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I'm using this processor on my HTPC with 8gb ram, SSD boot drive, 2TB green storage drive...
it's a solid processor for this use. Most people don't use their computers for demanding tasks anyway - so yes, it'd make a solid desktop computer for most people. The SSD boot drive makes a world of difference as well. Solid price.
True, especially this particular one. I'm using it right now typing this. After I open a few pictures with Adobe PS3, it starts to lag. And yes, I have 16GB of DDR3 RAM.
You might want to reconsider the knowledge you think you have. These processors weren't designed for demanding tasks. They were designed to be budget friendly, and capable at doing everyday tasks (internet, email, etc.). Not to run Crysis 3 on high settings.
I reckon this would be OK for playing Tetris.
Funny, it runs all the games I have on MAME very well, including all of my CPS1, CPS2 and CPS3 Street Fighter games. I don't think Tetris would be an issue.
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Thats your fault. You should have put the money in the processor and not on 16gb of ram. A slightly better processor and 8gb of ram would have run better.
Not to mention an SSD. Out of all the components, he/she thought throwing an excess amount of RAM would make everything "fly." Ha.
On this processor, I'd personally go with the newer, faster G1610, especially if you have a MC around ($35 there, but around $40-$45 with online retailers). The mobo at least is better than the $20 H61 Biostar crap I picked up to pair with my G1610. I mean it works but there's definitely some sleep issues going on.
Well well, a Celeron deal... kind of reminds me of good old time. I used own Celeron 300a, overclocking it to 550 mhz, because I don't have money to spend on a Pentium II. The next chip I own is Pentium III 800mhz with 256kb cache.
Anyway, this is not a great deal. Should at least get a G6xxx of Pentium with 3MB cache. Another option is G1610/1620 Ivy Bridge Celeron. The 22nm should be more energy-efficient, and benchmarks show they match up to a G6xxx Pentium.
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