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Anonymous
September 13, 2012 11:30:45 AM

need a descent CPU thatll last a good 10 years with integrated graphics

the contenders are i3-2100, i3-3220, G850

i have ruled out llano, through my eyes its a dead platform, sure its got better graphics, but from a upgrade-ability standpoint its at its end whereas 1155 can be upgraded to i5 and i7

this will be a general use home computer paired with an ssd

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September 13, 2012 11:38:31 AM

The i3-3220 is the best out of the ones you've listed (and also the most expensive) but I doubt it will last 10 years. 10 years is an eternity in computer time.
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Anonymous
September 13, 2012 11:46:21 AM

for general computing and the efficiency of intels core series i think it will. this computer will be built for a client that is kind of an idiot. he is using a 9 year old processor as it is
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September 13, 2012 11:51:52 AM

Anonymous said:
for general computing and the efficiency of intels core series i think it will. this computer will be built for a client that is kind of an idiot. he is using a 9 year old processor as it is


If you only do web searches, i.e check email, few streams, it'll last 6-8 years at least, expecially if you do a re-install of windows every 3 years, and get 4GB RAM with it.
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Anonymous
September 13, 2012 12:06:26 PM

if i stick with window 7 i shouldnt have a problem. with the way microsoft seems to be pointing i dont know if ill be sticking with them in the future
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September 13, 2012 3:07:03 PM

What terrible iGPU solutions, I will tell you this much like maybe 70% of games will not work with HD 2000/3000. FM2 is out soon, Trinity is out soon and a A10-5800K with OpenCL and other stardards supported will have a iGPU solution probably around 50% than Intel has, considering Intel are still trying to catch Llano maybe Hawell will get there.
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September 13, 2012 3:46:48 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
We just released a new Intel® Pentium® G2120 at 3.1GHz with better graphics http://ark.intel.com/products/65527/Intel-Pentium-Proce... at $99 from Newegg.com it is cheaper then the Intel Core™ i3-2100 and has the same performance.


AHA! Proof that Hyperthreading performance is a lie :p 
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September 13, 2012 4:14:48 PM

sarinaide said:
What terrible iGPU solutions, I will tell you this much like maybe 70% of games will not work with HD 2000/3000. FM2 is out soon, Trinity is out soon and a A10-5800K with OpenCL and other stardards supported will have a iGPU solution probably around 50% than Intel has, considering Intel are still trying to catch Llano maybe Hawell will get there.


He said nothing about gaming he said general computing. For his needs the Pentium G or I3 is more than enough The Pentium G or I3 is faster and can push more instructions through than AMD's APU's. He would be better off with the sheer performance of he Intel CPU's.
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September 14, 2012 4:24:52 AM

I built a cheap PC 2 days ago and I'm impressed. G2120, ASUS HD 6670 GDDR5, $20 case, $20 PSU, Asrock H77 MB. and 8GB of cheap Corsair RAM. I have a 6.9 processor, 7.7 RAM, 7.1 7.1 Graphics. Not bad at all. I get very playable frame rates in WOW at default Ultra settings. Now I need an SSD for caching my hard drives..:) 

- Joe
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September 14, 2012 7:00:59 AM

^^^^^

If that $20 PSU blows and takes all your new hardware with it, well. Unless its a decent model (which I doubt at that price).
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Anonymous
September 26, 2012 5:52:23 AM

I agree with smeg45, should have put more into your psu. sounds like g2120 is my best bet
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