That's a lesson I think I've finally learned: Paint Is Last.
It's natural to start painting things first because of the drying time involved,...
I've always been able to slide the rivet remains off with my fingers. Maybe twist 'em until they break with a pair of needle nose pliers....
The label on the packaging. There is absolutely no other difference.
Quads all the way. This machine has:
2 x E5320 Xeons $560
2 x 2GB DDR2 533 MHz FB-DIMM $180
Asus DSBV-DX mobo $225
Those are retail...
Back panel is still off so I can do cable management. Some of which will be getting rid of those dangling fan wires.
Top fans 9th July
The effect of the top fans with their grill looked good so I thought I'd upload a couple of pics.
Thanks Matticus, I didn't realize it was reported that way.
Tyan S2696 mobo
2 x 2GB DDR2 PC-5300 667 MHz FB-DIMM
2 x Xeon X5355
the rest is irrelevant I hope
Over the course of the last couple of months, I have removed all Adobe software from my systems. Flash player is the only exception, but since...
The 3200 series (1066 MHz FSB) and 3300 series (1333 MHz FSB) single socket "Xeons" were indeed S775 since they were simply relabeled Core 2 Quads.
The fan on the back is inside the case. It looks a bit odd because there is a grill mounted inside the case.
The SATA cables...
You're correct. There is no difference apart from TDP. In the 5400 series, E denotes a TDP of 80 watts, X denotes a TDP of 120 watts or more...
July 6th update
The body, but not the front, of this case is nearly complete.
PSU is mounted, window is mounted, right side panel is...
July 6th update
Quick update, just one pic to show progress.
Painting is essentially complete. The right side panel is not on in the...
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