|25 Jan 2012||#13|
I recently bought a new motherboard for myself and thought I'd use my old one to build a semi-new PC for the wife. since I would be using some old parts from other machines and some new items as well, I am calling this "Frankenstein".
Rosewill Smart one Mid tower case
Rocketfish 500W modular PSU
Crucial M4 64GB SSD
AMD PhenomII X4965BE 3.4GHz
Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 motherboard
GSkill Ripjaws 2x4GB 1600 7-8-7-24T RAM
Gigabyte ATI HD4670 graphics card
Enzotech CPU cooler
LiteOn DVD burner
Multi card reader with USB port
This is the case with fans powered to test a PSU for another build I will do.
New PSU mounted
A view inside the case
My work space
The motherboard ready to be mounted. I put on the CPU and cooler, RAM, and sometimes cables before mounting in the case.
My tool stash seem to take on a life of its own and grows.
Cables attached to mounted board
The two drives, SSD+data
While doing cabling I discover two mobo screws I forgot to put in. One was fairly easy, but this one was a nightmare to put in. The board was a tight fit and if I removed the cooler to get to the screw I wouldn't be able to re-attach the clips for it because of there not being room for fingers to reach them. Fortunately I had a very long screwdriver to help out which I magnetized the end of to hold the screw and lower to its hole.
There is only about a half inch space between the CPU fan and the case top fan.
The screw can just be seen here
Two views of the finished wiring, fairly neat and tidy for a cheap case. It has no side window to see it though.
Wiring behind the motherboard.
The job done.
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|26 Jan 2012||#17|
You're both right ! lol Yes no strong magnetic sources are better but as long as you're not talking banging super magnets all around inside. But as my precision screw and nut driver set isn't magnetized then the glue stick is the bomb for holding or retrieving lost screws.
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|05 Feb 2012||#19|
As promised Gary my second "Franky"
Started life as a Compaq SR1915AN with a Sempron 1.8Ghz 512 DDR2RAM an old clapped out 80GB IDE hard drive, XP Home, full of dust and cobwebs and cost me $20 at the local council recycle centre. Case marked and written all over and I thought was due for spare parts until I cleaned it up seeing it has SATA sockets and under the grime a decent case.
Now looks fairly presentable with an Athlon 64 x2 2.5Ghz 4GB RAM extra fans and an old Seagate SATA 80GB drive (shortly to be a Seagate 120GB) plus filters to eclude a lot of the dust.
Now the filters don't look pretty and the Northbridge has another NB heatsink fitted tightly on top to provide extra cooling and the front fan - yes is mounted off the the front panel with wall fixing plugs as stand offs and held in with cable ties (to clear the power and led assembly).
The side panel has an extra fan also held in with cable ties. OS is now 7 and it runs just fine and is making me a nice little tester and after my next "Franky" will find a home in some kids room.
What I would like to know is what sort of PCI slot is that that takes that Asus card (also a recycle) as I want to make it DVI if I can. I have a ton of other graphics cards but this is the only one that will fit the slot configuration.
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