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How much GPU do I need?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey all,

 

I inherited an older computer from a relative and plan on updating some of the parts to use at my parents place when I pet sit. At my apartment I have a better machine, but when I'm visiting I'd like to game a little bit to pass the time.

 

The machine was already a franken build out of an old lenovo thinkcenter. It is an i5 with a Corei5 with 8GB RAM and Windows 10

 

I have an old SAPPHIRE DUAL-X Radeon R9 280 that I was going to throw in there.

 

My question is, with the 580's dropping to $150, would it be too much GPU for this type of system? I don't mind spending the money, but don't want to waste it.

 

The system will be running on an old DELL ULTRASHARP 2408WFP.

 

Thanks,

 

 

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What games?


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5 minutes ago, theoflow said:

Hey all,

 

I inherited an older computer from a relative and plan on updating some of the parts to use at my parents place when I pet sit. At my apartment I have a better machine, but when I'm visiting I'd like to game a little bit to pass the time.

 

The machine was already a franken build out of an old lenovo thinkcenter. It is an i5 with a Corei5 with 8GB RAM and Windows 10

 

I have an old SAPPHIRE DUAL-X Radeon R9 280 that I was going to throw in there.

 

My question is, with the 580's dropping to $150, would it be too much GPU for this type of system? I don't mind spending the money, but don't want to waste it.

 

The system will be running on an old DELL ULTRASHARP 2408WFP.

 

Thanks,

 

 

which exact cpu? How old?


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I'm a gamer les go play fortnite. In cringe 9 year old voice.

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depending on which i5 you have, it should handle an RX580 just fine and should definitely be an upgrade. Just make sure you have a good PSU to power it all. 


Main Rig: cpu: Intel 6600k OC @ 4.5Ghz; gpu: Gigabyte Gaming OC RTX 2080 (OC'd); mb: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3; ram: 16 GB (2x8GB) 3000 G.Skill Ripjaws V; psu: EVGA 650BQ; storage: 500GB Samsung 850 evo, 2TB WD Black; case: Cooler Master HAF 912; cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Lots of fans, Air!; display: 4k Samsung 42" TV, Asus MX259H 1080p audio: Schiit Audio Magni Amp w/ Audio Technica M50x

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Mad153 said:

What games?

To kill time, just some Star Craft 2, but I do like playing Titanfall 2 from time to time. 

My older Core2 Duo system wouldn't even let me play it.

 

I'm not gonna play AAA games from the past 2 years on it, I have my home computer for that.

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8 minutes ago, The Torrent said:

which exact cpu? How old?

I think it is a 2500x series i5. I have to check back on Tuesday when I drop by again

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10 minutes ago, EarthWormJM2 said:

depending on which i5 you have, it should handle an RX580 just fine and should definitely be an upgrade. Just make sure you have a good PSU to power it all. 

I have a 700W Corsair laying around from a previous build. Thanks

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1 minute ago, theoflow said:

I have a 700W Corsair laying around from a previous build. Thanks

Yea, that should all be just fine. The 2000 series i5s are still being used by a lot of people today, just recently is starting to hit it's limits. I wouldn't worry about that setup especially for older games.


Main Rig: cpu: Intel 6600k OC @ 4.5Ghz; gpu: Gigabyte Gaming OC RTX 2080 (OC'd); mb: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3; ram: 16 GB (2x8GB) 3000 G.Skill Ripjaws V; psu: EVGA 650BQ; storage: 500GB Samsung 850 evo, 2TB WD Black; case: Cooler Master HAF 912; cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Lots of fans, Air!; display: 4k Samsung 42" TV, Asus MX259H 1080p audio: Schiit Audio Magni Amp w/ Audio Technica M50x

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Posted · Original PosterOP
38 minutes ago, chen57 said:

wow, they make those !? :)

lol...whoops...when multitasking isn't really a thing.

 

I think it is a 2300x series something. Have to check on Tuesday. 

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