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A blast from the past


CassieDragon

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I'm bored due to FUNemployment. So I'm going to build a machine that's from the one era of hardware I sat out from this past 20 years: The DDR3 era.

Goals: It needs to not leave out too much. Lack of USB 3.0 front panel will be forgiven (mostly since I'm cheap and I'm not going to be buying the USB 3.0 fp header cables) but lack of USB 3.0 will not be. Bespoke cooling will be encouraged, fast spinning fans shall be shunned, and burning VRMs will be strongly discouraged.
Rules:
It needs to run decently

It needs to be quiet.

For ever piece of hardware I use that's post DDR3 I need to go back to the DDR2 era or older with another piece of hardware, defined as when it was commonly available. Adapters do not count extra, but the machine must need that older piece of hardware to operate. If what I have is a slightly newer version of what was available back then, it does not count.

 

 

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CPU: 5900X @180W power limit
MOTHERBOARD: X570-P with custom passive heatsink for chipset
RAM: 4x16GB M391A2K ECC RAM OC to 3200 (stock 2133)
GPU: Powercolor 6800XT Red dragon
SSD/NVME: WD 2TB 850
SSD/NVME 2: 2x1TB 860 Evos in raid 0
HDD: 5x14 TB WD server drives in the NAS in raid Z2, good for 600-800 MB/s
KEYBOARD: Kinesis advantage
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36 minutes ago, CassieDragon said:

I'm bored due to FUNemployment. So I'm going to build a machine that's from the one era of hardware I sat out from this past 20 years: The DDR3 era.

Goals: It needs to not leave out too much. Lack of USB 3.0 front panel will be forgiven (mostly since I'm cheap and I'm not going to be buying the USB 3.0 fp header cables) but lack of USB 3.0 will not be. Bespoke cooling will be encouraged, fast spinning fans shall be shunned, and burning VRMs will be strongly discouraged.
Rules:
It needs to run decently

It needs to be quiet.

For ever piece of hardware I use that's post DDR3 I need to go back to the DDR2 era or older with another piece of hardware, defined as when it was commonly available. Adapters do not count extra, but the machine must need that older piece of hardware to operate. If what I have is a slightly newer version of what was available back then, it does not count.

 

 

Nice, post lots of pics. Let us know if you need anything. 

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CPU: Ryzen 7900x
GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 7900XTX
PSU: Cooler Master 850w Platinum
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL360 Flux
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte B650 Aorus AX
SSD/NVME: Solidigm P41 Plus 2TB Gen4 NVME
RAM: G.Skill Flare X DDR5-6000
CASE: HAF700 Berserker
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CPU: AMD Opteron 180 @ 3.0GHz
MOTHERBOARD: Asus A8N SLI
RAM: 4x1GB Corsair XMS DDR400 @ 2.5-3-3-6
PSU: eVGA 600BQ
GPU: Sapphire HD5870
SOUNDCARD: Asus Xonar DG
OPTICAL: DVDRW with Lightscribe
SSD/NVME: 64GB HP 2.5" SSD
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CPU: AMD Athlon 1100MHz
MOTHERBOARD: ECS K7S5A
RAM: 2x256MB Corsair XMS DDR400 @ 133MHz / CAS2
PSU: Antec 350w
GPU: ATI Radeon 9800 PRO
SOUNDCARD: Creative Live! 5.1
OPTICAL: LG 16x DVD-ROM
OPTICAL 2: IOMagic 48x16x48 CDRW
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On 21/10/2023 at 03:22, pioneerisloud said:

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I'm trying to figure out where I put the mobo/CPU/Ram, I seem to have misplaced them.

I lose a mobo every few months.

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CPU: 5900X @180W power limit
MOTHERBOARD: X570-P with custom passive heatsink for chipset
RAM: 4x16GB M391A2K ECC RAM OC to 3200 (stock 2133)
GPU: Powercolor 6800XT Red dragon
SSD/NVME: WD 2TB 850
SSD/NVME 2: 2x1TB 860 Evos in raid 0
HDD: 5x14 TB WD server drives in the NAS in raid Z2, good for 600-800 MB/s
KEYBOARD: Kinesis advantage
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