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My last build: Xeon E5440 & Nvidia GTX 280

Postby Anaxagoras » 2018-11-23 @ 01:55

Hi.

I just finished my last build, a Quad Core CPU.
I never used a PC based on this CPU. I have been using Pentium 4 from 2000 to 2015 and after this an AMD A6-6310 CPU.
The purpose of this system is to run games that I can't run with my other build, a Pentium 4 @ 3,4GHz based PC.

CPU: Intel Xeon E5440. [2007]
Mainboard: Asus P5B.
RAM: 8GB (4x2GB DIMM).
HDD: 2x500GB (SATA II, 7200RPM).
DVD: Samsung DVDRW (IDE).
GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 280. [2008]
PSU: Enermax Maxpro 600W.
Chassis: Chenbro PC61733 (big and heavy box with two 12cm chassis fun)

The 'only' things that I bought are CPU, mainboard, RAM, GPU and power supply. I already had the rest of the components.

Why I decided for this specs?

- To continue with the CPU Intel timeline and cover the gap from Pentium 4 to the firsts Core I3 / I5.
- The PC must be a complete Windows XP compatible and works well with Windows 7.
- Since it will be dedicated to games the GPU are an important election but I don't have previous knowledge about this. Because of this I've started reading reviews in magazines, in this forum of course, wikipedia, etc and the Nvidia GTX 280 seems to be a good choice, not the better but enough for me.
- The parts are not too expensive.

In this moment I'm installing Windows XP 64 bits...
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Re: My last build: Xeon E5440 & Nvidia GTX 280

Postby Anaxagoras » 2018-12-31 @ 18:43

1TB SATA II added and Windows 7 installed.

This build can be my main PC :-P

But I have some dudes about Windows 7 to run games developed for Windows XP.
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Re: My last build: Xeon E5440 & Nvidia GTX 280

Postby xjas » 2018-12-31 @ 21:41

Not bad, I use an E5440 on an Asus P5Q in my "swiss army knife" workstation. It's a beast for LGA77x & still capable of doing just about anything you'd want out of a modern PC. It's a fairly cool-running CPU and should have some headroom for overclocking if you want to try that.

I had a GTX280 in a similar machine for a while, but swapped it out for a 750Ti for better heat & airflow. Nice card though.
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Re: My last build: Xeon E5440 & Nvidia GTX 280

Postby chinny22 » 2019-1-03 @ 14:24

Also a member of the Xeon on a 775 club.
Started out with free parts build to replace my P4 as my daily driver in 2012
MB: Asus P5KPL-AM (Given to me)
CPU: Xeon x3320 2.50Ghz (Pulled from a dead HP DL160 G6)
RAM: Whatever came with the M/B
HDD & DVD: Whatever I had lying around
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S (Only thing I had to pay for)
Onboard video and sound Running WinXP x32

It had a few upgrades as the years past and it slowly evolved to my XP Gaming PC
Sound: SB X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion
Video: 2x GF GTX590
RAM: Faster OCZ PC2 8500 5-6-6 DDR2 2GB

Then finally once it was officially downgraded to pure XP Gaming rig the motherboard was swapped out for a SLI compatible Asus P5N-D only to find out XP supports the cards but not SLI!
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Re: My last build: Xeon E5440 & Nvidia GTX 280

Postby Anaxagoras » 2019-1-05 @ 21:12

xjas wrote:Not bad, I use an E5440 on an Asus P5Q in my "swiss army knife" workstation. It's a beast for LGA77x & still capable of doing just about anything you'd want out of a modern PC. It's a fairly cool-running CPU and should have some headroom for overclocking if you want to try that.

I had a GTX280 in a similar machine for a while, but swapped it out for a 750Ti for better heat & airflow. Nice card though.


Yes, It seems to be done the daily tasks (office, internet, edit photos, etc) and play any Windows XP game (including emulators) but if I want to use with some security I need Windows 7 to get security updates or if I want to run the latest version of Chrome or Firefox.

By the other hand, Steam and GOG Galaxy only works from Windows 7 and above.

Is Windows 7 fully compatible with Windows XP games? or There are any compatibility game-list or something similar?

If not, there is no problem because I have other PC to cover all the 32bits era (more or less), but I prefer one PC that do it all well.
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Re: My last build: Xeon E5440 & Nvidia GTX 280

Postby Poulton » 2019-1-06 @ 10:15

Anaxagoras wrote:Chassis: Big and heavy box with two 12cm chassis fun.

It is an Chenbro PC617.
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Re: My last build: Xeon E5440 & Nvidia GTX 280

Postby Anaxagoras » 2019-1-06 @ 13:14

Poulton wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:Chassis: Big and heavy box with two 12cm chassis fun.

It is an Chenbro PC617.


Yes! With the PC61733 front bezel.

I will update the first post, thanks for the info. :wink:
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Re: My last build: Xeon E5440 & Nvidia GTX 280

Postby PcBytes » 2019-1-08 @ 13:22

Can I join?

MB: DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS
CPU: Xeon X5450 3.00GHz (can OC if I want)
RAM: 4x2GB DDR2-800
HDD: Samsung HD103SI
DVD:Sony/NEC Optiarc AD-5200A
CPU Cooler: Spire Thermax Eclipse II SP984B1-V2
GPU: AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB PCI-E
Sound: Realtek HD Audio onboard (will be replaced with a Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer SB0730)
OS: Win7 x64 (because of RAM)
Main: Xeon X5450, 8GB RAM DDR2, DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS
Wolfram: C2D E6750, 2GB DDR2, ASUS P5K-SE/EPU
R.A.I.D: Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 2GB DDR400, ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
Totem: Pentium S 166MHz, 128MB RAM, Totem TM-586TX4
Voodoo: AMD K6-2 500MHz, 128MB RAM, LuckyStar 5MVP3
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Re: My last build: Xeon E5440 & Nvidia GTX 280

Postby Anaxagoras » 2019-1-08 @ 21:21

PcBytes wrote:Can I join?

Yes :-D

PcBytes wrote:MB: DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS
CPU: Xeon X5450 3.00GHz (can OC if I want)
RAM: 4x2GB DDR2-800
HDD: Samsung HD103SI
DVD:Sony/NEC Optiarc AD-5200A
CPU Cooler: Spire Thermax Eclipse II SP984B1-V2
GPU: AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB PCI-E
Sound: Realtek HD Audio onboard (will be replaced with a Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer SB0730)
OS: Win7 x64 (because of RAM)


Very nice PC.
My knowledge of hardware after 2004-2005 is very limited because my main PC in those years was already obsolete.
Since year 2000 to 2013 the CPU of my desktop always was a Pentium 4.

With this build I'm entering unknown territory. :confused:
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Re: My last build: Xeon E5440 & Nvidia GTX 280

Postby Mr. horse » 2019-1-08 @ 23:31

PcBytes wrote:Can I join?

MB: DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS
CPU: Xeon X5450 3.00GHz (can OC if I want)
RAM: 4x2GB DDR2-800
HDD: Samsung HD103SI
DVD:Sony/NEC Optiarc AD-5200A
CPU Cooler: Spire Thermax Eclipse II SP984B1-V2
GPU: AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB PCI-E
Sound: Realtek HD Audio onboard (will be replaced with a Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer SB0730)
OS: Win7 x64 (because of RAM)

Thats a nice motherboard.
No sir I don't like it!
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