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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [4]

19 Mar 2013   #1561
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

That's a great rig, Dallas. Good job!


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19 Mar 2013   #1562
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Not sure if any of you have found your answers to the 4-pin vs 8-pin CPU power connector yet, but just in case... I did quite a bit of research on that topic after I saw my XFX 750a board had the 8-pin. It was time to replace my PSU and that was one of the points that weighed in with the end choice.

The 8-pin connectors are pretty common on server boards, if I remember correctly, they first came out on dual-CPU server boards. Later this idea was also adapted by dual-CPU consumer boards and those designed with overclocking in mind. The main reason is to provide more stable power at higher loads, so unless you're running two procs or (if possible) making your single proc do the work of two, you shouldn't ever need to worry about it. Hope that helps..
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19 Mar 2013   #1563
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Lady F you certainly are patient one. I think you are the only member who can disassemble you connectors to sleeve them.

Dallas7 that is a nice and clean build. You can also upload original pictures. Hit the big orange reply button to get to the Advanced editor, click the Show Us Your Rig [4]-capture.jpg then browse to your image and upload. A full size pic is better to see detail. Ex.

Show Us Your Rig [4]-p1020799.jpg
When you open it in a new tab and click on it once more, it's full size.


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19 Mar 2013   #1564
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Lady F you certainly are patient one. I think you are the only member who can disassemble you connectors to sleeve them.

Dallas7 that is a nice and clean build. You can also upload original pictures. Hit the big orange reply button to get to the Advanced editor, click the Attachment 260078 then browse to your image and upload. A full size pic is better to see detail. Ex.

Attachment 260079
When you open it in a new tab and click on it once more, it's full size.
I agree Britton30, she not only sleeves the darn things but cuts them to length where possible and routes the wires so that they look like hard piping with zero twist in the cable/sleeves.....just amazing. You think people don't notice.....we do and totally understand the level of attention. Your mad woman....mad....and I love it ! You really do need to get out the Nikon and special lights for a final group of detailed pictures when it's all done!
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19 Mar 2013   #1565
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Dallas 7, that is a VERY clean build that you should be proud of! I can tell you put a lot of work into it.
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19 Mar 2013   #1566
essenbe

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Lady F you certainly are patient one. I think you are the only member who can disassemble you connectors to sleeve them.

Dallas7 that is a nice and clean build. You can also upload original pictures. Hit the big orange reply button to get to the Advanced editor, click the Attachment 260078 then browse to your image and upload. A full size pic is better to see detail. Ex.

Attachment 260079
When you open it in a new tab and click on it once more, it's full size.
I agree Britton30, she not only sleeves the darn things but cuts them to length where possible and routes the wires so that they look like hard piping with zero twist in the cable/sleeves.....just amazing. You think people don't notice.....we do and totally understand the level of attention. Your mad woman....mad....and I love it ! You really do need to get out the Nikon and special lights for a final group of detailed pictures when it's all done!
Not only that, but she colors them with magic markers. Now, who would do that?

BTW, Lady Fitzgerald, this is what a bench test should look like.
Show Us Your Rig [4]-bench1.jpg


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19 Mar 2013   #1567
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post

BTW, Lady Fitzgerald, this is what a bench test should look like.
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Mad scientist at work!
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19 Mar 2013   #1568
essenbe

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

Kelly, you got the first part right at least. Just testing to make sure everything works. I really hate to take the motherboard out because there is something not working. After putting everything together, it's a real PITA to remove everything to remove the motherboard.
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19 Mar 2013   #1569
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Kelly, you got the first part right at least. Just testing to make sure everything works. I really hate to take the motherboard out because there is something not working. After putting everything together, it's a real PITA to remove everything to remove the motherboard.
Yes it is! Made a little easier with modular power supplies, but still quite a bit of work if something isn't working right.
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19 Mar 2013   #1570
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the kind words, guys! Except for the two hardwired cables, the PCIe cable (it was already nicely sleeved), and an extension cable that doesn't show from the front, I custom made all of the PSU cables, occasionaly cannibalizing connectors from other cables but usually just buying new ones. It's not that hard, just time consuming but, then, I'm retired so I can afford to take the time. I did do a bit of cheating, though. I was afraid to dismantle the PSU 24 pin connector to sleeve it since I'm color blind and trying to get it back together would have been a nightmare so I just covered the parts that showed with sleeving that wraps around the original, nearly transparent sleeving. I did the same thing with the two breakout cables since the sleeved portion was a straight run (except for that one little kink). Getting all the SATA data connectors through the sleeving I had on hand would have been a nightmare (it would have been impossible with the mini-SAS connector) so I cheated and used the wrap sleeving. Thank God for 3-1 heat shrink tubing.

I got my inspiration for this madness on the Overclockers Forum (the initials would be OCF but think of it as OCD). Some of those guys are into building custom cases as well as custom cables and resleeving existing cables (I would have loved to have built a custom case from oak—I toyed with the idea of going steampunk with it—but I have enough projects waiting to happen already so I limited myself to cutting away a brace and adding some cable routing holes to a stock case). I'm a rank amateur compared to most of those guys.

Btw, great job Dallas, grest job! Nice and clean looking!
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