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EDIT: The point of this thread is to update it as current as possible to run the most efficient as possible, not reuse unless its needed i.e the processor, psu, case. Should be clear now its been said 2 other times and now its in bold in a larger font.

So I moved and while unpacking I found 2 Intel Core II Extreme QX6700 1 motherboard, DDR2 memory, video card well a whole computer + an extra QX6700.

Ok so lets upgrade to current useful standards knowing this is still a good processor.

The MOBO is
http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P5N32E_SLI/

Memory is PNY I have 4 of these. I got it from Best buy, ignore the rediculious price but the specs are actaully there.
http://www.buy.com/prod/pny-4gb-ddr2-sdram-memory-module-4gb-2-x-2gb-800mhz-ddr2-800-pc2-6400/210402308.html

I have my 2 old 9600GT's still work just fine.
Edit: this only says that I have them not that I am going to use them I have not changed that line of text thumb.gif

Cooled by Thermaltake Big Typhoon
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1135&ID=1554

Limit? $150US for MOBO, Memory and CPU cooler, probably will use an H50 Hydro unless you can think of a cheap better option.
MOBO can have any form factor. I have a drill and risers rolleyes.gif

Plans?
Server!
Go!

Edit: this was my old computer before I built the on in my sig.
Edited by Nicoderm - 1/19/13 at 7:45pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicoderm View Post

So I moved and while unpacking I found 2 Intel Core II Extreme QX6700 1 motherboard, DDR2 memory, video card well a whole computer + an extra QX6700.

Ok so lets upgrade to current useful standards knowing this is still a good processor.

The MOBO is
http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P5N32E_SLI/

Memory is PNY I have 4 of these. I got it from Best buy, ignore the rediculious price but the specs are actaully there.
http://www.buy.com/prod/pny-4gb-ddr2-sdram-memory-module-4gb-2-x-2gb-800mhz-ddr2-800-pc2-6400/210402308.html

I have my 2 old 9600GT's still work just fine.

Cooled by Thermaltake Big Typhoon
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1135&ID=1554

Limit? $150US for MOBO, Memory and CPU cooler, probably will use an H50 Hydro unless you can think of a cheap better option.
MOBO can have any form factor. I have a drill and risers rolleyes.gif

Plans?
Server!
Go!

Edit: this was my old computer before I built the on in my sig.


If you plan to use this as a server, why put 2x 9600 GT's in it?
     
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Originally Posted by EpicAMDGamer View Post

If you plan to use this as a server, why put 2x 9600 GT's in it?

I just have them tongue.gif
Edited by Nicoderm - 1/19/13 at 6:04pm
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The Q6700 can still handle just about anything. All of those Core 2's can. I've got a laptop with a 2 GHz T7200 C2D in it, and it sometimes outperforms my X6 1035T on the same task when both are running at stock speed. You have to overclock the 1035T and give it a multithreaded task before it decisively wins.

I have to agree though. If you're going to use that bad boy for a server, there's no need to put in two 9600 GT's.
     
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I edited my post, this topic is derailing.
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With one of my Q6600 boxes I am making an Asterisk PBX.This will give you a chance to practice your configuration file editing.Many distros will work as a host for Asterisk but CentOS is popular.The 4 cores will keep the individual core use percentage down when watching NetFlix (it can hit 50-70 on a dual core cpu).I think you were seeking ideas about what to do with these parts.
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With one of my Q6600 boxes I am making an Asterisk PBX.This will give you a chance to practice your configuration file editing.Many distros will work as a host for Asterisk but CentOS is popular.The 4 cores will keep the individual core use percentage down when watching NetFlix (it can hit 50-70 on a dual core cpu).I think you were seeking ideas about what to do with these parts.

Yea, what to do with these parts and or replace parts, I was kind of looking to go with a DDR3 setup
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I wouldn't bother upgrading it, built it with what you have, add parts if somethings missing, and get it running. Once it's running, if it doesn't handle the tasks you want well it enough upgrade at that point.
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I wouldn't bother upgrading it, built it with what you have, add parts if somethings missing, and get it running. Once it's running, if it doesn't handle the tasks you want well it enough upgrade at that point.

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