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Is a Core 2 Quad worth it?

Can you get something a bit newer? 

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3 minutes ago, Dimondminer11 said:

Is buying a core 2 quad q9650 sufficient to not see bad bottlenecking on a gtx 1060 6gb?

No. The 1050 Ti is about your cap there, maybe the 3GB 1060 or 4GB 580 if you overclock it to hell. Either way, the "last of its kind" premium on a Q9650 isn't worth it. You're better off with a Q9400 or a Q9550, or just overclocking a $10 Q6600 until it cries for mercy.

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Just now, Dimondminer11 said:

So what would be the MINIMUM for that card?

I would say the i7-2600k.

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Just now, Dimondminer11 said:

So what would be the MINIMUM for that card?

The i5-2400 is about on par with a newer Pentium (G4560-ish), so use that as kind of a measuring stick. If I were going to run a 1060/6, I think an X58 Xeon would be about as low as I'd go, but X58 boards are still overpriced. For a consumer board, probably an i7-2600 or i5-4670K.

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Hell I could EASILY get a ryzen 3 2200g and an ok cooler for what people are selling it for.

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2 minutes ago, Dimondminer11 said:

Oh wow. So is that the cheapest option or would I be better off going AMD?

If you're building from scratch with new parts, the Ryzen 5 2600/B450 board combo is pretty unbeatable value right now. If you're going used pre-Ryzen, stay with Intel. The FX chips have not aged well as CPUs. As hot plates for your ramen, sure, but not as CPUs.

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Just now, Dimondminer11 said:

Who TF sells that old of a cpu for $140?!??!

Holy shit I need to put my 2600 on eBay.

 

Awwwwww but I just put my glorified cash register HTPC underneath the ultrawide... :(

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If you can afford to go a couple of generation newer like Intels 3-4:th gen i5 or i7 you would be golden. Yes, that means you have to buy both an new motherborad, CPU and RAM but DDR3 is cheap and the rest of the components can be bought for decent prices. 

 

Yes, I know that there are markets there even 5-7 year old tech is crazy expensive, but it wont change the fact that C2Q are getting long in the tooth for gaming or any kind of CPU-intensive workloads. There can often be good deals on old office-computers like older Dells and HP with core i3 and i5 even i7 if you get a real score. If nothing else for the parts to use in a better chassi and PSU.

 

Those old C2Q are great but for what you are asking they are just to weak.

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No my PSU is fine (don't know why tf an optiplex gx 260 has a psu with a 6pin pci-e connector) but would a 1st gen ryzen 3 or 5 be a good cheap deal? Basically if it can't outperform my Inspiron 15 7000 gaming 7567 with a gtx 1050 mobile gpu and an i5 7300hq it ain't worth it.

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image.thumb.png.d70a1444bff6b6cf0cd98045a9b49ed8.pngis it really worth it though? vs a ryzen 3 2200g? If my friend gets his gaming rig he will send me his old lenovo with an i5 3rd or 4th gen in it.

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If you can get his old machine for free or cheap I would wait him out if he is about to pull the trigger.

 

I would at least hold out to after CES to se what AMD has up their sleeve for release before going for the new route in hardware.

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Well the thing is I'm on an extreme budget. I got the 1060 6gb for christmas for $150.

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10 minutes ago, Dimondminer11 said:

No my PSU is fine (don't know why tf an optiplex gx 260 has a psu with a 6pin pci-e connector) but would a 1st gen ryzen 3 or 5 be a good cheap deal? Basically if it can't outperform my Inspiron 15 7000 gaming 7567 with a gtx 1050 mobile gpu and an i5 7300hq it ain't worth it.

I have that exact laptop with a 1050 Ti instead of a 1050, and it would be outperformed by Ryzen + 1060/3, 1060/6 or 580. Don't buy anything just yet. Let CES come and go. If AMD rolls out Ryzen 2 and it's crazy good, prices on first and second-gen Ryzen parts will come down dramatically on the used market almost overnight.

 

*Edit: Make sure you're quoting people when you reply to them, or they won't know

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LOL its old 2006 technology and blows goat.  Slow as heck but SSD helps.

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27 minutes ago, Dimondminer11 said:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1809938795798879 Ok can I have some csi shit done here?

I don't see any mobo damage, but the whole system is a bit dirty and needs to be cleaned. You'll have to replace the power supply, and that might involve using (cheap) adapters. Can't remember if Dell was being a dick about their PSU pinouts at that point or not. I'd ask if it's an i5 or i7. If it's an i7, I'd offer $100 for the tower alone (unless you need a shitty monitor, shittier keyboard and toilet-tier mouse). If it's an i5, offer $80 for the tower by itself. If that system does have an i7, I'd be ok ending up around $140 for the box itself, $100 if it's an i5.

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