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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig

03 Jun 2010   #1451
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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I now officially have my proof of concept switch plate finished!

The key switch, Fan controller, and now light switch all are on and work.
I just finished adding the switch (lighted) to my Red Cathodes, and it looks pretty cool.

Now, it is on to designing and cutting the full plate and mounting it, then finishing the wiring for everything else.

~Lordbob

Where's the pics?
It is REALLY hard to see because of the lights, but here are some I took:
-proof-concept2.jpg
-proof-concpet3.jpg
-proof-concept4.jpg

In order from left to right: Fan controller knob, Fan LED (will be removed), Cathode Switch (on and off), Key Switch.

~Lordbob




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03 Jun 2010   #1452
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Nothing special really.
I like the way you say it's nothing special, then add a pic of your GTX 285... nice sttup btw, love the fan duct :P
Thanks and trust me it's nothing special here comparing to the rigs posted here already :P
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03 Jun 2010   #1453
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

I have noticed on my motherboard which is a Gigabyte GA-M575L1-S4 there is a molex connector on it marked PCIE_12V.
Can anyone tell me what it is used for. My guess is for powering two pci-e cards, is that correct.
Never seen this on a motherboard before.
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04 Jun 2010   #1454
rixto003

Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

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Nothing special really.
I like the way you say it's nothing special, then add a pic of your GTX 285... nice sttup btw, love the fan duct :P
Thanks and trust me it's nothing special here comparing to the rigs posted here already :P

u mean rigs like this?

BEWARE OF MY SHITBOX !!!!

-p6036193.jpg-p6036194.jpg-p6036196.jpg


PS! its a WiFi receiver (i think its the right word).
PPS! i got one more screwed on my mobo (lowest thing there), and if i take my graphic card out, i can put 1 more from my printer


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04 Jun 2010   #1455
HILLBILLY

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Nice looking rig

Great pics, how's it running?
lol, Mike asked me to stress the system yeaterday after I installed the PSU, Crysis maxed at 1680x1050, and 8xAA. No lag. What-so-ever. At least, none untill that point in the Storyline where the Marines invade. I guess 9000 explosions and half the USMC on the screen at any given moment may have been slightly taxing on the system... :P

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I now officially have my proof of concept switch plate finished!

The key switch, Fan controller, and now light switch all are on and work.
I just finished adding the switch (lighted) to my Red Cathodes, and it looks pretty cool.

Now, it is on to designing and cutting the full plate and mounting it, then finishing the wiring for everything else.

~Lordbob

Where's the pics?
It is REALLY hard to see because of the lights, but here are some I took:
Attachment 76616
Attachment 76617
Attachment 76618

In order from left to right: Fan controller knob, Fan LED (will be removed), Cathode Switch (on and off), Key Switch.

~Lordbob
Nice work mate! looks pretty damn awesome, I'll bet the funcionality is pretty good too :P

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HILLBILLY View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adt View Post
Nothing special really.
I like the way you say it's nothing special, then add a pic of your GTX 285... nice sttup btw, love the fan duct :P
Thanks and trust me it's nothing special here comparing to the rigs posted here already :P
lol, no worries. True, compared to some of the setups on here it's not as flashy, but compared to most systems, it's pretty sweet
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04 Jun 2010   #1456
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
I have noticed on my motherboard which is a Gigabyte GA-M575L1-S4 there is a molex connector on it marked PCIE_12V.
Can anyone tell me what it is used for. My guess is for powering two pci-e cards, is that correct.
Never seen this on a motherboard before.
Your right, usually a graphics card that require more power.
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04 Jun 2010   #1457
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
I have noticed on my motherboard which is a Gigabyte GA-M575L1-S4 there is a molex connector on it marked PCIE_12V.
Can anyone tell me what it is used for. My guess is for powering two pci-e cards, is that correct.
Never seen this on a motherboard before.
Your right, usually a graphics card that require more power.
Yeah, that's common for higher powered PCI-e and some AGP cards, but as twdawson said, it's unusual to see it on a motherboard...

Oh, and btw twdawson, I think you meant to say a GA-M57SLI-S, not GA-M575L1-S (is this the one? [link]). Just in case you try search for more details on it. I can't seem to figure out what that connector is for though, and the pictures I found aren't that clear as to whether the M/B has the female or male molex connector.

If it's a female connection on the board, then my best guess would be that a molex to PCI-e power adapter can be connected there instead of on the end of a power cable coming from the PSU... But I've never seen a setup quite like that before, so I'm not sure if that's even done on any boards.


Edit: Ok, I found what it is... It's a male connector on the motherboard, here's a passage from your user manual:
"The motherboard includes a PCIE_12V power connector, which provides extra power to the onboard PCI Express x16 slot. When installing two graphics cards, please connect the power cable from the power supply to this connector." Hopefully that helps clear up what it's for.
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04 Jun 2010   #1458
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
I have noticed on my motherboard which is a Gigabyte GA-M575L1-S4 there is a molex connector on it marked PCIE_12V.
Can anyone tell me what it is used for. My guess is for powering two pci-e cards, is that correct.
Never seen this on a motherboard before.
Your right, usually a graphics card that require more power.
Yeah, that's common for higher powered PCI-e and some AGP cards, but as twdawson said, it's unusual to see it on a motherboard...

Oh, and btw twdawson, I think you meant to say a GA-M57SLI-S, not GA-M575L1-S (is this the one? [link]). Just in case you try search for more details on it. I can't seem to figure out what that connector is for though, and the pictures I found aren't that clear as to whether the M/B has the female or male molex connector.

If it's a female connection on the board, then my best guess would be that a molex to PCI-e power adapter can be connected there instead of on the end of a power cable coming from the PSU... But I've never seen a setup quite like that before, so I'm not sure if that's even done on any boards.


Edit: Ok, I found what it is... It's a male connector on the motherboard, here's a passage from your user manual:
"The motherboard includes a PCIE_12V power connector, which provides extra power to the onboard PCI Express x16 slot. When installing two graphics cards, please connect the power cable from the power supply to this connector." Hopefully that helps clear up what it's for.
Yeah thats the one, it was a typo when i posted, and thanks for the replys. I was just curious and thought thats what it was for, not that it will ever get used.
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04 Jun 2010   #1459
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
Yeah thats the one, it was a typo when i posted, and thanks for the replys. I was just curious and thought thats what it was for, not that it will ever get used.
Yeah sure, no problem at all.. I'm guessing that onboard PCI-e power connector would only really be required to use the onboard graphics for something like Hybrid SLI, but then again my XFX 750a motherboard supports Hybrid SLI and I don't have any connectors like that onboard.. Oh well, such is life I guess. If everything in life made perfect sense all the time, I think it would be rather boring.
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04 Jun 2010   #1460
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rixto003 View Post

BEWARE OF MY SHITBOX !!!!
As long as it works mate, that's all that counts

One day I should post a pic of my 24/7 pentium D machine - that should be good for a chuckle or two
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