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December 25, 2012 3:21:54 PM

Hey, Mike2012 here. Currently, I have a Pentium Dual Core E6700 @ 3.2ghz. It's alright for gaming, but not that great.

So I got like $300 for Christmas and found a cheap desktop for $300 with a Intel Pentium G630 in it.

So how would this rig perform in gaming and would I see better results than with the old Pentium Dual Core?

OS: Windows 7
GPU: HD 7750
CPU: Intel Pentium G630
RAM: 4GB

If it helps, some games that I play are Black Ops II, Civilization V, Mass Effect 3, Sonic Generations and Battlefield 3.

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December 25, 2012 5:08:45 PM

It does have a higher average cpu mark. it would perform better. Enough to spend $300 on not sure. You have a PC that plays them now. So I would say keep saving your money and buy something nice. Something you know for sure will play your games at high settings.
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December 25, 2012 5:11:55 PM

It would play games on medium settings at 1080p resolution. At high settings on lower resolution.

Looks like a nice deal, though.

Windows 7: $80
HD 7750: $90
CPU: $60
RAM: $20
Motherboard: $40 (probably)

And that's $290 without the PC case, power supply unit and hard drive. You couldn't find a better deal for sure.
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December 26, 2012 8:31:07 PM

jetbangdink said:
It does have a higher average cpu mark. it would perform better. Enough to spend $300 on not sure. You have a PC that plays them now. So I would say keep saving your money and buy something nice. Something you know for sure will play your games at high settings.

Yeah, I can "play" them, but a lot of them need a stronger CPU due to being console ports.

Also, how does the G630 compare to the i3? If I save up for another week or so, I could get an i3 PC, but is it worth the extra money?

The computer with the G630 cost like $329.99(About $355 with the tax added).

The computer with the i3 cost about $359.99(About $385 with the tax added).

My budget right now is like, $393, but I want to have a little bit of money left over for other things too, so I might just get the G630.
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December 26, 2012 10:49:18 PM

Actually, i3 is quite a bit faster. Not only it's higher clock speed, but also has hyperthreading.

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December 27, 2012 3:20:13 AM

Sunius said:
Actually, i3 is quite a bit faster. Not only it's higher clock speed, but also has hyperthreading.

http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/G/364516/original/CPU-scaling.png

Hmm, well based on my budget, I think I'll go with the Pentium G630 desktop. As long as I can get better performance in console ports, it should be okay.

Here's the one I'm trying to get:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/403683/Pavilion_p6-2...

Also, will this case be big enough to fit a full size graphics card in it based off the screenshots?
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December 27, 2012 4:21:55 PM

Wait a second, that PC isn't that good of a deal at all. It's missing a graphics card. With a graphics card, it would cost $400+ and you'd most likely have to upgrade the power supply unit. Plus, the case is very small.

What would you feel about this one instead?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G645 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $414.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 13:21 EST-0500)
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