Pentium G630 paired with GTX 650?

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cakekindel

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My custom PC is almost complete, and I wanted to consult the experts on whether the Pentium would bottleneck the overall performance of my PC. I plan on gaming with this particular build, probably Black Ops 2, FC3, Skyrim, and some other, older, games. I have a 460W PSU, if that helps. Thanks in advance!
 

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But would you agree that the processor doesn't really hinder performance due to more usage of the GPU in games versus the CPU? Or do you think I should've sacrificed some cash and jumped for a better processor? Also, thanks :)

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My monitor's max resolution is 1440 x 900, so that's what I'll be playing at.
 

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An i3? Not really. The difference is, what, 20%? 30%?

If you hadn't already bought the system, I'd have recommended the 965 BE.
And hyperthreading? Last I heard, it actually hindered game performance.

@OP The CPU isn't as important in games as people love to spew. The GPU does all the graphic work. I say you've made a good decision; the new Pentiums are good CPUs for the dosh.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. I've actually got everything but the case and the optical drive at this point, so I was just wondering if it'd be worth it to upgrade, even though I'd already planned on it in the future if I felt that it was bottlenecking the system. Thanks all, and I look forward to more opinions!
 

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Thanks! That's more than I needed! You're all great!
 

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Thanks a lot to you as well!
 

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Might want to go back and read the latest CPU under $200 review and best gaming CPU's for the money, then. The i3's benefit from hyperthreading as newer games have taken advantage of more than 2 cores. Keep in mind, this benefit is only for the dual core cpu's. The i7 doesn't get this benefit as it already has 4 physical cores to begin with and most games currently aren't using more than like 3-4 now.



http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-3.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-processor-frame-rate-performance,3427.html
 
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