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#237731 15-Jun-2018 11:55
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Just looking around for a half decent CPU to stick on an older MoBo I have lying around that I thought I would resurrect in to a new computer.


Its got 16GB RAM sitting on it, so thought I might as well get something decent - but don't care enough to buy a new one.


So minimum of an i5 please, don't care if you have a cooler or not. Don't even care about clock speed really - in reality it's just going to be another desktop to use for browsing, bit of coding, etc. But I might load a hypervisor eventually too so just want a few cores for the exta grunt needed there hence not wanting to go dual core (although it would probably cope OK i guess)


Cheapest I've seen on Pricespy is an i5 7400 3.0GHz for $254. Would be really good to pick something up sub-$200 - or maybe I'm undervaluing.


Let me know what you have!

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  #2038341 15-Jun-2018 14:58
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TradeMe is always way too expensive ... something like this would work ?




The G4560 has 2 cores and 4 threads so actually performs rerally well for under $90 and can be had locally too 




You could always check if you have Xeon support on the MB (even if its unofficial) .. some of the 4 core Xeon on AliExpress are basically I5 and under NZ$100 too




Good Luck

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  #2041254 20-Jun-2018 17:26
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Just to close this off... managed to get an i5 6400 on trademe for $150. Stoked!

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