This was beast was thrown out at the office today:
I'm thinking this will make one hell of an XP box! Specs are:
-i7-2600K which was actually overclocked by the previous owner to 4.3GHz (and it's fully stable at that frequency @ stock voltage with the dinky Intel cooler--this may be a "golden" 2600K!)
-16GB of DDR3-1600, 9-9-9-24
-Radeon HD 6970 2GB video card. I think this was AMD's answer to the GTX 570?
-256GB OCZ SSD and 3TB hard drive
I just need to stick my X-Fi Titanium in there and it should be all set!
Some initial benchmarks:
Not bad, not bad. However, this $60 Optiplex 9020 I picked up (and promptly added a GTX 1650 to) consumes 3 times less power, is nearly silent, and outperforms the Sandy Bridge rig.
In the CPU-heavy 3DMark01SE and Doom3 benchmarks, the 3.6GHz Haswell just ran circles around the 4.3GHz Sandy Bridge. That double-bandwidth L1 on the Haswell is making all the difference, I suppose. In 3DMark01SE, the boring Optiplex managed to hit 82,339, and in Doom 3 @ 1024x768 'Ultra', it got 466.2 fps. So yeah, much faster single-threaded CPU performance than the Sandy Bridge. Of course, it can't run XP. 😀
P6 chip. Triple the speed of the Pentium.
Tualatin: PIII-S @ 1628 MHz | QDI Advance 12T | 2GB DDR-310 | 6800GT | X-Fi | 500GB HDD | 3DMark01: 14,059
Dothan: PM @ 2720 MHz | MSI Speedster FA4 | 2GB DDR2-544 | GTX-280 | X-Fi | 500GB SSD | 3DMark01: 42,148