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This beauty has served me for several years now without a major hitch. Obviously during that time I have made changes to it, most notably upgrading from a HD 4870x2 > HD 7870 to now Sapphire 7970 GHZ's in Crossfire.

In saying I still use this today, but I'll list the missing components and modifications.. Motherboard = GA-X48-DS4

Custom Modifications

Added two fans to the front as intakes (Did this by attaching them to the front Drive Covers) http://www.overclock.net/t/467996/cosmos-s-cheap-easy-front-fan-case-mod Crafted extra cable holes (for a ATX board) and a backplate hole as the Cosmos S doesn't have access to attach rear backplates while keeping Motherboard in place.

This was the original build back in 2008: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4 4GB Kit (2x2048MB) Corsair-Performance PC6400 800MHz DDR2 2x Pioneer 215D Black Dual Layer DVDRW Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro 2 x Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA 7200RPM 32MB HDD HIS R4870x2 2GB Coolermaster Cosmos S Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W PSU

Nowadays however I can still play all games on at least high settings on 1080p with 60fps constant which is more than enough for the games I play such as Dota 2, TF2 and PR 1.3 (Battlefield 2 mod).

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

got to love old school builds

your mobo is really rare and one of the most expensive of it times

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

It's fun looking at older parts. Very cool build. +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the core 2 quad and hd 79x0

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comments guys, will try to add some more photos soon.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you use the 4 sticks of 2GB DDR2 all at once to make 8GB DDR2 on one Yorkfield CPU?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Well to my knowledge yes, it worked for me quite fine? Sorry not entirely sure what you mean, the CPU never showed any conflict with using four 2gb sticks. In saying I couldnt get more than 8gb out of this board anyways so whether i could if the CPU did/didnt allow doesn't matter now.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

nice im running the same cpu right now in this desktop that im using lol w/ gt 610/4bg ram on 720p lolss XD

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, yeah I ran 1080p but with obviously a big difference in cards allowed me to do that.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, I'm still using a Core 2 Quad Q9550, i'm building a new rig in the next 1-2 years.

Specs: Cpu: [Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83ghz 12 mb L2 cache] Ram:[ 4gb DDR2 667 mhz (Upgrading to 8gb DDR2 800 mhz )] Gpu: [Evga Geforce Gt 740 Sc 2gb DDR3 (Upgrading to a Gtx 750 ti)] Hdd: [Seagate Momentus Xt 500gb-SSHD [Solid State Hybrid Drive]] Psu: [Logisys 550 watt] Mobo: [Intel DG33FB Classic Series] Case: [Cheap Generic Case off of amazon :)] OS: [Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Upgrading to Windows 10 when i get 8gb ram)] [Cost about $300, plays all the games i play just fine.]

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