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so i have this image.png.3925b68e21598dacbd8bfecf7a489b4d.png its a bit old but i want to know some opinions on what should i do with this machine. i want to be able to game something like CS GO maybe some destiny 2. If i bought a 1070 should it be a good enough build? or should i consider building a whole new system? im trying to do this on the lowest budget possible. if i needed to get a new build i might as well get my gpu first and get it inside this machine and start swapping stuff little by little, maybe buy next the cpu and mobo. after that decent ram etc. opinions on this?

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Used i7 and a 1060 6GB or 1070.

Quote me to see my reply!


CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE





i use arch btw

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cpu is fine, get new card

But first, let's talk about parallel universes.


Intel i7-4790k undervolt, NVidia EVGA GTX 980Ti SC Reference, NVidia EVGA GTX 480 SC Reference, ASUS Z97-A/USB3.1, SK Hynix SL308 240GB, WD Green 2TB, Hynix 1333 8GB (4x2), XFX Core Pro 850w, NH-U12S, 4x NF-F12's, Sennheiser HD 558's, Blue Yeti, Corsair K70 (red), Logitech MX Master, XBox One Controller, ASUS VG248QE 144Hz, HP 2010i


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JUMP ON A USED 3770 (locked i7) and enjoy.

Done.. Finished... Awesome :P


I just built a Small form factor prebuild system (Dell Battlebox - GTX1050Ti)

i7 3770 / 16GB / SSD+HDD
8 Threads keep it super relevant in gaming, while not hitting the MAX FPS a lot to newer CPU's, you are still GPU bound almost always in almost all games.

Youtube the Dell Battle Box multiple games with this Dell i7 3770 + 1050Ti combo.

You'll see just how well the CPU holds up.

Worst Case Example. - Assassins Creed - Syndicate can use up to 80-90% of the i7 at 3.7Ghz, this is the most taxing CPU usage I saw being run on it, still had 99% GPU usage the entire time...

Many games won't use more than 4 threads, but the ones that do, this i7 benefits greatly over i5' CPU's and holds up to typical systems very well with midrange GPU offerings.

Maximums - Asus Z97-K /w i5 4690 Bclk @106.9Mhz * x39 = 4.17Ghz, 8GB of 2600Mhz DDR3,.. Gigabyte GTX970 G1-Gaming @ 1550Mhz


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get the 1070, then get a used i7/Xeon for $100 on eBay if possible.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W


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