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Impressive for a duel core
on June 22, 2014
It's a sturdy processor with some power. This is a processor that has 2 faces. If your looking to save a couple bucks but still get some power get this processor. If your looking to use it for gaming and can afford a higher end quad core or higher go with that. The reason I'm saying that isn't because this CPU can't handle gaming because it can. I'm saying that because the next generation of games will require better processors. Graphics these days are very impressive however games are turn toward improved immersion which includes voxels and those require more cpu power not textures and more detailed surface modeling. The computer I builts specs will be included at the end. Some of the games I've played on it are Eve Online (Max settings), Titanfall (High settings), Space Engineers (Max), Skyrim (Maxed with enhanced graphic and immersion mods), Watch_Dogs (Medium textures, Maxed shadows and lighting).
Thermaltake Chaser A71 No Power Supply Full Tower Case VP400M1W2N
Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77-DS3H
PNY XLR8 SATA 120GB 6Gbps 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SSD9SC120GMDF-RB
Corsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze
8 GB DDR3 corsair vengance
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DP Graphics Card 02G-P4-2662-KR
BenQ Gaming Monitor RL2455HM (24-Inch LED)
Cost approx $750 for the machine without OS or Monitor. Also if you can afford to build your computer do it. You'll learn a lot about them AND save some bucks down the road since you can upgrade it yourself with the parts you want instead of replacing an old outdated name brand computer. For instance all I would need for Max graphics in Watch_Dogs is a graphics card with 3GB GDDR 5 (those are exspensive btw and the game looks amazing without it). Or if I find a game that requires more CPU power then I can upgrade the Motherboard and Processor or just the processor as long as it's compatible with my current motherboard.