Will this pc build run arma 3 on medium/high settings?
This pc build also has a 500 Watt power supply. Feedback would be great and/or tweaking of my build, thanks! http://www.pc-specs.com/pc-custom-builds/1666793
Change the CPU to i3 4160 (you will also need to change motherboard) ARMA needs strong CPUs not weak ones that AMD has
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($108.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H97M-E35 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Micro Center)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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If he will do only gaming AMD is not worth it. Intel all the way.
Some proof that Intel is better choice
And if he wants to have anything else running while gaming? Dual cores are a risk when buying processors now which is why I don't recommend Intel until the 4 core i5s are in range.
Your amd CPU on that tech spot website is $25 cheaper than the Intel. Percentage wise I think the price and performance are about the same.
The AMD CPU is what? 15% cheaper? And other than the first game averages 6% less performance? I'm ok with that.
What were you watcing ? i3 beats FX-6300 alot more than 6%
Programs that people would run in the backround need RAM not CPU power, unless he will be doing video editing, streaming, recording
And if you dont know i3 has hyperthreading so it basically acts like quad core thats why he is just a little bit behinde i5
And dont forget he is building PC for ARMA 3 and if you look at the benchmarks. fx-6300 is getting more than 30fps, less than i3