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Pros: - Super Quiet.
- Great price/performance ratio, DON'T let anyone tell you otherwise.
- Does surprisingly well at 1080p gaming.
- Overclocks super easy with the software that it's included with.
- Not super power hungry, I'm having no problem running it on a 430w PSU.
Cons: - Not a GTX Titan but.. you get what you pay for.
Other Thoughts: I've had this video card for about a month now and it's an incredible upgrade from my GT 620. This card has no problem playing BF3 on max setting at 1080p while still achieving 40-45 FPS on a dual core! I can only imagine how much more it would benefit to pair this up with an i5 or i7.
I easily achieved a 15% overclock and I'm sure I could push it more. I really like the ASUS overclocking software that it came with.
CPU - Intel Pentium G860 3GHz
GPU - ASUS GTX 650Ti 1GB GDDR5
RAM - 8GB Crucial Ballistix
MOBO - AsRock Z75 Pro3
PSU - Corsair CX 430
Pros: - Very cheap, of course in a good way.
- Super easy to install.
- Runs very cool, even with stock Intel fan.
- Stock Intel fan is very quiet.
- Perfect for a gamer on a budget.
- Low power consumption
Cons: - Falls back on higher CPU dependent games such as Battlefield and Skyrim.
- Cannot keep up with today's standards video editing wise.
- Bottlenecks almost ALL video cards after the $130 price range.
- Integrated graphics are awful for games.
Other Thoughts: If you are a first time PC builder that wants to get into PC gaming but you are not sure if it'll do you justice, this CPU is the BEST option. Having it be only $70, it certainly a great CPU.
For a while, I ran this with a GT 620 and the CPU powered up that to it's full potential. Recently, I just upgraded to a GTX 650 Ti and I have noticed a CPU bottleneck in games such as BF3, Skyrim, and Bioshock Infinite.
As for video editing, this is not really what you want. I own a fairly successful YouTube channel and I am rendering and editing videos every single day almost. I don't like all the time I have to spend waiting and waiting and WAITING for my videos to render. This happens in Sony Vegas along with After Effects.
Overall, this is a great CPU. I do suggest if you are planning to do video editing, save up a bit more money and get an AMD chip such as the Phenom 965.
Pros: ~ Small
~ Stays cool
~ Plays modern games with good framerate
~ 2 GB Video Ram
Cons: ~ DDR3 RAM, with it was GDDR3 or GDDR5
Other Thoughts: I'm so sorry other people have had problems with this card. I use it in a budget gaming computer with a Pentium G860 3GHz and 4GB Ram. Below I will show framerate I experiance with the games I play.
Vanilla Settings, Far Render Distance - Max 150, Min 80, Avg 110
Shader Mod, AA and A maxed out - Max 60, Min 30, Avg 45
Maxed Out Single Player- Max 60, Min 30, Avg 50
Maxed Out Multiplayer - Max 60, Min 25, Avg 25
Low Setting Multiplayer - Max 90, Min 40, Avg 60
Medium Settings - Max 60 (Indoors), Min 28, Avg 35
Overall this card is a great buy. If you have a budget gaming rig I suggest this card.
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