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I was looking around at parts for a possible gaming computer for my friend, and then I remembered that ebay sells some of the older parts that will still do quite well today. So say if I were to get an Intel core 2 quad 9650, would that be compatible with the LGA 1155 motherboards? Same with something like a gtx 480. I know that these parts are old, but they can out perform their price counterparts by a lot, so I would think that they would be better, even though they are outdated. Also, should I be willing to trust whatever is being sold on ebay?
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Unfortunately, the Core 2 Quad will not work with an 1155 motherboard, it needs a 775 motherboard. The 480 on the other-hand should work with just about anything.
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I owned a Core2Quad Q6600, overclocked, awesome chips. But they're not the same with today's games, even cheaper chips such as the Sandy Bridge (LGA1155) Core i3's and Pentium's outdo some of the old Quads, and i've owned both so i can agree with the benchmarks.

When i was moving from LGA775 to 1155, I sold my Q6600 plus a mobo that was like new for $140 all up on eBay, which barely bought me a new mobo. This was just under a year ago too.

Here's some benchmarks between a Q9650 and an i3 3220
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/49?vs=677

Pretty close, eh? Though the i3 is a dual core and one of the cheaper CPU's, still good for gaming. Better than the Quads at least.

How about a Q6600 vs a Sandy Bridge Pentium like i said before?
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/53?vs=405

You can see, for less than the price of a second hand Core2Quad, the Pentium does even better.

Those quads are still going for around $70+ on eBay, depending which one. For the same price, you can pick up an LGA1155 Dual Core (not the Celerons) and get the same, or even better performance.
There arent many brand new 775 mobos around these days, and for the same money or less you can pick up a H61 or B75 1155 board.

Unless you're getting the quad for <$50 then you should pass it up and move onto 1155 or wait up for 1150/Haswell chips.

EDIT: forgot to add, my OC'd C2Q was still a huge bottleneck to a GTX 560 Ti. Wouldn't be any better to pair up a similar chip to a faster GPU like the 480.
Edited by PoisonousRakija - 2/23/13 at 2:31pm
   
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Darn, I thought I was on to something.
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Ahaha itll work out the same. No point buying a quad 775 chip unless youre replacing another one. Maybe you can buy a second hand i3 or i5 from ebay if you really need to save a few bucks, or else you dont usually save much on ebay
   
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Okay, thanks for the help! Is Ebay safe buying from? And this is for me, but would the i5 3570k be better than the i7 3770k if I am only gaming?
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Originally Posted by manofaction View Post

Okay, thanks for the help! Is Ebay safe buying from? And this is for me, but would the i5 3570k be better than the i7 3770k if I am only gaming?

If you are gaming, you will see virtually no difference from the i5 to i7, So if gaming is all you want to do, go with the 3570K thumb.gif

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Ebay is generally safe, always pay with paypal, if things dont go your way you can easily complain and get a refund. Make sure your seller packages stuff well with antistatic packaging if youre buying computer hardware. ive seen second gen i3's for around $80 on ebay AU. Bought and sold a lot of hardware on ebay, no issues.
   
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