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Jaded1 November 22, 2012 12:09 PM

Should I Buy a Dual Core i3 2120t?
 
I came across a PC deal for a new HP p2-1394 with 1TB hard drive 6gb of RAM, and including an i3-2120T 2.6 GHz processor for $350. My current PC has been acting up a lot over the past month, and in my frustration I ordered the new PC. But now, taking the chance to really think it over, I realized that the new cpu is only a dual core while I am semi-gamer who usually uses a quad core. I don't play that many games, usually only MMOs like WoW, The Secret World, Guild Wars 2, and Skyrim, and I'm not a person who feels the need to run every setting on high though I would love a decent fps. I already planned to use my gtx 550 ti or a new gtx 650 ti and my psu on the new PC, but now I am wondering if the dual core would be a problem. Should I cancel the new PC order, and just wait until I have enough money for decent parts? I don't have a lot of money right now, but I also don't want to get something that is only going to cause me to have to spend more money buying a new cpu and mobo a few months later.

Any help on this will be much appreciated!

EDIT: I have decided to not purchase this PC, and will wait to buy other parts instead.

Moderator please delete thread.

Bond007 November 22, 2012 02:32 PM

With your uses I think cancelling the purchase was a good call. That said if you don't care about gaming at the highest settings or using a high end gpu then an i3 is fine (I would just recommend not a T version).

Jaded1 November 22, 2012 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Bond007 (Post 672649)
With your uses I think cancelling the purchase was a good call. That said if you don't care about gaming at the highest settings or using a high end gpu then an i3 is fine (I would just recommend not a T version).

Thanks Bond. I figured it was better safe then sorry. It seemed like a good deal, but I didn't want to end up regretting it later.

Fudd Rucker November 22, 2012 03:28 PM

Ive built a handful of i3 gaming rigs as of recent. Never had an framerate issues with them .Last two boxes I had built had vanilla GTX 560s in them and gaming was great. Only beef with the i3 chips is the lack of a K series chip.

elmorejohn46 November 23, 2012 12:55 AM

sometimes you can find real good deals because of the price of software .I would just make sure the video card could be updated.


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