Re: Is this worth building?
- From: "Bodfish" <nothere@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 02:23:57 GMT
Well, I went against my own grain, and put this thing together. This case is
NICE. I mean it. Good metal, nice hardware, bad docs. Plus, the stuff you
put in the back, AGP card, etc, is held in place by a nice plastic lock and
no screws......I forgot WHY I bought this case, Cool master Caviliar, but
it's the tits!
The ISO shield, or whatever you call it, was a bitch. Until I found the
right one in the mobo box. (I told you it has been awhile!). Anyway, I spent
some time bending and removing sheet metal to get the ports to go through
the back. After that, th install was easy. BTW, I've never seen these, but
you may have. These are the stand-offs that have a little groove (or rabbit,
or cut) around them. The mobo *hooks* around them prior to you screwing in
the screws. No all of them only about 4. Anyway, the mobo hooks on a few of
them and saves yo the trouble of pushing the mobo against the back panel.
Very nice and helpful.
Ok. I had 1 gig of mem. It's 184 pin DDR. Crucial. 2 sticks, I remembered
enough to push like hell, and then push in the tabs. The CPU was something
else. I had never seen a coating on the part that takes the Artic Silver. It
looked golden, or copper; didn't know whether to use paint thinner or
acyetone to clean it off. I didn't bother, I took a chance. I spread some of
the stuff included with the cooler, and went ahead. It's a silent type,
copper core, slow speed, variable fan type, and I CAN'T remeber the name of
it! Kool Fan, maybe? It turns about 2850 RPM's. (I threw out the box, ergo
can't find the name).
Anyway, I hooked it up to the CPU (which turned out to be a 3000+ in the
bios), and plugged it in.
The PS was a trip. It HAD a 24 pin hook up. So..........I cut off 2 pins,
needing only 20, and the other ones got in the way of the HDD> Found out
later, that these EXTRA 2 pins simply swung out of the way if not needed.
Duh! I'm an idiot. It has the HAL switch and 450 watts, I left it on A.
This case has 2 built in fans, front and and a big one in the rear. Plugged
them in. Did all the front attachments......speaker HDD led, etc. NO biggie.
This board is kool in that it has a bunch of places to plug in USB or
firewire. Also has brackets for the back for extras. Also has mic and sound
stuff in front, and also in rear. Didn't hook it up yet.
Plugged in the AGPx8 card, easily, and decided to test it. No other drives.
I have a spare monitor, and KB, so plugged it all in. Turned on the switch.
WHAT? ................It booted right up. Cpu temp 98*. Silent as a baby
with all the silent type fans. Did the beep thing, but the power led
wouldn't light. Swithed the leads, and much joy. this thing is QUIET,
which, as I remember, is WHY I ordered it..............gonna keep it, me
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