Description

Main home/gaming machine.

This was a rebuild of the interior of jimbob mk ii using the same case, PSU, drives, fans.
I removed the old components and replaced motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM, Cooler, keyboard, mouse.
360 controller used for gaming.
Roxio Game Capture attached for screenshots of console games.
CPU over clocked to 4.2 GHz.
GPU over clocked to 1067 MHz.
There was nowhere in the case with 2 120mm vents for the H100 radiator so I had to cut holes in the side of the case and mount it vertically there.

Old internal parts were re purposed into an older case (called himbob). But there was a problem caused by the size of the cooler and the old design of the case so that the PSU and large cooler would not both fit. So I mounted the PSU backwards in the optical drive bays. This older machine is used for LAN gaming with friends.

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Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

all the modding and you couldnt mod in some cable managment?

  • 73 months ago
  • 6 points

Is that... is that a motherboard on grass and then carpet? cringe

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah old motherboard was quite dusty so had to take it outside to clean it rather than throw dust all round the house. You don't have to baby these things as much as you'd think.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, taking onto grass AND carpet is really stretching that theory and is not a good idea at all.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Nah, no need to be that over protective. The old parts taken outside to air were put on paper towels on top of bone dry grass and still work perfectly to this day. The new parts did not go onto grass and stayed indoors and touched neither carpet or grass but were worked upon anti static bags.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting prices

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

Marking them all as already purchased set them to £0 for some reason. Didn't bother to manually price them afterwards.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Always fun to upgrade an existing build! It seems like you almost built an entirely new system though. Since you ended up using all the old parts to build a second computer, why not just buy a new case and new PSU for your new parts and keep the old computer assembled as it was to use as your secondary system?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Because I am a big fan of this big case. I love all the space and conveniences and want to keep using it as long as is possible/feasible. As you can tell from the name, this is the second time I have rebuilt the majority of the innards and kept the same case.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Some photos contain an almost identical build done on the same day by a friend of mine that used mostly the same internal parts but a Corsair case and PSU

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