2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

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2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Postby arncht » 2018-9-08 @ 17:52

project started: mar 2017
targeted month: 2006.11

goals:
* high end computer before the windows vista
* based on the first quad cpu
* and the first unified shader architecture gpu (big milestones)

Asus P5W DH Deluxe Intel 975X
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 SL9UL
Zalman CNPS9500 AT
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 1G 2x
Asus EN8800GTX 768M PCIe NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty SB0460 PCI
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty SB0250
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB SATA
Western Digital RE2 WD5000YS 500G SATA
Pioneer DVR-111DBK DVD writer IDE
Chieftec Mesh CA-01 Big Tower
Papst 4412F/2GL 120mm
Corsair CMPSU-520HX
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Re: 2006 Q4 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Postby Fire Vine » 2018-9-08 @ 20:41

pretty nice

ive wanted a core 2 extreme for a while now but theyre expensive as shit
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Re: 2006 Q4 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Postby arncht » 2018-9-10 @ 08:01

mar 2017

i have bought a full computer for the project, the reason was the mainboard. i kept:

Asus P5W DH Deluxe
Zalman CNPS9500 AT
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 1G 2x
Western Digital RE2 WD5000YS 500G SATA
Pioneer DVR-111DBK DVD writer IDE
Papst 4412F/2GL 120mm
Corsair CMPSU-520HX
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Re: 2006 Q4 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Postby arncht » 2018-9-10 @ 08:08

sep 2017

the fastest hdd with 10000rpm. the first one, what i have bought, did not start. i use it as a boot drive.
the bearing is amazingly good - very silent and smooth. the actual wd reds are vibrating like the hell.

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB SATA
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Re: 2006 Q4 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Postby arncht » 2018-9-10 @ 08:13

oct 2017

i did not have a luck with the 8800gtxs - this is the third one, and still not perfect. :(
i cleaned up, did some artifact checking, and realized the dvi screw is broken.
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Re: 2006 Q4 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Postby arncht » 2018-9-10 @ 08:15

dec 2017

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty SB0460 PCI
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty SB0250

i got with the computer an x-fi music, but the fatality has 64m xram.
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Re: 2006 Q4 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Postby gex85 » 2018-9-10 @ 14:12

Very nice build! Even if most people won't consider a 2006 system "retro" yet :happy:
What's appealing about systems from this period is that even the high-end parts are still widely available and usually rather cheap, so building a 2006-2008 high-end rig is quite an easy thing to do.

I have a basic 2008 system myself that I am slowly transforming into a period-correct gaming machine (although my interest in PC gaming was already fading at that time). It already has an Asus P5QL Pro, a Xeon E5450 (=C2 Q9650), 8GB of RAM and a classic black Chieftec CS-601 case (which is not really period correct but does the job). Still lacks a decent GPU (GTX 280), sound card and SSD (aiming for a 1st-Gen X25).

Are you going to use the CA-01 or are you aiming for something more compact?
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Re: 2006 Q4 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-9-10 @ 14:30

Fire Vine wrote:pretty nice

ive wanted a core 2 extreme for a while now but theyre expensive as shit


The "lower end" Core 2 Extreme CPUs are really not bad price-wise.

If you just watch on eBay, you should be able to snag one for pretty cheap.

So far I have:
QX6700
QX6800
QX6850
QX6950 (knocked off components that I think I can fix)

I didn't pay more than $30 for any of them. Considering they were $999 to $1199 when they were new, that isn't bad at all.

And really, unless you are planning to use them on a board that doesn't overclock the fsb well, you are better off getting a regular C2Q anyway.
The LGA775 platform really starts to shine once you get around 450fsb and you don't need the unlocked multiplier of the QX series for that.
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Re: 2006 Q4 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Postby arncht » 2018-9-10 @ 14:52

gex85 wrote:Are you going to use the CA-01 or are you aiming for something more compact?


i use it actually, but i want to change it, it is too big. i wanted a p180, but i did not find in good condition.
maybe i will buy the midi version of this case, it is still available at some shops (since 2004!).

i started to collect the parts for this config, it is possible, 5 years later you could not buy so easily. eg the 8800gtx will be problematic, many cards died or dying (like the 9700pro).
i also started this period at 2008 with a gtx280, but 2006 was the bigger jump (the unified shader, core2), i sold it.
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Re: 2006 Q4 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Postby arncht » 2018-11-08 @ 11:55

i found a nice condition p180, but bad luck at the transportation :(
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Re: 2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-09 @ 18:52

Cool, All you need is a Zalman Fatal1ity case.
I got lucky and found one and plan on building a Fatal1ity build soon.
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