Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ry@n, 3 Jan 2006.
All my parts have arrived including the motherboard, cpu and psu which I got for christmas. My cat just has a thing for boxes, he was in it before I had chance to unpack all the components.
OCZ are just lazy its like they sent me the US cable just to tease me, however I will run the psu for a week or so to make sure its ok then I will fit the UK plug to that sexy looking cable.
A few build pics (don't really need explaining):
I had two of these sound reactive CCFL controllers in here but where in the way of the motherboard so I had to remove them. I will hard wire the UV CCFLs and just have the green ones flashing.
The I/O panel is too wide for the opening, I will need to adjust this later on.
My sexy 7900gs, only £116 from overclockers.co.uk
I paid for an Core2Duo "allendale" but memtest says its a "Conroe" :huh: Why?
You can also see in the pic that I had trouble with my LG DVDROM/CDRW, when I tried to boot Kubuntu it said:
Booting from CD/DVD:
"ISOLINUX ....something or other"
and that was it for over 20 minutes, I tried several times and checked the boot order and the drive jumper. I then tried an old crusty cdrom drive and it booted first time. Could it be a dirty laser as I have taken the drive apart?
Anyway final specs:
OCZ Modstream 520w
Gigabyte GA_965P_DS3 (socket 775)
Intel Core2Duo e6300 1.8ghz (needs overclocking)
OCZ XTC 1GB (2x512) DDR2 PC2-6400 (S.O.E)
Western Digital 250GB Sata2 (16mb cache)
Gainward Bliss GeForce 7900GS PCIe
Man This One Of the Best Projects !!
Thanks, once I have everything working OK and the OS installed etc I will sort out the CCFLs, Cable management as its a mess, the front panel LEDs and I will try and fix the fan controller.
Cool I love that Man you gave me damit good idea for my project
KEEP IT ON
wow congrats on the great hardware, mighty jealous
looking good and i am gald to see this project finally coming together,
good luck with the cable routing lol
It's just a terminology issue. No big deal, you got the specs you paid for. A lot of people (including retailers) codename the E6300 and E6400 as Allendale where they're really Conroes, just with half of their cache memory disabled. Check this out for more details.
Nice bondo work, by the way.
Thats good to know Thanks man
Great hardware. Very suitable for this fantastic project
Regards as to your US power cable, is it the flashing sort?
If you dont want to void warranty, why dont u just use a low profile Us to Uk adapter and leave the cable unchanged (or sexy) lol
Nice hardware, and do try and find an adapter as that plug looks nice
Looking slick! Nice hardware too, you may want to turn the heatsink so the internal fan is blowing with your rear exhaust, you are likely to get better performance out of it then.
lol that aint a US power cable. its a standard EU cable. Only the brits and a fu new EU country's has difrint ones.
The US has 2 flat pins and one ground pin
This is a US cable> http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_69/1152011120x1s5a5.jpg
Very nice case!
I like your video card
It its... The internal fan has the back 'brace' facing towards the PSU fan.
I found a travel plug adapter but it doesn't connect the earth pin so thats not very safe at all.
Thats no US cable.. Thats a standard Europe one
umm... that defnitly aint a EU adaptor. go to a store, and ask four a standard EU groundit adaptor.
looks kinda like this one on the richt
btw i defnitly wont recoment yousing it. you dont have ground and if it fits. it has the bad habit to spark. so plz do keep a smoke detector and a fire extinguisher near you. ore the fire-brigade whil have a nice vizit at your home
Good job man, like the case nice blue. Sweet hardware aint the cooler alil too big? psu is quite nice, the adaptor Anobis is talking about looks about right.
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