"Retro" Build

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prayshadow
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"Retro" Build

This is a Core 2 Quad based build that I have wanted to do for a long time, just because I like Core 2s as they're what was current when I was a kid, so I looked at them back in those days like the bee's knees. I got a Core 2 Quad from my local Goodwill for $7, I bought an ASUS P5 for $20, an 8GB kit of Samsung DDR3 @ 1600Mhz for $25, an EVGA 500W PSU for $20, threw in an EVGA GTX 960 I already had, booted from an $18 Silicon Power SSD and stuffed it all into an old eMachines T5048 case that I already has as well, and I love the "retro" aesthetic it possesses while also keeping a sort of "sleeper" status as it can still run most newer games at playable framerates. I made a point of cleaning the inside of the case but leaving the outside pretty much the way it was. I'm quite happy with the look and the performance overall. Emoji
Color(s): Black Silver
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Retro
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 38.04
Intel - Core 2 Quad Q9300
Socket: LGA 775
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 138.86
ASUS - P5G41T-M LX
Chipset: G41
CPU Socket: LGA 775
Size: Micro-ATX
Graphics
$ 269.99
EVGA - FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 960
Storage
$ 48.99
Silicon Power - A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 39.99
EVGA - 100-W1-0500-KR
Wattage: 500
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+
Case
TBD/To Be Determined - TBD/To Be Determined (custom)
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