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Will q9500 bottleneck GT 1030?

I’m putting together a system for my friend to play CSGO, Gmod, Minecraft, and War Thunder.

 

His parents gave him an old pentium d system and I’m in the process of making that usable. I suggested them to buy (they didn’t want me to get it) a GT 1030 and 4gb of DDR2 (the system’s MOBO can only handle DDR2). I personally purchased a q9500 to drop in that baby and want to know if I made the right CPU choice.

 

Will the CPU choice I made bottleneck the GT 1030?

Did I make a mistake?

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Get a 1050 or Ti, the 1030 is going to bottleneck the Q9500 with its sheer suckitudeTM.

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Not really going to bottleneck, though check for a 750 ti or similarly powerful GPU - same performance as a 1030 for 30, 40 bucks

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16 minutes ago, Himommies said:

For those games does it matter?

Well, I at least want 60fps. He’s playing on a $200 asus laptop. 

 

16 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

Get a 1050 or Ti, the 1030 is going to bottleneck the Q9500 with its sheer suckitudeTM.

Doubt his parents would go for a 1050ti, they just got him a nice road bike.

 

14 minutes ago, Damascus said:

Not really going to bottleneck, though check for a 750 ti or similarly powerful GPU - same performance as a 1030 for 30, 40 bucks

Even at 1080p? It still won’t bottleneck? I’m surprised. I’ll look at 750tis. The parents only want new though, so that might be a problem. That’s the only reason otherwise 750ti all the way.

Actually my other friend got a prebuilt Dell system and popped a 750ti into it. Good enough for him (a global elite) so it better be good enough for the first friend (silver one).

Yeah, 750tis are too much $$$. :/

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Being honest there simply is nothing wrong putting the GT1030 on it, considering the CPU will see the GPU full potential I call it balanced enough.

 

I get it that people want to advise the best possible but when you realize all other alternatives are a hassle there simply is no problem in just simplifying stuff so to short it up you could get the GT 1030 if you'd like as it'd do it for your purpose.

 

 

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Just now, SkylakeAlex6700k said:

Even at 1080p? It still won’t bottleneck? I’m surprised. I’ll look at 750tis. The parents only want new though, so that might be a problem. That’s the only reason otherwise 750ti all the way.

Actually my other friend got a prebuilt Dell system and popped a 750ti into it. Good enough for him (a global elite) so it better be good enough for the first friend (silver one).

Given the GT 1030 isn't that high performance, the lack of significant bottlenecking shouldn't be too surprising. It will be more than good enough for what your friend is trying to do anyways.

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7 minutes ago, TheSLSAMG said:

Given the GT 1030 isn't that high performance, the lack of significant bottlenecking shouldn't be too surprising. It will be more than good enough for what your friend is trying to do anyways.

Perfect! Thank You!

 

8 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Being honest there simply is nothing wrong putting the GT1030 on it, considering the CPU will see the GPU full potential I call it balanced enough.

 

I get it that people want to advise the best possible but when you realize all other alternatives are a hassle there simply is no problem in just simplifying stuff so to short it up you could get the GT 1030 if you'd like as it'd do it for your purpose.

Thank you!

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11 minutes ago, SkylakeAlex6700k said:

Doubt his parents would go for a 1050ti, they just got him a nice road bike.

Sell the bike xD 

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1 minute ago, Septimus said:

Sell the bike xD 

Honestly I agree xD 

Who needs exersize when you can slay otherworldly demons amirite?

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17 minutes ago, SkylakeAlex6700k said:

I’m putting together a system for my friend to play CSGO, Gmod, Minecraft, and War Thunder.

 

His parents gave him an old pentium d system and I’m in the process of making that usable. I suggested them to buy (they didn’t want me to get it) a GT 1030 and 4gb of DDR2 (the system’s MOBO can only handle DDR2). I personally purchased a q9500 to drop in that baby and want to know if I made the right CPU choice.

 

Will the CPU choice I made bottleneck the GT 1030?

Did I make a mistake?

you'll be fine. you could go all the way up to a 1050 or 1050Ti and be fine in even some AAA games (as long as they're not Ubisoft titles or PUBG)

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Just now, SquintyG33Rs said:

you'll be fine. you could go all the way up to a 1050 or 1050Ti and be fine in even some AAA games (as long as they're not Ubisoft titles or PUBG)

PERFECT! Thank you! Thank you all so much! This forum is awesome and the community never ceases to impress me with their kindness!

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5 minutes ago, SkylakeAlex6700k said:

PERFECT! Thank you! Thank you all so much! This forum is awesome and the community never ceases to impress me with their kindness!

no problem man. i've been using a q6600@3GHz with 8GB of DDR2 800MHz as a side system for a few years (GTX 650). for when i have a friend over and we can play together and i only upgraded to a Pentium anniversary edition because PUBG cares more about core speed and since i had that on hand and i could OC the shit out of it. it will work great guarantied

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I recently picked up an Asus GTX 660TI DC2 off ebay for approx $70 for a similar system, it outperforms a 1030 and a 750 by a decent margin and the DC2 thermals are amazing.  Only goes up to about 50 degrees C at 100% utilization while bench-marking with a 100mhz base clock OC and 500 mhz ram boost on AIR, idles at 34-35 degrees C (though I do have a case fan blowing 22C room air right at it).

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