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As an update to https://pcpartpicker.com/b/KzcYcf , We ended up going and grabbing a 240mm liquid cooler for 50 bucks off of OutletPC and installed it onto the "golden sample" 1035T we had and managed to squeeze an extra 300mhz out of the overclock on the processor while still having good thermals.

I ended up going into the deep end with the overclock, and at 1.41v we were able to get a "4.4 ghz" turbo overclock at 289 fsb, with 1156 mhz on the ddr2 memory in the system at CL6 with the voltage cranked. Of course, its not 100% prime 95 stable, as if you run it for more than 20 minutes you get a blue screen (as we found out trying to find the AIO's liquid temp equilibrium) but even in the most intensive game there are no issues, unless it is ram capacity related. And with the Intel Developmental instruction-set-emulator-thingy, its able to go from like 30fps in some games to 90ish, and the emulation of avx 4.1 and 4.2 means he can play apex legends and the like without issues, and very little stutter. Dishonored 2 though is a damn nightmare. It will fluctuate from 120fps to 30 because there is only "8gb" of ram in the system, and that is the max the motherboard supports

This is the performance after the OC https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/19124639

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Dropped from 79c on the Arctic Freezer Extreme to 36c under a prime 95 load

Video Card

Even though this is a single fan ITX card, it was still able to deal with a fat overclock and gave significant fps gains because of it

Case

Even though the mounting was jank, we were able to mount a 240mm aio to this old case without anywhere near as much trouble as I figured we would have. This thing is still impressive after all the numerous times I have worked on it.

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Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, but you could at least put a 128gb SSD, maybe even a 240 since the SSD prices are quite low now

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

That was actually the next plan, other than maybe an upgrade to an x5670 xeon with a spare x58 motherboard I have laying around.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Why not both? Or even put nvme on a spare pci-e x4 slot

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I cant do that because the motherboard doesnt support booting from the pcie lanes

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Not the current one, as I havent tested it on it, but I know from previous experience that it doesnt work with nvme or m.2 sata on x58 through pcie lanes.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

wow those are amazing gaming results for such an inexpensive build. I love the jank AIO mounting :D

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

If anyone would like any further benchmarks ran, please let me know.

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

Actually a Cinebench R15 on that CPU would be great! Awesome build as well, I haven't handled anything from that era of AMD, and I am curious to know how these line up. This is in the true spirit of budget.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do, but it is midnight here and I likely work tomorrow.