Jump to content

Are 2nd and third gen Intel CPU's still good?

Hello, I've been searching around for used components/pc's the only CPU's that ive found where they are priced reasonably are 2nd/3rd gen intel CPU's.

 

i was thinking of "fixing" these systems and throwing something like a 1050/1150 and using it for gaming. would this be viable? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

The i7's for gaming are like borderline ok enough to keep getting 60fps. But it's like very close to not being able to do it. So no don't get these for gaming they are barely capable and very soon wont be capable enough for it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

They should keep up with a 1050, especially if you're looking at K chips and Z motherboards. But if you do get a better GPU later down the road, they will seriously show their age, especially the 4c/4t i5s (the 4c/8t i7s hold up better). Are there no reasonably priced 1st/2nd gen Ryzens to be had? Zen/Zen+ weren't phenomenal, but they will beat out mainstream Sandy/Ivy chips. 

1 minute ago, jaslion said:

The i7's for gaming are like borderline ok enough to keep getting 60fps. But it's like very close to not being able to do it. So no don't get these for gaming they are barely capable and very soon wont be capable enough for it.

Paired with a 1050 I think it'd keep up though no? The 1050 is extremely not-fast as well. 

Intel HEDT and Server platform enthusiasts: Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Megathread 

Main PC - i7 6950X - EVGA X99 Classified - 4x8GB 3200Mhz CL16 DDR4 - 2060 Super FE - 1TB 970 Evo/1TB MX500 - LG WH14NS40 BluRay Drive - EVGA 1000W G3 - Corsair Air 540 - Noctua iPPC NF-A14 3000 (rear) + 3x Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM (radiator) - LG 27UK650-W (27" 4K60hz) - Custom CPU/GPU Loop w/single 360mm rad - Windows 10 

 

Project Rig (WIP) - Xeon I forgot the name of - NH-L12S - EVGA X99 Micro 2 - 4x4GB 2800MHz DDR4 - WX2100 2GB - 256GB 960 Evo - no PSU, currently in a Node 804

 

Daily Devices: 2015 15" MacBook Pro (Work Laptop) - iPhone 13 Pro Max - Apple Watch S3

 

Other Misc Devices: Mac Pro 1,1 (2x dual cores as I haven't swapped the quads in yet, 32GB DDR2 and a 512MB HD4870) running El Cap/Lion/sometimes other Mac OS X versions - iPod Video (5th gen)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

I mean, I am currently running an i7-2600 with a gtx 780, everything works just fine for my usecase, which is light gaming and programming. Keep in mind that these CPUs require DDR3 RAM, which is slower than modern DDR4 or DDR5 modules. Also, as they are older, they are not as power effective, so you will need to pay more for electricity. (depends of course)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hm… 2nd/3rd gen Intel? That would be a 4040 and 8008, right? Don't think they would be worth anything anymore… 😛

 

Assuming you mean 2nd/3rd gen Core-Family CPUs… I had an i5-3570K until a short while ago combined with an RX 480. Was still fine to play many games, but it was certainly getting long in the tooth.

Remember to either quote or @mention others, so they are notified of your reply

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

2nd-gen quad cores (i5's and i7's) can do light esports stuff, - Rocket League, Dota, etc. The i7's can borderline hang in more demanding stuff at 1080/60 with settings turned down. The dual-core i3's are basically e-waste.

 

Are you contemplating trying to build a bunch of these and then sell them as gaming machines? A Sandy/Ivy Bridge quad core with a 1050 in it isn't worth more than a couple hundred bucks and 1050's go for ~$75 on eBay currently so I seriously doubt you can get these parts in large numbers at a low enough price for this to be profitable. 

Your "PC master race" thing is cringe. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Middcore said:

2nd-gen quad cores (i5's and i7's) can do light esports stuff, - Rocket League, Dota, etc. The i7's can borderline hang in more demanding stuff at 1080/60 with settings turned down. The dual-core i3's are basically e-waste.

 

Are you contemplating trying to build a bunch of these and then sell them as gaming machines? A Sandy/Ivy Bridge quad core with a 1050 in it isn't worth more than a couple hundred bucks and 1050's go for ~$75 on eBay currently so I seriously doubt you can get these parts in large numbers at a low enough price for this to be profitable. 

Yeah this is was the plan, while not a bunch but rather 2 or 3 to test out the market as the Used PC market over here is very overpriced in my opinion, if they would make decent machines i'd be able to sell them with a small margin while staying pretty fair but from the looks of it i'd better stay away from those systems.

 

thanks everyone!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Security mitigations ruined their performance. I still have a 3770K, and it’s “ok” but not something I use too often.

AMD R9 5900X | Thermalright Frost Commander 140/iPPC
Asus Strix B550-XE WiFi | 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200C14
EVGA RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra | WD SN850 1TB, SN750 1TB
EVGA 750w G+ | Fractal Torrent Compact RGB | Many CFM's

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a 4770K from 2014 to 2020, then one of my sons used it up to June 22 ! 🙂

I think that with the 3770K they're kind the oldest chip still worthwhile, because they are hyperthreaded, the i5 or older chips with 4C/4T just can't stand any gaming load under Windows 10... 

System : AMD R9 5900X / X570 AORUS PRO/ 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance 3600CL18 (OCed to CL16)/ RTX3080 Gigabyte EAGLE GPU/ Phanteks P600S case / Customized Watercooling Eisbaer 280mm + Eiswolf2 360mm + VPP755 pump  and 150mm reservoir0.5TB Sabrent Rocket + 2TB WD SN850 NVme Gen4 + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD drives/ Corsair RM850x PSU/ 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p Alienware AW3420DW monitor / Logitech G915TKL keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, TheGreatSora said:

Hello, I've been searching around for used components/pc's the only CPU's that ive found where they are priced reasonably are 2nd/3rd gen intel CPU's.

 

i was thinking of "fixing" these systems and throwing something like a 1050/1150 and using it for gaming. would this be viable? 

Where is your local and what do you consider "priced reasonably?

 

See what the prices look like for 6th and 7th gen.

This will bring you IPC around that of a 2600X Ryzen chip.

Viewing here in the US, 50 bucks or less for the cpu 6th/7th gen like 6600K.

The motherboard difference might be the deal breaker, but I'm pretty sure there are cheap boards you could grab to run them in without OC no problem.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

57 minutes ago, Guest 5150 said:

Where is your local and what do you consider "priced reasonably?

 

See what the prices look like for 6th and 7th gen.

This will bring you IPC around that of a 2600X Ryzen chip.

Viewing here in the US, 50 bucks or less for the cpu 6th/7th gen like 6600K.

The motherboard difference might be the deal breaker, but I'm pretty sure there are cheap boards you could grab to run them in without OC no problem.  

an the cpu market isnt that huge so im trying for complete systems, cheapest 6th gen i7 (hp prodesk 400g3 i found so far is around 300$ 4gb ram no gpu(i offered 200 which i believe is fair), stand alone cpu i5 6th gen is 80$ and there are people who ihave i7 3770's for 100$+

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×