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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116950&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS030114&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS030114-_-EMC-030114-Index-_-ProcessorsDesktops-_-19116950-L04B

serious question.

what kind of pc builds would use this kind of cpu?
also, is it even worth the price to build a pc using this sort of cpu? (assuming u also have to pay for OS)
and what kind of GPU would you use it with for no bottlenecking? (or just keep the integrated graphics?)

and can someone give me a sample build or 2 using this cpu?
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pretty much what it says in the description
"The Intel® Pentium® processor is perfect for all your everyday tasks-from streaming HD movies and videos to editing music and photos."


I would not suggest spending any $ on a build using this if your looking to game, you won't be happy :/

what are you looking for in a PC? I'm guessing you somehow came across this chip or have a decent deal aside from newegg? there is SOOO much better you can get for roughly the same price of that cpu.
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pretty much what it says in the description
"The Intel® Pentium® processor is perfect for all your everyday tasks-from streaming HD movies and videos to editing music and photos."


I would not suggest spending any $ on a build using this if your looking to game, you won't be happy :/

what are you looking for in a PC? I'm guessing you somehow came across this chip or have a decent deal aside from newegg? there is SOOO much better you can get for roughly the same price of that cpu.

i already built my own rig a while back (its in my sig)

i was planning on building another rig for someone else that will not be playing games, or light gaming, (flash games, no AAA titles, or anything like that)

but i was also thinking that its cheaper / better to buy a new cheap rig instead of building one that is cost efficent to the point that it uses this type of cpu.
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I have one of these in an ITX build I'm doing for my Dad.

It's nice little dual core. Very basic. I'm using it with the integrated GPU as well.

As was said already, I don't think you'd put this in a gamin rig, it doesn't have hyperthreading or turbo. It doesn't have the latest AVX or AES instruction sets. It's just a really simple CPU and the price reflects that.

I also used one very similar to this (2.7 Ghz Celeron Ivy Bridge) in my pfSense firewall box.
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Thats the kinda CPU I'd see in a basic file server, students pc etc

Would be crap to game on unless it was a very basic gaming rig for something like Sims, some MMOs etc, parried with a 750/Ti could be a decent cheap rig thumb.gif

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It is the ideal cpu for all applications but 1080p gaming.

It is cheap.
Energy efficient.
Can be silent cooled.
Fast (faster than needed) for all everyday applications.
Can do video editing. Rendering with an i7 4770K would take 2hours, with this one it will take 4.5hours. An overnight job with both cpus, only that this one costs less, consumes less, can be silent.

As for the lack of some special instructions this can be ignored. No use of those instructions yet.

Why pay more than the double when you can spend so little and still do your job done the same and better to Energy efficiency and noise?
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