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Over the summer I had wanted to build another rig, but didn't want to pay the money to do so. After years of building and modding I had accumulated a plethora of parts for a sweet small watercooled rig. Finally getting to finishing it this winter. Probably 90% of this system was reused parts from older builds or builds that fell through (I had to purchase the res, the case, and some small periperials).

What do you guys think? It's an AMD Sempron 145 in an MSI 760G board with a mere 2GB of RAM and a GTX 560 for graphics. Not very powerful, but I'm giving it to a friend who couldn't afford a new computer.











post #2 of 17
Nice friend you are!!!

Does the Sempron unlock to dual core?
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Curious. Why did you buy a res to watercool the sempron? Wouldn't it have been more efficient to buy a dual/quad core athlon/phenom with stock cooler by selling the water loop? Or does it have to be silent? When I have to build a budget build for my friend, we also didn't buy him a case, we just build a case out of my old bed and called it the "G-Box" haha.
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Originally Posted by damric View Post

Nice friend you are!!!

Does the Sempron unlock to dual core?

Don't really know. I'll have to look into that!

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Originally Posted by APhamX View Post

Curious. Why did you buy a res to watercool the sempron? Wouldn't it have been more efficient to buy a dual/quad core athlon/phenom with stock cooler by selling the water loop? Or does it have to be silent? When I have to build a budget build for my friend, we also didn't buy him a case, we just build a case out of my old bed and called it the "G-Box" haha.

The build was intended to be WC'ed and mostly spare parts I had from previous builds.
post #5 of 17
That's the coolest Sempron rig I have ever seen, it looks really good!
 
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B-but why, OP?
 
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post #7 of 17
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B-but why, OP?

Why not? If you actually read the OP you would have come across this sentence:

"Probably 90% of this system was reused parts"
post #8 of 17
There is a very good chance that the CPU will overclock to over 4GHz now permitting it is a C3 CPU.
post #9 of 17
I am just saying that a Ivy Bridge Celeron is so cheap I don't see why he used a Sempron. New or used doesn't matter here.
 
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post #10 of 17
An OC'ed sempron @ 4GHz would be faster than a dual core Ivy Bridge Celeron though if he can unlock the cores. Multi-threaded anyway and single thread would be pretty close. However over 4GHz shouldn't really be a problem. Mine can do 4.3GHz stable with my WC loop on it.
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