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I haven't had this PC for a long time because I sold it. The only reason it was built was because I got bored, started mixing and matching parts I already had, and some I purchased on Ebay.

It really wasn't a terribly bad little machine, but that once mighty Intel Q9650 was a bottleneck for the GTX 650 Ti Boost. In certain games, all four cores would be pegged at 100%. Even so, it really surprised me sometimes.

There really isn't much more to say about it. I definitely wouldn't buy any motherboards or processors as old as that again. Honestly, it was kind of an experiment to see how it would perform nowadays. The oldest I would mess with now is Sandy Bridge (2nd Gen Intel Core Series/LGA1155) or, as much as I hate to say this, Ryzen/AM4 on the AMD side.

If there's one thing I wouldv'e done differently, I would've tried to find a different power supply for cheaper. That's a pretty good power supply in a machine that may end up getting tossed to the curb (if it hasn't already) once its new owner saves up enough money for a new machine. One of the other machines I built around that same time period (after this one) could've used a better power supply, but there weren't any deals at the moment, so it got a somewhat sketchy Cooler Master 80+ (white).

Anyway, that's about all I have to say about this PC.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
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Nice build. Looks clean inside and out!

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  • 3 months ago
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would have loved to see more pics. great job

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