphics it should do you fine. it's like an i3 minus the HT. Still has the 3mb l3 cache.
Intel Pentium G2020 Ivy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 55W...
will the Pentium G Series bottleneck a 7770 or a 7850?