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I'm hoping to re-use parts for a new build


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#1 cbjfan2009

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:04 PM

Good afternoon. I currently have an HP-Pavilion m9250f. It has:
CPU:
Number of Logical Processors 4
Number of Physical Processors 1
CPU #1 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
CPU Name Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz
CPU Code Name Kentsfield
Vendor GenuineIntel
Number of Bits 64
Instruction Set MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, ET64, XD, VMX, EST
Platform Name Socket 775 LGA
Revision G0
Technology 65 nm
Original Clock 2666 MHz
Original System Clock 266 MHz
Original Multiplier 10.1
CPU Clock 2666 MHz
System Clock 266.6 MHz
FSB 1066.6 MHz
Number of Cores 4
Core #1
Speed 2666.5 MHz
Multiplier 10.0
Core #2
Speed 1599.9 MHz
Multiplier 6.0
Core #3
Speed 1599.9 MHz
Multiplier 6.0
Core #4
Speed 1599.9 MHz
Multiplier 6.0
Turbo Boost Not Supported
Virtual Technology Disabled
Hyper Threading Not Supported
Cache
L1 Data Cache 4 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache 4 x 32 KBytes
L2 Cache 2 x 4096 KBytes

Memory:

I have 4 sticks of:
Warning! Wrong values reported by BIOS
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction None
DRAM Frequency 399.5 MHz
Memory Timings 6-6-6-18 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Device Locator Slot 1
Manufacturer Samsung
Part Number M3 78T2953EZ3-CF7
Serial Number 301C7B6F
Capacity 1024 MBytes
Memory Type DDR2 (PC2-6400)
Speed 400 MHz (DDR2 800)
Supported Frequencies 266.7 MHz, 333.3 MHz, 400.0 MHz
Memory Timings 4-4-4-12-16 at 266.7 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Memory Timings 5-5-5-15-20 at 333.3 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Memory Timings 6-6-6-18-24 at 400.0 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Data Width 64 bits
Manufacturing Date 2008, Week 13
EPP SPD Support No
XMP SPD Support No
Device Locator Slot 2

Motherboard:

Manufacturer PEGATRON CORPORATION
Model Benicia
Version 1.01
Serial Number MS7C83RY0707768
Bridge
North Bridge Intel P35/G33/G31 Revision A2
South Bridge Intel 82801IR (ICH9R) Revision 02
CPU
Name Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 775 LGA
Max CPU Speed 2666 MHz
Memory
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size [unknown]
Memory Slots 4
Memory Type DDR2
System Slots
ISA 0
PCI 4
AGP 0
VL-BUS 0
EISA 0
PCMCIA 0
ExpressCard 0
MCA 0

Video:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Code Name G84
Video Processor GeForce 8600 GT
Technology 80 nm
Adapter DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
PCI ID 0x10DE / 0x0402 (nVidia Corporation / GeForce 8600 GT)
PCI sub ID 0x1043 / 0x034E (ASUSTeK Computer Inc)
Memory 512 MBytes
Memory Bus Width 128 bits
Dedicated Video Memory 497 MB (522125312)
Dedicated System Memory 0 MB (0)
Shared System Memory 1791 MB (1878675456)
BIOS String Version 60.84.54.00.15
BIOS Date 05/23/07
PnP Device Id PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0402&SUBSYS_034E1043&REV_A1\4&13D7CD30&0&0008
Video Mode Description 1280 x 1024 x 4294967296 colors
Driver Version 8.15.11.8627
Driver Date 2009-06-26 00:00:00
DirectX DirectX 11
Driver Name nvd3dum.dll

Sound:
Realtek High Definition Audio
Name Realtek High Definition Audio
Manufacturer Realtek
Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_103C2A6F&REV_1001\4&9C41AD1&0&0001
PnP Device Id HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_103C2A6F&REV_1001\4&9C41AD1&0&0001

All information provided by SIW.
So here's my question - what is worth keeping in this computer? I hope to build a modest gaming system that can play games like Crysis, Total War: Shogun 2, the like (yes, I know Shogun 2 is pretty intense).
I would like to keep the CPU because it's decent enough, but I don't know what I need to look for in a new MOBO (north/south bridge, FSB, etc).
The sound card seems adequate, as it plays back all the formats of audio I have (inclusive of 96 KHz sample rates, 24-bit). I think I can build by myself if I'm told what to look for in a MOBO-- MOBO confuses me.
Thanks for any input/output!
~Matt

Edited by cbjfan2009, 16 September 2011 - 03:06 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:06 PM

I'm thinking of moving the components and new parts to this case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:09 PM

The Core 2 Quad is still a good gaming processor, you should get a graphics card and a power supply due to the low wattage of your current one. The case you suggested would also be a good upgrade.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:44 PM

Thank you for the insight. I would like a crash course into motherboard selection based on my current processor, since I'd like to keep it.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:13 PM

Quick question as I try to rebuild/upgrade my system. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128520 Can I use Nvidia gpu with this mobo? I can't seem to find any that say SLI support...just Crossfire support. HELP!

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:37 PM

Yes you can use a Nvidia GPU with this motherboard. You will need to buy a new processor and memory if buy this motherboard.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 06:33 PM

Thank you for your continued insight. I am considering getting ALL NEW everything due to the limited production of MOBOs for my processor, that also support dual-gpu. I was under the impression that GPU had to be "supported" by the MOBO. If not, I'm excited.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:07 AM

The Gigabyte motherboard is capable of running dual Nvidia or AMD GPU.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 02:38 PM

Negative, it will Only run a NVIDIA GPU by itself, it has no SLI support. Which means you cannot use multiple Nvidia cards. You can use a single nvidia card, but not multiple. If you want to use a multiple video card solution you will have to use two ATI cards in a crossfire configuration.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 04:35 PM

O.O i thought all Z68 chipset supported both -.-

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:01 PM

SLI is not listed on that motherboards support list, on newegg nor on gigabytes website.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:45 AM

Very odd..............

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 26 September 2011 - 09:15 PM

Ok folks, I am continually interested in learning. I have the Antec 300 illusion case. I has 4 fans via factory, so will I need a fan controller pci card to operate them all, or can the just connect to mobo, or do they just get power and I tell them what speed to run?

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 09:28 PM

The motherboard has 4 fan headers, so 1 would be used by the cpu cooler and there would be 3 left. You can usually control them through the program speedfan but you can also try that fan controller like this which you can control the 4 fans in your case.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:07 PM

Hi, I'm back. So I've been looking around at GPU. Comparing these two, I see no difference in stats, price, manufacturer:

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130651

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610

So they look a little different, but practically, they are identical, right? Is this like a 2009 vs a 2010 model?


And are they really $50 better than this card that has slightly less cores/etc., but is rated minimally less powerful than the 560Ti?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121446

Insights are appreciated greatly.

Edited by cbjfan2009, 29 September 2011 - 04:09 PM.





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