Description

I wasn't planning on building another computer right now, but two weeks ago something magical happened. A magical craigslist elf showed up and told me about a fellow adventurer who was getting rid of a GTX 570 and only wanted 100 gold pieces. Though I had no immediate use for such a device I pounced at the opportunity. Determining that I may as well create a new desk-bound computing machine I asked the elf of other adventurers it may familiarize itself with. With the help of the craigslist elf and his cousin, eBay the wizard, I acquired many goods for the construction of my computing machine. While in contact with these generous beings I made my way to New Eggshire for the pieces not likely to be made available by the wizard and his elf cousin. Within a fortnight from my first encounter with this elf my money wallet found itself seven hundred thirty pieces lighter and I had completed construction of my wonderful device. My magical spell of speed, given to me by eBay the wizard in the form of a P67 staff, created power within the machine such that it was capable of more than 5000 Fire Strikes.

Ok, that's all that I can properly turn into a magical story.

The motherboard, from eBay, was initially giving me problems just installing Windows. I figured out that it was a compatibility issue with the memory. Just update the BIOS, right? The thing is MSI's most up to date BIOS for this motherboard can only be installed with an executable. I had to install Windows on one stick of RAM hoping it didn't crash again so I could run the BIOs update .exe; it was annoying. It got done though and the BIOS update fixed it all. Besides that there was only one issue with the build. I originally purchased a Cooler Master V8 from Newegg because I really wanted the cooler to look cool. The V8 however is too tall to fit in the Source 210 with the side panel on. So I had to go and just pick up an Antec Kühler H2O 620 which, because this is the windowed case, pushes on the side panel; it still goes on though. I was annoyed that the Kühler only came with the screws to mount a fan on one side, but it was a simple matter of a quick trip to The Home Depot to fix that.

Oh, and all the prices listed are accurate, The MX-2 I already had so I'm not counting that, and the 5.1ch system I got with reward points from a program I get through my job.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

This is cool. I dig seeing these older parts put to good use!

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

For $100 the gtx 570 is incredible (Paid $320 for it in 2011...)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW :3 beast rig I didn't look at the parts list until after the pics and the inside has an uncanny resemblance to a bitfenix shinobi (esp. pic 4) lol but i like this rig :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the story behind it. (x