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Windows 7: "Frankenstein" build

25 Jan 2012   #11

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Oh and here's a tip I use when you don't have a magnetized screw driver, take and dip the bit end into a kids glue stick and it will hold screws from dropping. Works like a charm !

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25 Jan 2012   #12

Windows 10 64bit

nice build man
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25 Jan 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
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.
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New PSU mounted
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A view inside the case
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My work space
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The motherboard ready to be mounted. I put on the CPU and cooler, RAM, and sometimes cables before mounting in the case.
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My tool stash seem to take on a life of its own and grows.
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Cables attached to mounted board
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The two drives, SSD+data
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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.
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The screw can just be seen here
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Two views of the finished wiring, fairly neat and tidy for a cheap case. It has no side window to see it though.

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Wiring behind the motherboard.
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The job done.
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Great Frankenstein build Britton30 although the performance tests you ran paint a much brighter picture. Also you have a great WEI Score for the age of the ATI 4600 vid card & processor is a good score too.
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26 Jan 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Thanks again everyone. Yeah the "boss" doesn't care much re the build and performance numbers.
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26 Jan 2012   #15

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

What? Aren't you supposed to keep magnets away from computer parts? o.0
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26 Jan 2012   #16

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
What? Aren't you supposed to keep magnets away from computer parts? o.0
Yes, but there are exceptions to every rule. Kind of like you are not supposed to overclock. Now, how much fun would that be?
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26 Jan 2012   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

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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26 Jan 2012   #18
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

The glue stick idea is a very good one. I am very careful with magnets near PC parts and the magnetism is very low on a screwdriver tip, barely enough to lift a tiny screw. My case has a door which is held closed by two magnets.
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05 Feb 2012   #19

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

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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05 Feb 2012   #20

Windows 10 64bit

like your build ICit2lol and like that your are making some good use out of your old case and hdd, it's looking good man
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