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If someone gave you this PC, what would you do with it?
>FX 6300
>12 GB RAM
>unknown GPU
>120 GB SSD

I have an opportunity to get one of these but I have no idea what I would use it for. Any ideas?

>> No.69541138

install debian

>> No.69541139
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>>69541124
Put an 8350 in there and a 1050/7970 for cheap and put it to work.

>> No.69541145

>>69541138
Weird way to spell Gentoo but OK

>> No.69541147

install gentoo

>> No.69541155

>>69541139
pretty much this plus a 1TB HDD if you're gaming

>> No.69541179

>>69541139
>>69541147
I should have mentioned I already have a Ryzen 7/RX 580 PC that handles everything I want to play. This computer would be an extra just for a hobby or a backup, something along those lines.

>> No.69541184
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>>69541124
Find a cheap GTX 660ti (30 currencies), pic related has proper cooling. Check the PSU is >= 500w, load your OS of choice and enjoy.

>> No.69541199

>>69541124
rsync nas

>> No.69541283

>>69541179
An old FX CPU is still fun to mess around with overclocking on.

>> No.69541379

>>69541179
An hobby server project or maybe a HTPC?

>> No.69541395

>>69541124
use it for not gaming

>> No.69541429

>>69541379
FX is still overkill for a light home server, 8 cores and 6 sata 6GB/s ports on even a low end AM3+ board.

>> No.69541475

sell it and get a fleshlight or a cheap hoe
will give you far more satisfaction than an old pc

>> No.69541481

>>69541475
This
Sell it and buy fleshlight, buttplug and lube

>> No.69541488

>>69541124
trow it in the ground

>> No.69541489

>OP considers that to be old
>the computer I'm using to write this only has 4GB of RAM and a first Gen ivy Bridge processor.
I really need to save money and then go to /pcbg/

>> No.69541499

>>69541489
Ivy B is third gen but it's still not old, pretty much any flagship DDR3 chip is still relevant and competes with ryzen 2000 chips.

>> No.69541520

>old pc with FX 6300, 12 gb RAM, gpu of questionable origin and 120 gb probably low tier ssd

CPU-Z that bitch, check the GPU's stats, throw in an 8350, find the best damn fan for it, and then? LAN THAT MOTHERFUCKER LIKE IT WAS 99 ALL OVER AGAIN.. QUAKE 3 THAT SHIT.

>> No.69541538

>>69541138
Nah, Install Arch Linux.

>> No.69541680

>>69541124
Media center for your TV.
Linux Box.
or
A Server.

>> No.69541731

>>69541124
Install fortnite and resale it lol

>> No.69541755

Pass it on to a charity. Feel good about it.

>> No.69541769

>>69541680
FX is pretty damn good for a server, it was made as a server CPU and brought to desktops, you can set the voltage really low and it doesn't use much power, you could probably cool it passively with a big enough heatsink and a passively cooled GPU for the most silent server.

>> No.69541798

>>69541124
Did anybody notice the terrible chiclet keyboard?
How redundant...>>69541184
Why 660ti? Just curious.
>>69541520
I like this anons style. Type "OP IS A FAGGOT" to vote for this post

>> No.69541800

>>69541755
>Donating it
Absolute size of this unit's heart.

>> No.69541812

>>69541798
>Why 660ti?
This, Kepler is so limited by that 2GB frame buffer and a 7970 is extremely cheap and aged better than even the 680

>> No.69541825

>>69541798
Ohhh Trust me, I like me too some days.

>> No.69541842

>>69541812
Speaking of old PCs, know anything good to put in it? I'm currently using a 1050 and until someone can get me a graphics card good with a Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 with 6 GB DDR2. I know it's an old bastard, but an old bastard that can still hold it's own with Borderlands 2 at Med-High settings with the graphics card installed.

>> No.69541870

put it up your ass

>> No.69541897

>>69541124
NAS/Media Player hooked to a TV, maybe running some lightweight emulators too.

>> No.69541907

>>69541842
750ti is the most i'd put on a core 2 rig.

>> No.69541929

>>69541907
This or a 1030 if you can find a cheap one. Anything more powerful than that will be bottlenecked in basically any game.

>> No.69541958

>>69541929
I heard that some Radeon HD cards work wonders with it.

>> No.69541967
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>>69541929
Even my Optiplex 745 was bottlenecking my HD7750 on newer games like GTA V, and that card is slower than a 1030 and 750ti.

>> No.69541983

>>69541967
Hot fuckin' diggity.

>> No.69541991

>>69541967
GTA V is well known for hitting weak quad cores hard since they have garbage IPC. Even something like a Athlon 200GE will perform better than those

>> No.69541992

I just use my old shit station as a tv

>> No.69542000

>>69541958
not worth due their power consumption

>> No.69542013

>>69542000
Mmm yeah that's true. Idk, I might find a 750ti on Ebay if the goin's good. Maybe find a way to improve IPC? I know it's from the Fabrication factory at the time, but if there's some voodoo magic available at a consumer's disposal to tweak IPC settings, then hot damn will it perform better.

>> No.69542016

>>69541967
I have a C2Q machine and I didn't bother with anything higher than a GT 640 2GB. Disproportionate hardware is terrible.

>> No.69542035

>>69542016
RIP Anon. Meanwhile, apparently the Q8200 can tango with R9 280X? Anyone gonna call bullshit on that?

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>>69542016
>GT 640
Yeah anything past a mid range 2012 GPU like the 640 or HD7750 is just bottleneck city on the Core 2 Quads, I see people pairing high end cards with a Q6600 and it's just cringe because the chip cannot push the frames to work the card unless it's at a super high res, which of course they dont have because theyre on a budget.

>>69542035
I'm calling bullshit because my Q6600 could only push my GPU to 40% with gtav 720p on lowest settings.

>> No.69542064

>>69542050
Thanks for not making me feel alone on that one mate.

Here's what I was looking at

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3328417/graphics-card-intel-quad-core-q8200-dg31pr-motherboard.html

>> No.69542085

>>69542064
Yeah cranking the settings way up on a higher res will reduce the bottleneck, but the fact that a Q6600 can only use my mid range crappy AMD GCN GPU 40% on low settings is just a massive bottleneck even for me, so I threw together a somewhat period correct FX-8350 rig with the same 7750 and the bottleneck on low settings went away.

>> No.69542089

>>69542013
what are you taking about, do you even know what IPC means

>> No.69542103

>>69542085
That's cool. Say, you got any discord per
>>69542089
Instructions per cycle. And yes, I am completely fucking retarded in terms of the nitty-gritty of different inner workings of CPUs.

>> No.69542106

>>69541124
Keep it as is and use it as a VM test bed for messing around. All the threads means you can run 3 dual core environments or 6 single core environments or somewhere in-between. Set it up as headless Remote Desktop for maximum comfy. This is what I plan to use my extra 8320 I have sitting around since I just upgraded.

>> No.69542108

>>69542103
Nah I don't use discord.

>> No.69542111

>>69542108

>> No.69542116

>>69542108
Dammit. You seem like a nice guy Anon. We could chat, have a tea party, and watch as I get probably doxxed.

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>>69542116
Thanks, i've just been there when it comes to having shit hardware so I try to recommend people not shove a really fast card in their ancient machine and wonder why they arent getting gains.

>> No.69542183

>>69542150
Speaking of which, I held an ugly GPU contest, which birthed the Bait Live meme which only lived for a day.

>> No.69542205

>>69542183
>ugly GPU contest
I'll be my 7970 would win that because it's just sagging like a mofo, my 7750 was so much prettier.

>> No.69542216

>>69542205
>be
bet*

>> No.69542218

>>69542205
It had to look fucking ugly. Anything about it had to look ugly as shit. Cooler, Case of it, or anything that looked like a shit piece of hardware.

>> No.69542222

>>69542150
What really gets me is when you see someone selling a system, like on craigslist for example, and it's some old tired Core 2 machine with a GTX 770 or something, and so they have the price jacked way up. Alternatively I've seen 2nd gen i5/i7/FX 8000 systems with a GT 710 shoved in them advertising it as some super gaming machine and priced as such. And sadly retards will eat them up.

>> No.69542230

>>69542222
>And sadly retards will eat them up
Buyer Beware as they say.

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>>69542222
>Core 2 machine with a GTX 770
Funny you mentioned that, when I sold my optiplex to a buyer on ebay, he picked it up and later messaged me asking if he could fit a GTX 770 in it, I told him to get a 1030 for gaming because anything faster was pointless because the machine is old.

>> No.69542259

>>69541124
That's not that old really. A VM server would be nice.

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>>69542253
I learned the hard way myself, years ago.

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For those who wanted somethin' sexy and old school tonight, here's my Q8200 system

;)

>> No.69542360

>>69542322
>Core Voltage 2.004 V
SCARED

>> No.69542368

>>69542360
Where's your Inhaler when you need it?! WHERE THE FUCK IS YOUR INHALER!?

>> No.69542380

>>69542360
kek you think that's bad, look at the default/oc clocks on the graphics card :^)

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>>69541138
totally. and make it a bad ass jukebox / movie library, while I study how to be a nice , sharp, linux or programmer hoe.
Love pumping new life into old abandoned rigs.

>> No.69542401

>>69542380
>barely even hitting a GHz
>Probably cooking like a microwave
EVEN SPEEDWAGON IS AFRAID

>> No.69542421

>>69542394
Now I hate to assume, but is that shit from an anime?

>> No.69542428

>>69542421
Cuz pls tell me lmao.

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>>69542401
Here's the best part, pic related is the card(red pcb though, otherwise exact)

>> No.69542452

>>69542442
And now I have come ful circle in terms of absolutely feeling dread and terror crawling on my back like some child.

>> No.69542457

>>69542421
fucking zoomers

>> No.69542462

>>69542394
>Love pumping new life into old abandoned rigs

This. With me it's more old laptops than rigs though.

>> No.69542465

>>69542442
I'm still amazed that C2Q is still working with 2v, even an FX-8350, which can eat tons of voltage, will degrade itself to death at 2v in a pretty short period, if not die straight up.

>> No.69542468

>>69542457
Well pardon me for not getting it off the bat. It looks reminiscent yet I can't fucking remember the goddamn name of it.

>> No.69542497

>>69542468
Evangelion. Really, how old are you?

>> No.69542500

>>69542452 kek
>>69542465
in all seriousness though it's lasted me over a year since I saved it. Never gave the CPU voltage much thought, since there isn't any way of tweaking it. The GPU however, I'll admit those are suicide clocks, but again it's been rock solid for over a year. No crashes during gameplay. Always liked Kepler cards because of that.

>> No.69542521 [DELETED] 

>>69542497
18. You?

>> No.69542526

>>69541124
Install a copy of windows xp on it to play old ass games that new os systems break.

>> No.69542549

>>69542497
Born in the year 2000. That's all I can say.

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