Reply 20 of 33, by brian105
drosse1meyer wrote on 2023-05-15, 12:17:brian105 wrote on 2023-05-15, 07:35:swaaye wrote on 2023-05-14, 03:43:
Really though, aside from the fun in playing with something, it's not worth spending more than a few $ on this hardware. Much faster, much newer hardware is cheap as well. Like Skylake-based corp hardware for example.
I agree; many Haswell prebuilts are getting retired and thus getting thrown out at dirt cheap prices. An i5-4570 will absolutely smash up the Core 2 Quad while also having newer standards like SATA 3. Even if not buying a full prebuilt, the boards from them are dirt cheap (HP Prodesk 400 G1 boards are like $12 and the CPU is maybe $15.)
Do you have a link to one of these?
Here's a board.
Presario 5284: K6-2+ 550 ACZ @ 600 2v, 256MB PC133, GeForce4 MX 440SE 64MB, MVP3, Maxtor SATA/150 PCI card, 16GB Sandisk U100 SATA SSD
2007 Desktop: Athlon 64 X2 6000+, Asus M2v-MX SE, Foxconn 7950GT 512mb, 4GB DDR2 800, Audigy 2 ZS, WinME/XP