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Budget i7 from the old times

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I piled this PC together mostly on eBay. Some parts I had lying around like a power supply and a case but I wanted to take my old motherboard which had a LGA 1156 and try and find a sweet deal for upgrading. Enter the X3440 Xeon processor the only real deal here. I'll include links though i don't recommend doing this these parts are old some of it is expensive and i bought mostly paperweights that weren't suppose to work risky.

 

CPU (star of the show)

X3440 Specs (LGA 1156)

# of Cores 4

# of Threads 8

Processor Base Frequency 2.53 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency 2.93 GHz

Cache 8 MB SmartCache

Bus Speed 2.5 GT/s DMI

TDP 95 W

VID Voltage Range 0.6500V-1.4000V

Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Xeon-X3440-SLBLF-2-53GHZ-8MB-1333MHz-LGA-1156-CPU-Quad-Core-Processor/382382372925?hash=item5907c3f83d:g:legAAOSw9V1aha8g

 

Ram

Kingston HyperX 16gb DDR3 1866 (expensive af/already owned)

Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HyperX-DDR3-1866-240-Pin-8GB-FREE-SHIPPING/192423740718?hash=item2ccd59452e:g:5l8AAOSwJRZaVnll

 

Mobo

EVGA P55 FTW 200 (Very good at overclocking Linus has a guide on overclocking this generation of processors too pretty informative & helpful again another paperweight that wasn't suppose to work)

Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-P55-FTW-200-SLI-141-LF-E658-KR-LGA-1156-Intel-ATX-Motherboard-Core-i7-860/183081065437?hash=item2aa07b5bdd:g:R4cAAOSwD39aiNgQ

Cheaper Alternative: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Micro-X8SIL-F-LGA-1156-Intel-Motherboard-with-I-O-shield-Micro-ATX/253239879272?epid=80259044&hash=item3af645e668:g:g6YAAOSwe51Z-9Uh

 

Case (Don't use this i had this lying around not doing anything just get some crappy cheap case or use cardboard xd)

Fractal Design Mehsify C

Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fractal-Design-Meshify-C-FD-CA-MESH-C-BKO-TG-ATX-Mid-Tower-Computer-Case-ATX-Pow/302403523970?epid=2170976193&hash=item4668a79582:g:YJYAAOSwIylZ0PyF

 

GPU

PNY GTX 780 (Overclocked see in Pics wasn't supposed to work at all)

Link is in general the for parts or non-working auctions you can score well if you land it right: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=gtx 780&_dcat=27386&rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=7000&_trksid=p2045573.m1684

 

PSU

Corsair (don't know the exact model sticker was missing but it does say) 650w

 

Why it was put together

I mostly bought this due to what you get for your money on eBay X3440s go anywhere from 17-25 bucks US. Then I figured that maybe I should probably get a higher quality mobo. Found another classic eBay sell for parts or non-working discount. Bent pins possibly non-working EVGA P55 FTW 200 for 40 bucks US. Solid choice was able to overclock it stable to 3.8 GHz. Another eBay part I found for kind of a steal was a non-working PNY GTX 780 for 49 bucks US including shipping. I included 16 gigabytes of Hyper X fury ddr3 memory. Had left over from another build i sold. The finishing touch was a case I used the modern Fractal Design Meshify C which seemed to fit everything nicely. The front panel 3.0 ports won’t work obviously.

 

Final Thoughts and Benches

Everything here is super costly & old I wouldn't recommend it. I gambled with non-working conditions and came out ahead I benched and stress tested everything to death still working good as new. I'll also include benchmark pictures Cinebench and a couple of game benchmarks I have a lot so maybe an Imgur link would be more appropriate. If you got this route there are cheaper alternatives but all in all its still a heck of a PC centered on this Xeon very impressive.

 

Benches: https://imgur.com/a/pYcv4

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Just now, linustouchtips said:

umm is this okay im terrible at glam shots sorry if its bad.

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that's Beautiful. just Beautiful

 

not even joking  i don't know what about it but whether the large CPU Cooler or the glowing green Video card but this just butters my breadsticks...


MF UH BEANS

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, aries757 said:

that's Beautiful. just Beautiful

 

not even joking  i don't know what about it but whether the large CPU Cooler or the glowing green Video card but this just butters my breadsticks...

Cryorig H7 is sexy af i had to put it in there lol

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3 minutes ago, aries757 said:

-boop-

I like that your signature is longer than your posts :P what song is that I listen to atlas? https://soundcloud.com/atlas/stopbeingdicks


I might not know what I'm talking about but I'm gonna say it anyways

 

Try using the PSU Tier List! 

How to reset the bios/clear the cmos

My current rig: Gigabyte Aero 15W v8-BK4 15"

CPU: Intel i7 8750-H 6-core

Ram: 1x16gb DDR4 2666 mHz

Storage: 512 m.2 nvme ssd

GPU: GTX 1060 6gb

Monitor: 23.8" Dell S2417DG 144hz g-sync 1440p + 27" Acer S271HL 60 Hz 1080p

Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry Mx Silent

Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB, Steelseries Rival 600 

Headset: Philips SHP 9500 + Sennheiser hd598

Dac/Amp: Monoprice liquid spark (amp) + topping d10 (dac)

 

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1 minute ago, hconverse02 said:

I like that your signature is longer than your posts :P what song is that I listen to atlas?

<3 thx bb

 

#Stopbeingdicks 

 

i fucking love atlas

 

 i have listened to him for almost half a year

 

(learned about them through my ex, best thing that came out of it lol)


MF UH BEANS

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Just now, aries757 said:

(learned about them through my ex, best thing that came out of it lol)

Learned about him AFTER my ex 


I might not know what I'm talking about but I'm gonna say it anyways

 

Try using the PSU Tier List! 

How to reset the bios/clear the cmos

My current rig: Gigabyte Aero 15W v8-BK4 15"

CPU: Intel i7 8750-H 6-core

Ram: 1x16gb DDR4 2666 mHz

Storage: 512 m.2 nvme ssd

GPU: GTX 1060 6gb

Monitor: 23.8" Dell S2417DG 144hz g-sync 1440p + 27" Acer S271HL 60 Hz 1080p

Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry Mx Silent

Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB, Steelseries Rival 600 

Headset: Philips SHP 9500 + Sennheiser hd598

Dac/Amp: Monoprice liquid spark (amp) + topping d10 (dac)

 

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