Description

Built with some spare parts for a bro.

Prospective future upgrades:

  1. Get a solid state drive if loading from SATA drive is slow and annoying.

  2. Upgrade video card from 560 Ti to a 660 Ti when another friend returns it to me.

  3. In 18-24 months, it will be a good time to rip out this computer's guts and build a fresh one. The case, power supply, and DVD rom will remain.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Something that helps these old cpus is changing the windows scheduler to direct to two cores (or, the first core in each complex for other FX cpus) on seperate complexes first. Youll see about a 3-4% overall fps improvement as well as a near 60% uplift in 0.1% low stutters. And with the intel instruction emulator you can get games running that wont run on them relatively easily, and in some games like assassins creed odyssey youll see a near 10% increase.

To summarize, windows hates these little guys, but you can still squeeze a decent amount of performance out of these, and they also benefit from being overclockable on any motherboard, if only marginally.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll give this a try if there are indeed stutters. But since my friend has a nice X-Box One for modern video games, this computer will be used predominantly for office work and perhaps some retro gaming.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

im not sure if its worth putting in a 660 ti unless you have a specific one picked out that you saved for this (say you couldn't sell it) or found a local deal on it because they are 50 dollar graphics cards and for 75 you could get a 470 which is a much better value

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I have an old spare 660 Ti on hand. Otherwise I would certainly go for something like a 470 or comparable affordable GPU that wouldn't be bottlenecked by this old CPU.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

that makes sense. if you got it use it. to be fair the 660 ti still can play any game on the market (maybe at low settings) the cpu would actually probably be more of a bottleneck, but they can still play like 99 percent of the games on the market.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build Benzo! Love it