This build is used for BOINC distributed computing. Normally, using old hardware is an inefficient idea, but whatever. I left parts list prices as-is, and the prices may or may not be representative of what I paid, except manually-entered prices.
A friend and relative provided GPU and storage.
I got this computer, originally with Pentium E2180, stock cooler, no dedicated GPU, and hard drive, from a local shop many years ago.
LGA 775 compatibility is convoluted. Motherboard chipset 945GC supports maximum Core 2 Duo.
CPU runs at 3580 MHz (358 MHz × 10), not much higher than default. I presume overclocking is FSB-limited, given that 358-MHz FSB is significantly above the Intel rating of 200 MHz. Cooler runs very well: 50 C with Gelid GC-Extreme thermal interface material.
GPU runs at 870 MHz, but it is not very good in SETI@home. Despite having similar FLOPS to AMD Radeon HD 5570, 4670 takes significantly longer to complete tasks. For GPU compute, I recommend something at or later than AMD Terascale 2, Intel Ivy Bridge (generation 7), or Nvidia Kepler 2.
Newegg had an insane sale on the Rosewill Valens-500 non-modular power supply: 32 USD, after 20% off promo code.
Case model unknown. Can somebody identify?