Question Best gpu for old i7-930 @ 3.8ghz?

Jan 27, 2021
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I was wondering what is the best GPU that an i7-930, overclocked to 3.8 ghz can run? It's just a franken build of some old parts and some new but it works for my needs, just hoping it is possible to upgrade my GPU.
I am building a modern system from scratch and keeping my old franken build with the i7-930 as well. I will not be changing the processor or motherboard on the old rig since it is just fine for my work and I am building a whole nother system for modern games.
Pretty much just wondering what's the best GPU I could put in my old build?
i7-930 @3.8 ghz
MSI 970 100me
40 gb ddr3 RAM
Corsair H70 AIO
WD blue SSD
Exos Enterprise HDD
 
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boju

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Best between Rtx 2060/super & Gtx 1660/super or Rx 5600. Depending on a lower budget, an RX 580 go fairly cheap.

Comparisons between those,


Btw, is that actually 60GB worth of ram?
 
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Best between Rtx 2060/super & Gtx 1660/super or Rx 5600. Depending on a lower budget, an RX 580 go fairly cheap.

Comparisons between those,


Btw, is that actually 60GB worth of ram?
Thank you for those recommendations, that is fantastic information. I actually have 40 GB of RAM sorry that was a typo.
So my processor could handle a 2060 super? That would be awesome, I thought it was too old. I understand the bottleneck concept to some extent but hoping it won't be an issue?
 
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Thank you for those recommendations, that is fantastic information.
Best between Rtx 2060/super & Gtx 1660/super or Rx 5600. Depending on a lower budget, an RX 580 go fairly cheap.

Comparisons between those,


Btw, is that actually 60GB worth of ram?
No, haha it's 40GB, that was a typo.
So it could handle a 2060 super?
That would be great! Would I have to worry about bottleneck(srry may be stupid question)?
 

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Won't be an issue mostly. Perhaps high frame rates may upset your cpu somewhat, depending on resolution/ details and how intensive a game is. You'll mostly play with fair amount of details i imagine so i wouldn't think any of those cards would be trouble.

What's 40GB made of?
 
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Won't be an issue mostly. Perhaps high frame rates may upset your cpu somewhat, depending on resolution/ details and how intensive a game is. You'll mostly play with fair amount of details i imagine so i wouldn't think any of those cards would be trouble.

What's 40GB made of?
Thanks, my RAM consists of:
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series (ddr3)
4 x 8GB + 2 x 4GB to fill 6 slots
ASUS P6X58D mobo, if that matters...
 

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Oh cool. Was wondering if your motherboard could take 8gb sticks. Are they all operating in triple channel? Cpuz will say if they are in channels # field under memory tab. Im assuming you have them in the correct slots to triple the 4s along with the 8s.
 

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