Thread: Upgrade time!
View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 25, 2012, 05:02 AM
Elite Elite is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
Posts: 40

My System Specs

Default Upgrade time!

Okay so ts that time now to get an upgrade on my rig, keep in mind when I give you the specs I don't use this (or any) rig for gaming, video/picture editing, or overclocking in any way.

So my current rig is setup as so:
P4 3.00GHz HT/64-bit/XD etc
Asus P5LP-LE Lithium (Old HP Machine Motherboard)
4x1GB GEIL RAM
Radeon Sapphire 4650 1GB DDR2 Video Card
430W Thermaltake PSU
Thermaltake V3 Case

Not too much of a rig but it gets er done for sure.

Now the kicker here is that I am not sinking much money into this build, if any at all at this time. So I am only doing the CPU/Mobo for now.

Now here is what I will be upgrading to
2.4GHz Intel C2D
Q35T-AM (Not Too sure on brand, also from what I can tell a Acer board)

I cannot seem to find much on the mobo so I can't even tell you much about it. From my searches it is a board from an Acer Veriton desktop, I could be wrong. My friend had pulled this board from a desktop that he was working on saying that it was dead then after it was all said and done it came back to life so I will be testing it for sure.

According to thissite the board is said to support up to 8Gb of DDR2 so in the future I will probably be making the jump to 8GB soon. Like I said I am not 100% sure that this board works so once I test it and know for sure I will order it.

Also should mention the Hard Drives in the rig:
2x1TB Drives
1x200GB
2x250GB - One internal one External.
1x320GB

Also once I upgrade the board and All I will be adding a spare 160GB HDD in after the fact because I have it lying around and I want the space as I am always downloading. I had an issue once before with the drive in the current rig where it wouldn't POST or something (can't remember what it was) so I just left it out.

Questions/comments/criticisms welcome.

Afterthought:
If you are wondering how I came to get this board for no cost then I shall tell you. I have an older (S478) P4 1U rackmount server laying around that I never use anymore, My friend that I am getting the board from has a small makeshift server farm in his basement and we came to an agreement that we would trade straight across board for full server, however seeing as he told me the board was dead then came back to life has me sketched right the **** out so I have decided not to send him the server till I can confirm it works or not.

Also if any of you can find any more detailed info on this new board and give me a few links let me know.
__________________
|ECS Q35T AM Motherboard
|Intel Core 2 Duo 2.60GHz
|4GB GEIL RAM
|~2.5TB HDD's
|Thermaltake V3
|Thermaltake 430W PSU
|Radeon Sapphire 4650 1GB DDR2
Heatware Record | Ebay Record
Reply With Quote