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Originally Posted by Flying Toilet;13918803 

I say go with the "Pentium" (sigh).

That hurt to say didn't it? smile.gif

Truthfully, upgrades don't factor in much, considering it was 9 years since his last computer purchase LOL But it is something to consider just in case, and there's really no point to squeeze an extra 10% of power out of the system since the base difference between his current machine and even the G840 is going to be like instantly going to "plaid" compared to what he has.

Thanks guys thumb.gif
post #12 of 15
Here you can easily find the right stuff wink.gif --> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-core-i3-2100-recommended-processor,2895-5.html

the top is the best.
the second is the second best and so on...

well at least for gaming rigs...
   
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Hi, I have some input here from experience. I am amazed at how well the Pentium G840 actually performs for gaming. I currently have it paired up with a Sapphire 6870 overclocked to 970/1200. and get a solid 90 fps in Modern Warfare 2. It never dips below 50-60 fps in 3v3 on StarCraft 2 in the middle of a large scale battle.

I know COD 4: MW isn't a graphically intense game but in single player it never gets below 70 usually hangs around 100 or so fps.

So I don't see the G840 currently bottle necking any game to a major extent that you can't play exceedingly happily.

My vote goes to the G840 since in England you can get it for around half the price of the i3.

+1 Pentium G840 (from experience).
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Originally Posted by Jonnykiv View Post

Hi, I have some input here from experience. I am amazed at how well the Pentium G840 actually performs for gaming. I currently have it paired up with a Sapphire 6870 overclocked to 970/1200. and get a solid 90 fps in Modern Warfare 2. It never dips below 50-60 fps in 3v3 on StarCraft 2 in the middle of a large scale battle.
I know COD 4: MW isn't a graphically intense game but in single player it never gets below 70 usually hangs around 100 or so fps.
So I don't see the G840 currently bottle necking any game to a major extent that you can't play exceedingly happily.
My vote goes to the G840 since in England you can get it for around half the price of the i3.
+1 Pentium G840 (from experience).

6/19/11

Just so you know, in the eight months since this thread last saw the light of day he's probably forgotten about it.
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6/19/11
Just so you know, in the eight months since this thread last saw the light of day he's probably forgotten about it.

Yea, lol I realised that after I had hit 'submit'. But couldn't be bothered to delete the post. OOPS biggrin.gif
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