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Old 10-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Good CPU for the Price?

Hey everyone, just wondering if this is a good price for the following PC and what kind of performance I can except out of it:

Case - NZXT Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Color)

Motherboard - [CrossFireX] ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3+ ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (Pro OC Certified)

CPU - AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

I was debating whether or not upgrading to the FX-4170 4.20 GHz Quad-Core, not sure if it's even worth it.

Cooling - Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

Ram - 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS)

Video Card -AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card

HDD && SSD - 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD and 128GB Sandisk Sata III Boot Drive

PSU - 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
I realize it's a rather iffy PSU, but it's so much less expensive and yet still 80+.

Then it comes with standard optical/sound drives. Also comes with a Razer mouse/keyboard and 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers.

The total price on this PC would be: $642 Thanks in advance!

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Old 10-21-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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the 7850hd will handle crysis 2 easily and all other new games, it will play battlefield 3 on ultra quite comfortably. But as hameister said we'd need more info on what you'd use the PC for. (Also only get a branded/trusted psu!!)
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