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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [4]

02 Mar 2013   #1351
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yup, as Steve said board mounting screws and stand-offs come with the baggies of parts in a case.

My ex-father-in-law holds a PhD. He once said, well he often said, we all know what BS is, MS is More and PhD is piled higher and deeper. Hi wife has a PhD too, so I called them a pair 'o'docs.


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02 Mar 2013   #1352
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Steve it appears everything stays so clean because the Lady has a secret........she builds her rig on the washer !
I work on the washer because it's a convenient height that is easier on my almost 64 year old back. Its being metal helps with avoiding ESD but that's just a bonus.

I have the case laying on its side on the infamous washing machine right now to avoid the weight of the cooler damaging the MOBO since I have only two temporary screws in it right now but I had it upright earlier to fool around with the wiring a bit. I stood up again briefly to take these two photos:



I had to temporarily remove the fan power hub so I could remove PCIe covers. I also had to replace the slot cover that had a couple of USB 2.0 sockets because the cables coming out were a lousy half inch too short to make it to the headers (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble). Fortunately, ASUS included a cover that had two USB 2.0 sockets (not that I really need one) and an s-SATA socket (which the MOBO doesn't have but could come in handy someday) that had cables that were plenty long. The cables and sockets were already black (except some white lettering I took a felt pen to) so all I had to do was remove them from the cover and paint the cover and screws (with a felt pen; really "high tech" but it works).


This photo shows the 24pin cable and the Molex I recently added (the top cable; the connector you see facing you is the original one for a future card reader/USB 3.0 hub). It was a wee bit snug in there.

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02 Mar 2013   #1353
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yup, as Steve said board mounting screws and stand-offs come with the baggies of parts in a case.

My ex-father-in-law holds a PhD. He once said, well he often said, we all know what BS is, MS is More and PhD is piled higher and deeper. Hi wife has a PhD too, so I called them a pair 'o'docs.
I usually qualify my B.S. with your ex-father-in-law's definition. I like the paradox.
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02 Mar 2013   #1354
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Like that heat sink you have there paulstung and the case looks really tidy.
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02 Mar 2013   #1355
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If possible can the cooler rotate 90 clockwise? It may give more space to access the RAM on the right side.
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02 Mar 2013   #1356
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If possible can the cooler rotate 90 clockwise? It may give more space to access the RAM on the right side.
I had checked that but it wouldn't fit. Also, I wouldn't be able to install the top center MOBO screw (the cooler has to be installed before installing the MOBO in the case).

Believe it or not, I actually installed a stick with the cooler installed; that won't happen once the GPU card is in. I can't install that until I get those STUPID screws.
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02 Mar 2013   #1357
paulstung

7 home premium 64bit
 
 

It is mate , I did try it that way but it had just about the same clearance as it has already ,plus it looked a bit odd . It's no biggie the heat spreader came off easily enough . The new ram I'm hopefully getting is low profile any way , also I'm looking into 120mm fans to swap out the 140's ,cos the top one is resting on the top heatsink . The fans currently on there although are good a lot of the air being produced is blowing around the fins of the cooler . Surely it would be better to have the fan directing air straight through the fins rather than around . The plan is to keep the center 140 and change the outer 2 .
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02 Mar 2013   #1358
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

It doesn't take long to clean up after a build when it wasn't very neat and organized to begin with. I have several boxes of parts, very loosely organized. It does have it's benefits though. If a part goes out, you have another to replace it with, if you can find it. A couple of months ago, I decided to organize the boxes. I realized I had a complete computer except for a case. So, I bought a $130 case and built a backup rig with the spare parts. I guess there are several ways to look at it, but to me, I have a very good computer for $130. The parts were doing nothing before I put them together. I guess that's why my Wife calls me a pack rat. She must be right. I even have boxes of boxes. I keep every box that a part comes in usually. How's this for a $130 computer? And don't start on how neat it should be. Specs are in my specs as 2nd rig at the bottom.

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02 Mar 2013   #1359
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulstung View Post
It is mate , I did try it that way but it had just about the same clearance as it has already ,plus it looked a bit odd . It's no biggie the heat spreader came off easily enough . The new ram I'm hopefully getting is low profile any way , also I'm looking into 120mm fans to swap out the 140's ,cos the top one is resting on the top heatsink . The fans currently on there although are good a lot of the air being produced is blowing around the fins of the cooler . Surely it would be better to have the fan directing air straight through the fins rather than around . The plan is to keep the center 140 and change the outer 2 .
Paul, your cooler was modeled after the Noctua NH-D14 which is set up pretty much the same. They intentionally made the fans 140mm to help cool the surrounding area. I have a D-14 I use in my other rig. A weird thing happened with mine. I had to do some work and take the fans off. When I replaced them, I only replaced the middle 140mm fan. I was going to replace the 120mm later, when I could see better. But, I found that it ran about 4C cooler without it. Go figure! Obviously, I never replaced the 120mm.
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02 Mar 2013   #1360
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
...I have several boxes of parts, very loosely organized. It does have it's benefits though. If a part goes out, you have another to replace it with, if you can find it...
That's a might big if. I go nuts looking for stored parts.

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...I guess that's why my Wife calls me a pack rat...
That describes me to a "T". It comes with having ADHD.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
...How's this for a $130 computer?...
Not too shabby. Methinks you got your money's worth. This is my first build so I don't have much in the way of spare parts.

What bites my backside (besides tall dogs) is most vendors/manufacturers require the original packaging for warranty returns so I have a boatload of original boxes knocking about I have to hang onto until the warranty expires (mutter, mutter, mumble mumble). One of these days, I'll get ambitious and try to nest as many of them as I can.
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