Retro EVGA Gaming Build - 2008/2009

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Retro EVGA Gaming Build - 2008/2009

*Parts Being Approved: Core 2 Extreme QX9650, EVGA GTX 295 CO-OP Superclocked, etc*

I decided to do a retro Gaming PC Build based around what is arguably the best hardware of that year(s). I went with an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (Launched November 2007) and an EVGA GTX 295 OC Edition (Launched January 2009). As the main hardware on Gaming PCs is and has always been dictated by the CPU & GPU, I chose to give a 12-14 month allowance in Hardware. Meaning its logical this would be a build you could have completed around 2008/2009. Its common to grab a GPU later and suffer with an older card for a year.


Consider the cost of a QX9650 at launch was $999 and the GTX 295 was $500 or $1800 for both of them today.

I tried to match the EVGA Green color. Hard to do when there isn't a solid reference point for the color itself. The cooler is also rare and huge. I hope you enjoy the thought and effort put into this retro build.


To keep the PC Cool, we added a 200MM Cooler Master Fan up front. The CPU is cooled by an extra thick 140MM Delta Server fan. I will have to update later when I find the part number as the fan is no longer coming out of the case as it took 4 hands to get it to fit.
Color(s): Black Green
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: Brand
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
Intel - Core 2 Extreme (QX9650)
Socket: LGA 775
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 80.00
Memory
$ 91.00
Corsair - Vengeance LP (Black) (1600MHz)
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 4 GB
Graphics
EVGA - GeForce CO-OP
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 295
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 40.00
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 79.99
Western Digital - Blue 5400RPM
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 165.00
Corsair - RMX (Black)
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
Cooler Master - Sniper
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Window
Cooling
Thermalright - IFX-14
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 150 mm
Accessories
$ 89.95
Unable to dertermine total build value (missing part value)
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