Decided to do a rebuild. [56K go milk a cow]

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  1. Adramalech

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    Soo....i'm a bit into computers. One of my many hobbies. And well, I decided that it was too long since my last rebuild. So I decided to rip her guts out in the most violent manner and documented some of the....fun...

    So...here is my baby from about, 3 months ago.

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    At weight, probably close to 75-80lbs, case is about 20lbs when stripped down.

    After I ripped everything out it was time to clean everything!

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    Oh look at that dirrty CPU...Gotta clean that crap off and apply a dab of the good stuff!

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    Stage 4 weight reduction!

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    The magical liquid that makes it happen...and i'm not talking about making babies you pervs!

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    Heatsink sitting nice and snug...

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    It's all in the details, routing wires for the best airflow and cooling.

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    Motherboard complete! Kinda...

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    Time to put in my PSU!

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    Almost there!

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    Aint so messy up there now!

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    Testing and she's running!

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    And here is my comp next to a generic HP for partial size comparison.

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    Lookin' good! My system is due for a thorough cleaning. :)

    What are the specs on that beast?
     
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    Sadly, pretty crappy. She's 4 years old and had some minor surgery(yet still keeps on par with the Athlon 64s of a compairable speed). Gonna do a fully new build soon though with water. :D But within the next month i'm going to paint the case a dark blue, and the frame flat black.


    CPU: P4 2.4B(non HT) @ 2.9
    RAM: 1gig Corsair PC4000
    Motherboard: Abit AI7
    Video Card: X1300 @ 580/420
    PSU: Vantec 520watt
    Case: Antec PlusView1000AMG

    What i'm planning on building:

    CPU:Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
    MotherBoard: ASUS P5W DH DELUXE
    RAM: 2gigs Corsair XMS PC2-6400
    Video Cards: 2x Sapphire Tech X1950 512mb
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling 720watt
    Then other random crap that doesnt have much to do with performance. :p
     
  4. heelfetish

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    Mine is just about 3 years old, so I feel your pain. I don't have the $ for upgrades yet either. Although the only things I might upgrade would be the gfx card and double up on the RAM.

    Dell Dimension XPS Gen 3
    Intel i925X chipset
    Pentium 4 550 (Prescott) 3.4 GHz HT
    1024 MB PC4300 DDR2 Dual-channel SDRAM @ 266 MHz
    74 GB 10,000 RPM Western Digital Raptor SATA HDD (OS/Applications)
    150 GB 7200 Western Digital SATA HDD (Data)
    ATI Radeon X800 XT 256 MB PCI-E @ 520MHz
    SoundBlaster Audigy Z2S sound card
    Hauppage PVR-150 hardware PVR/Capture card
     
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    Damn...a pressy...hot sombitch. I was thinking about getting one, but that would require me to sink up my MOSFETS and get a ton more cooling which I didn't want to do.

    What kind of GPU and RAM you wanna shoot for? Or are you a hardcore gamer who wants to hit up the SLI route? Pretty decent system for it age from the looks of it.
     
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    My my, that CPU heat sink is sexy.
     
  7. Adramalech

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    Not as sexy as this!

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    *Twitches*

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    Not really a hardcore gamer... When I bought that system I wanted to play some games, and I wanted a system that would last for at least 3 years without feeling really dated. So far it's held up both ends. In reality, the system is a workhorse, I use it for everything. I've got more peripherals than I can count. :lol From web surfing, web dev, photo editing, video editing, scanning, torrent downloads, gaming, DVD backups, etc.

    I have no idea what I'll do for graphics. When I bought that system ATI was king, and the X800 XT was the absolute best gfx card on the market. Now that's not the case, and I'll have to give a good look to nVidia. I'm not looking to upgrade my MB, so SLI is out of the question (Only 1 PCI-E X16 slot). And I really don't want to use a dual-height card either, as most of my expansion slots are full. But for RAM, I'll probably just get 2 more sticks of PC4300 to double up on what I already have. I still run XP Pro, so 2 GB should be plenty.

    I hope to pick up a laptop this fall though. :)