Small Post - My Newest PC Build

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Dave, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Hey, just thought that I'd share some pics and some specs of my new
    machine. Was not built to be a high end gaming machine. But does give
    me some options. ;)

    a.. XPRO Silver Internal 3.5" 17-in-1 Card Reader With USB2.0 Port
    a.. Asus 7600GS SILENT 512MB DDR2 PCI-E
    a.. Microsoft Black Wired PS/2 Keyboard 500 - Retail Box
    a.. Antec SmartPower 2.0 400W PSU - Atx 2.01 Dual Rails
    a.. Western Digital WD2500KS Caviar SE 250GB 7200RPM SATAII/300 16MB
    Cache - OEM
    a.. Asus P5B-VM Socket 775 I965G VGA onboard audio FSB1066 mATX
    a.. Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache
    Retail Boxed Processor
    a.. Corsair 512MB DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 non-ECC 240 DIMM Unbuffered CL5
    Lifetime Warranty
    a.. Silverstone TJ08S uATX aluminium

    Pictures: http://sfoswald.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!9B6D94AAA1F91D12!2395.entry
     
    Dave, Apr 7, 2007
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  2. Dave

    Gazwad Guest

    Dave <>, the infected-delinquent and nasty log-cabin
    raider who likes ceaseless cajones coaxing with crocodiles, and whose
    partner is a bankside lady with a gaping knob gobbler, wrote in
    <>:
    > Hey, just thought that I'd share some pics and some specs of my new
    > machine. Was not built to be a high end gaming machine. But does give
    > me some options. ;)
    >
    > a.. XPRO Silver Internal 3.5" 17-in-1 Card Reader With USB2.0 Port
    > a.. Asus 7600GS SILENT 512MB DDR2 PCI-E
    > a.. Microsoft Black Wired PS/2 Keyboard 500 - Retail Box
    > a.. Antec SmartPower 2.0 400W PSU - Atx 2.01 Dual Rails
    > a.. Western Digital WD2500KS Caviar SE 250GB 7200RPM SATAII/300 16MB
    > Cache - OEM
    > a.. Asus P5B-VM Socket 775 I965G VGA onboard audio FSB1066 mATX
    > a.. Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache
    > Retail Boxed Processor
    > a.. Corsair 512MB DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 non-ECC 240 DIMM Unbuffered CL5
    > Lifetime Warranty
    > a.. Silverstone TJ08S uATX aluminium
    >
    > Pictures:
    > http://sfoswald.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!9B6D94AAA1F91D12!2395.entry
    >



    LOL, 512MB of RAM?

    You tight ****.

    I slapped four 1GB DDR2 modules in mine just for the aesthetics.


    --
    For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down
    in words with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived
    it. There is, however, a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy which
    are not thoughts, and to which as yet I have found it absolutely
    impossible to adapt to language. These fancies arise in the soul, alas
    how rarely. Only at epochs of most intense tranquillity, when the
    bodily and mental health are in perfection. And at those weird points
    of time, where the confines of the waking world blend with the world of
    dreams. And so I captured this fancy, where all that we see, or seem,
    is but a dream within a dream.
     
    Gazwad, Apr 7, 2007
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  3. Dave

    Dave Guest

    On Apr 7, 11:27 am, "Gazwad" <> wrote:
    > Dave <>, the infected-delinquent and nasty log-cabin
    > raider who likes ceaseless cajones coaxing with crocodiles, and whose
    > partner is a bankside lady with a gaping knob gobbler, wrote in
    > <>:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Hey, just thought that I'd share some pics and some specs of my new
    > > machine. Was not built to be a high end gaming machine. But does give
    > > me some options. ;)

    >
    > > a.. XPRO Silver Internal 3.5" 17-in-1 Card Reader With USB2.0 Port
    > > a.. Asus 7600GS SILENT 512MB DDR2 PCI-E
    > > a.. Microsoft Black Wired PS/2 Keyboard 500 - Retail Box
    > > a.. Antec SmartPower 2.0 400W PSU - Atx 2.01 Dual Rails
    > > a.. Western Digital WD2500KS Caviar SE 250GB 7200RPM SATAII/300 16MB
    > > Cache - OEM
    > > a.. Asus P5B-VM Socket 775 I965G VGA onboard audio FSB1066 mATX
    > > a.. Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache
    > > Retail Boxed Processor
    > > a.. Corsair 512MB DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 non-ECC 240 DIMM Unbuffered CL5
    > > Lifetime Warranty
    > > a.. Silverstone TJ08S uATX aluminium

    >
    > > Pictures:
    > >http://sfoswald.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!9B6D94AAA1F91D12!2395.entry

    >
    > LOL, 512MB of RAM?
    >
    > You tight ****.
    >
    > I slapped four 1GB DDR2 modules in mine just for the aesthetics.
    >
    > --
    > For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down
    > in words with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived
    > it. There is, however, a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy which
    > are not thoughts, and to which as yet I have found it absolutely
    > impossible to adapt to language. These fancies arise in the soul, alas
    > how rarely. Only at epochs of most intense tranquillity, when the
    > bodily and mental health are in perfection. And at those weird points
    > of time, where the confines of the waking world blend with the world of
    > dreams. And so I captured this fancy, where all that we see, or seem,
    > is but a dream within a dream.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Na na,... lol... Sorry that's four times 512MB. :) I had wanted 4GB
    but perhaps I am a bit tight assed!
     
    Dave, Apr 7, 2007
    #3
  4. Dave

    Gazwad Guest

    Dave <>, the piss-stained-tramp and teapot-shaped
    indorser who likes fierce cock eating with northern fur seals, and whose
    partner is a garden-tool-mama with a moist silk igloo, wrote in
    <>:
    > On Apr 7, 11:27 am, "Gazwad" <> wrote:
    >> Dave <>, the infected-delinquent and nasty log-cabin
    >> raider who likes ceaseless cajones coaxing with crocodiles, and whose
    >> partner is a bankside lady with a gaping knob gobbler, wrote in
    >> <>:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > Hey, just thought that I'd share some pics and some specs of my new
    >> > machine. Was not built to be a high end gaming machine. But does give
    >> > me some options. ;)

    >>
    >> > a.. XPRO Silver Internal 3.5" 17-in-1 Card Reader With USB2.0 Port
    >> > a.. Asus 7600GS SILENT 512MB DDR2 PCI-E
    >> > a.. Microsoft Black Wired PS/2 Keyboard 500 - Retail Box
    >> > a.. Antec SmartPower 2.0 400W PSU - Atx 2.01 Dual Rails
    >> > a.. Western Digital WD2500KS Caviar SE 250GB 7200RPM SATAII/300 16MB
    >> > Cache - OEM
    >> > a.. Asus P5B-VM Socket 775 I965G VGA onboard audio FSB1066 mATX
    >> > a.. Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache
    >> > Retail Boxed Processor
    >> > a.. Corsair 512MB DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 non-ECC 240 DIMM Unbuffered CL5
    >> > Lifetime Warranty
    >> > a.. Silverstone TJ08S uATX aluminium

    >>
    >> > Pictures:
    >> >http://sfoswald.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!9B6D94AAA1F91D12!2395.entry

    >>
    >> LOL, 512MB of RAM?
    >>
    >> You tight ****.
    >>
    >> I slapped four 1GB DDR2 modules in mine just for the aesthetics.
    >>
    >> --
    >> For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down
    >> in words with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived
    >> it. There is, however, a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy which
    >> are not thoughts, and to which as yet I have found it absolutely
    >> impossible to adapt to language. These fancies arise in the soul, alas
    >> how rarely. Only at epochs of most intense tranquillity, when the
    >> bodily and mental health are in perfection. And at those weird points
    >> of time, where the confines of the waking world blend with the world of
    >> dreams. And so I captured this fancy, where all that we see, or seem,
    >> is but a dream within a dream.- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Na na,... lol... Sorry that's four times 512MB. :) I had wanted 4GB
    > but perhaps I am a bit tight assed!
    >



    MMm, I looked at those pics.
    I noticed 4 sticks, that's fair enough.
    You do realise that having your hard drives in such close proximity and
    without any cooling for them is a big no-no, don't you?

    --
    For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down
    in words with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived
    it. There is, however, a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy which
    are not thoughts, and to which as yet I have found it absolutely
    impossible to adapt to language. These fancies arise in the soul, alas
    how rarely. Only at epochs of most intense tranquillity, when the
    bodily and mental health are in perfection. And at those weird points
    of time, where the confines of the waking world blend with the world of
    dreams. And so I captured this fancy, where all that we see, or seem,
    is but a dream within a dream.
     
    Gazwad, Apr 7, 2007
    #4
  5. Dave

    Dave Guest

    On Apr 7, 11:58 am, "Gazwad" <> wrote:
    > Dave <>, the piss-stained-tramp and teapot-shaped
    > indorser who likes fierce cock eating with northern fur seals, and whose
    > partner is a garden-tool-mama with a moist silk igloo, wrote in
    > <>:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Apr 7, 11:27 am, "Gazwad" <> wrote:
    > >> Dave <>, the infected-delinquent and nasty log-cabin
    > >> raider who likes ceaseless cajones coaxing with crocodiles, and whose
    > >> partner is a bankside lady with a gaping knob gobbler, wrote in
    > >> <>:

    >
    > >> > Hey, just thought that I'd share some pics and some specs of my new
    > >> > machine. Was not built to be a high end gaming machine. But does give
    > >> > me some options. ;)

    >
    > >> > a.. XPRO Silver Internal 3.5" 17-in-1 Card Reader With USB2.0 Port
    > >> > a.. Asus 7600GS SILENT 512MB DDR2 PCI-E
    > >> > a.. Microsoft Black Wired PS/2 Keyboard 500 - Retail Box
    > >> > a.. Antec SmartPower 2.0 400W PSU - Atx 2.01 Dual Rails
    > >> > a.. Western Digital WD2500KS Caviar SE 250GB 7200RPM SATAII/300 16MB
    > >> > Cache - OEM
    > >> > a.. Asus P5B-VM Socket 775 I965G VGA onboard audio FSB1066 mATX
    > >> > a.. Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache
    > >> > Retail Boxed Processor
    > >> > a.. Corsair 512MB DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 non-ECC 240 DIMM Unbuffered CL5
    > >> > Lifetime Warranty
    > >> > a.. Silverstone TJ08S uATX aluminium

    >
    > >> > Pictures:
    > >> >http://sfoswald.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!9B6D94AAA1F91D12!2395.entry

    >
    > >> LOL, 512MB of RAM?

    >
    > >> You tight ****.

    >
    > >> I slapped four 1GB DDR2 modules in mine just for the aesthetics.

    >
    > >> --
    > >> For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down
    > >> in words with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived
    > >> it. There is, however, a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy which
    > >> are not thoughts, and to which as yet I have found it absolutely
    > >> impossible to adapt to language. These fancies arise in the soul, alas
    > >> how rarely. Only at epochs of most intense tranquillity, when the
    > >> bodily and mental health are in perfection. And at those weird points
    > >> of time, where the confines of the waking world blend with the world of
    > >> dreams. And so I captured this fancy, where all that we see, or seem,
    > >> is but a dream within a dream.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > Na na,... lol... Sorry that's four times 512MB. :) I had wanted 4GB
    > > but perhaps I am a bit tight assed!

    >
    > MMm, I looked at those pics.
    > I noticed 4 sticks, that's fair enough.
    > You do realise that having your hard drives in such close proximity and
    > without any cooling for them is a big no-no, don't you?
    >
    > --
    > For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down
    > in words with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived
    > it. There is, however, a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy which
    > are not thoughts, and to which as yet I have found it absolutely
    > impossible to adapt to language. These fancies arise in the soul, alas
    > how rarely. Only at epochs of most intense tranquillity, when the
    > bodily and mental health are in perfection. And at those weird points
    > of time, where the confines of the waking world blend with the world of
    > dreams. And so I captured this fancy, where all that we see, or seem,
    > is but a dream within a dream.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Yes, but I hope that the two case fans (with one of them directly
    below one HDD) will be enough. What do you think?

    I would prefer to leave as is, but I could suspend one upside down.
    Would that harm the disc or shorten it's life by anything?

    Any suggestions welcome.

    Cheers
     
    Dave, Apr 7, 2007
    #5
  6. Dave

    Gazwad Guest

    Dave <>, the slouching-chiseler and
    attention-seeking turd burglar who likes repulsive prick-licking with
    ostriches, and whose partner is an overnight-bag with a ghastly growler,
    wrote in <>:
    > On Apr 7, 11:58 am, "Gazwad" <> wrote:
    >> Dave <>, the piss-stained-tramp and teapot-shaped
    >> indorser who likes fierce cock eating with northern fur seals, and whose
    >> partner is a garden-tool-mama with a moist silk igloo, wrote in
    >> <>:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > On Apr 7, 11:27 am, "Gazwad" <> wrote:
    >> >> Dave <>, the infected-delinquent and nasty
    >> >> log-cabin
    >> >> raider who likes ceaseless cajones coaxing with crocodiles, and whose
    >> >> partner is a bankside lady with a gaping knob gobbler, wrote in
    >> >> <>:

    >>
    >> >> > Hey, just thought that I'd share some pics and some specs of my new
    >> >> > machine. Was not built to be a high end gaming machine. But does
    >> >> > give
    >> >> > me some options. ;)

    >>
    >> >> > a.. XPRO Silver Internal 3.5" 17-in-1 Card Reader With USB2.0 Port
    >> >> > a.. Asus 7600GS SILENT 512MB DDR2 PCI-E
    >> >> > a.. Microsoft Black Wired PS/2 Keyboard 500 - Retail Box
    >> >> > a.. Antec SmartPower 2.0 400W PSU - Atx 2.01 Dual Rails
    >> >> > a.. Western Digital WD2500KS Caviar SE 250GB 7200RPM SATAII/300 16MB
    >> >> > Cache - OEM
    >> >> > a.. Asus P5B-VM Socket 775 I965G VGA onboard audio FSB1066 mATX
    >> >> > a.. Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache
    >> >> > Retail Boxed Processor
    >> >> > a.. Corsair 512MB DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 non-ECC 240 DIMM Unbuffered
    >> >> > CL5
    >> >> > Lifetime Warranty
    >> >> > a.. Silverstone TJ08S uATX aluminium

    >>
    >> >> > Pictures:
    >> >> >http://sfoswald.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!9B6D94AAA1F91D12!2395.entry

    >>
    >> >> LOL, 512MB of RAM?

    >>
    >> >> You tight ****.

    >>
    >> >> I slapped four 1GB DDR2 modules in mine just for the aesthetics.

    >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down
    >> >> in words with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived
    >> >> it. There is, however, a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy which
    >> >> are not thoughts, and to which as yet I have found it absolutely
    >> >> impossible to adapt to language. These fancies arise in the soul, alas
    >> >> how rarely. Only at epochs of most intense tranquillity, when the
    >> >> bodily and mental health are in perfection. And at those weird points
    >> >> of time, where the confines of the waking world blend with the world
    >> >> of
    >> >> dreams. And so I captured this fancy, where all that we see, or seem,
    >> >> is but a dream within a dream.- Hide quoted text -

    >>
    >> >> - Show quoted text -

    >>
    >> > Na na,... lol... Sorry that's four times 512MB. :) I had wanted 4GB
    >> > but perhaps I am a bit tight assed!

    >>
    >> MMm, I looked at those pics.
    >> I noticed 4 sticks, that's fair enough.
    >> You do realise that having your hard drives in such close proximity and
    >> without any cooling for them is a big no-no, don't you?
    >>
    >> --
    >> For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down
    >> in words with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived
    >> it. There is, however, a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy which
    >> are not thoughts, and to which as yet I have found it absolutely
    >> impossible to adapt to language. These fancies arise in the soul, alas
    >> how rarely. Only at epochs of most intense tranquillity, when the
    >> bodily and mental health are in perfection. And at those weird points
    >> of time, where the confines of the waking world blend with the world of
    >> dreams. And so I captured this fancy, where all that we see, or seem,
    >> is but a dream within a dream.- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Yes, but I hope that the two case fans (with one of them directly
    > below one HDD) will be enough. What do you think?


    There would be very marginal cooling for the lower drive. The lifespan of
    both drives will be pretty short.

    >
    > I would prefer to leave as is, but I could suspend one upside down.
    > Would that harm the disc or shorten it's life by anything?
    >


    Drives should be able to run at any angle, wear and tear will be quite rapid
    if the drive isnt ina true plane.
    Try holding a running drive in your hand and move it through various angles,
    there's a pretty strong gyroscopic effect.

    > Any suggestions welcome.


    It depends what your intention with those drives is. Lets assume you're
    going to use one to run the operating system and the other for data.
    As a minimum, you would want to out the card reader and move the top drive
    up a bit. You may be able to fit the card reader in the space between the
    drives.

    A better solution would be to lob the card reader out of the way and stick a
    cooler underneath the top drive (used for the OS) and make sure the second
    disk gets powered down when not in use. A better solution still would be to
    move the DVD up a bit and have a drive cooler that mounts where it was,
    again for the OS drive but that's a slightly more expensive route to take.
    Better still would be to buy a better case, with more room but I doubt you'd
    go that route.

    You'll also want to reduce the speed of the rear fan, you want to make sure
    the front fan moves air at a greater rate than the rear fan and the PSU fan
    combined. That way you'll get a positive case pressure and dust will be much
    less likely to build up. You could get a filter for the front fan too but
    this will reduce the effective CFM of the fan. There's no need to spend
    money on fan controllers for the rear fan, you can run it at a lower voltage
    than intended for free. However, the ability to speed the fan up quite
    easily if the temperature builds up would be quite useful.

    If you intend to use the drives in RAID then both drives need to be treated
    equally, the case is too small to do anything other than mount single drive
    coolers under each drive but you'd lose the card reader for certain and one
    of the coolers would have to go underneath the drive cage.

    Hopefully you'll be able to improve things quickly and cheaply and without
    spending too much money.

    Oh, get a bag of tywraps too, the cabling needs to be tidied for better
    airflow, look at getting a rounded ATA cable for the DVD too, ribon cable
    are so last century.

    >
    > Cheers
    >
    >


    --
    For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down
    in words with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived
    it. There is, however, a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy which
    are not thoughts, and to which as yet I have found it absolutely
    impossible to adapt to language. These fancies arise in the soul, alas
    how rarely. Only at epochs of most intense tranquillity, when the
    bodily and mental health are in perfection. And at those weird points
    of time, where the confines of the waking world blend with the world of
    dreams. And so I captured this fancy, where all that we see, or seem,
    is but a dream within a dream.
     
    Gazwad, Apr 7, 2007
    #6
  7. Dave wrote:

    .....
    > Yes, but I hope that the two case fans (with one of them directly
    > below one HDD) will be enough. What do you think?
    >

    Highspeed harddrives such close together would require a fan sitting
    directly behind them, to blow cool air in between. The fan underneath does
    not really touch them.

    > I would prefer to leave as is, but I could suspend one upside down.
    > Would that harm the disc or shorten it's life by anything?
    >

    Should not matter with modern drives, but a 2nd hd cage sitting in front of
    the case fan would be better.

    --
    vista policy violation: Microsoft optical mouse found penguin patterns
    on mousepad. Partition scan in progress to remove offending
    incompatible products. Reactivate MS software.
    Linux 2.6.17mm,Xorg7.2/nvidia [LinuxCounter#295241,ICQ#4918962]
     
    Walter Mautner, Apr 7, 2007
    #7
  8. Dave

    philo Guest

    "Dave" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hey, just thought that I'd share some pics and some specs of my new
    > machine. Was not built to be a high end gaming machine. But does give
    > me some options. ;)
    >

    <snip>

    I see you've published to the world that you use pirated XP pro...
    I wonder what Johnny Depp thinks of that ????



    --
    Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com
     
    philo, Apr 7, 2007
    #8
  9. On Sat, 07 Apr 2007 00:59:08 -0700, Dave wrote:

    > Hey, just thought that I'd share some pics and some specs of my new
    > machine. Was not built to be a high end gaming machine. But does give me
    > some options. ;)


    Especially with a pirate copy of XP.

    --
    Gary G. Taylor * Pomona, CA * 34.074630°N 117.754195°W
    knotgary at knotdonavan dot org http : // www.donavan.org
    "The two most abundant substances in the Universe are hydrogen
    and stupidity." --Frank Zappa, R.A. Heinlein and many others
     
    Gary G. Taylor, Apr 8, 2007
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