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Discussion in 'Community' started by settledown, Feb 26, 2004.
here is the ingredients
here is the next stage
and the last pic
I like the all purpose wood handled PC adjustment tool you used.
What's the hammer for ???
I built my first one this summer. Congrats on the build.
I too was gonna comment on the high precision tools that are required for assembly. I would also strongly recommend a weedwacker for installing extra components.
Whats that vid card? Radeon something... I cant make out the box very well. Also, what speed P4?
I've never had a need for a hammer when building PC's...what on earth did you use it for!?!
oh yeah, and...SPECS PLEASE!!!
omg, you bought Windows XP
For the destruction pics he'll be posting later, of course.
Why does it say "Dual BIOS" on the PCI slots?
I can't make it out very well either, but I think it's a 9600.
Giga-byte motherboards come with a dual bios set up. (f on fails or blows up, you've got a spare.) As for why it's printed on the PCI slots. My guess it's a sticker.
I'm also wondering about the hammer. Never had the use for one while building a computer. However I have made use of a hack saw on the odd occasion.
post the pics in the "Post your computer in all its Pseudo Glory" thread.
Just guessing - you build it for gaming ? Am I right ?
Thats what I used to build PCs for. Now I just got a PS.
I have used a hammer when building a PC. It was on a case where they tacked on the expansion bay covers with a little weld. Unfortunately they weld held better than they thought. I had to pound it to break the welds. Lets just say that quality wasn't the highest concern when they ordered parts where I used to work.
Nice job but you may want to keep that hammer around for the 1 too many security updates or the frequent crashes!
Yea it's a Radeon 9600, but I can't tell if it's a pro or xt.
I think you might want to get a bigger heatsink though, those P4's get pretty hot.
I didn't know people actually bought windows, oh well, keep on feeding the monster I guess.
Nice system, but I would have got an AMD 64 instead of the P4, then with the money you saved by going AMD, you could have got a Radeon 9800pro.
The stock intel P4 HSF is pretty good actually, people have O/C 2.4GHz to 3GHz+ on the stock HSF with no problems.
did you also notice that all the parts, are from compusa... if you had gotten all that online, you could have saved even more money... also, a lesson i learned, don't sleep on the power supply... antec is a good brand name...
How much would all that cost? I assume it will outpace one of the $450 Dells, right?
PC Parts from CompUSA... so I guess this FrankenBox cost about the same as a G5?
Maybe I am just biased toward copper heatsinks, but from the picture it looks like he is using something other then the stock heatsinks.
But what do I know, I only use AMD stuff.
This really depends on what his processor is. The P4 ranges in price from about $115 for the 1.8Ghz to $425 for the 3.4Ghz. Of course this doesn't include the P4 Extreme Editions that cost upwards of $1000.
Personally I don't think intels are worth the money. With the money you save with buying an AMD, he could have bought a better video card, and in the long run that would make a bigger difference.
Heh, that's another reason to use a Hammer! (for those that didn't get it, the AMD 64 series' nickname was the Hammer).
howmuch was the total build cost