Description

This was built for my friend as for he still ran a Pentium 4 Single Core

I could not stand there and bear the pain...

We sold the old computer for $50 I pitched in $150 and he paid $50 for this beast machine.

He will not be Gaming!Lemme get that straight.Only Photoshop and Video works.

As for the parts list lemme go through a small briefing of why and where we got these parts

Intel Xeon X5450

What can I say a 8 Threaded LGA775 processor for only $30 bucks?Now that is a killer.Also it's Xeon so like the branding just says it all.

CPU Cooler

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Asus P5B-E

Initially branded as a gaming motherboard (or I think it was) this thing has a lot of features the person won't even use.The main thing we were looking for is Xeon CPU support and with a driver update this board handled it all.No complaints here

The 8GB DDR2 Ram of Randomness

ECC Registered?

Check.

Xeon Support?

Check.

Good to go in this section

Corsair Forse LS 60GB+Seagate Barracuda

This is where the problems began.The SSD was corrupted badly so I had a hard time trying to format it from my computer.Took me a day or two (I forgot) to get it working properly.We first got a brand new Seagate from Micro Center and it was DOA.So we sent it in for RMA and got one that would make weird clicking noises and sure enough 2 days of trying to get it to stop making noises it broke.Sent it in for DOA yet again and they just refunded my money instead this time.I hop onto Craigslist and bam...We got a Barracuda for only $10 bucks that survived a week of stress testing.Yeah that's right.

GPU Playz stuff and Goz' Fast

Case

I gave it in for 5 bucks.Had it for 1.5 years in my basement doing nothing so like whatever

PSU

We got it for $50 which in retail it is a $120.This was a killer deal.It was also sealed when it arrived from E-Bay

So that's today's build I have built a lot of computers in the past but I don't think they are worthy of posting...

Part Reviews

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

I still run servers with old Xeon (2 of them even older than you X5450), It's all about what you want them to do. And the GTX 580 is still a capable gpu! One last thing: great job

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Such deal with it. Much performance . Very cheap . Wow! No, for real great work with those parts, I've got to say that you raised my eyebrow with the 30$ Xeon, how is it performing? How does it feel?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome. For the price someone might pay for just the CPU alone, you've managed to put together a very capable workstation machine. Great job.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at the individual price tags on the parts, I was expecting the total to be more like $3.99 than $250. Good job on budgeting, building this for your friend and even pitching in with the lion's share of the budget! Damn, son! Well done!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, great work! Looks damn fine aswell! :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

xeon 8 threaded proccessor for 30 bucks? aye that is a killer deal lol.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Pics.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know that the money you saved on this build were well spent on a professional photographer! :D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Now THIS is budget! +1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

You selling?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

Not bad , similar performance as a PS4 / Xbox ONE.

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

i don't think so a xeon and a 580 i think it will blow consoles away

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