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The End of an Era

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It's been a long time coming. Between buying a home, getting married, and various other life milestones, I've managed to keep this beyond venerable PC going for nearly five times as long as I'd planned on. She's been through a lot, and is almost unrecognizable now. In her first iteration, she was as follows:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Gigabyte GA-965P DS3
HIS ICEQ3 X1900XT 256MB (almost got a 7900GTO, but stock on those bad boys was harder to find than a GTX 1080)
2x1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800
Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
Seagate 7200.10 320GB
Gigabyte 3D Aurora

After over 9 years, that DS3 board is the only original component left. The processor got bumped up to a second-hand Q6600, the graphics card went to a 9800GT to a GTX 460 to the current GTX 750 Ti, the HDD went to a Samsung F1 1TB and then a 256MB 830 SSD. Even the sound card got bumped to a Z-series from Creative. But it's finally time, and what a perfect time it is. I'm pleased to announce that I'm moving from a 6600 to...a 6600. Core 2 Quad Q6600 to a Core i5 6600K to be precise. It's been quite the run you've had computer, and you've even carried me into modern AAA titles at playable FPS. But times have changed. I'm using PCI-e 1.1, we're now on 3.0. I completely skipped DDR3 SDRAM. Vista was just released when you first POSTed. I'm even behind on drive interfaces, as this board maxes out at SATA 2(3 Gbps). Hell, I have both serial and parallel ports still currently on my computer. Some of my USB ports are 1.1 only. It's finally time for a change, and the change will be glorious. Fare thee well Conroe, you were probably the best CPU generation ever made (yes, even better than Sandy Bridge). But Intel has come full circle in their nomenclature (and AMD and Nvidia have both lapped each other), and it seems like a fitting time to retire.
The Replacement
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I5 6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra  EVGA GTX 750 Ti Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x16GB DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
CM Storm Xornet II Steelseries QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sennheiser PC-360 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I5 6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra  EVGA GTX 750 Ti Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x16GB DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
CM Storm Xornet II Steelseries QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sennheiser PC-360 
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Kill it with fire - the viking way!
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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I wish to one day claim the same that you have, but the itch is probably going to get the better of me.
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I had a pretty similar system back in the day, with a e6700 and a x1950xt. I've probably gotten like 5 whole new PC builds since then... couldn't imagine holding on to the system this whole time. Going to be a huge upgrade when you get a new one built.
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Core i7 7820x @ 4.7 GHz Asrock x299 OC Formula MSI GTX 1080 Aero 32GB Gskill DDR4-4000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
4TB Seagate Windows 8 x64 Overlord x270 OC HP ZR27 
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Asus PG279Q G-Tune Topre Realforce 800w Benchmark Dac2 | Audeze LCD-X 
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Core i7 7820x @ 4.7 GHz Asrock x299 OC Formula MSI GTX 1080 Aero 32GB Gskill DDR4-4000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
4TB Seagate Windows 8 x64 Overlord x270 OC HP ZR27 
MonitorKeyboardPowerAudio
Asus PG279Q G-Tune Topre Realforce 800w Benchmark Dac2 | Audeze LCD-X 
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Originally Posted by huzzug View Post

I wish to one day claim the same that you have, but the itch is probably going to get the better of me.
Oh, I've had the itch, but thanks to several "new" home projects, I frequently found myself without the funds.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

I had a pretty similar system back in the day, with a e6700 and a x1950xt. I've probably gotten like 5 whole new PC builds since then... couldn't imagine holding on to the system this whole time. Going to be a huge upgrade when you get a new one built.
In all fairness, the upgrades to this machine alone probably constitute a whole new system. Still, two in 9 years is not a lot. Goes to show the power of Conroe I suppose. I'm happy to be building a new one finally though, just waiting on AIB RX480's (or possibly the RX470, given its specs).
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(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I5 6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra  EVGA GTX 750 Ti Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x16GB DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
CM Storm Xornet II Steelseries QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sennheiser PC-360 
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The Replacement
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I5 6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra  EVGA GTX 750 Ti Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x16GB DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
CM Storm Xornet II Steelseries QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sennheiser PC-360 
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Wow, I've never had a system last me anywhere near that long....Congrats!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 Gigabyte 980 Ti Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO 250gb Swiftech H240-X  Win10 Pro Logitech K830 
PowerCaseOther
EVGA Supernova 1000w G2 Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass EK Titan X / 980 Ti Full Cover Waterblock  
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i5-6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 Gigabyte 980 Ti Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO 250gb Swiftech H240-X  Win10 Pro Logitech K830 
PowerCaseOther
EVGA Supernova 1000w G2 Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass EK Titan X / 980 Ti Full Cover Waterblock  
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post #7 of 7
Very nice... Enjoyed reading your post.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5960x @ 4.5 (1.275) asus x99 deluxe 2x evga gtx 980ti sli 16gb corsair dominator lpx 3000mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
840pro (256gb) windows 10 850 evo (500gb) programs/applications mx300 (1tb) steam, games mx300 (500gb) onedrive, pictures 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
vertex 4 (256gb) x-plane 10 ssdnow (90gb) itunes, spotify, misc user folders usb drives: samsung (2tb), wd (1.5tb), seagate ... LG external (usb) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
corsair h105 lamptron fc5v2 windows 10 dell u3415w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
happy hacking pro 2 antec 1300w silverstone tj07 razer taipan 
AudioAudioOther
onboard realtek  klipsch thundermaster hotas warthog 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5960x @ 4.5 (1.275) asus x99 deluxe 2x evga gtx 980ti sli 16gb corsair dominator lpx 3000mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
840pro (256gb) windows 10 850 evo (500gb) programs/applications mx300 (1tb) steam, games mx300 (500gb) onedrive, pictures 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
vertex 4 (256gb) x-plane 10 ssdnow (90gb) itunes, spotify, misc user folders usb drives: samsung (2tb), wd (1.5tb), seagate ... LG external (usb) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
corsair h105 lamptron fc5v2 windows 10 dell u3415w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
happy hacking pro 2 antec 1300w silverstone tj07 razer taipan 
AudioAudioOther
onboard realtek  klipsch thundermaster hotas warthog 
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