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Old 09-01-2010, 09:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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oh i wasn't joking about your rig with my first question, i really don't know what was considered high-end "back in the day".

i was joking about your rig with my second question though .
Lol, I like how "back in the day" is 2005. That's when this CPU initially came out. You want to talk about real old school, my first rig I build was a 1.8GH P-4, Abit (Who has since gone out of business...) IS7 E-2, 256mb of DDR1, and an Nvidia FX5600 Ultra, And a Super Flower 450W PSU.
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well i didn't build it, but a while ago i had an old dell xps t500. it had a 500mhz p3, and using some parts a relative of mine had laying around i "upgraded" it to 768mb (or 512mb... idk) of ram, a 40gig hdd and a 6200 a-le. that was pretty old too i guess XD.

anyway...

now that i look at your pics again, i'm wondering, is it safe to just have the rad. just hanging from the rear like that?
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now that i look at your pics again, i'm wondering, is it safe to just have the rad. just hanging from the rear like that?
Well it's been that way for the last 4 years so I assume so lol.

It's held in place with a gutted fan housing and some nice long bolts.
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I right now have a intel .8ghz with 4 80gb hardrives and a nvidia 200fx (i believe it was) sitting in the hall. That thing is a dinosaur.

If 2005 is back in the day my cpu is an oldtimer too lol
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I right now have a intel .8ghz with 4 80gb hardrives and a nvidia 200fx (i believe it was) sitting in the hall. That thing is a dinosaur.

If 2005 is back in the day my cpu is an oldtimer too lol
Well considering I joined TF in 2005, I'm gonna consider this processor to be more than a little long in tooth, but hey, I do what I can with what I've got.

Still waiting on D-tek at this point to get off his *** and make it possible for me to order the bracket I need to get this thing together, I just hope he doesn't charge me an arm and a leg for it...
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You could always fabricate one if you have to, just get the stuff ya need, and a good dremel :3
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Naw, this isn't the kind of thing you quickly cut out of a piece of sheet metal.

http://dtekcustoms.com/instructions/...ll%20Guide.pdf

See page two for the diagram with all the parts. There's the mounting plate with is sandwiched between the blocks base and top, the bolts, screws, and threaded backplate.
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Well I still haven't heard back from freaking D-tek, go figure... So I decided to run it air cooled in the interim. And it is now up and running again beautifully.

I'm presently charging my camera batteries but pictures to come shortly, I almost forgot how clean air cooled systems are compared to W/c ones...



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up and running with no hdd? O.o

from that angle it looks pretty clean inside, or maybe it appears that way because of the black interior...

what case?
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up and running with no hdd? O.o

from that angle it looks pretty clean inside, or maybe it appears that way because of the black interior...

what case?
Hahaha, I have the hard drive in a 5.25 to 3.5" converter heatsink to keep things looking tidy down below.

The case is the Gigabyte Aurora 570, a revision of the original which I also happen to own. As far as I'm aware it's no longer available wonderful case though...
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