Originally Posted by yzmxer608
Good stuff man! We will have the same CPU and heatsink
. But did they really just send the stuff in the box like that? Or did you just take all the packing out for the photo?
I had pulled the packing; otherwise you would have only seen a bunch of crumpled up brown paper packing.
Here's a shot of what I had done right before I left for work. I spent a lot of time redoing my front fans, rotating them 90 degrees so I could route the wires behind the drive cage. I also rerouted the front panel wires (LED lights and panel connectors) behind the drive cage.
We got out a couple of hours early tonight so I came home and went to work on it. I swapped the drives so that my data drive is up top and my temporary OS drive is on the bottom. The reason for this is because the top position is a pain to get into to pull a drive due to the 20-pin power cable. The temp drive is an old 80 gig that was originally in the computer way back when. Once I have pulled everything from one of the 250s I will ghost the drive on to it and swap them out. I have the 250 mounted above the top hard drive in the 3.5" drive area (with the yellow SATA cable, the other is to my optical drive) as the GTX 260 blocks putting a drive in the two middle positions.
I also discovered that my case is not wide enough for the Core Contact
. I forgot to include the depth of the mobo and CPU in my figures, so it looks like I will be sending it back. I am going to see if I can find something shorter to replace it with, though. I may look at some cases, too... just don't tell my wife.
Here's where I am now:
It is ready to try firing it up, but I am going to leave that for in the morning. I prefer to be wide awake and have my full mental capacity for that instead of being tired and fuzzy like I am now. I plan on using GParted on the 80 and 750 drives, installing Win7 on the 80, updating the heck out of it, and then transferring everything from the 250. I doubt I will get to ghost the drive tomorrow, but I may try to transfer everything from the other 250 via my external dock so I can get my wife's computer together, too.
Yes, the AMD sticker is off-center on the cooler. It came that way.
Once I get my drives swapped I will finalize my cable management.