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Old rig back to life

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Krazy Owl, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Krazy Owl

    Krazy Owl New Member

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    I don't have pictures yet but here's a rig I've built from scratch. Don't know what it will be used for but I had fun doing it! :D

    Case: Chenbro PC61319 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/spring-case-madness,623-14.html

    PSU: @-power 430W (DynaPower)

    Motherboard: ECS K7S5A Pro V5.0

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ skt 462

    Memory: Kingston KTD-DM/512 (2X) 1gig

    GPU: Nvidia GeForce MX440SE 64megs DDR

    HDD: Maxtor 40 gigs

    Optical drive: LG DVD/RW


    What would you do with it? Those who would dump it don't bother even answer! :nutkick: :)
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Linux playground.
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    #1 use it as as a software test bench for suspicious programs

    #2 set it up as a small file or media streaming server

    #3 use it as a dedicated firewall with opensource software like Smoothwall

    #4 give it to a member of family who hasnt got a PC and only needs to do mundane tasks.

    #5 attempt to upgrade it as best as you can and try and get it crunching for TPU
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    I could get a better video card and use it for soemthing useful or transform it into software testing as you said or old games rig.
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    If youre lookin to use it for an old games rig...youre gonna need some more ram.

    I had an old single core skt.939 AGP setup that could handle games like L4D at high settings usual a X850XT PE and about 2 GB ram.

    game did lag a little without a dedicated soundcard though.

    Im not sure how good your system would run. the HD4670 was the last AGP card - its quite a rare find and can be quite pricey when found. the H4670 should make a lot of difference to gaming compared to my X850
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    The 4670 would be killed by the Athlon xp 3000+. To much of a bottleneck. I personally used a hd2400pro with my Axp system and it did great. I also would upgrade the memory to 2gb and it will do well. What os are you planning on running with it? I was running xp sp3. I am actually going to bring that system back up soon.


    You can use it as your main web surfing machine and to play some older games. I played up to Unreal Tournament III and quake 4 on mine and it did good. Love for the old socket a's
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I already have an HIS IceQ 4670 AGP here. The problem is that it's overkill for all older stuff I have.
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    I had pci-e version of the 4670... Card rocks still going in parents computer like champ mine was HIS too :)
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    Exactly, a 9800 pro/xt or, like I use, a hd2400 pro pair well with a Athlon xp system. :toast:
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    Install a raid card and turn it into a NAS with FreeNAS

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