lbonney02
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AMD
RX 6600-XT - Good 3 months ago.
Graphics Cards

— It works fine at stock speeds and settings. Don't ever overclock any AMD GPU, It will crash. I VR game with it (Quest 2, Steam, Skyrim VR) and it works fine if you lower the settings a little bit. I'm upgrading to the 6700 XT though. I think the 6600 XT is the best value GPU out there if you're on a tight budget.

AMD
Radeon R7 350 - Average 7 months ago.
Graphics Cards

— There are a ton of fake Chinese versions of this GPU... one of which I bought. 3 stars because it works just fine.

Intel
Core i7-8565U - Average 9 months ago.
Processors

— Download Throttle Stop. It has potential but it runs like cr@p out of the box with massive cpu throttling during normal use. Undervolt and underclock the CPU to get it working normally. -.115mV on Cash and Core Voltage as well as dropping power to 20-25 Watts max. It runs very hot... This processor's biggest problem is trying to over perform, overheating, thermal throttling itself, then massively underperforming until you pull your hair out.

Nvidia
GTX 660-Ti - Good 9 months ago.
Graphics Cards

— Not Bad for Cheap. But update the driver. It makes a big difference.

Intel
Core i5-3570K - Good 9 months ago.
Processors

— It's alright. Really needs to be overclocked to be useable. luckily this CPU doesn't mind getting boosted. It can play modern games fine with a good GPU. It isn't better then the second gen though. If you can get an i7-2600 for cheaper its better.

Intel
Core i7-2600 - Excellent 9 months ago.
Processors

— One word: "BEAST". Basic overclocking has me at 87.4% cpu score. BCLK 106 @ 1.3V and its stable. With an SSD and 16gb ram it is fine in 2021. GPU does most of the work for gaming anyway. I don't know why, but you don't need the K to overclock a 2nd gen CPU. Side note, if you are doing multicore work like creative work, don't bother, get yourself a 12th gen CPU. Modern CPUs are on a different planet. Most normal computing programs only use one core though so the new stuff isn't better.

Intel
Core i5-10600K - Average 12 months ago.
Processors

— hits 4.788 GHZ when under load and I've barely tweeked it on a B460M mobo. Works good. Not amazingly better than the overclocked 2nd gen I7s though. Intel blocked most overclocking functions from BIOS and limited ram speed to 2666 on B-series mobos. It literally downgrades your ram if its faster... Because of that there is no point to the K chip without a Z board making this build more and more expensive for little return. Unless you get a great deal, upgrading your older DDR3 equipment seems like you get more bang for your buck. Overclocked Intel 2nd gen I7 or newer and you can still do almost anything with a $150 mid grade GPU and lots of ram. 10 years of development hasn't improved performance much for CPUs

Intel
Core i5-10600K - Average 12 months ago.
Processors

— hits 4.788 GHZ when under load and I've barely tweeked it on a B460M mobo. Works good at stock settings. Not amazingly better than the overclocked 2nd gen I7s though. Intel blocked most overclocking functions from BIOS and limited ram to 2666 on B-series mobos. It literally downgrades your ram if its faster... Because of that there is no point to the K chip without a Z board. Unless you get a great deal, upgrading your older DDR3 equipment seems like you get more bang for your buck. Intel 2nd gen I7 or newer and you can still do almost anything with a $150 mid grade GPU and lots of ram.

AMD
RX 570 - Excellent 12 months ago.
Graphics Cards

— It does the job. If you download the latest AMD driver it ups the bench over 50%. I wasn't getting near that with afterburner. The newest drivers don't allow overclocking but you don't need it because it outperforms the overclock with the update. 50.5% & 48.5 fps Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 30.0.13017.5006 https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/46613069

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