Solved

How important is a CPU when it comes to gaming?

So Im customizing my own computer but my money only goes so far. right now i am thinking about an i3 -4150 3.5 Ghz processor and putting more money down on an Nvidia Geforce GT 740m. I guess what my real question is, if i get this processor will games like DayZ Standalone still run really well? Also 8GB of RAM and 1 TB hardrive if that matters.
10 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about important cpu gaming
  1. Is this a laptop?
  2. You listed a desktop CPU and a mobile GPU.
    What is your price range?
  3. This is a desktop and currently im on Walmart.com build your own gaming desktop. My budget is i would say $610.00 but i would be willing to increase if necessary.
  4. Can you list a link to your computer so we can see the hardware on it?
  5. Bludmon88 said:
    This is a desktop and currently im on Walmart.com build your own gaming desktop. My budget is i would say $610.00 but i would be willing to increase if necessary.


    Can I try to convince to you build your own pc? I built my first knowing the bare minimum, and you can too.
  6. As wallaby says above - build your own mate - Walmart will rob you on prices.
    Quick build thrown together with a high spec GPU,aftermarket cooler ,& a 120gb ssd + a 1tb hard drive too.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4VnQhM
  7. dashboy1998 said:
    Can you list a link to your computer so we can see the hardware on it?


    I can give you the link to where im building it and u can just choose the parts and see what i got like that..
    1. 3rd case listed Cosmas Mid Tower
    2. 3rd one listed intel core i3 4150 3.5Ghz
    3. 2nd one listed 8GB DDR3 1600MHz 1 TB HDD and windows 8.1
    4. 3rd one listed Nvidia Geforce GT 740m with 350 watt PSU
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/CYBERPOWER-PC-Build-Your-Own-Gaming-Desktop-Bundle-Select-Processor-Case-Memory-Hard-Drive-and-more/39370676
  8. Best answer
    Bludmon88 said:

    dashboy1998 said:
    Can you list a link to your computer so we can see the hardware on it?


    I can give you the link to where im building it and u can just choose the parts and see what i got like that..
    1. 3rd case listed Cosmas Mid Tower
    2. 3rd one listed intel core i3 4150 3.5Ghz
    3. 2nd one listed 8GB DDR3 1600MHz 1 TB HDD and windows 8.1
    4. 3rd one listed Nvidia Geforce GT 740m with 350 watt PSU
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/CYBERPOWER-PC-Build-Your-Own-Gaming-Desktop-Bundle-Select-Processor-Case-Memory-Hard-Drive-and-more/39370676

    Build it yourself is a better route to take.
    Anonymous said:
    As wallaby says above - build your own mate - Walmart will rob you on prices.
    Quick build thrown together with a high spec GPU,aftermarket cooler ,& a 120gb ssd + a 1tb hard drive too.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4VnQhM

    You wouldn't need a CPU cooler unless you overclock and an SSD is greatly recommend but not needed for gaming.
  9. ^ at $13 at the moment you might as well just throw one in - both Intel & amd stock coolers are fairly rank IMO - agreed on the ssd if budget is tight but once you've used a system with one in its hard to go back.
    Irregardless the Walmart prices are horrendous for the specs you get - would not entertain buying from there
    Tiger direct have some very good bundles at the moment & are worth a look.
  10. Do NOT buy a Cyberpowerpc or Ibuypower. they have horrible reviews and cost way too much.
Ask a new question

Read More

Processors CPUs