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How good are the hyperthreaded Intel Pentium's for a budget gaming PC aimed at running older and indie games?

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Which Pentium series?
The Pentium 4 HTs?
LGA1200 Pentiums?
LGA1156 Pentiums?

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1 minute ago, MRBROKEPC said:

How good are the hyperthreaded Intel Pentium's for a budget gaming PC aimed at running older and indie games?

That's a lineup, and how well games perform is usually more related to the GPU you have. If you want a concrete answer you'll probably want to provide the game, gpu, and CPU.

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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4 minutes ago, FakeKGB said:

Which Pentium series?
The Pentium 4 HTs?
LGA1200 Pentiums?
LGA1156 Pentiums?

Gold G6400

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3 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

That's a lineup, and how well games perform is usually more related to the GPU you have. If you want a concrete answer you'll probably want to provide the game, gpu, and CPU.

Games like fallout new vegas, arma 3, day z maybe rust basically games i cant get on PS5, i was looking at the Pentium G6400 and a cheap 2GB GPU

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2 minutes ago, MRBROKEPC said:

Games like fallout new vegas, arma 3, day z maybe rust basically games i cant get on PS5, i was looking at the Pentium G6400 and a cheap 2GB GPU

what gpu? Whats the rest of the build? Total budget?

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4 minutes ago, MRBROKEPC said:

Games like fallout new vegas, arma 3, day z maybe rust basically games i cant get on PS5, i was looking at the Pentium G6400 and a cheap 2GB GPU

Depending on the GPU and settings of the games you should be able to play them at somewhat decent settings, as these games just really aren't very intensive these days. At what settings and framerate however, is unknown to me. Might actually be better to get a 3200g. Also... PS5? So your build budget is around $500? Unless you're paying scalper prices for the GPU and that's sucking up all your money you should be going for higher-performing parts. 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

Motherboard Tier List                   How many watts do I need?
Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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Read this and then post fewer dumb threads: 

 

1. Your title should be descriptive, not just "help."

2. Poor frame rate/stuttering is not "lag."

3. Yes, your PC has a bottleneck, all PC's do. 

 

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Just now, Brok3n But who cares? said:

Depending on the GPU and settings of the games you should be able to play them at somewhat decent settings, as these games just really aren't very intensive these days. At what settings and framerate however, is unknown to me. 

Im looking to try and find a good deal on a 1050 3gb card so i could potentinally play newer games but nothing major

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