Description

This is a collaboration of parts lying around my house and from older builds. I put this beast together for a friend specifically for a htpc/War Thunder/Kerbal Space Program runner.

Case is a rosewill fmb01. nothing fancy about this micro atx case at all. Has a couple fans and it does it's job well housing obsolete components.

Cpu is a good ole q6600. This was my cpu until 2012 or 13 when I bought an 8350.

Dat Cpu Cooler Doe. My 2 year old son enhanced this masscool cooler before I could install it and made it more aerodynamic by breaking off two of the fan blades. Actually keeps the q6600 nice and cool lmao.

Mobo is an asrock g41c-gs this thing is pretty damn neat because its lga775 socket and can use either ddr3 or ddr2 memory. Paid around 50 bucks for it. No unlocked vcore on this sucker tho :/ the multiplier was able to hit 2.7 on stock voltage for the 6600 before crashing out.

The ram is some blue gskill ddr2 800mhz

For hdd I bought a 40gb ssd for boot of ebay for like 30 bucks and reused a 320gb WD blue out of a dish network DVR...haha

And for the Gpu I put my old gtx 460 in it. Its a reference card, so at least it exhausts air out of the case.I bought this card when diablo 3 came out back in 2012, great card for Indie/Medium gaming. Picked this up on ebay for around $100 back then I think.

I also threw in an optical drive and PSU from a dell xps 420 circa 2008 lol. Check out that PSU mounting craftmanship!

Afterthought:
I love building pcs even if they are outdated. I especially like seeing components that Ive used for years being reused by someone else who will enjoy them as much as I did. Im selling this build for dirt cheap to a buddy of mine so we can WarThunder it up. I'm trying to convince him to join the master race! Cheers!

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  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

can it run GTA V w/ triple 4k monitors on Ultra High?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Nah, I think you'd need to remove a monitor.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

*i think you would need to remove 3 monitors

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

*Sarcasm

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I know cx

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh you!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Only at 100000 fps.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

havent even tried gta v on it. but possibly playable at low settings.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Love that you were able to breathe new life into old tech for a good use. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

been considering using a core 2 duo i have in a box and a gtx 260 i have laying around. would need to get a new case, ram, hd, psu. I'm curious, what kind of frame rate are you getting with kerbal space program on The Struggler

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

at least over 30 prob an avg of 45

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

60fps @ 1080p with default settings, havent tried ramping it up yet.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, lucky to get 20 on my i7 laptop. guess the video is just that crappy.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good! I have an old system with a Pentium D 840 (lol I know it's old) and a 8800 GTS and it actually runs WT at 60fps 1080P low. However I prefer my new system that can play ultra at 80fps lol. what settings does that 460 run War Thunder at?

Looks great for an old build! I personally have a bunch of old PCs around me. Two are still being used by my parents after they were custom built 7 years ago (upgraded the Pentium d to an Q6600 and SSD's to Samsung 850 pro and 840 Evo recently). They still run surprisingly fast. Photoshop CS runs pretty well on one of them.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It can run wt on high with 60fps @1080p.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad. Is that with tank battles (far more demanding than air battles).

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm dont know we just play air battles ill have to try it but this little gtx 460 is still a beast!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't usually advertise something's main flaw as a selling point, but in this case I love it

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're looking to overclock your Core 2 Quad processor past the limitations of the BIOS, you may want to read up on the BSEL mod which is available for most socket 775 processors. ;)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

is this the tape mod? because I tried that and failed.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it! It's so much fun putting old components to good use. Good work.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I sold most of my 8350 build last year and switched to intel. The build was 8350, sabertooth 990fx r2.0, h100i cooler and crossfire 7970s and some noctua nff12s in a cm haf922.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ill put up my everyday build soon. running a 4790k/hero vii/7970 in that haf 922 now. Getting a titan x soon hopefully!

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