Re: Good CPU for the Price?
In my opinion, you'll get about $642.00 worth of performance, which for a gaming machine is rather low end. You'll play older titles, like Medal of Honor at great frame rates, at the highest eye candy settings.
However, when you run a game like Crysis 2, you have to back down the graphics quality considerably to obtain acceptable game play, and that game is 2 years old. The newer games coming out in the next 6 months will run poorly.
But, if you're buying that computer for every day use, for e-mails, web surfing, occasional light gaming, videos on You Tube, etc., it'll be just fine.
Problem is, you asked about performance, but never said how you'll be using it.
HAF 932 Advanced / Corsair AX1200 / Asus Rampage IV Extreme / i7-3930K / H100 Cooling 4x120mm
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