Nickolai

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I consider upgrading my older PC using something like an i5-3570 CPU, a corresponding motherboard and 16GB DDR3 RAM. The CPUs sell locally for $41+. Can this be a good deal in September, 2021 or would I be better off looking for a more modern lower-end alternative? (ex-upgrade Ryzen 3?)

The search for this particular CPU model was inspired by my desire to play Diablo II: Resurrected, plus do all other office and programming tasks. On Linux, because I do everything on Linux, so far. I suspect I might need a bit more resources and effort for gaming on Linux vs Windows.

My PC specs:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600
Motherboard: ASUSTeK P5B-E Plus Rev 1.xx
RAM: 8 GB (4x 2GB) DDR2-800
VGA: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GAMING X 4G
SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB
PSU: FSP PNF series, modded by me with Scythe S-Flex cooler, 1200 RPM max
CPU cooler: Scythe Ninja, don't remember the exact revision, but I don't have the parts for more modern Socket 115x CPUs; only LGA 775
Monitor: AOC i2757Fm (1920x1080 IPS)
 
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I consider upgrading my older PC using something like an i5-3570 CPU, a corresponding motherboard and 16GB DDR3 RAM. The CPUs sell locally for $41+. Can this be a good deal in September, 2021 or would I be better off looking for a more modern lower-end alternative? (ex-upgrade Ryzen 3?)

The search for this particular CPU model was inspired by my desire to play Diablo II: Resurrected, plus do all other office and programming tasks. On Linux, because I do everything on Linux, so far. I suspect I might need a bit more resources and effort for gaming on Linux vs Windows.
What is your pc specs in details?
 

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