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Old 08-10-2017, 03:10 AM   #701
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I finally took the plunge and upgraded:

Gigabyte GA-MA770-US3
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6GHz
4GB RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
Delux MT375 case
1x Lite-On DVD-RW drive
Radeon R7 240 2GB PCI-E
AVerMedia AVerTV M733A TV Tuner (PCI, Phillips based)
1TB Samsung HD103SI
Seasonic SS-351HT 350W PSU - OST caps but none bulged - uses silent ADDA fan,120mm.

I also fixed my old S3's camera (GT-i9300) so if anyone wants pics I can provide them.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:52 AM   #702
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I finally took the plunge and upgraded:

Gigabyte GA-MA770-US3
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6GHz
4GB RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
Delux MT375 case
1x Lite-On DVD-RW drive
Radeon R7 240 2GB PCI-E
AVerMedia AVerTV M733A TV Tuner (PCI, Phillips based)
1TB Samsung HD103SI
Seasonic SS-351HT 350W PSU - OST caps but none bulged - uses silent ADDA fan,120mm.

I also fixed my old S3's camera (GT-i9300) so if anyone wants pics I can provide them.
Pictures? Yes, please!

Looks like you beat me to it with your Athlon X4 CPU.
I finished the build with the Phenom X4 9150e on my Gigabyte board, but I didn't quite like that PC. Even though it's got a decent cooler, the motherboard makes its fan run way too fast and too loud. And the chipset runs scorching hot - I'm afraid to use that PC without a fan directly blowing on the chipset. Also had severe stutter issues with some Source Engine games, regardless if I used the onboard video or a discreet video card. And finally, the motherboard did not like my PCI wireless card. Seemed like PCI timing issues, as the CPU usage was all over the place when the wireless was in use. Not to mention the CPU would randomly decide to boot with all but one cores disabled when that PCI card was installed. What a crap system. All in all, I'm still not impressed with these new builds as I am with my old ones.

I sure hope you have better luck with yours. Looks pretty decent in terms of specs.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:41 AM   #703
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Pictures? Yes, please!

Looks like you beat me to it with your Athlon X4 CPU.
I finished the build with the Phenom X4 9150e on my Gigabyte board, but I didn't quite like that PC. Even though it's got a decent cooler, the motherboard makes its fan run way too fast and too loud. And the chipset runs scorching hot - I'm afraid to use that PC without a fan directly blowing on the chipset. Also had severe stutter issues with some Source Engine games, regardless if I used the onboard video or a discreet video card. And finally, the motherboard did not like my PCI wireless card. Seemed like PCI timing issues, as the CPU usage was all over the place when the wireless was in use. Not to mention the CPU would randomly decide to boot with all but one cores disabled when that PCI card was installed. What a crap system. All in all, I'm still not impressed with these new builds as I am with my old ones.

I sure hope you have better luck with yours. Looks pretty decent in terms of specs.
Mine works fine, although I'll have to save some money for a bigger heatsink.

Anyways,here are the pictures. I included a shot of my desk, where my modded crystal Xbox resides. (PAL machine, v1.4 motherboard)
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:55 AM   #704
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Nice build!
That motherboard looks very similar to the GA-MA78GM-US2H I have. Same era too. Mine blew a FET but I fixed it. So far, so good.

The only thing I don't like about your build is the picture quality. Might as well scale them down to 640x480 and there won't be a loss. Seriously, when I find a decent cheap cam, I'm so sending it your way.
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:25 PM   #705
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Come on, they're not THAT bad. I do have a cheap cam lying around but it's not too awesome, it's a 4mp Canon with a ridiculously powerful flash. Battery's dead but i have a power adapter for it. Dan81, want it, give me a PM. That is if i remember where it i in the first place.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:29 AM   #706
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My home LAB.

MBP15-L2008+LG32LM640/C1-118A/LY6000/DC-LPSU 3005/Luckey 850D

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Old 11-16-2017, 09:01 PM   #707
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Nice equipment and picture. Sure as heck makes my work area look tidy.
You are blocking a lot of light from your windows with that furniture, though. I personally prefer to work under natural light, as I miss a lot of stuff when soldering under artificial light (LED and CCFL). Incandescent is okay, but you need a lot of Watts to get a good light output, and that's not very nice in the hot summer months.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:34 AM   #708
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A few of my builds. More to come after the 17th.


1:
Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000
Pentium 4 2.8GHz Northwood
Deer DR-A300ATX (recapped and modified)
2.75GB RAM (2x1GB, 1x512 and 1x256)
Palit Geforce FX5500 256MB
RTL8139 PCI NIC
WDC WD800JB 80GB IDE HDD
TSSTCorp SH-222A DVD-RW
Delux MT375 case


2:
ASUS P5GC-MX/1333
Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3GHz Wolfdale-3M
Torrent Computers LC-B400ATX (recapped)
512MB RAM
Manli Geforce 7300LE 256MB
Seagate 250GB SATA 2.5" HDD
HL-DT-ST GSA-H55N DVD-RW
JNC RJA-52 case


3:
MSI 848P Neo2-V
Pentium 4 2.8GHz
ANS LC-B350ATX (recapped and modified)
1GB RAM
Palit Radeon 9550 128MB AGP8x
WDC WD800JB 80GB IDE HDD
TSSTCorp SH-S162D DVD-RW
Pixelview PV-TV304P+ TV Tuner
JNC RJA FQ-8670 case
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:34 AM   #709
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Cool!

I like the cable management in that ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 system.
The case of the MSI 848P Neo2-V system looks awfully cheap, though (I can see the metal is bent in quite a few places on the HDD cage from the HDD screws ).

Man I need to upload my PCs. I just unbuilt another one today in order to build a better one. Wish I had more full-size ATX cases. On the other hand, I now have more than a dozen of empty mATX cases from OEMs like Dell and HP. Should be able to make some builds with those too, once I sort them in my head what case will go with what hardware.

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Just updated my PC, it's pretty good now:

Frontier black case w/ temp sensor
DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS
Intel Xeon E5450 3GHz
6GB RAM (2x2GB Corsair and one A-DATA stick)
1TB Samsung HD103SI
ATI Radeon R7 240 2GB
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo (w/ Spire fan though)
AVerMedia AVerTV Super 009 M733 (Phillips Chipset) TV
LiteOn iHAP222 DVD-RW PATA
Seasonic SS-351HT PSU
Enlight Card Reader (USB)
Windows 7 SP1 x64

And that's all. The funny thing the case is only a few millimeters short and the HSF quite gets in the way of one of the side panels.
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:15 PM   #711
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FML, I got the cap manufacturer data wrong for the Antec High Current Pro 1200W PSU, it's actually loaded with Rubies!
Some poly caps, too! Thus, I plan to hook it back up, but this time, to the AM3 rig...

Why did I say "Matty" the last time?
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I created a monster, again.

MB: ASUS M3A78
CPU: Athlon 64 x2 4000+
RAM:2GB DDR2-667 (2x1GB)
GPU: Geforce 7300LE (to be replaced soon)
PSU: 500W Pixxo (recapped)
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-ODD - HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B
-HDD1 - WDC WD800JB-00JJC0 - BOOT drive
-HDD2 - Samsung HD161GJ
-HDD3 - Hitachi HDS721616PLA320
-HDD4 - Samsung HD161HJ
-HDD5 - WD800JD-00LSA0
-HDD6 - WD1600AVJS-63WNA0
-HDD7 - Hitachi HTS541680J9SA00
Case: KME CX1667
PCI: ASUS WiFi card
OS: Windows XP SP3 "Integral Edition" (SATA drivers + FF52 ESR, .net Framework and a few other tweaks)
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:44 PM   #713
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Nice.
My main rig is still plugging away, with about 17,350 POH (around 2.7 years) on it's drives.
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I think it's time to post mine.

CPU: Core i5-8500
RAM: 16GB DDR4-2666 (some "extreme overclocking" crap)
GPU: Intel integrated
Motherboard: Gigabyte H370 HD3
Storage: 500GB Samsung 970 Evo, Seagate ST4000DM004, some DVD burner
Network: Asus PCE-AC55BT (Intel Wireless-AC 8260 on an M.2 to PCIe/USB adapter )
Case: Corsair 200R (dimmed power LED mod)
PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W (complete overkill, but not many lower power models available new)

The parts I don't like are not the part the "enthusiasts" don't like. This computer is a lot faster than I expected. My only problems with this thing so far (five months) are the WiFi card only working in the PCIe x16 slot and the fan noise from the Intel bundled heatsink.
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