2 months ago
I've been asked to build a machine for a child to play games at a reasonable price.
I found a good deal on an i5-6500, b250 Mobo, and 8gb ram for $120.
Fine deal and I'm pairing it with a Vega 56, which should yield some pretty good gaming. The monitor he has is 1080p 75hz, so I'm not overly concerned with super high frame rates.
My concern is the parent also asked me to make it so it will last him quite a while and I'm concerned about its longevity with games like battlefield causing problems (I've not experienced this myself as I don't play it) and next gen consoles having 8 core cpus.
Will these 4 core cpus truly struggle that bad over the next 3-5 years? And are the performance issues in games like battlefield really that significant or are those games outliers?