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A graphics card that wont be bottlenecked by a q6600

im planning to flip some lga 775 optiplexs in the future and sell them as budget gaming pcs for some money.


A q6600 in my area is about 7$ and with a bsel mod i should be able to get 3ghz easy and maybe with some tinkering or voltage modding i can get higher frequencies.


Im thinking of rx 460s or 470s cause they sell for around 100$ in my area, i dont think a q6600 would bottleneck an rx 460 but im pretty sure itll bottleneck a 470.


the rx series gpus are the only reasonably priced gpus in my area that arent ancient, only other options are gtx 660, 560, and 460.


Bsel mod is an easy mod and is well documented but for all the future visitors or anyone wanting to know about voltage modding then you can search celeron D 300 datasheet and go to page 18, modify the signals by insulating them with electrical tape or using conductive ink, vcc is power which needs to be connected via conductive ink or a sharp/mechanical pencil to the pads that need it and vss is ground which you can just tape over the pads that need to be ground.


For undervolting throttlestop should work just fine so no need to mod the cpu.


sorry for garbage explanation and spelling, its 12:30 midnight right now xD


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I was testing a Q6600 a while back, the performance seemed to top out with a GTX 1050 TI i tested. I think an RX 460 or 560 is about what you'd want, unless you are planning on playing more graphically intensive games or higher resolution.

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