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Need help finding a cheap OptiPlex 110 US or less for it to run my 2060 i also have a 600wat psu on hand

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11 minutes ago, TurkishBTW said:

so i need a pc to put my 2060 in and I want a optiplex

 

So this is an Optiplex 3010. That introduces some good points and some bad points. Mostly bad, so I'll start with those.

 

Bad:

  • The -010 series is from the Ivy Bridge generation
  • It's a "3" model, meaning only two DIMM slots. If 16GB is all you need, cool. If you need 32, that might be a problem.
  • If you have a GPU installed, you will not have access to the SATA ports on the board. You'll need to buy right-angle replacements, and some GPUs block those from fitting in either. This is a killer for lots of Optiplex -010 builds.
  • You will need a new PSU

Good:

  • It's definitely cheap
  • At least a standard ATX PSU will work with this build.

Honestly though, the days of the Gamerplex are quickly becoming numbered. The Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors are approaching EOL in any kind of modern gaming. The Gamerplex was at its best when Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs (even Core 2s) were still capable of reasonable AAA gaming. The idea was that you'd spend $125 on an Optiplex 790 with an i5-2400 and 8GB of RAM, then drop in some $20-40 form of storage and a GTX 750 Ti, GTX 1050, RX 460, something that doesn't require external power. Suddenly, boom, low-power gaming PC that probably cost you under $250 total. The goal of a Gamerplex was never to take a 10-year-old entry-level CPU and strap a midrange GPU from 2019 to it. What you'll end up with is not what you thought you were getting.

jesus that is a long link

Pairing an old i3 with a 2060 is not a good idea. Although you could upgrade CPU. PSU is ATX so that would be upgradable but at that point it might be best to just buy a used gaming PC from ebay...

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1 minute ago, Mel0nMan said:

jesus that is a long link

Pairing an old i3 with a 2060 is not a good idea. Although you could upgrade CPU. PSU is ATX so that would be upgradable but at that point it might be best to just buy a used gaming PC from ebay...

ikr very long link lol ill mainly use it for mining and sometimes some low pressure gaming sorry should've specified so the motherboard plugins would be the same as the psu ill put in?

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An old OptiPlex like that is a very poor choice for a 2060, especially one with a low end CPU. I wouldn't recommend buying that computer if you're wanting to put a 2060 in it. 

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2 minutes ago, TurkishBTW said:

ikr very long link lol ill mainly use it for mining and sometimes some low pressure gaming sorry should've specified so the motherboard plugins would be the same as the psu ill put in?

Yes, the plugs on this generation of Optiplexes? Optiplexi? will be compatible with any ATX power supply. 

Mining on a PC isn't quite profitable anymore on major currencies, especially with a "weaker" card like a 2060. 

But I seriously wouldn't recommend this computer at all.

I'm not a professional, just an enthusiast. I don't know everything.

HGST Ultrastar: The last HDD you'll ever need to buy (and the one I always recommend).

Schrödinger's CPU: The Q9650. Is it irrelevant? Is it not? 

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Just now, Mel0nMan said:

Yes, the plugs on this generation of Optiplexes? Optiplexi? will be compatible with any ATX power supply. 

Mining on a PC isn't quite profitable anymore on major currencies, especially with a "weaker" card like a 2060

yeah sadly i also just kinda want it so my 2060 doesnt sit there and its just like whenever im not doing anything with it minus well mine on it i dont pay the bills lol

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2 minutes ago, BondiBlue said:

An old OptiPlex like that is a very poor choice for a 2060, especially one with a low end CPU. I wouldn't recommend buying that computer if you're wanting to put a 2060 in it. 

just wanna use it for mining and low pressure gaming and also just so my 2060 has a use

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Just now, TurkishBTW said:

just wanna use it for mining and low pressure gaming and also just so my 2060 has a use

You will make 100% more profit from selling your 2060 than mining on it. 

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HGST Ultrastar: The last HDD you'll ever need to buy (and the one I always recommend).

Schrödinger's CPU: The Q9650. Is it irrelevant? Is it not? 

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1 minute ago, Mel0nMan said:

You will make 100% more profit from selling your 2060 than mining on it. 

hm on my ebay they sell for 250 how much should i sell it for that will definitely get someone to buy it

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9 minutes ago, TurkishBTW said:

hm on my ebay they sell for 250 how much should i sell it for that will definitely get someone to buy it

Start bidding at $200, buyer pays shipping, 1 week period. 

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Schrödinger's CPU: The Q9650. Is it irrelevant? Is it not? 

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11 minutes ago, TurkishBTW said:

so i need a pc to put my 2060 in and I want a optiplex

 

So this is an Optiplex 3010. That introduces some good points and some bad points. Mostly bad, so I'll start with those.

 

Bad:

  • The -010 series is from the Ivy Bridge generation
  • It's a "3" model, meaning only two DIMM slots. If 16GB is all you need, cool. If you need 32, that might be a problem.
  • If you have a GPU installed, you will not have access to the SATA ports on the board. You'll need to buy right-angle replacements, and some GPUs block those from fitting in either. This is a killer for lots of Optiplex -010 builds.
  • You will need a new PSU

Good:

  • It's definitely cheap
  • At least a standard ATX PSU will work with this build.

Honestly though, the days of the Gamerplex are quickly becoming numbered. The Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors are approaching EOL in any kind of modern gaming. The Gamerplex was at its best when Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs (even Core 2s) were still capable of reasonable AAA gaming. The idea was that you'd spend $125 on an Optiplex 790 with an i5-2400 and 8GB of RAM, then drop in some $20-40 form of storage and a GTX 750 Ti, GTX 1050, RX 460, something that doesn't require external power. Suddenly, boom, low-power gaming PC that probably cost you under $250 total. The goal of a Gamerplex was never to take a 10-year-old entry-level CPU and strap a midrange GPU from 2019 to it. What you'll end up with is not what you thought you were getting.

bang bang go the dropping frames, man

wipe all the Macs that don't agree

max out the settings at 4K now

a 3090's what I need

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