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Early 2010 Dream PC


So, back in the days i had probably the best gaming pc that money could buy. I believe it was called the corsair dream pc, or something like that. I want to build it again, just to see how well it performs nowadays. Anyway, if i remember correctly, it was build on the x58 chipset with an evga classified 3-way sli motherboard, 3x4gb corsair dominator gt memory, a corsair liquid cpu cooler as well as a creative sound blaster x-fi fatal1ty soundcard. Sadly, i don't remember the rest of the stuff that corsair used to build it with, so perhaps someone could help me out? Also, where would be the best place to buy some of this stuff?
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also, the tri-sli will only work in those old games you played back then. most newer stuff won't even utilize two.

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One of my systems is an x58 board with a xeon x5660 on an asus px586d-e board, did have crossfired 7970's in there until just recently. Even with the 7970's, it was an ok machine for gaming, but I definitely wouldn't build one in 2020, even if you can do so for a $300 or so... It's a power hungry platform and it's showing its age in many tasks. eg. Compiling a mid scale java ee application on my work 3700X takes about 7 seconds and takes about 40 seconds on the x58 system. Things have simply moved along too much to be worth spending any money on the platform unless you want to build a gaming system to run on your 60Hz 1080p tv.
I put a 1070Ti in it and it does perform nicely for gaming at 1440p 144hz, but it's a bit of a waste in many situations.
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Well i was personally using an intel core i7 920 back in those days, but im pretty sure that a 980x or a 990x was able to outperform the xeon x5660, especially when overclocking.

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