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Are Intel i3 dual cores decent for gaming?

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Just wondering if the Intel i3's are decent for gaming such as this one from Newegg...

Note it would mainly be used to run WoW.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115221
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Most modern games do not utilize more than two cores, therefore it will be fine.
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Well say a game did utilize 4 cores would this CPU cause the computer to suffer much? It will have a decent video card paired with it.
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Obviously if you have the money for it get a quad core, what are you upgrading from?
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Upgrading from a broken laptop for my girl lol...so from nothing.

Check this out..

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...392&CatId=5205

Barebone kit from Tigerdirect. I would add a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161348 from Newegg.

Think that would be decent? Only concern then would be if the 450 watt corsair PSU could handle it.
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Worth it for the price IMO. Going from an i7 920 to a i3 540, I didn't notice a difference when it came to games.

If you can get an i5 7xx series processor, get that instead though. Gives you more "futureproofability"
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Well say a game did utilize 4 cores would this CPU cause the computer to suffer much? It will have a decent video card paired with it.
No, it won't

i3 can run any game on market very well
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No, it won't

i3 can run any game on market very well
What about GTA IV @ 1920x1200 max settings??
    
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So if I go with this could that Corsair 450 watt power a AMD 6850?
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Upgrading from a broken laptop for my girl lol...so from nothing.

Check this out..

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...392&CatId=5205

Barebone kit from Tigerdirect. I would add a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161348 from Newegg.

Think that would be decent? Only concern then would be if the 450 watt corsair PSU could handle it.
That power supply wont be a problem. Ill bet you could build a quad core system for about that much.

Is WoW fully utilizing Quads yet? I know it didnt for quite some time. If not then this would be your best bet with a nice fat OC
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