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#1 mojunikey7

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

So a friend gave me some of his old computer for free today, he just bought an i7 and a LGA2011 board for it. He said he thinks the CPU on the old board is decent and might work for the HTPC ive been talking about building, so I say sure. I open it up to see 4gb of OCZ reaper, an Intel QX6850 cpu, and two 9800GT's on a XFX nForce 680i sli series Mobo.

Now what? I feel like it has some potential, I know it's not a 2600k or anything, but I want to do something with it, considering I dunno if it is even worth selling.

Any thoughts? Is it HTPC worthy?

Edited by mojunikey7, 09 March 2012 - 09:59 PM.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:57 PM

THat was a pretty nice system in its day!
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#3 mojunikey7

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:59 PM

Oh and it is all packed into a Coolermaster Cosmos case (silver)
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

Fold!

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:24 AM

not a bad system at all. would still be able to play almost everything out today given it would not be at max graphics settings.

i like the case :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:26 AM

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:33 AM

Overkill for HTPC IMO.
QX6850 used to be ~$900 (forgot the price). A $900 processor is totally waste for HTPC.
And it may be even faster that your 965BE.
So, use it as a secondary PC.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:33 AM

Or join Folding@home team. :teehee:

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:56 AM

Two 9800GTs?

Fold baby fold! :happy:
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:21 AM

give a fresh install and play with it... should do pretty good
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

Basically I'm going to do one of three thing with this. I'm either going to make a decently overpowered (and probably overheating) HTPC for my living room, turn it into a school computer for my wife (which she really won't need once I go on deployment anyhow) or try to sell it on the cheap and purchase parts for a phenom HTPC build with on board video

Any ideas? I don't fold or anything like that, but if I can scrounge up the extra cash to make a second computer I might do that.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:48 PM

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Buy some GPU's or something with the money. Screw folding, it does nothing but run up you electricity bill. Posted Image

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