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Originally Posted by Sisaroth View Post
my old pentium 3 @ 800 MHz can internet browse and MSoffice fine, why would they test that if any modern pc can do those tasks anyway? Any modern CPU is overkill if you are just gonna browse the internet with it.
I dunno, read the quote in the first post.

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They should've used a better GPU for the games testing, it's pretty obvious it's a bottleneck for the overclocked CPU's in the tests, and would've actually shown the differences between CPU's at the top end.

Still an interesting read.
 
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post #13 of 20
I find this quite interesting, considering building a pc has been put quite low down on my priorities for the time being it does give me a good insight into when a budget does come into fruition then i'll be able to play quite demanding games fairly well.
    
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post #14 of 20
What about 960T. ;<
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post #15 of 20
Hmm seems weird that the 955 isn't well liked. Based on the overclocking ability and the plethora of cheap and awesome motherboards available it seems like its a great value, much more so than the A8-3850 since nobody that's doing any gaming will be using the IGP.

Of course I'm biased though lol.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Sisaroth View Post
my old pentium 3 @ 800 MHz can internet browse and MSoffice fine, why would they test that if any modern pc can do those tasks anyway? Any modern CPU is overkill if you are just gonna browse the internet with it.
^ this. But of course the review is still relevant, We want to get the most for our money. Whether we need it or not. That said, if we are just browsing the internet, I think you can get a single core Sempron 140 for 29.99 on newegg.

EDIT: I read the article, and it sucks. they make a few hard, real mistakes, like recommending you buy an A8-3850 and then pair it with a 6850. Which is very stupid, because you can't do hybrid crossfire with the IGP and a 6850, and therefore, you should have bought something better, like a 955 or an athlon or an i3-2100. Additionally, they left clarkdale i3s out of the review, which is sort of excusable, because many people probably won't want to buy in to a dead socket. Although, when I put this rig together, that was the strongest contender. And yeah... it sucked.
Edited by Nnimrod - 11/1/11 at 1:57am
post #17 of 20
The 1055T is often below £100 or around the £100 mark. I would much prefer that any day of the week for this price point.
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post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Phoriver View Post
Hmm seems weird that the 955 isn't well liked. Based on the overclocking ability and the plethora of cheap and awesome motherboards available it seems like its a great value, much more so than the A8-3850 since nobody that's doing any gaming will be using the IGP.

Of course I'm biased though lol.
The 955 is most likely AMD's best bang for buck CPU, considering it's only $120.
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post #19 of 20
I have an asus k53e laptop with the i3 2310M and can play l4d2 and tf2 pretty fine, even when I don't want it to play it's good to know I could. So I guess the lower i3 is a good choice.
post #20 of 20
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I would personally get the X4 or an older gen i3 (530/40/50) since they overclock.
Dingdingding!!

I'd get the 955 any day over the Sandies. Because of this, mostly. The Phenom hits 4.2GHz in a breeze


As for the post, I'm surprised the Sargas even ran Battlefield
   
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