Ok guys,first of all ,I'm glad to join the community and look forward to be a part of it.
So,here's the deal.I had to get a CPU,a Mobo and some dedotated wam for some kids of a friend.
I got to a point where I had to choose between the G4400 (Because the guys on the specif webside did not have the G4520 or G4500 and I a discont code) and the obvious X4 860K.
The PC is mainly going to be used for gaming and office stuff. As the title says i went with the G4400 and I feel it in my guts that I did something stupid.
All the " Skylake is newer ,14 nm, upgrade path" and that kind of stupid sheet messed with my mind,and a main part in my decision was this guy with his tests.
So I bought it with a ASROCK H110M-DVS/D3 which by all means has no future for upgrade-ing or for overclocking considering that it uses DDR3 Memory and the H110 Chipset,and Kingston HX318C10F/8, 8GB DDR3, 1866MHz (I think it will run at 1600).
Anyway ,the GPU will be an old HD4770 which did a good job for me some years ago.
I could have gone with a 3258 and a z97 anniversary or x6 860K and some FM2+ mobo.
Of course I dont expect them to play the latest games to date but at least it handle some 3-4 year old titles...right?
I'll recommend them to upgrade to a 750 Ti at least.
I usually take allot of time to make my mind and usually make the right decision but this.....
The question is,did I mess up that bad going with the G4400 and the DDR3 Ram mobo?
I would have personally gone with the 860k. I own the Pentium G4400, and had mine clocked to 4.75ghz with 3200mhz DDR4 memory, and while it was amazing for older games and MMO's, a lot of the newer AAA titles stuttered, or were unplayable entirely. This is with me using a GTX 770 and playing at 1600 x 900 resolution.
With low clocked DDR3 memory, your friend's minimum framerate will be even worse than mine, and will likely stutter harder due to the fact that it cannot be overclocked.
Evidence of my clock and memory speeds:
Well, the ram won't even work with the motherboard so I guess yeah?