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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2019, 03:28:46 PM »
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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2019, 04:45:35 PM »
just saw this:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2994110993992247/

That's a good deal but not a great deal, they go for $120-$130 on ebay



ebay has it's problems but there's less chances of getting stabbed in the parking lot or if the card is bad you can return it.


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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2019, 09:01:51 AM »
This thread has been very informative (and entertaining  ;) ) thanks to all that have participated.

Where I am right now: I have found a free computer that has a i5-2320 processor so it has a Socket 1155 mother board. The benchmark for that processor (I'm assuming that is what I want to look at?) is 5773. The suggested minimum processor scores 7340. Looking at the list of processors that fit the Socket 1155 the fastest I found was a i7-3770K at 9515 (and $131 on ebay) the next fastest was a i7-3770 at 9278 ($72 on ebay).

So if I buy the 1060 GPU and the i7-3770 her is what I would have:

i7-3770 - $72
1060 GPU - $115
8 GB RAM - $0
500 MB HD -$0

It's looking like I could get him up and running for under $200. So I have 3 more questions:

Does this look reasonable? He is not really into the hardcore games at this point.

I'm assuming it is important to get the 1060 6G vs the 3G?

I saw that there are Xeon processors for the Sockett 1155, should I even look at them (to see if I can get a better price/performance) or will the i-7 generally be a better choice?
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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2019, 10:11:05 AM »
I have i7-3820 ( LGA2011 ) cpu if you want it.. i just pulled it out of a laptop.. ( cleveo 570wm ) uses full desktop cpu.


My system benchmarks:

Home PC: i7-4790K, GTX1080:
 CPU: 10610, 2d Graphics: 815, 3d Graphics: 13589, combined Passmark: 4781

Work PC: i7-8700, GT 730 ( lenovo ThinkCentre M720 Tower)   -- no longer available in my configuration [ looks like i7-8700, AMD Radeon 520 is $799 ]
 CPU: 15708, 2d Graphics: 772, 3d Graphics: 1024.4, combined Passmark: 4204

Laptop #1 ( i7-3960X , GT  670? ( i don't recall ) ) ~ this is a crazy 2013 "Workstation" replacement, uses full desktop cpu, weights 15 lbs... Model Clevo 570WM
 CPU: 11566.5 , 2d Graphics: 474.6, 3d Graphics: 2428.5, combined Passmark: 3665

Laptop #2 ( i7-9750H, GTX 1660 ti )  -- Dell G3 ( 1299 new )
 CPI: 14436, 2d Graphics: 820.5, 3d Graphics: 9834, Combined Passmark: 6037

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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2019, 10:51:46 AM »
This thread has been very informative (and entertaining  ;) ) thanks to all that have participated.

Where I am right now: I have found a free computer that has a i5-2320 processor so it has a Socket 1155 mother board. The benchmark for that processor (I'm assuming that is what I want to look at?) is 5773. The suggested minimum processor scores 7340. Looking at the list of processors that fit the Socket 1155 the fastest I found was a i7-3770K at 9515 (and $131 on ebay) the next fastest was a i7-3770 at 9278 ($72 on ebay).

So if I buy the 1060 GPU and the i7-3770 her is what I would have:

i7-3770 - $72
1060 GPU - $115
8 GB RAM - $0
500 MB HD -$0

It's looking like I could get him up and running for under $200. So I have 3 more questions:

Does this look reasonable? He is not really into the hardcore games at this point.

I'm assuming it is important to get the 1060 6G vs the 3G?

I saw that there are Xeon processors for the Sockett 1155, should I even look at them (to see if I can get a better price/performance) or will the i-7 generally be a better choice?

^ i would stick with this, if you can get the MB/Case for free, then go that route, if you want to splurg for a LGA2011 MB, i have a 3820 you can have ( i just bought a 3960X  from server4less for $134 - Free Shipping )
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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2019, 10:53:36 AM »
the "K" module processors can be overclocked.
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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2019, 11:01:35 AM »
^ i would stick with this, if you can get the MB/Case for free, then go that route, if you want to splurg for a LGA2011 MB, i have a 3820 you can have ( i just bought a 3960X  from server4less for $134 - Free Shipping )

Yea, I wasn't clear  :P I have the whole computer. Just need to update the CPU and GPU to get it to work with the VIVE. Computer needs to be tested, might have a bad harddrive but that's cheap enough.
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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2019, 11:30:33 AM »
Yea, I wasn't clear  :P I have the whole computer. Just need to update the CPU and GPU to get it to work with the VIVE. Computer needs to be tested, might have a bad harddrive but that's cheap enough.

Make sure the case is big enough for the video card and that the power supply has the right pci-e connectors and enough watts

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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2019, 11:57:14 AM »
Make sure the case is big enough for the video card and that the power supply has the right pci-e connectors and enough watts

Case is pretty big so probably OK, motherboard is a ASUS P8H61-M LX2 that has a PCIE 2.0 X 16 slot. Not sure about the power supply, If I need a new one I'll check the "mid week madness" early in the day, yesterday I noticed the power supplys sold out quickly.

Edit: just checked, looks like I will need a power supply as this one does not have the 6 pin connector. Have a couple at the house so I might get lucky.

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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2019, 01:55:43 PM »
GTX 1060 Lists a PCIE 3.0 Slot Required.

Motherboard
PCI Express® or PCI Express 3.0-compliant motherboard with one dual-width x16
graphics slot.

Page 4 on: https://www.nvidia.com/content/geforce-gtx/GTX_1060_User_Guide.pdf

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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2019, 05:30:36 PM »
GTX 1060 Lists a PCIE 3.0 Slot Required.

Motherboard
PCI Express® or PCI Express 3.0-compliant motherboard with one dual-width x16
graphics slot.

Page 4 on: https://www.nvidia.com/content/geforce-gtx/GTX_1060_User_Guide.pdf

Does the "or" not mean that both will work ??? I guess if not it's off to find another GPU  :P
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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2019, 06:38:29 PM »
Does the "or" not mean that both will work ??? I guess if not it's off to find another GPU  :P

While the free computer sounds like a great idea if you have to replace/upgrade too many components it might not be worth it.

You also don't want to use a 5+ year old mechanical drive, a SSD is definitely worth it as the hard drive can be a huge bottleneck.

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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2019, 08:03:14 PM »
While the free computer sounds like a great idea if you have to replace/upgrade too many components it might not be worth it.

You also don't want to use a 5+ year old mechanical drive, a SSD is definitely worth it as the hard drive can be a huge bottleneck.

Going to make sure the free computer works before I spend any money. At this point it looks like:

Used 1060 GPU ~ $120 - would work in new build if needed
Used 80+ power supply ~ $25 - would work in new build if needed
Used CPU ~ $70 - would not work in new build if needed
500GB SSD ~ $50 - would work in new build if needed

So it looks like my "at risk" money would be $70.
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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2019, 08:07:11 PM »
Going to make sure the free computer works before I spend any money. At this point it looks like:

Used 1060 GPU ~ $120 - would work in new build if needed
Used 80+ power supply ~ $25 - would work in new build if needed
Used CPU ~ $70 - would not work in new build if needed
500GB SSD ~ $50 - would work in new build if needed

So it looks like my "at risk" money would be $70.

I would just spend the $50 and get the 3200g, that way you'd have a modern Mobo with all the bells and whistles, no fear of it not running your video card, etc. plus you could upgrade it down the line.. makes more sense than investing in something that's basically a dead end.

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Re: Used computer (GPU) advice
« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2019, 09:12:09 PM »
Jack is waving the AMD flag...who'da thunk it.
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