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Reply 20 of 26, by luk1999

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bl4zz3r73553 wrote on 2021-11-18, 22:09:

-CPU: q9650 or E6800 price difference locally is 20$ ( q9650 is 75$ and the e6800 is 55$
-Motherboard: Asus P5Q Pro Turbo 80$ ( has a e8400 preinstalled with a coolermaster heat sink)

I would stay with E8400. Both X6800 and E6800 are also dual cores and they will be in best case on the same performance level. X6800 was manufactured in 65 nm process and it consumes more energy...

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Reply 21 of 26, by zapbuzz

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bl4zz3r73553 wrote on 2021-11-18, 20:42:
the extreme versus no extreme, i have the qx6950 and q6950 available locally but the qx is 300$ and the q is 75$, is the extra […]
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zapbuzz wrote on 2021-11-18, 17:44:

I got an ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus they are fantastic with core 2's i think theres a deluxe model the chipset NIC is gamer orientated thanks to Nvidia 650i chipset and has its own proprietary hardware firewall controlled by the driver to compliment windows firewall and router firewall. As far as core 2 goes I'd recommend the Quad extreme simply massive cache combined with RAID 0 array blows away most competition.
Like many of the day the special ones are becoming very very rare so though not cheap ASUS is a good brand like gigabyte for longevity and build quality that stands the test of time. 3 PCIE slots well 3 way SLI or maybe add sata iii ,HQ Audio?

the extreme versus no extreme, i have the qx6950 and q6950 available locally but the qx is 300$ and the q is 75$, is the extra 225$ worth the qx? the x6800 is also only 50$

i dont have an e6600 avalabiel so i would have to source that online( which does not bother me)

i also found a Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus + CPU Intel Core 2 6700 locally for 80$. i stopped by an electronics recycle facility and found these:

there is also a decent selection of p5e boards but i know very little about these:
1. Asus P5E-VM HDMI, Xeon X5470, 8GB G-Skill DDR2(f2-8500cl5D), Hyper212 cooler Bundle--200$
2.ASUS P5E-VM DO--50$
3.ASUS P5E-VM SE + C2D E6750 Cpu--175$
4.EVGA Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI 132-CK-NF79-A1, 8GB Ram ( corsair xm3-2048-1600c9dhx), Zalman ZF1125BTH heatsing +fan, e8500 cpu- -400$
5.EVGA Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI 132-CK-NF79-A1 8GB, 8gb ocz3n1800sr4gk nvidia ram?), qx9650 cpu--350$
6..EVGA Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI 132-CK-NF79-A1, e8400 cpu,--240$
7.EVGA nForce 750i SLI 122-YW-E173 , 4GB DDR2 unkown ram, Core2Quad Q9300--65$
8.EVGA NFORCE 680i SLI with Q6600 CPU --120$

also a ton of of asus p5q boards, maybe thats the way to go?

aside from this im going online. wondered about these, and being local....

The extreme edition has a bigger cache and was oriented towards gamers and has the highest clocks. I recommend a gamer motherboard not to overclock but to have a better stabilised experience in general use. Nvidia LAN is pretty much the lowest latency LAN chipset offering of the core quad generation motherboards (using official drivers non microsoft ones)
But this is really the high end of the day collectors stuff and everything xp 32bit will run on xp64 bit if you can because it runs cooler loading games quicker like battlefield 2, crysis etc. (even if its not designed to it doesn't mean it won't)
All duo core and core 2 duo's run 64bit like the Prescott p4 did.
I run windows 7 x64 on a Prescott P4HT its better than 32bit more snappy because the kernel moves more data on the fsb with cpu cycles.

Reply 22 of 26, by bl4zz3r73553

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OK, so this is what ive setup:

CPU: e8600
Motherobard: P5Q pro 775
GPU 7800 gtx
RAM: Corsair XMS
Sound: X-FI
PSU: 650W SLI evga
Case: Compaq presario ive modified mainly for nostalgia unless you guys can recommend something?

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Reply 23 of 26, by Victorkorp99

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bl4zz3r73553 wrote on 2021-11-24, 01:22:

Case: Compaq presario ive modified mainly for nostalgia unless you guys can recommend something?

The case is fine unless it gives problems with the airflow, out of curiosity, what model of presario is it? I love compaq pcs, the older ones have a lot of character

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Reply 24 of 26, by bl4zz3r73553

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Victorkorp99 wrote on 2021-11-24, 02:27:
bl4zz3r73553 wrote on 2021-11-24, 01:22:

Case: Compaq presario ive modified mainly for nostalgia unless you guys can recommend something?

The case is fine unless it gives problems with the airflow, out of curiosity, what model of presario is it? I love compaq pcs, the older ones have a lot of character

it was an old compaq presario 5000D

Reply 25 of 26, by Victorkorp99

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bl4zz3r73553 wrote on 2021-11-24, 04:54:
Victorkorp99 wrote on 2021-11-24, 02:27:
bl4zz3r73553 wrote on 2021-11-24, 01:22:

Case: Compaq presario ive modified mainly for nostalgia unless you guys can recommend something?

The case is fine unless it gives problems with the airflow, out of curiosity, what model of presario is it? I love compaq pcs, the older ones have a lot of character

it was an old compaq presario 5000D

It is a beautiful case, it has nothing proprietary if I remember correctly, it is also made like a tank, I like that

Edit: I just checked your component list, the motherboard is full ATX and the case is for mATX (google showed pictures of the Presario 5000) ... Quack?

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System: - Pentium III 600Mhz (Katmai) + 384mb RAM PC133 + DFI P2XBL REV B1 (440bx) + 3DFX Voodoo 3 3000 + SB Live! + Aureal Vortex 2+ Tekram dc315 SCSI + Generic Usb 2.0 Card + 3Com Etherlink III+ 15gb HDD (IDE to SD) + 250W Delta PSU

Reply 26 of 26, by bl4zz3r73553

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Victorkorp99 wrote on 2021-11-24, 06:43:
bl4zz3r73553 wrote on 2021-11-24, 04:54:
Victorkorp99 wrote on 2021-11-24, 02:27:

The case is fine unless it gives problems with the airflow, out of curiosity, what model of presario is it? I love compaq pcs, the older ones have a lot of character

it was an old compaq presario 5000D

It is a beautiful case, it has nothing proprietary if I remember correctly, it is also made like a tank, I like that

Edit: I just checked your component list, the motherboard is full ATX and the case is for mATX (google showed pictures of the Presario 5000) ... Quack?

im going to attempt to modify it, if all else fails ill end up buying a new case, i was expecting from the get go ill have to do some modifications