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My sister was over for Thanksgiving and was talking about how she was having a friend build her son a gaming computer for Christmas. All's good so far, right?

She goes on to say that he needs a 6-core processor for the games he wants to play. Wait, what? I say "No game needs a 6-core processor, games don't even use 6-cores." She goes into defense mode suddenly and said that that's what her friend said.

So, I asked what games he would be playing. Her answer? "Minecraft, The Sims 3, and World of Warcraft."

He comes to the table to eat so I don't reply as to not ruin his birthday present.

I really don't want to bring it up again, but I feel like my sister's friend is either taking advantage of her, or is an idiot.



EDIT: I cut out some details to make it short, but I told her first thing that I would help then she said he friend was doing it. I understand future proofing but I said to just get a 4-core, hell even a dual core and then spend more on a video card. She's a person who likes to think she knows more than she does and she just said that her friend would handle it. Just trying to help her save some $, but no go.
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Why don't you tell your sister that you'd help with building your nephew's present? Best alternative :]
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^This, and that way when she asks you to fix it you will have a really good idea how it was built (i.e. you will know it was built correctly).
   
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Originally Posted by dezahp View Post

Why don't you tell your sister that you'd help with building your nephew's present? Best alternative :]

This


I dont have that problem everyone i know comes to me for computers biggrin.gif
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Seeing as she did not even mention a video card i would defiantly say something i mean she is your sister be brutally honest with her.
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Those games use a dual core cpu AT MAX... When I switched from My C2D to my 2600k I never saw a frame rate increase so you're sisters friend is either: 1. A idiot 2. Money hungry 3. both.
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The friend is futureproofing. But seriously, I would advice you to build it for him if you aren't too busy.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NoDoubtFilms View Post

My sister was over for Thanksgiving and was talking about how she was having a friend build her son a gaming computer for Christmas. All's good so far, right?
She goes on to say that he needs a 6-core processor for the games he wants to play. Wait, what? I say "No game needs a 6-core processor, games don't even use 6-cores." She goes into defense mode suddenly and said that that's what her friend said.
So, I asked what games he would be playing. Her answer? "Minecraft, The Sims 3, and World of Warcraft."
He comes to the table to eat so I don't reply as to not ruin his birthday present.
I really don't want to bring it up again, but I feel like my sister's friend is either taking advantage of her, or is an idiot.

The only game I can think of that uses hex core is FSX. Even then due to poor programming FSX will perform almost the same when comparing quad core vs hex core from the same family.

For those games a dual core like i3-2100 is more than enough. Your sister friend is taking advantage here. Probably will slap in a quad core CPU like i7-2600. The PC sees it as 8 CPU cores, and her friend makes profit from the gap. Even if this is future proofing this is overkill. By then its single thread performance will fall behind of future CPU.
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It's just ignorance.
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post #10 of 29
Facebook her, show her this post..

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1670094011
Blizzard representative says "2 cores max for ww"

Dig up some more ....

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/287164-28-sims-core
again two..

Get her to go to some links ... It's all over the internet that these games only use 2 cores.
I spent like 15 seconds digging these up, I'm sure you can find some official statistics somewhere..
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