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775 cpu, ddr2 ram/bare basics multi-GPU system/ 6pin and 8pin PCIe cables (modular)
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May 19, 2010, 10:41 PM
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Its because 775's are still popular and even the oldest Pentium D's on eBay are a minimum of, on average, $30 - 35 shipped. Single cores are of course cheaper unless you are looking for one of the latest generation ones based on 65nm. $40 for a C2D is extremely low, maybe a Pentium Dual Core or Pentium D but C2D is a stretch. Go for the $300 i3 combo if you have it like your previous post states, those little chips overclock like nothing I've ever seen. Great fun.
the reason I haven't gone for the i3 combo is because this is just for a testing system that is meant to test video cards and hard drives and other more frequently changed components. An i3 system is great for an htpc setup or a low cost web surfing system for the wife and kids (I have neither).
Hence my desire to keep it cheaaap. I have no qualms about dropping a few grand on parts, I do that at least twice a year, but sometimes I just can't justify it, especially when wanting a testing rig that I will keep around for a few months and then just throw away (sorta).
That being said, got an interview for a new job tomorrow, which will further support my hardware fetish :P may just end up getting another i7 rig instead (Folding is a heck of an addiction)
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EVGA X58 3xSLI
6gb OCZ Gold 1600
2x EVGA GTX 480 in SLI, 1gb GTS 250 dedicated PhysX
3x WD Caviar Blacks in Raid 0, half a dozen 1tb drives in various flavours.
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
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