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I have 3 Processors what's better?

I have 3 proccessors - All very OLD but was going to use to build a PC for my son what would be the best one to use.

 

 - Intel Core i5-2400 | Motherboard: Intel desktop Board

 - AMD Athlon x4 | Motherboard: Gigabyte F2a78

 - Intel Core i7-960 | Motherboard rampage extreme 3

 

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i7 960

QUOTE ME  FOR ANSWER.

 

Main PC:

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|Ryzen 7 3700x, OC to 4.2ghz @1.3V, 67C, or 4.4ghz @1.456V, 87C || Asus strix 5700 XT, +50 core, +50 memory, +50 power (not a great overclocker) || Asus Strix b550-A || G.skill trident Z Neo rgb 32gb 3600mhz cl16-19-19-19-39, oc to 3733mhz with the same timings || Cooler Master ml360 RGB AIO || Phanteks P500A Digital || Thermaltake ToughPower grand RGB750w 80+gold || Samsung 850 250gb and Adata SX 6000 Lite 500gb || Toshiba 5400rpm 1tb || Asus Rog Theta 7.1 || Asus Rog claymore || Asus Gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz || 

Test Rig.

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Ryzen 5 3400G || Gigabyte b450 S2H || Hyper X fury 2x4gb 2666mhz cl 16 ||Stock cooler || Antec NX100 || Silverstone essential 400w || Transgend SSD 220s 480gb ||

Just Sold

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| i3 9100F || Msi Gaming X gtx 1050 TI || MSI Z390 A-Pro || Kingston 1x16gb 2400mhz cl17 || Stock cooler || Kolink Horizon RGB || Corsair CV 550w || Pny CS900 120gb ||

 

Tier lists for building a PC.

 

Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

(Also case airflow matter or if you are using Downcraft air cooler)

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Gpu tier list. Rtx 3000 and RX 6000 not included since not so many reviews. Tier S for Water cooling. Tier A and B for overcloking. Tier C stock and Tier D avoid.

( You can overclock Tier C just fine, but it can get very loud, that is why it is not recommended for overclocking, same with tier D)

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Psu tier List. Tier A for Rtx 3000, Vega and RX 6000. Tier B For anything else. Tier C cheap/IGPU. Tier D and E avoid.

(RTX 3000/ RX 6000 Might run just fine with higher wattage tier B unit, Rtx 3070 runs fine with tier B units)

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Cpu cooler tier list. Tier 1&2 for power hungry Cpus with Overclock. Tier 3&4 for overclocking Ryzen 3,5,7 or lower power Intel Cpus. Tier 5 for overclocking low end Cpus or 4/6 core Ryzen. Tier 6&7 for stock. Tier 8&9 Ryzen stock cooler performance. Do not waste your money!

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Storage tier List. Tier A for Moving files/  OS. Tier B for OS/Games. Tier C for games. Tier D budget Pcs. Tier E if on sale not the worst but not good.

(With a grain of salt, I use tier C for OS myself)

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Case Tier List. Work In Progress. Most Phanteks airflow series cases already done!

Ask me anything :)

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The 960 is best with the 2400 closish behind and the athlon x4 is not even in the same realm as these 2 so don't even bother using it.

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4 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

i7 960

 

2 minutes ago, jaslion said:

The 960 is best with the 2400 closish behind and the athlon x4 is not even in the same realm as these 2 so don't even bother using it.

Sweet thanks for the help 😄 - Ill set this one up then 😄

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14 minutes ago, Cazzasim said:

Intel Core i7-960 | Motherboard rampage extreme 3

Now THAT is a sweeeeet combo @Cazzasim! I love those CPU's! And the Rampage board was a dream back in the day!

Sandy Bridge was awesome as well!

 

Care to share any pictures? 🙂 

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1 minute ago, gal-m said:

Now THAT is a sweeeeet combo @Cazzasim! I love those CPU's! And the Rampage board was a dream back in the day!

Sandy Bridge was awesome as well!

 

Care to share any pictures? 🙂 

Rampage is cool but sadly that tiny little display it came with doesn't last long.

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4 minutes ago, gal-m said:

Now THAT is a sweeeeet combo @Cazzasim! I love those CPU's! And the Rampage board was a dream back in the day!

Sandy Bridge was awesome as well!

 

Care to share any pictures? 🙂 

Yeah man Ill put a picture up of the build when done, just dragging it all out the cupboard the now

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10 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Rampage is cool but sadly that tiny little display it came with doesn't last long

True... either way Rampage boards from that time period were absolutely FANTASTIC @jaslion.

I'm still running an Rampage IV Formula and have been for the past 10 years. Worth every. single. penny!!

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6 minutes ago, gal-m said:

True... either way Rampage boards from that time period were absolutely FANTASTIC @jaslion.

I'm still running an Rampage IV Formula and have been for the past 10 years. Worth every. single. penny!!

Most half decent boards don't die over time :p. I have many old systems come and go functioning just fine on far below the level of those.

 

I do have a free system with 2x295x2's a i7 920 in a antec nine hundred with 24gb of ram and the rampage III extreme. Works like a charm still but totally useless :p.

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Then 960 should overclock quite well too and the board is appropriate for that. 

 

Rampage V here still rocking too...

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Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, RTX3080, 2TB SX8200Pro, 2x16TB Ironwolf RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary, Mountain Everest Max

Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB SX8200Pro RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

 

Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K

 

GPD Win 2

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1 hour ago, jaslion said:

Works like a charm still but totally useless

I'm running a 3930K at it still feels ULTRA modern to this day for most tasks including gaming @jaslion. Prob because X79 ran quad channel 🙂

X79 is my all time favorite platform. It was waaay ahead of it's time and really hasn't gone extinct yet. Imo it easily has a couple of year ahead of it. If only they made new "X79 CPU's" 😕...

1 hour ago, Kilrah said:

Rampage V here still rocking too...

@Kilrah what kind of system do you have 🙂 ?

 

EDIT: oh nvm, I can see in your description 😄 - sweeeeet, any pics?

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Okay here it is @gal-m

 

put together from spares lol - was also trying to ram a cool master V10 in there haha.

 

didn't fit.

 

I can't get my SSD to boot now so just working on that.

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13 minutes ago, Cazzasim said:

Okay here it is @gal-m

Oldschool rampage boards have always been absolute fire!

Thanks for the pic @Cazzasim, love it!

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2 hours ago, gal-m said:

EDIT: oh nvm, I can see in your description 😄 - sweeeeet, any pics?

Then and now:

 

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Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, RTX3080, 2TB SX8200Pro, 2x16TB Ironwolf RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary, Mountain Everest Max

Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB SX8200Pro RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

 

Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K

 

GPD Win 2

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@Kilrah that looks so awesome!

 

Here's my existing PC still going strong. The cable management and the dust is not optimal, I know, but it's going to sadly get replaced in about a month 😞 

I've already built my new PC, but have put it back inside the case box, because I simply don't have enough time to enjoy setting everything up and would only be rushing the otherwise great process of setting up new gear

oh, and yes - that IS in fact a Corsair H100 1st gen. still going strong 10 years after I purchased it ❤️

 

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3 hours ago, gal-m said:

I'm running a 3930K at it still feels ULTRA modern to this day for most tasks including gaming @jaslion. Prob because X79 ran quad channel 🙂

X79 is my all time favorite platform. It was waaay ahead of it's time and really hasn't gone extinct yet. Imo it easily has a couple of year ahead of it. If only they made new "X79 CPU's" 😕...

@Kilrah what kind of system do you have 🙂 ?

 

EDIT: oh nvm, I can see in your description 😄 - sweeeeet, any pics?

It's intel you get 2 cpu gens at most and that is it on a board. The 3930k is still a nice cpu and with some ocing becomes basically a ryzen 2600x. Eventually it will meet it's end but that will be in a couple years time the earliest. The next cpu on the chopping block is the 2600k at stock and then probably all 8 thread i7's as the ps4 and xbox one fade out.

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26 minutes ago, jaslion said:

It's intel you get 2 cpu gens at most and that is it on a board.

True, yep @jaslion 😕 

26 minutes ago, jaslion said:

The 3930k is still a nice cpu and with some ocing becomes basically a ryzen 2600x.

Mine has been OC'd to 4,5GHz forever now and games run great! I could prob. purchase a 1440p or 4K monitor with a decent GPU and there wouldn't be too big of a bottleneck. At 1080p it does start to show it's age a bit, however there's no way anyone'd say it's 10 years old. 

26 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Eventually it will meet it's end but that will be in a couple years time the earliest.

And this is why I absolutely LOVE the X79 platform and Sandy Bridge-E CPU's. It's utterly mesmerizing how well they have held up over the past 10 years. It might sound a bit silly for me to say this, but my current PC has gotten me through so much of my life that I've actually become quite emotionally attached to the damn thing.

What saddens me is that I think we'll never see a platform as "future proof" as the 3930K on a nice X79 board was (considering the 3930K was a ~ $500 CPU and nice X79 boards cost ~ $250).. We must not forget that 10 years = ancient in the performance PC world.

26 minutes ago, jaslion said:

The next cpu on the chopping block is the 2600k at stock and then probably all 8 thread i7's as the ps4 and xbox one fade out.

In my opinion the 2600K is already at the edge of usefulness in 2021 - core/thread limitation and memory bandwidth limitation. Was a great CPU though and fantastically simple to OC the hell out of!

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5 minutes ago, gal-m said:

 At 1080p it does start to show it's age a bit, however there's no way anyone'd say it's 10 years old.

Yup nobody would say that. Mainly because it isn't 10 years old yet but still ;p.

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7 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Yup nobody would say that. Mainly because it isn't 10 years old yet but still 😜

Got mine in early 2012, but they launched in late 2011. It's getting there ❤️ 

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Keep in mind that the i7 960 lacks AVX, and some stuff might fail to work due to that (the 2400 does have it).

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I can't get my MoBo to boot any drives - formatted for legacy bootable windows usb but its not having it just stuck on flashing curser 😞 - any ideas??

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How did you make your boot drives?

 

Try to install Ventoy on one and drop the iso on. 

F@H
Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, RTX3080, 2TB SX8200Pro, 2x16TB Ironwolf RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary, Mountain Everest Max

Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB SX8200Pro RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

 

Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K

 

GPD Win 2

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2 hours ago, Kilrah said:

How did you make your boot drives?

 

Try to install Ventoy on one and drop the iso on. 

Thanks I was using Rufus to create a bootable USB MBR mode for windows 10 -> just wasn't liking it,

I sorted it by creating a bootable windows 7 -> installing this then upgrading to windows 10.

 

Ugh im sure there was an easier way but i made it.

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