Skidaddle [38.45L ATX]

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Skidaddle [38.45L ATX]

[DISCLAIMER: I don't own this build anymore]

This build emerged from an urge to build a Core 2 era "retro" build, but with high end parts of the time. After all anyone can slap together an E8xxx Optiplex and call it a day.
So I happened to snatch a Q9550 E0 and a shiny Asus P5E3 Deluxe off ebay. The board was especially nice because it offers DDR3 support, beefy VRM and very nice cooling (full copper fin arrays!).
A case, GTX 660, SSD and other tidbits later, the Q9550 sat there happily chugging along with a 3.8GHz overclock (wish I'd had a bigger cooler for some 4.0 action).
Surprisingly snappy system for its age, and even gamed well at the time! (~mid 2017, almost pulled up on par to an i5 4440)

I just love the copper accents and the sturdy design of the board. Unfortunately I sold the system soon after as I didn't actually use it a lot. In hindsight I wish I'd kept it, given it a sleeker power supply, beefy cooler and stronger graphics card, to make it a really polished C2Q system.

Oh well...
Color(s): Black Orange Red
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 289.99
Intel - Core 2 Quad Q9550
Socket: LGA 775
Cores: 4
Motherboard
ASUS - P5E3 Deluxe
Chipset: X38
CPU Socket: LGA 775
Size: ATX
Graphics
Gainward - GTX 660
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 660
Storage
$ 59.99
Intel - 520 Series
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 240 GB
PSU
Thermaltake - Berlin (discontinued)
Wattage: 630
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+
Case
NZXT - S340 Black
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
Enermax - T.B.APOLLISH Red
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 8.99
NZXT - RF-FN122-RB
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
Enermax - Liqtech 120
Type: AIO
Size (WxHxD): 153 mm
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