If you happen to not be interested in overclocking or any custom configuration with the CPU (because you are either on a budget or just want a processor that is treated as a plug and play), then the Intel Core i7-7700 is a good choice – especially if you are in the mid-end field of PC gaming.
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Mostly, the performance is well – given that you are not maxing out all the settings of a resource-demanding game like Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead Redemption 2, Resident Evil 3 or Modern Warfare. It also allows for multi-threading, resulting in a safer pace for your CPU even if you are multitasking. Just don’t expect much of it while live streaming though. But overall, Intel Core i7-7700 is a great budget processor that is fit for mid-end gaming.
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