Question I7 860 build worth buying

wasshup

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Hi,
I have option to buy I7 860 with Cooler Master 212 Evo, Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3and 16GB DDR3 (2x8) RAM for approx. 72 USD.

My plan is pair it with GTX 1060 3GB,
for approx. 84 USD

I have everything else (PSU, Case, HDD and other accessories) at home.

This computer will be for my friend and he'll use it for gaming mostly.

Is it good deal ?
 

j3ster

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if budget is tight its kind of a good idea, should do fine with esports type of games like League, CS:GO or Dota.
if its 2nd hand make sure it works tho since its pretty dated.
 

Rdslw

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I wanted to say no, but for 70$+80$ its a thing to consider. as anything that would offer similar performance is ~300$ new.

(I tried to find anything that would offer some more "upgrade path", but it ends up with 100$+, new)
lowest ryzen 3 offers more juice than that i7, so
If you manage to find this kind of build:

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($59.69 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: *GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $184.57
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-870-vs-AMD-Ryzen-3-1200/m961vs3931


PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: *ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: *Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $287.97
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-870-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-3400G/m961vsm825156


it would be favorable.
 

wasshup

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Hi, thank you all for tips. The hardware came from my local store - I already buy it, now im booting it up. I asked about history of the HW, the employee told me the HW is from one of their customers. It came totally cleaned and reaplyed thermal paste.

PSU is 500 W

I'll post some results later.
 

wasshup

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Update:
It seems to be in very good condition. I tried to overclock it. I can't get above 3.5 GHZ, but at full load the temp won't raise above 70.
 

logainofhades

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While FSP can be a bit hit and miss, on quality, at least they are not dumpster fire quality, like say Apevia, or Raidmax. 3.5ghz is not all that surprising. I don't think I did much different, with an i5 750, and a similar board. I think I had the UD3R.
 
If you want used gen2 or gen3 intel are much better. That will bottleneck a lot of games. If it only works for a year that ends up costing you $70 for one year. If you have no PC now and can't get a better one anytime soon then maybe consider it.
 

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