Anyone have an old rig...

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  1. Slam

    Slam Ancient Guru

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    that they just don't want to let go of...and even keep tinkering with it, finding old parts on ebay to upgrade it? lol

    My old rig:

    cpu: Q6600 @3.5ghz (great proc)
    Mobo: Abit IP35 Pro
    mem: 8gb ddr2
    video card: 9600

    I know it sounds stupid, but since I just upgraded my video card to a 1070, I have 2 970's that don't have a home. Just for grins, I found a Asus 775 680i mobo, and 8 more gig of ddr2 on ebay. Going load it all up, and see how it benches. Think my cpu will bottleneck the 970's? LOL!
     
  2. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Yes it will. Definately. Would even bottleneck something like a 680 probably :D

    Makes me wonder what I should do with my old trusty Q8200 and it's still working rig that's residing in my storage room...
     
  3. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    I used to have a Q6600, but I was tired of going through EVGA motherboards every year or two so I sold it when I bought the part for this one.

    I think I went through 5 or 6 750i SLI FTW's, lol
     
  4. Slam

    Slam Ancient Guru

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    Awesome! lol
     

  5. Slam

    Slam Ancient Guru

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    I got the old board in, and have SLI running now. But because the technology is so old, I'm wondering if a single 970 would be faster, as the cpu might not be able to feed two cards at a decent rate. lol
     
  6. Nyarlathothep33

    Nyarlathothep33 New Member

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    this is not old
     
  7. Slam

    Slam Ancient Guru

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    Q6600 with a 680i mobo is old. :)
     
  8. lexer98

    lexer98 Master Guru

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    Get the 771 mod and a Xeon ! Is the best upgrade for that platform.

    I'm still having my old high-end platform:nerd:
    Opteron 185
    DFI Lan Party NF4 Ultra
    OCZ Platinum DDR1 600MHZ 4x512Mb
     
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  9. Coolerking

    Coolerking Master Guru

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    I'm thinking about breaking out my old barton 550, ive got 2 mint condition 5770 XFX cards to xfire and a sweet asus mb...
    then again...maybe I should sell it all...
     
  10. Margalus

    Margalus Master Guru

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    I'm still using a p4 2.8ghz with a really old ATI 9700 Pro and 2 Haupage TV cards and Windows XP Media Center as an htpc for old analog tv shows....
     

  11. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    Q6600 rig still in service here too. (Desktop PC #5)
    4gb ram
    HD6970 2GB

    Mostly used as an HTPC but still capable of running many games just fine. I even gave it a new case and added USB 3.0 a few months ago. I think it's about to get donated to a person in need though. Then, my 1st gen i7 860 rig will be oldest.
     
  12. EspHack

    EspHack Ancient Guru

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    not so long ago I went downstairs and found the kids playing GTA V on my old 775 pc, I was a bit shocked the damn thing ran just fine even looked like 60fps but not constant, them little pirates though :D

    its a q9550 6gb ddr2 and gtx 460 not even a full gb vram running at 1680x1050 I believe
     
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    I have an old, but not ancient by any means i3 540 with a gts 450 hanging around.
     
  14. styka

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    Damn I still have my DFI Lanparty P45, I kinda miss those UV sensitive PCIs and RAM slots.


    Wonder what happened to DFI, just all of a sudden gone, I remembered mine overclock really well and stable. Haven't check back on mine, probably should this weekend.
     
  15. DaddyD302

    DaddyD302 Ancient Guru

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    The oldest PC I still got left is my X58. I might clean it up and reuse it in the future.
     

  16. TekkMarine

    TekkMarine Maha Guru

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    russ1 Master Guru

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    My son runs a Q6600 @3.0 4GB DDR2 GTX750ti and plays Rust Ark and GTAV all mainly low settings but seems to run fine.
     
  18. NHK

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    My old computer, is currently my main computer.

    Feast your eyes on the glorious Q6600 goddess.

    It's still a viable CPU for my surfing, video playing needs.
    I haven't loaded up any games and not planning too.

    I don't plan on building a new computer until something interesting
    comes along, 6/8 core maybe, HBM2 video cards etc. Most that is out
    at the moment just feels like more of the same.
     
  19. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    main rig still x58, STILL more powerful than today's quad cores. I have an old, working p4 rig thats getting ebayed, though... 6800 ultra :p
     
  20. 0blivious

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    Were those the yellow boards back in the day? I seem to recall them being very highly regarded.
     

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