How important is a CPU when it comes to gaming?

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So Im customizing my own computer but my money only goes so far. right now i am thinking about an i3 -4150 3.5 Ghz processor and putting more money down on an Nvidia Geforce GT 740m. I guess what my real question is, if i get this processor will games like DayZ Standalone still run really well? Also 8GB of RAM and 1 TB hardrive if that matters.
 

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This is a desktop and currently im on Walmart.com build your own gaming desktop. My budget is i would say $610.00 but i would be willing to increase if necessary.
 


Can I try to convince to you build your own pc? I built my first knowing the bare minimum, and you can too.
 

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I can give you the link to where im building it and u can just choose the parts and see what i got like that..
1. 3rd case listed Cosmas Mid Tower
2. 3rd one listed intel core i3 4150 3.5Ghz
3. 2nd one listed 8GB DDR3 1600MHz 1 TB HDD and windows 8.1
4. 3rd one listed Nvidia Geforce GT 740m with 350 watt PSU
http://www.walmart.com/ip/CYBERPOWER-PC-Build-Your-Own-Gaming-Desktop-Bundle-Select-Processor-Case-Memory-Hard-Drive-and-more/39370676
 

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Build it yourself is a better route to take.

You wouldn't need a CPU cooler unless you overclock and an SSD is greatly recommend but not needed for gaming.
 
^ at $13 at the moment you might as well just throw one in - both Intel & amd stock coolers are fairly rank IMO - agreed on the ssd if budget is tight but once you've used a system with one in its hard to go back.
Irregardless the Walmart prices are horrendous for the specs you get - would not entertain buying from there
Tiger direct have some very good bundles at the moment & are worth a look.
 

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