I have a Optiplex 790 and was wondering if I could put a Optiplex 3010 Motherboard into it so I could upgrade the processor. Currently because it has Q65 series chipset it will only allow 2nd Gen Intel Processors. I know I will probably have to upgrade the PS too.
Several friends have mentioned the i3-2600 and the 2600K. But I know realize the K would be a waste of time b/c this MOBO can't take advantage of it. I think I'm gonna follow the advice here and get me a 2600 and pick up an r7 240 and call it a day. Thanks to all who replied.
I don't know what the question is, but the R7 240 is extremely unlikely to be the answer.
From what I can see, a used 240 sells for between $25-$40.
At that pricepoint, something liek a GTX 750, 750TI, 760, 950 or (maybe) a 960 might be achievable
On the AMD side of things, RX550, 460, 560, or something older like a 270/270X
all of these cards, while not necessarily the latest & greatest, are orders of magnitude better than an R7 240.