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    question on CPU for gaming

    building an extreme budget build for a friend

    is a pentium g2030 going to extremely bottleneck a radeon 7850?
    it that cpu going to be enough to keep "medium to high" settings for cpu intensive games.

    the next step up would be i3's but its almost double the price for a slight performance gain.


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    Most likely being that it is a dual core. Amd has good performance quad cores for pretty cheap that offer decent performance for gaming.
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    Can he not strech to a i5 3570K? What is his total CPU budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBK.. View Post
    Can he not strech to a i5 3570K? What is his total CPU budget?
    They are triple what the Pentium CPU costs.
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    I did say stretch...

    I can't even imagine why anyone would want to stick with just a dual core at this stage.

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    Or he could go AMD.

    Just saying. Intel is overpriced for the performance you get. he didn't make the mistake of getting an Intel based motherboard already, did he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maltrophstitan View Post
    building an extreme budget build for a friend

    is a pentium g2030 going to extremely bottleneck a radeon 7850?
    it that cpu going to be enough to keep "medium to high" settings for cpu intensive games.

    the next step up would be i3's but its almost double the price for a slight performance gain.

    Pretty much any dual core cpu is going to be a bottleneck these days. Their time in a desktop computer has come to an end.

    If you live near a microcenter, you could get much better deals on cpu's, but aside from that you are out of luck.
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    Or he could go AMD.

    Just saying. Intel is overpriced for the performance you get. he didn't make the mistake of getting an Intel based motherboard already, did he?
    Umm, no.

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    I wouldn't skimp on either the CPU or GPU. Some games are either CPU-intensive, GPU-intensive, or both. I wouldn't risk the performance hit just to save a few bucks. He should either skimp on another area and upgrade later (like the hard drive or something)... or wait until he has a couple hundred more bucks. That's my 2 cents.

    The Pentium G2030 is pure crap and doesn't belong in any build, budget or not. That would be okay if all he wanted to do was check his e-mail and use Word.
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