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The Work Horse EST. 2011

by Sumpro



Date Published

Jan. 23, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 23, 2011

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C


Originally built in 2011 for a littler over $1k tomorrow the 23rd will be 6 years to the date. I never had a single issue with this build. Plays everything I throw at it 60+fps with max settings minus ubersampling in The Witcher 2 and 3. I will be passing it down to my son after I recently updated it for a little over $350.

I will be listing a second build in the coming weeks which will soon be my new PC. Theme colors are Orange/Black with a splash of blue on a Haswell i5 4690k & Gigabyte z87x-oc board. I was proud of my i5 2500k machine I never had any regrets and my new build is already full of regret. I went off a spare Cougar 700w PSU which is burnt orange. I have no idea what I was thinking.

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Firewalp 20 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

This build... absolutely amazing. The colors... the hardware... the case... the cable management... ugh. Wonderful! I love seeing the 2500k still being used. I had mine @ 4.9ghz and it handled everything. I have since given it to my wife but I may buy another for myself to play with :) Thank you for sharing this! It really woke me up this morning at work haha. The gpu looks great on the bottom pci lane and the nitro backplate is GORGEOUS. There is something so satisfying about sandy bridge + P67.

WELL DONE, SIR! +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

doesn't reply to you lol.

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

The color match perfectly. Well done!

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

The Argentinian build! <3

BaronKDA 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Upvoted for 2500k. The rest of the build looks great too.

sgoyette430 1 point 18 months ago

Nice color scheme

ElJustice 1 point 16 months ago

Go team liquid!

EuphoniumsNStuff 1 point 13 months ago

This looks great! I love how the G430's match the build!

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towerdivermp 1 point 21 months ago

tips fedora.

I still have one of my computers with one of these at 5.4 I think.

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