So after a year of slaughter gaming in my i3-3110m w/ Intel HD 4000 on my laptop, I'm thinking of getting a new gaming PC. I want to build it as it seems to be the only good option as technology in New Zealand is overpriced.
Would be great if someone used http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/ (NZ because I need local prices) and gave me a good setup. I'm planning to play BF4/Arma 3 on Med settings the least at 1080p w/ 60fps. I can downgrade Resolution to 1280x768 the least.
A good comparison of relative hardware performance in BF4 . The latest i3's are not covered in the cpu comparisons but the i3 2100 is only a little worse in performance than current i3's
The AMD FX 6300 monsters the i3's performance in that set up and image details .
The i3 is averaging 39 fps
The FX 6300 is averaging 66 fps
When you get in to multiplayer situations the extra threading pays off even more
When you factor in a little overclocking of the FX 6300 you can have performance equivalent to the intel quadcores at a fraction of the price