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OP, you sound like my friend I just built a PC for.

"If I can play it - it's fine."

You guys are different from normal gamers, and somewhat close to me. I need a little eye candy and at least 40FPS on what I play, but you two will play games however you can. I respect that.
However, dual cores ave pretty much ran their lifespan, I'm going to say: Give it 2 more years, then dual cores won't matter anymore except for low power systems for web browsing. Of course you can still play older games, but don't expect the next game in a series to run smoothly for you.
TBH, the newest games I play are Skyrim/SR:TT. I get 60FPS in both, so I don't care if people say I'll get 30FPS in BFx, I don't play it.
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