Description

This was not bought recently or all at once. This is the current state of my ever evolving build.

I previously had a 3570k in this PC but the option to buy this motherboard and CPU came up for very cheap and I could not pass it up. I paid $100 for the CPU and motherboard.

At 4.3ghz (1.35v) this CPU scores about the same as my 3570k did at 4.2ghz. Seeing as how I enjoy pushing older hardware to its limits, I am always down for a side-grade to older/more interesting components. I also love overclocking.

The motherboard is astonishing. Yes it was a $500 board when it was released, but the level of control you have through the (legacy style) BIOS is amazing. Control I haven't even seen on modern high end boards. Very impressive. Its no wonder this board was the one used for all the x58 world records. It even has settings in the BIOS for if you are doing sub-zero cooling. I removed the VRM heatsink and the chipset heatsink and reapplied thermal paste when I got this board a couple days ago.

The RAM I have had for years.

The CPU cooler is actually a CoolIT-ECOII R120 but its the same thing as a first gen H60. Works well and I paid $17 for it refurb in 2012.

I have had the SSD and 1tb WD HDD for 3 years but I recently added the 500gb drive (laptop take out) and moved all my user folders to it.

I bought the 1060 for $175 open box at microcenter like 8 months ago.

The case I have had for 4 years. Fine case and I added rubber grommets for a more polished look.

PSU I bought as a refurb some years ago for $50.

Windows 10 pro was $10 back when I was in college and bought 5 8.1 keys back before colleges changed over to dreamspark and actually sold real keys.

Keyboard is just a basic MX brown board and I love it. Browns are my favorite switch. Added o-rings.

Mouse I have had for at least 5 years. Holding up well.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks great! I love old hardware, it’s like old cars (and I know you like cars), as they say they don’t make em like they used to!

+1

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

as they say they don’t make em like they used to!

Lol I hate that saying.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

No kidding. Intel should have kept soldering the IHS and not even thought about the damn toothpaste. Would make our lives much easier.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, honestly idk why they stopped, if it’s to save a few cents here or there, I think they’re saving money in all the wrong places lol

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig my man! +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing you have a very loud voice(+1)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I do not.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, so you have A REALLY LOUD VOICE?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful. Love the older tech kicking butt.

Thumbs up.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, you posted it. Good vintage build, I dig it.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason to downgrade from 3570k to 960? I know it will be fine but as far as I've heard they're starting to show age and if you already had it why downgrade

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

i love to overclock and i wanted a board with an many overclocking features a i could get and this board is it. at 4.3ghz this chip beats my 4.2ghz 3570k anyway

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a fan of this. Nice!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

You remember all that nonsense you said to me about Corsair psu’s? And then what do you have?

Never mind, finally, sort of, finished my build, 3 years later! Ended up getting a evga 750gq! I know it’s overkill for what I’ve got, but weirdly enough it was pretty cheap, cheaper than a 650gq. Makes no sense to me. Sweet little budget build you got there!!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair uses many different OEMs for their PSUs. The Corsair CX green units and the Corsair AX units are as different as a PSU from Coolermaster and one form Seasonic. They aren't manufactured by the same company or the same factory. My PSU is made by Seasonic and labeled Corsair while something like a CX green is made by Channel Well Technology and labeled Corsair. Entirely different PSUS.

My Seasonic built Corsair is top top quality/performance. Its basically a re-labeled Seasonic X-series Gold.