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Re: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!

Wed May 09, 2018 5:43 pm

I had almost exactly the same Q6600 rig and only stopped using it last year when the CPU fan died and I didn't actually use it enough to bother fixing it. Still hummed along up to that point though!
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Re: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!

Sat May 12, 2018 10:10 pm

I cobbled a AM2 A64x2 4600+ 2.4GHz, 2x2GB DDR2-800, Evo 850 500GB, GTX 970, Win 7x64 setup last night. The nForce 2 mobos all had bad caps, so this is the oldest platform I can safely work with.

General desktop performance is unsurprisingly, fine.

720p60 Youtube on Chrome was borderline watchable, dropped a frame or 2 every second. 1080p60 was a powerpoint slideshow. GTX 970 doesn't do VP9 HW decode.

CS:Source was unplayable even with just 10 bots at 20 fps. IIRC it ran a lot faster back in 2005, so my conjecture is either the GTX 970 drivers are pushing the poor CPU to death or Valve updates over the years had bloated the game up. Will test again with HD7950 / X1950 Pro.

My $20 802.11AC USB adapter got 3x the realput of the pitiful 100mbps onboard LAN.

Cinebench R15: ST = 52, MT = 102. (8700K is only slightly over 2x in IPC)
CPU-Z: ST = 92.1, MT = 182.9
CPUmark99: 289
Crysis 32-bit demo very high: 30 FPS (sig rig = 118 FPS)

I also ordered a $9 X2 6000+ on Ebay because why not?
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Re: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!

Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:19 am

I fnally made a jump from C2Q6600 -> Ryzen 2700X this weekend. The difference is more than noticeable of course. :D :D :D and I do enjoy it.
I wonder if it will work for me another 11 years? Maybe longer? The progress in PC is not as quick as it used to be...
 
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Re: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!

Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:33 am

I'm also in the process of retiring my long-serving Q6600 from 2007 and replacing with a 2700X build. 4K finally caught up with us.
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Re: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!

Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:16 am

Klopsik206 wrote:
I fnally made a jump from C2Q6600 -> Ryzen 2700X this weekend. The difference is more than noticeable of course. :D :D :D and I do enjoy it.
I wonder if it will work for me another 11 years? Maybe longer? The progress in PC is not as quick as it used to be...


There is a slight growth in the number of threads/cores and memory requirements over tmie but I believe that a lot of time will pass until you saturate 16 threads for common tasks.

I think the main determinant in the longevity of your machine is the absence of hardware failures. Many components start failing after 5 years...
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Re: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!

Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 am

I'm taking my Dad (in-law) from a c2q6600 with 8gb ram, 500gb spinning rust hdd, and Radeon 7870 2gb to a i7 3rd gen and 16 gb ram, 1tb ssd, 2tb hd, radeon rx 580 8gb.

I think he will notice the difference... :D
Main machine: Core I7 -2600K @ 4.0Ghz / 16 gig ram / Radeon RX 580 8gb / 500gb toshiba ssd / 5tb hd
Old machine: Core 2 quad Q6600 @ 3ghz / 8 gig ram / Radeon 7870 / 240 gb PNY ssd / 1tb HD

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