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Had some old parts laying around that I found that I decided to put to use for a light media center.

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Will keep you guys updated
 
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Had some old parts laying around that I found that I decided to put to use for a light media center.

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Antec Three Hundred Case
Gammaxx 200T Cooler
Core 2 Duo E4300 (Until I can source a core 2 Quad)
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Samsung 8GB(4x2GB) DDR2 800MHz
EVGA GTX 260
Sound Blaster Audiogy 2 ZS
Enermax 650W


Will keep you guys updated
A dualcore E8400 is quite capable and it could be 5 or 10$.
 
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A dualcore E8400 is quite capable and it could be 5 or 10$.
I rather have a Quad Core as this machine will have to stretch its legs
 
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Ran into an issue

PC boots fine but when the GTX 260 is installed the PC just constantly restarts

I’m not sure if it’s the PSU or GPU
 
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Ran into an issue

PC boots fine but when the GTX 260 is installed the PC just constantly restarts

I’m not sure if it’s the PSU or GPU
It's probably the PSU , this GPU EATS WATTS !!!! , and gives heat.
 
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C2D E4300 seems rather weak. I suggest E8400, E7600 or Xeon X5260 since they can be found for under 10 $.
 
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C2D E4300 seems rather weak. I suggest E8400, E7600 or Xeon X5260 since they can be found for under 10 $.
He just replied me that he doesnt want a dualcore.
 
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After a quick search the GTX 260 require a psu over 500watts but also a minimum of 36amps on the 12volts supply line for the gpu itself. Lot of people tend to forget about the amps.
 
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After a quick search the GTX 260 require a psu over 500watts but also a minimum of 36amps on the 12volts supply line for th3 gpu itself. Lot of people tend to forget about the amps.
This PSU has 2 12V rails rated 25 amps a piece so that could be the reason

I never even looked at the GTX 260 power draw :shadedshu:
 
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So after further testing the PSU is the culprit

Seems it can handle the strain of the GTX 260
 

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that "free physX" logo brought back that taste in my mouth ....
really cool of you to resurrect this. ITS ALIVE!
 
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So I dug up some old 771 Xeons Quads. I might just use one of those instead of a Core 2 Quad
 
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So I dug up some old 771 Xeons Quads. I might just use one of those instead of a Core 2 Quad
Could be better and the adapter is qiite inexpensive and don't forget to break the tabs. :)
 
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Could be better and the adapter is qiite inexpensive and don't forget to break the tabs. :)
You don’t break the tabs you just shave them down
 
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You don’t break the tabs you just shave them down
I break them with a pair of cutting plyers for thin metal. Each his technique. :)
 
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I break them with a pair of cutting plyers for thin metal. Each his technique. :)
I will use a exaco knife the trim them off
 
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I have had that problem with a GTX 275...(bought brand new in 2016 for $18)
It needs a lot of amperage to operate.. Literally did the same thing.. Thought a 2 rail PSU would work with 20a per rail but nope...
 
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CPU I plan to slap in it

It’s a Xeon E5310

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I slapped a X5470 quad into a P5Q and it worked great. The sticky pin adapter on the CPU was the hardest part, need a jewelers loupe to get it spot on. Results:
  • P5Q Deluxe (slightly modded CPU slot to accept the X5470, will still accept a 775 Core CPU)
  • X5470 Solid at 4Ghz
Solid second gaming rig till I got the 4970k z97 I have now. Both were fitted with 290x graphics
 
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I slapped a X5470 quad into a P5Q and it worked great. The sticky pin adapter on the CPU was the hardest part, need a jewelers loupe to get it spot on. Results:
  • P5Q Deluxe (slightly modded CPU slot to accept the X5470, will still accept a 775 Core CPU)
  • X5470 Solid at 4Ghz
Solid second gaming rig till I got the 4970k z97 I have now. Both were fitted with 290x graphics
Not bad at all what did you do with the rig ?

And how hard is it really to adhere the adapter; this would be my first
 
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Not bad at all what did you do with the rig ?
A member here took it off my hands

And how hard is it really to adhere the adapter; this would be my first
It was my first too :p I would buy at least two (they're cheap) in case you bungle the first try. Make sure you have a good pair of tweezers, a very good magnifying glass and take a few Zanax first, lol.

Here's a video... I like the technique of getting one end placed right and rotating the other before tacking it down. It's a lot smaller than appears in the video, and not a lot of room for error.


Google socket 775 to 771 adapter and there's a ton more info and videos.
 
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Audigy2 ZS, my favourite soundcard ever. :toast:
 
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If you're going to do cpu mods, perhaps the under $10 q6600 with the tape mod(BSEL) would work? 1.6GHz on that xeon seems a little low.

Your pictures are dark, but that ASUS motherboard looks like an IPIBL-LA or LB, those were actually some pretty strong runners. Although, back when I was playing with them...one of the varieties wasn't compatible with the newer quads so I had to use a QX6800 instead of a Q9550.

It was a very solid board...never gave me trouble.

Back when that GTX 260 came out...I bought the XFX version...I loved that card. I'm subbing to your thread to see what happens next!

:),

Liquid Cool
 
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