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Cactus - $600 workstation/gaming rig

by diffra

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13 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.07Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.4GHz

Description

Built about 5 months ago. 1st stick of RAM was free with motherboard, CPU was $20 off with motherboard combo (Thanks, Newegg!) Monitor was a CL steal. KB/Mouse/Speakers were picked up from Free Geek in PDX. Workstation first (runs multiple VMs, development work, etc.) gaming rig second (Civ V, FSX)

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MrsSmallCow 2 points 19 months ago

Cactus? Tbnr cactus?

diffra submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Phonelosers cactus.

Broadsky 2 points 19 months ago

Very Nice build for the price, 5 Stars! +1

Bladedrummer 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Very nice! About the CPU cooler, have you considered pull configuration? Apparently that cooler does slightly better in pull rather than push. http://www.overclock.net/t/1199135/hyper-212-testing-push-vs-pull-vs-push-pull-also-horizontal-vs-vertical-positioning

diffra submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I found the biggest benefits from removing the top fan on the dvd side and moving it to the bottom. I think it was starving the cooler for air.

dschutt84 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Why use the molex to PCI-E when you could just use the PCI-E cable that's connected to your PSU?

diffra submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Re-used an old PSU, lost the modular 6-pin cables long ago.

Sabotage 1 point 19 months ago

I love the 200r case.

JJKnight 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Was the bios for this mobo an uefi bios when you used it?

diffra submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

No.

EcoMCG 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

hows the mobo?

Skyler396 -1 points 19 months ago

Why not get the Western Digital Caviar blue 1tb? Its only like 60 dollars then you wouldn't need the two smaller drives.

diffra submitter 1 Build 3 points 19 months ago

These were free?