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Old March 30, 2008, 10:20 PM
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This system for my youngest daughter is just about finished. Her trusty old Socket 754 system just wasn't cutting it anymore. She's into youtube, aim and msn chat, maplestory, skype, ventrillo, and music & videos. Nothing demanding for an A64-2800 Clawhammer, OC to 2.6ghz of course, a decent gig of ram and a potent AGP vid card... except that she does it all at the same time!

Actually, it ran fine, just slow to boot up lol. It was just that her hard drive kept filling up, too many of her home made movies I guess. I briefly considered adding another drive to her s754, but...

I just happened to have a spare A8N32SLI lying around, sort of fell out of the Silverstone I used in my previous post hehheh.

Has an A64-3800 Venice in it, that'll do 2.7ghz on stock volts, and did over 3ghz in a DFI Ultra D. Not a dual core, but I have one I can use if necessary, X2-3800 Manchester that has yet to be touched by electricity!

I didn't have a 1GB kit avail to use, so opted for 4 x 256mb PC4000 that I had, and actually get some nice bandwidth even considering 2T timing. Their copper heatspreaders blend nicely with the BT and Asus's heatpipes.

Her original case, a Logisys W51 I got them years ago for Xmas, along with the Clawhammer and an ECS mobo. It's actually a decent case function-wise, just don't use the PSU that comes with them, and keep a good quality first-aid kit around because the razor sharp edges can cut you to the bone. I still have no hair on my right arm, from when it shaved it off as I was routing things! I didn't even know, and wondered where all the hair all of a sudden came from inside the case. Couple days later, I noticed my arm, and it clicked!

I just have to migrate her files (get her off my PVR unit!), sleeve the PSU, check a few things, and install her various devices (webcam, etc).

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4 x 256MB Shikatronics Shika-XRam PC4000 (Hynix D43)
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Hitachi 7K160 Sata2 160gig Hard Drive
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Fortron Sparkle 400W Power Supply
Logisys W51B Case w/ window
2x 120mm Cooler Master LED fans: one IN, one OUT
80mm Cooler Master LED side panel fan as IN


























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Old March 30, 2008, 11:24 PM
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Damn, that's a nice clean install!!! (10 minutes running around here and the dust bunnies would be attacking it!!! :) ).

Is the fan control POT stock the way you have it, or is that something you modded up yourself?
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Old March 31, 2008, 11:50 AM
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Jeepers that thermaltake is a beast, it practically covers up all the interesting bits... :) I think that fan speed control is stock. I remember seeing it when I checked out that HSF.
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Old March 31, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Damn, that's a nice clean install!!! (10 minutes running around here and the dust bunnies would be attacking it!!! :) ).

Is the fan control POT stock the way you have it, or is that something you modded up yourself?
TY, all!

Yes it is stock, they come that way these days, at leastthey did about a year ago.

The BT is actually my bench cooler -- HSPC Tech Station. I got it because it'll fit damn near anything, and is easy to install. I haven't needed it for a while, and it was already on the A8N32, so I thought I'd leave it there for now and swap it for a Freezer when I do need it.

Not real happy about the look of it in that case, the side panel fan detracts from it. It suits the MB and ram, just not the case when the side panel is on.

That case is a dust trap, you should see it after a month of running. It's a sign of good airflow. No dust? No airflow! One of the reasons I want to hang on to my P180, is the dust filters work like a hot damn!

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Old March 31, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Jeepers that thermaltake is a beast, it practically covers up all the interesting bits... :) I think that fan speed control is stock. I remember seeing it when I checked out that HSF.
It is impressive, aye? It looked better in the TJ-04, of course. I think I have a pic of that, will try dig it up.

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Old March 31, 2008, 03:03 PM
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Why is there a Molex connector next to the 20 pin main connector? As for that Ram, I have it too - did you know that they are designed here in Montreal - actually Brossard, on the South Shore?
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Shikatronics, yup. Didnt they just move? They are a supplier of mine, for Ultra products
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when i'll get my New Q6600 G0.. i will be posting some new pics of my System.. still the same but difference Cooler, PSU and CPu ;) :P
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Why is there a Molex connector next to the 20 pin main connector?
It is used to help power cards in an SLI/CF config through the PCI slots. Recommended, but not nessecary.
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