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mpitogo
Michael Pitogo
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Revive

Originally built in 2010 as a Hackentosh based around a Gigabyte ga-x58a-ud3r v2.0 motherboard, Intel Core i7 930 CPU and a Diamond ATI 5770 1GB. It had been running until 2015 when I built a new Hackentosh and it sat idle ever since. Revive was taken out of retirement in Dec 2018 to see how far I can take it to upgrade. I took the guts out of a tacky (by today's standards) Cooler Master CM610 and adopted the internals to an NZXT H500 and installed a few ebay upgrades such as an Intel Xeon x5690 (79.99) happily chugging along at 4.27GHz and an XFX RX580 8GB (139.99).

Today its a dual boot macOS Mojave and Windows 10. Previously it was only macOS el Capitain. In Windows 10 its a gaming PC in macOS its a productivity machine.

One poor design feature of the NZXT case other than aesthetics and color is the poor airflow. The system is starved of fresh clean air when gaming. The GPU pumps so much heat into the case, I often have to remove the glass side plate.
Color(s): White
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Retro
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 169.95
Intel - Xeon X5690
Socket: LGA 1366
Cores: 6
Motherboard
Gigabyte - GA-EX58-UD3R
Chipset: X58
CPU Socket: LGA 1366
Size: ATX
Graphics
$ 259.95
XFX - Black Core Edition
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: GTX 580
Storage
$ 173.00
Crucial - M4
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 128 GB
Storage
$ 107.00
Intel - 750 Series
Form Factor: PCIe x4
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 400 GB
Storage
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
PSU
$ 148.55
Corsair - HX750
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
NZXT - H500, White
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 21.78
Noctua - NF-F12 PWM
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 109.95
Noctua - NH-D14
Type: Air Cooler
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