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by crystalcloud
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Starting to show its age but it's all I've got. Recent updates include another fan on the H50 and a 60GB SSD.

In the white-box DIY spirit, this build was pieced together from bargain new used or spare parts and some ingenuity.

Part List
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.24Ghz
CPU Temperature While Idle40.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load65.0° C
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th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 5 points 23 months ago

Seems like you built this a while ago, is that true?

crystalcloud [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

yeah it's been since around 2010, the chip is the oldest part.

th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 3 points 23 months ago

Oh, okay. That makse sense.

construction [3 Builds] 3 points 23 months ago

You water cooled a LGA775 ????? Whats that about?

crystalcloud [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 23 months ago

yep. knocked 10 degrees off cpu temps. the kentsfield chips run hot. idle is 36-40 now at 3.1ghz 65nm...

crystalcloud [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

you can clearly see i have a thing for antec products.

saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

When did you build this? For the price of that Core 2 you could have got another CPU that performs a great deal better for the same money. Also, if your part isn't listed, just add it as a custom parts. If this is an older build, its nice for the age though.

crystalcloud [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

this has been built over a few years at least. the core 2 is 2 yrs old and i got it second hand from a craigslist ad for 80.

so its like since 2010, ish. this incarnation has been since 2010 though the motherboard is only 6mos old. i wait out sales or killer deals and then just upgrade piece by piece, but im afraid im maxed out with the 775 platform. sata II is the limiting factor and then cpu choice of course.

crystalcloud [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

thanks for commenting / looking i appreciate it.

saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

That makes a bit more sense. Knowing that it's an older build that's been together for a few years might help calm the itchy trigger finger of some of the downraters on here.

crystalcloud [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

yeah, a big reason I had for posting was to show that an older computer can still be relevant for someone on a budget and with a little knowhow.

crystalcloud [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

that all being said, it's really confusing to have the retail price listing for everything in this build because I certainly would not build this computer in 2013 for that price!

leong62 1 point 23 months ago

Like the build...I should do something like this on my wife's computer (she inherited my Q6600..lol).

Really like your work table..wish I had one like that!

crystalcloud [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

thanks! its the kitchen table...

Darkfire66 1 point 23 months ago

How do you like that H50? I'm looking for something a little quieter and my i7 is running kind of warm under load.

crystalcloud [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

i like it. it was 30 bucks on sale at frys, lowered temps 10 degrees and is quieter than an antec kuhler 920 that i had originally wanted to use which was 100. but the kuhler was good for 15 degrees lower than the scythe ninja i was using with a 120mm exhaust.