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Hi All,

My Primary rig is as per Sig, One local guy offered me a Abit ip35 pro, Q9550 , Gskill Pi black 8gb ddr2, Coolermaster hyper 212 all for 30$ now my que is if i ever have to use this from a gaming perspective what kind of a performance hit i am looking at ? proccy will run @ 3.8ghz and will be having a ssd.

Will be gaming at HD res.
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Provided the GPU is relatively new, it'll be pretty alright. I think a Core2Quad is comparable to AMD's current quad-cores, such as the Athlon 860k (pretty much the standard budget CPU). I have the APU version of that (Athlons are just APUs with the integrated graphics disabled) and in basic web browse-y, office-y type things is not perceivably worse than my main system at all (which is pretty similar to yours). Games suffer but that's a GPU issue rather than a CPU issue.

Your only problem is that the platform the Core2Quad is on is very old - no native SATA III, USB 3.0 let alone 3.1, or PCIe 3.0. Those aren't exactly requirements for games or even SSDs though.

But it will be objectively worse than your current system if that's what you mean. As a backup system, it won't be too bad.
Edited by CynicalUnicorn - 7/18/16 at 9:23am
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Hi All,

My Primary rig is as per Sig, One local guy offered me a Abit ip35 pro, Q9550 , Gskill Pi black 8gb ddr2, Coolermaster hyper 212 all for 30$ now my que is if i ever have to use this from a gaming perspective what kind of a performance hit i am looking at ? proccy will run @ 3.8ghz and will be having a ssd.

Will be gaming at HD res.

strictly actual Gaming Performance I would say its a good buy. 8gb of Memory is fine even at DDR2 speeds.

I didnt notice Major differences from my wifes old q9300 (8gb) vs my i7 920 (6gb). but I certainly noticed from 920 to 4690k (16gb)

In all honesty though, I think the factors that mattered was that I went from 6 GB ram to 16gb as well as a larger/full speed SSD.

benchmarks will certainly show the difference, but depending ont eh GPU your running, I think it wont be a masssssssive difference in performance CPU / Mem wise at least.
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I am wondering if i should sell t off for a good margin or just keep it...If its 10-20% slower while gaming which is expected then i am ok with it...What do you think will it be that close to my current setup ?
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Hi All,

My Primary rig is as per Sig, One local guy offered me a Abit ip35 pro, Q9550 , Gskill Pi black 8gb ddr2, Coolermaster hyper 212 all for 30$ now my que is if i ever have to use this from a gaming perspective what kind of a performance hit i am looking at ? proccy will run @ 3.8ghz and will be having a ssd.

Will be gaming at HD res.

$30? Get it. It'll be a nice stopgap until you can afford a newer system. smile.gif
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I have a system bro..and i already got that for 30$ that deal could not be beaten tongue.gif i will just keep it for the sake of it...
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I have a system bro..and i already got that for 30$ that deal could not be beaten tongue.gif i will just keep it for the sake of it...

then the obvious answer for you, is to test it out yourself when you have it ;p

im sure you wont be disappointed.
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For $30? Good buy....
Last year I was running a q6600 with 460 in SLI. I was able to play GTA V, low/med settings with 30fps.
Would have been able to get more with a better card.
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I still run a rig with a Q9550, I let my nephew use for gaming on line. The only upgrade has been from 4870's in CF to a SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon R7 360 DirectX 12 100388NTOC-2L 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI card.

Runs all his games just fine and has been running @ 3.4 for sense 09 thumb.gif
    
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A Q9550 @ 4.0 GHz (just 200MHz lower) holds up quite well for its age against a 2500K at 4.8GHz with a GTX 970. In like 70 benchmarks the difference (in CPU limited titles according to the guy) it only falls 60% behind despite a 25% lower clock speed.

https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/gtx-970-1-5ghz-and-2500k-vs-q9550-in-70-benchmarks-bonus-i7-860.211898/
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