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Junk Bin Build for Mom

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The MacBook Pro I gave my mom is acting up. I decided to build her a replacement using junk bin parts I currently have, plus one or two uses parts bought online.

 

Specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 (4C/4T 2.5GHz)
  • CPU Cooler: Lenovo OEM cooler
  • Mobo: Colorful C.P45K (bought used)
  • RAM: 4x Kingston KVR DDR2-800 2GB
  • Graphics: Gigabyte GTX 1060 Gaming G1 3GB
  • SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB
  • HDD: Samsung SpinPoint 1TB
  • ODD: PATA DVD-RW burner
  • HBA: Siba SATA 6Gb/s AHCI HBA
  • Wireless: Atheros 802.11a/b/g/n
  • PSU: Huntkey Panshi 500 (nom. 400W, bought used)
  • Case: EATX case used to hold my server
  • Display: Sony 1080p 3D TV over HDMI 1.4
  • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

My mom is a light gamer and from time to time edits photos on her computer. Parts are already ordered, and they should arrive tomorrow.


DreamCorvette: Xeon E3-1231v3 ~ 4x Kingston KVR 8GB DDR3-1600 ~ Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H ~ Sapphire RX 580 8GB ~ Intel SSD 520 Series 480GB ~ WD Green 6TB ~ macOS Mojave amd64
Acorn: 2x Xeon E5-2680 ~ 8x Kingston KVR 16GB DDR3-1600 ECC ~ Asus Z9PE-D16C/2L ~ AMD R9 380 8GB ~ WD Black NVMe 1TB ~ Asus PIKE 2008 ~ 4x WD Red 3TB ~ HGST 3TB NAS ~ Windows 10 Pro Workstation amd64
NASter: Core 2 Quad Q9550S ~ 4x Micron 2GB DDR2-800 Unbuffered ECC ~ Asus P5BV-C ~ Broadcom MegaRAID 9271-8iCC ~ Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB ~ 6x WD Green 2TB ~ 2x WD Red 2TB ~ Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS amd64
Battlebird: Apple MacBookPro9.2 ~ Core i5-3210M ~ 2x Hynix 4GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM ~ Samsung SSD 850 Evo 1TB ~ macOS Mojave amd64

Rachel: Apple MacBookPro8,1 ~ Core i7-2620M ~ 2x Samsung 4GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM ~ Kingston SSDNow V300 60GB ~ Samsung SpinPoint 1TB ~ macOS High Sierra amd64
Dinosaur: Dell Latitude D620 ~ Core 2 Duo T7400 ~ Kingston 2GB DDR2-800 SO-DIMM ~ Kingston 1GB DDR2-800 SO-DIMM ~ Intel 945PM ~ nVidia Quadro NVS 110M ~ Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB ~ Windows 10 Pro amd64
RavineAudio: Raspberry Pi Bodel B ~ ARM1176JZF-S ~ Elpida mDDR2 512MB ~ Broadcom BCM2835 ~ Broadcom VideoCore IV ~ SanDisk Extreme 8GB microSD ~ Wolfson Audio Card ~ Raspbian Server armv6f

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13 hours ago, tahmid133712 said:

that looks like bottleneck heaven to me. I mean if your mom is a gamer

I plugged in OP's CPU & GPU into a bottleneck calculator just for fun

 

Holy **** I have never seen a bottleneck percentage that high


CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G@3.8Ghz  Heatsink: AMD Wraith GPU: Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 6GB RAM: Corsair DDR4 1x8GB 2866Mhz Mobo: ASRock B450M-Pro4  Case: Cooler Master Elite 361 PSU: Superflower Leadex Silver 600W

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 hours ago, BigRom said:

I plugged in OP's CPU & GPU into a bottleneck calculator just for fun

 

Holy **** I have never seen a bottleneck percentage that high

I do have a GTX 650 Ti in my parts bin... Maybe sub that?


DreamCorvette: Xeon E3-1231v3 ~ 4x Kingston KVR 8GB DDR3-1600 ~ Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H ~ Sapphire RX 580 8GB ~ Intel SSD 520 Series 480GB ~ WD Green 6TB ~ macOS Mojave amd64
Acorn: 2x Xeon E5-2680 ~ 8x Kingston KVR 16GB DDR3-1600 ECC ~ Asus Z9PE-D16C/2L ~ AMD R9 380 8GB ~ WD Black NVMe 1TB ~ Asus PIKE 2008 ~ 4x WD Red 3TB ~ HGST 3TB NAS ~ Windows 10 Pro Workstation amd64
NASter: Core 2 Quad Q9550S ~ 4x Micron 2GB DDR2-800 Unbuffered ECC ~ Asus P5BV-C ~ Broadcom MegaRAID 9271-8iCC ~ Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB ~ 6x WD Green 2TB ~ 2x WD Red 2TB ~ Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS amd64
Battlebird: Apple MacBookPro9.2 ~ Core i5-3210M ~ 2x Hynix 4GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM ~ Samsung SSD 850 Evo 1TB ~ macOS Mojave amd64

Rachel: Apple MacBookPro8,1 ~ Core i7-2620M ~ 2x Samsung 4GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM ~ Kingston SSDNow V300 60GB ~ Samsung SpinPoint 1TB ~ macOS High Sierra amd64
Dinosaur: Dell Latitude D620 ~ Core 2 Duo T7400 ~ Kingston 2GB DDR2-800 SO-DIMM ~ Kingston 1GB DDR2-800 SO-DIMM ~ Intel 945PM ~ nVidia Quadro NVS 110M ~ Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB ~ Windows 10 Pro amd64
RavineAudio: Raspberry Pi Bodel B ~ ARM1176JZF-S ~ Elpida mDDR2 512MB ~ Broadcom BCM2835 ~ Broadcom VideoCore IV ~ SanDisk Extreme 8GB microSD ~ Wolfson Audio Card ~ Raspbian Server armv6f

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