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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 5:09 pm 
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After the recent rebuild of my gaming rig, I salvaged the Conroe C2D E6600, the 4 GB of Corsair XMS2 RAMs and one of the two RAID 0 array Raptor hard drives from the old rig that croaked. I figured I'd utilize it to build a general purpose desktop/HTPC with some gaming capability to serve as a backup rig. I also plan to use it as a Folding machine when I decide to participate sometime soon and to do H.264/AVC editing/encoding of videos to take up some of the workload from my other rig.

Luckily, I also have a bunch of stuff in my old computer parts bin that I was able to use for this project including:

Thermaltake Soprano case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133146
Scythe Kama Bay 5.25 Bay System Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185020
Zalman CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

...a couple of hard and optical drives, about a dozen assorted fans and some other knick-knacks. I really wanted this to be a very low-budget build and didn't want to spend a lot of moolah on it especially after already having done so with my rebuild.

So, I just needed to get a budget mobo and PSU:

CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5019768&CatId=4658
PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3986693&CatId=1079

I also ended up getting a stand-alone video card because the built-in graphics of these budget micro ATX boards (i.e. Intel GMA X4500) are kinda wimpy:

Video card: http://www.amazon.com/Evga-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1430-LR/dp/B0046HAW7Y
This card is on sale at Fry's (in-store only) this week for $59.99 - $30 rebate = $29.99: http://ads.ocregister.com/interactive-ads/ocr/images/pdf/0009359785-02.pdf

As usual, the following is a pictorial through the progress of this low-budget build:

Motherboard, E6600 and CPU cooler bracket:
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PSU:
Image

RAM:
Image

CPU cooler:
Image

Video card (top) and digital optical (Toslink) and digital coax audio out bracket (bottom left - hard to find item) connected to on-board S/PDIF connector:
Image

Optical drive and Kama Bay system cooler fits snugly in the front bay:
Image

Four-channel fan controller and the Zalman CPU Cooler fan controller at the bottom:
Image

Raptor hard drive (top) for system and a Barracuda (bottom) for data:
Image

The micro ATX motherboard and the tiny low-profile GT430 made this mid-tower case nice and roomy:
Image

Rear view:
Image

Front views:
Image Image

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Side view without side panel:
Image

Side view with see-through side panel:
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It's pretty good for a budget micro ATX mobo. Though its BIOS doesn't allow for manipulation of voltages, I was able to overclock the E6600 from 2.4 GHz to 3.0 GHz just by increasing the CPU FSB frequency. Its has an on-board OC switch which changes the FSB frequency at particular increments. Pretty much does the same thing albeit less control than doing it in BIOS. It also has nice features like the BIOS update options and saving it to a USB flash drive for backup and booting with it if the on-board BIOS fails. My only qualm: the PCI-e x16 slot is not version 2.0; only 1.0 but it's still plenty fast for the video card.

The EVGA GT430 card surprised me. I was able to overclock and maxed it out from 700 core, 1400 shader and 1400 memory to 824, 1650 and 1650 respectively. I'm getting 30s to 40s FPS on Crysis 2 @ 1280x800 (16:10) with the rest at default settings (System Spec @ "Very High"). This tiny thing actually packs 96 Cuda cores and is a compute capability 2.1 card (latest version). For $29.99 (after $30 rebate), I must say I lucked out and still able to stick to the (low) budget. 30 FPS is good enough. After all, human eyes need only 25 FPS to discern/perceive smooth or fluid motion.

CPU and video card overclocks:
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Crysis 2 screenshots with the GT430 with FPS overlay on upper right hand corner:
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A couple of Crysis 2 short gameplay videos with the GT430:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SokVwvDM8gg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzKKeLgLTt0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3AHgYstmpQ


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 5:52 pm 
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kulukuy wrote:
After the recent rebuild of my gaming rig, I salvaged the Conroe C2D E6600, the 4 GB of Corsair XMS2 RAMs and one of the two RAID 0 array Raptor hard drives from the old rig that croaked. I figured I'd utilize it to build a general purpose desktop/HTPC with some gaming capability to serve as a backup rig. I also plan to use it as a Folding machine when I decide to participate sometime soon and to do H.264/AVC editing/encoding of videos to take up some of the workload from my other rig.

Luckily, I also have a bunch of stuff in my old computer parts bin that I was able to use for this project including:

Thermaltake Soprano case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133146
Scythe Kama Bay 5.25 Bay System Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185020
Zalman CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

...a couple of hard and optical drives, about a dozen assorted fans and some other knick-knacks. I really wanted this to be a very low-budget build and didn't want to spend a lot of moolah on it especially after already having done so with my rebuild.

So, I just needed to get a budget mobo and PSU:

CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5019768&CatId=4658
PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3986693&CatId=1079

I also ended up getting a stand-alone video card because the built-in graphics of these budget micro ATX boards (i.e. Intel GMA X4500) are kinda wimpy:

Video card: http://www.amazon.com/Evga-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1430-LR/dp/B0046HAW7Y
This card is on sale at Fry's (in-store only) this week for $59.99 - $30 rebate = $29.99: http://ads.ocregister.com/interactive-ads/ocr/images/pdf/0009359785-02.pdf

As usual, the following is a pictorial through the progress of this low-budget build:

Motherboard, E6600 and CPU cooler bracket:
Image

PSU:
Image

RAM:
Image

CPU cooler:
Image

Video card (top) and digital optical (Toslink) and digital coax audio out bracket (bottom left - hard to find item) connected to on-board S/PDIF connector:
Image

Optical drive and Kama Bay system cooler fits snugly in the front bay:
Image

Four-channel fan controller and the Zalman CPU Cooler fan controller at the bottom:
Image

Raptor hard drive (top) for system and a Barracuda (bottom) for data:
Image

The micro ATX motherboard and the tiny low-profile GT430 made this mid-tower case nice and roomy:
Image

Rear view:
Image

Front views:
Image Image

Image

Side view without side panel:
Image

Side view with see-through side panel:
Image

It's pretty good for a budget micro ATX mobo. Though its BIOS doesn't allow for manipulation of voltages, I was able to overclock the E6600 from 2.4 GHz to 3.0 GHz just by increasing the CPU FSB frequency. Its has an on-board OC switch which changes the FSB frequency at particular increments. Pretty much does the same thing albeit less control than doing it in BIOS. It also has nice features like the BIOS update options and saving it to a USB flash drive for backup and booting with it if the on-board BIOS fails. My only qualm: the PCI-e x16 slot is not version 2.0; only 1.0 but it's still plenty fast for the video card.

The EVGA GT430 card surprised me. I was able to overclock and maxed it out from 700 core, 1400 shader and 1400 memory to 824, 1650 and 1650 respectively. I'm getting 30s to 40s FPS on Crysis 2 @ 1280x800 (16:10) with the rest at default settings (System Spec @ "Very High"). This tiny thing actually packs 96 Cuda cores and is a compute capability 2.1 card (latest version). For $29.99 (after $30 rebate), I must say I lucked out and still able to stick to the (low) budget. 30 FPS is good enough. After all, human eyes need only 25 FPS to discern/perceive smooth or fluid motion.

CPU and video card overclocks:
Image

Crysis 2 screenshots with the GT430 with FPS overlay on upper right hand corner:
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

A couple of Crysis 2 short gameplay videos with the GT430:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SokVwvDM8gg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzKKeLgLTt0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3AHgYstmpQ



Very nice man...

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 6:15 pm 
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apparently we have the same casing with TS, except mine is black

here's my share, my almost 4 year old q6600 go stepping ^^, subjected to dynamic upgrades of minor peripherals and VC, maybe it'll be another 3 years before i buy another new set ^^

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btw im more active in tipidpc.com ^^

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:00 pm 
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ASUS Vento i reimagined.


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 10:31 pm 
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@jemtech2008

Thanks man. I really enjoyed building both of them. Perhaps the challenge of keeping the cost down and getting a decent rig out of it made it more exciting.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 6:38 pm 
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euen_ilagan wrote:
apparently we have the same casing with TS, except mine is black

here's my share, my almost 4 year old q6600 go stepping ^^, subjected to dynamic upgrades of minor peripherals and VC, maybe it'll be another 3 years before i buy another new set ^^

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btw im more active in tipidpc.com ^^


I could be mistaken but is your rig in a cupboard with hot lamps in it? Just wondering how you keep it cool in there.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:49 pm 
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euen_ilagan wrote:
apparently we have the same casing with TS, except mine is black

here's my share, my almost 4 year old q6600 go stepping ^^, subjected to dynamic upgrades of minor peripherals and VC, maybe it'll be another 3 years before i buy another new set ^^

Image
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btw im more active in tipidpc.com ^^


NICE RIG, BUT LOOKS LIKE IT'S IN THE KITCHEN? :?


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 8:49 pm 
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i'll start out with mine, a little out of budget, will upgrade after i have my paycheck :D
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Phenom II x4 955 @3.8ghz
gigabyte ud5p am3
palit hd4870 1gb
@raid0 4x WD caviar green 500gb
2gb ddr3 mems


Here's mine:
ASUS X58 Sabertooth
Intel i7 950 OC to 4.2Ghz
2 x GTX285 SLI and 1 X GTX280 PhysX
6 X 2G DDR3 1600Mhz Kingston T1 XMP
Modified Lian Li aluminum case V1200
Coolermaster silent pro 1000W
Liquid cooling modified Larkooler
2 X 500g WD Blue caviar RAID 0 and 1 X 320g Seagate backup

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:19 am 
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Check this MoBo out..........

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Cool huh....chipset heatsink in the shape of an assault rifle magazine......the northbridge heatsink looks like the forward grip...which included 5 leds.....but for the price $500+ retail......would you go buy it ?

here are the specs :

Features Onboard Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Digital Audio Processor (20K2); EAX® AHD 5.0 Support; Built-in Front Audio Headphone Amplifier; Nichicon Audio Capacitors; Onboard Bigfoot Networks Killer™ E2100 Game Networking Platform; Killer™ E2100 Dedicated NPU; Front Access Control Panel; SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) and USB 3.0 Technology; 5 Smart Fan Connectors; DualBIOS™ 3TB+ HDD Support;
Chipset
North Bridge Intel X58
South Bridge Intel ICH10R
BIOS Award BIOS & Gigabyte Dual BIOS
CPU Supported
Socket Type LGA 1366
Intel CPU Support Core i7 Extreme
Core i7
Front Side Bus QPI 6400MT/s
Memory
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Speeds Supported DDR3-2200, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1333
Memory Slots 6 x 240pin DIMM
Max Memory Supported 24GB
Memory Channel Support Triple Channel
Storage Controllers
SATA 3Gb/s 6
SATA 6Gb/s 2
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10/JBOD
Video
Onboard Graphic Chipset None
NVIDIA Multi-GPU Support 2-Way SLI
3-Way SLI
SLI
AMD Multi-GPU Support CrossFireX
2-Way CrossFireX
3-Way CrossFireX
Audio
Audio Channels 8-Channel
Networking
LAN Chipset Bigfoot Killer™ 2100
LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 3 (supports x16/x16 or x16/x8/x8)
PCI Express x1 2
PCI 1
Back Panel Ports
PS/2 2
USB 2.0 4
USB 3.0 2
eSATA/USB Combo 2
LAN RJ-45 1
Audio Ports 6
Digital Audio 1 x Optical
1 x Coaxial
Internal I/O
USB 3 x USB 2.0 Headers (supports 6 additional USB ports)
1 x USB 3.0 Header (supports 2 additional USB ports)
Other I/O Front Audio Header
Front Panel Header
S/PDIF-Out Header
3 x Fan Connectors
1 x CPU Fan Header
1 x System Fan Header
1 x Clearing CMOS Jumper
1 x Heatsink LCD Power Connector
Power
ATX Power Connector 24-pin
ATX12V / EPS 12V Connector 8-pin
Physical Specifications
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions (WxD) 12" x 9.6" (305mm x 245mm)
What's in the Box
What's in the Box Motherboard
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 3 Year Parts Warranty
Labor 3 Year Labor Warranty

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 3:50 pm 
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JCOOL2329 wrote:
Check this MoBo out..........

Image
Cool huh....chipset heatsink in the shape of an assault rifle magazine......the northbridge heatsink looks like the forward grip...which included 5 leds.....but for the price $500+ retail......would you go buy it ?

here are the specs :

Features Onboard Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Digital Audio Processor (20K2); EAX® AHD 5.0 Support; Built-in Front Audio Headphone Amplifier; Nichicon Audio Capacitors; Onboard Bigfoot Networks Killer™ E2100 Game Networking Platform; Killer™ E2100 Dedicated NPU; Front Access Control Panel; SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) and USB 3.0 Technology; 5 Smart Fan Connectors; DualBIOS™ 3TB+ HDD Support;
Chipset
North Bridge Intel X58
South Bridge Intel ICH10R
BIOS Award BIOS & Gigabyte Dual BIOS
CPU Supported
Socket Type LGA 1366
Intel CPU Support Core i7 Extreme
Core i7
Front Side Bus QPI 6400MT/s
Memory
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Speeds Supported DDR3-2200, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1333
Memory Slots 6 x 240pin DIMM
Max Memory Supported 24GB
Memory Channel Support Triple Channel
Storage Controllers
SATA 3Gb/s 6
SATA 6Gb/s 2
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10/JBOD
Video
Onboard Graphic Chipset None
NVIDIA Multi-GPU Support 2-Way SLI
3-Way SLI
SLI
AMD Multi-GPU Support CrossFireX
2-Way CrossFireX
3-Way CrossFireX
Audio
Audio Channels 8-Channel
Networking
LAN Chipset Bigfoot Killer™ 2100
LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 3 (supports x16/x16 or x16/x8/x8)
PCI Express x1 2
PCI 1
Back Panel Ports
PS/2 2
USB 2.0 4
USB 3.0 2
eSATA/USB Combo 2
LAN RJ-45 1
Audio Ports 6
Digital Audio 1 x Optical
1 x Coaxial
Internal I/O
USB 3 x USB 2.0 Headers (supports 6 additional USB ports)
1 x USB 3.0 Header (supports 2 additional USB ports)
Other I/O Front Audio Header
Front Panel Header
S/PDIF-Out Header
3 x Fan Connectors
1 x CPU Fan Header
1 x System Fan Header
1 x Clearing CMOS Jumper
1 x Heatsink LCD Power Connector
Power
ATX Power Connector 24-pin
ATX12V / EPS 12V Connector 8-pin
Physical Specifications
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions (WxD) 12" x 9.6" (305mm x 245mm)
What's in the Box
What's in the Box Motherboard
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 3 Year Parts Warranty
Labor 3 Year Labor Warranty

8)


Though it has fancy names for its features, it's still based on the X58 Express/ICH10R chipset. It looks attractive nonetheless. The following mobos which are proven performers make more sense to me:

EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI (with 7 PCIe x16/x8 slots) for under $400 with limited lifetime warranty:

http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=170-BL-E762-A1&pwindow=specs&family=Motherboard%20Family&sw=5
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EVGA X58 FTW3 3-Way SLI for under $300 with 3-year warranty:

http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=132-GT-E768-KR&pwindow=specs&family=Motherboard%20Family&sw=5
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