Description

SSDs in RAID0 Graphics cards not in crossfire, each is powering a screen independently.

This was my first full, "from the ground up" build. I added over the years as I used it and this spec is how it turned out. It's an older system, but I can still play games on it. I mainly use it for work now, and light gaming when I'm away from home. It's been a good little system over the years, still keeping up and out performing most non enthusiast's computers.

The only problems I've had with this rig was that the graphics cards fans have become loose (one is not working at all) and the shrouds have fallen off, and the audio port on the DP45SG went out and I've tried everything I can think to fix it. I think it may be a problem or damage to the board.

Great older system, and still runs like a dream.

Edit: The two GPUs finally died and replaced them with a Asus GTX 950 OC. Much lower noise and better performance. :-)

Check out my Twitch stream with my Overkill 6700K build. https://www.twitch.tv/ianeao55

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice change of pace from the swankier builds that frequent PCPP. I approve of the good old-fashioned parts and dedication to the same platform. Not a half bad job with cable management, either. +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I am actually quite happy that I can still use this at work after all these years because it's held up so well. Cable management is one thing I wish I could have done a bit better on, but based on the case I had, I did what I could. Thanks so much for your feedback!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome. You deserve it. :D

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Neko?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Kitsune.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What ever the image is still cute

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Raidmax Smilodon. One of my favorite cases of all time.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a very powerfull old gen build. Btw, have you forgotten to put the PSU in the parts list?

lol

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

The PSU I used won't come up on the search, but it's a Cooler Master Real Power Pro1000 RS-A00-EMBA 1000W, rated at 80+.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh! That's rare...

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Cooler Master Real Power Pro1000 RS-A00-EMBA 1000W, rated at 80+.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

if it just audio troubles

the USB DAC will solve your no audio problem

but it could also be a sign of the tracks on the mobo itself cracking and have lost connections.

and due to expansion and contraction, you will get micro fractures on the circuits which normal solder will not fix and the whole board will fail in the near future.

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-DP45SG-Extreme-1333MHz-Desktop/dp/B001BN3548

amazon have links to stores which stock the same model

but you can look for cheaper options from Ebay for other brand of P45 boards with DDR3 support

maybe it time to replace the aging HD4670 for a single GPU like the R7 370 if you are playing any intensive games. The 370 will be a step up from the HD4670

I also an owner of two LGA775 systems here

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using a SIIG USB Soundwave as my audio out (a cheap solution to this problem). I figured it was a problem with the circuitry of the board, but that's the only problem I've had, and it's been running for well over a year since the audio went down. If the board does call it quits, I will likely find another DP45SG to replace it with, as it's been a great board, other than the audio problem.

I'm not doing any serious gaming on this machine, so these 2 cards work fine (until they totally crap out). I do have an extra GTX 600 series card laying around I could swap, but if I remember correctly, this board had an issue running Nvidia cards (I origionally bought a PNY 500 series card to go in it). I'll have to see if a driver update could fix this.

Thanks for all your input.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

i see

just asking how well the DP45SG perform as compared to the plain P45?

i do know some Intel P45 like yours has DDR3 support and CrossFire support

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had no experience with any other P45, as before this I was running a single core P4, and since this build, I went to a i7 x79 build. It has been a good board, and the ability to use DDR3 is great, other than the restriction to only 8Gb or RAM.

If you're looking for something to perform decent, be able to mildly game, and surf the net, this is a great cheap option. However, if you're looking to play AAA titles, I don't think the limited RAM capability and outdated hardware would be able to keep up.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry to but in boys but I was planning to build my own gaming PC and my budget is 700$ Nz dollars can someone plss help me thanks - Kiddo

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of games are you looking to play? Do you already have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

like dota, lol, Mu, and some steam games

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

like DOta and steam games

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest an Intel platform, but some call me an Intel fanboy (haven't used AMD in YEARS). Do you have keyboard, mouse, and screen, or should those be included in the $700?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

yes plsssss

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Freaking epic I love old PCs

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I do as well. I still have every PC I've owned, personally, and keep them all running, mainly for nostalgia. It's fun to open them up and play with them every once in a while though. :-)

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