Originally Posted by schuck6566
Had a longer post, but the time out monster ate it.
It's the mobo from my old main computer which back then sported an E6450, 4x1GB RAM and a 8800GTS 320MB.
After watching some Youtube, I brought it back up from the basement.
Upgraded to an X5460 after I found a modded BIOS online, 4x2GB sticks and a 780Ti GHz Edition on used deals, and then I might've gone a bit overboard.
New PSU, AIO, case, SSD, fans, cable extensions...
Tho it's a pretty sweet machine. It runs perfectly at 4GHz. I've had it working really well at 4.2GHz. CPU temps are fine, but the mobo components starts to ramp up in temp, so I keep it at "only" 4GHz.
I'd say a 780Ti (or 970) is about the limit to what is reasonable to pair it with. I've played a lot of Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Rise/Shadow of the Tomb Raider on it, and it's actually a pretty decent experience after tweaking the correct settings. Compared to a GTX680, they run soooo much smoother with the 780Ti.
At peak enthusiasm, I also picked up a used kit with a QX9650 with a decent Thermaltake aircooler, a P5E-Deluxe, BIOS modded to Rampage Formula and 8GB RAM. It's been collecting dust for a while, but now it's up with some spare parts, in a shiny new NZXT H500.
It's currently running at 4.15GHz, 10x415, 1.425V, which seems to be the most I can squeeze out of the CPU, so I'm working on memory timings now. I'm hitting 450 in CB R15 with it.
Sadly I only have the 8800GTS for now, but to my surprise it can run Tomb Raider 2013 and Outlast (from late 2013) really well at 720p. Hopefully I can pick up a used RX570 or similar for it
I'll report back on it, and kick some life into this thread again