Upgrading my computers

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  1. pixiestyx

    pixiestyx Forum Member

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    My windows server is using older parts from my previous gaming desktop before my current iteration (i7 4770)
     
  2. PongQ

    PongQ Well-Known Forum Member

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    How long are you going to be stuck with that? Do you want a Q9300 Core2 Quad? I have an old PC I always meant to dismantle and post the parts on eBay, but just don't want to deal with the hassle. You're welcome to any of parts you want. The RAM is likely compatible if you have open slots.
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  3. MattKnight

    MattKnight There might be a screw loose here......or there.

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    Wolfman Well-Known Forum Member

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    You probably already know this, but if you're going to upgrade your processor, make sure it'll fit the motherboard socket. CPU and mobo upgrades tend to go hand-in-hand. You might have to replace the CPU fan too. So you're probably looking at double the cost of the processor itself.
     
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  5. PongQ

    PongQ Well-Known Forum Member

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    I have used a lot of AMD processors over the years. They generally aren't a powerful as the competing Intel products, but their value is excellent. I'm running a Phenom II X6 1045T right now.

    The E6600 and Q9300 are both Socket 775 processors. You can drop it in as a direct replacement for what you have now. Up until last Christmas, my son was running all of his games including TF2 on that CPU with a HD 5770 video card and 6GB of RAM. It should be fine for you until you are ready for a whole new PC.

    You will have to PM me your shipping info. The stuff is yours if you want to use it; it gives me a reason to dismantle the old thing. Make a donation to the server fund as payment. I don't see a button on the new forum so you might have to use the donation link at the old forum.
     
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  6. MattKnight

    MattKnight There might be a screw loose here......or there.

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    I actually have an E5500 Dual Core running at 2.80GHz right now.

    I always forget what processor I have since I don;t take a look at it that often. LMAO.

    Thanks once again, Pong.
     
  7. MattKnight

    MattKnight There might be a screw loose here......or there.

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    I always do that. I find a processor that I like, then I look for mobos that can handle the processor. I appreciate the advice, Wolfman.
     
  8. MattKnight

    MattKnight There might be a screw loose here......or there.

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    I'll PM you my info next time I log on to Steam, Pong.
     
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  9. UltimaXtreme

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    Rocking an FX-8320, and for the price to performance, I'm actually impressed. Maybe a little bit faster RAM, but if I ever bother, I may as well jump to Ryzen.

    AMD chips are great for OCing though, the FX-8320 can bump to 4.2Ghz with almost no hassle (and an aftermarket cooler) and you CAN go higher, but JayzTwoCents recently fucked an 8320 up by trying to match it with the new Core i3 7350k. Even at the common max, the 8320 doesn't play around.

    I really am curious about the quality of the Core 2 Quads. I was thinking to throw a rig together for the sake of an SFF server (my current server is running an Athlon II 455, a laughable x3 3.3Ghz) and to have a smaller footprint for my home server.
     

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