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intel 920 GAMING

1 hour ago, TetraSky said:

Keep in mind that this is a 12 years old CPU. Not sure why you've traded perfectly good DDR4 memory for something that old.

 

But if you don't want to spend too much, look into a used RX 570.

There are lower end cards that might be "better suited" for this CPU... But I've just checked the prices on ebay and seriously, people are WAY overcharging for their old garbage, when an RX 570 cost about the same as an R9 270... it's ridiculous. 

 

If you want brand new, get a GT 1030.

I mean he's a good friend and he slid me a solid 45 bucks and an iou so its chill, I was just more curious to its performance if anything just because it was a interesting curiosity. (triple channel ram??? WACK)

 

But yeah people are way over charging for shit, my other friend is looking to upgrade his 970 so maybe I'll snag that. But nothing better than a 570 you'd say? 

I was considering a used gtx 1050 just cuz nvidia drivers have been pretty stable... screw gt 1030 that was my first card (during the mining crisis) and I can still hear the screams...

In terms of games all we want to play is Divinity Original Sin 2 and Destiny 2 so we're not trying to do anything crazy with it.

 

I'm not expecting the world just something to hold us over until she has more money to spend.

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I recently traded some ddr4 ram for a first gen Intel i7 (920) with working motherboard and 24 gigs of ram.

I want to build around it as a cheap gaming rig for my girlfriend, I'm gonna upgrade my PSU so I'm just gonna use my old one so wattage shouldn't be an issue.

 

What GPU and storage should I use? I know its only SATA 2 and that its only PCI-e 2.0 so I'm unsure what parts I should get

 

idk if the GPU or HDD/SSD would be bottlenecked by the slower connection so some recommendations would be great!

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I'd try to find a RX 470 / RX 570 / GTX 970 at $70-90 for a GPU. I don't see any other card that is worth the price they are going for now a days. a GTX 950/960 should and would be significantly cheaper if you were able to find one 2nd hand. 

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Lack of AVX support makes 1st gen core poor choices for gaming rig (unless it's only meant to play old games from its time). Is that all she plays? and budget?


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Keep in mind that this is a 12 years old CPU. Not sure why you've traded perfectly good DDR4 memory for something that old.

 

But if you don't want to spend too much, look into a used RX 570.

There are lower end cards that might be "better suited" for this CPU... But I've just checked the prices on ebay and seriously, people are WAY overcharging for their old garbage, when an RX 570 cost about the same as an R9 270... it's ridiculous. 

 

If you want brand new, get a GT 1030.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 3600 / GPU: Radeon HD7970 GHz 3GB(upgrade pending) / RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-3200
MOBO: MSI B450m Gaming Plus / NVME: Corsair MP510 240GB / Case: TT Core v21 / PSU: Seasonic 750W / OS: Win 10 Pro

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If you're planning on buying some upgrade for that platform, might as well get yourself a used X5650/X5660/X5670/x5675/X5680 CPU. They're all cheap and they are 6c12t. 

As per GPU, a used rx 470/570/480/580 or a GTX 1060 should work well. 

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1 hour ago, TetraSky said:

Keep in mind that this is a 12 years old CPU. Not sure why you've traded perfectly good DDR4 memory for something that old.

 

But if you don't want to spend too much, look into a used RX 570.

There are lower end cards that might be "better suited" for this CPU... But I've just checked the prices on ebay and seriously, people are WAY overcharging for their old garbage, when an RX 570 cost about the same as an R9 270... it's ridiculous. 

 

If you want brand new, get a GT 1030.

I mean he's a good friend and he slid me a solid 45 bucks and an iou so its chill, I was just more curious to its performance if anything just because it was a interesting curiosity. (triple channel ram??? WACK)

 

But yeah people are way over charging for shit, my other friend is looking to upgrade his 970 so maybe I'll snag that. But nothing better than a 570 you'd say? 

I was considering a used gtx 1050 just cuz nvidia drivers have been pretty stable... screw gt 1030 that was my first card (during the mining crisis) and I can still hear the screams...

In terms of games all we want to play is Divinity Original Sin 2 and Destiny 2 so we're not trying to do anything crazy with it.

 

I'm not expecting the world just something to hold us over until she has more money to spend.

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1 hour ago, itsmyjobtoknow said:

If you're planning on buying some upgrade for that platform, might as well get yourself a used X5650/X5660/X5670/x5675/X5680 CPU. They're all cheap and they are 6c12t. 

As per GPU, a used rx 470/570/480/580 or a GTX 1060 should work well. 

Yeah we plan to abandon this platform after the quarantine is up in my town, and once 4000 series ryzen comes out so we can hook her up with dirt cheap ryzens across the gens.

This is just a hold over to save a few bucks and keep her occupied for the time being.

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