I was thinking about buying a nice gaming desktop soon and I saw a pretty nice CPU. It's the AMD FX-4100. It's 3.6GHz, but it's only dual-core. Would this be good enough for HD games like Arma II and games like BF3? Total specs below:
CPU Clock Speed: 3.6GHz
Total L2 Cache: 4MB
L3 Cache: 8MB
Thermal Design Power: 95W
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I'm kinda a noob in computer building and I always thought the amount of RAM would give better FPS. I didn't really take into account the processor a whole lot. Would this processor work nicely with 8GB DDR3 RAM and a AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card?
Have you bought it yet? The 4100 will get the job done in most cases but there's better options out there. The Intel i3 solutions,be it 2xxx or 3xxx series are much better, as is AMD's 4300 and 6300(especially this one over the 4300).
Btw it's actually a quadcore, it has 2 modules with 2 cores in each.
The HD7770 is a good value GPU if that's in your budget. I can play Arma II in 1080p with my HD7750 but I have to turn some settings down.
bit late bus this CPU will outpreform the FX4100 since the 5600k is the next gen with same clock rates the 5600k will be faster. Not using it as a APU is not really a waste since you can use the APU part if anything is wrong with your 7770 and you can use it to run an extra monitor in the future if you want.
This $400 build does not include case or OS