Description

This machine was built around a friends i7-920 chip they handed off during an upgrade and the still working parts of my ancient Aspire m3100. Along with that chip came a damaged MOBO with bents pins in the CPU socket. After a fair amount of work I got it running with some mix matched ram and later upgraded to the listed G.Skill set. Been adding parts and overclocking as needed to try to keep up with the current games. I use it mainly for gaming, some how it manages fallout 4 at max settings just fine. I'm pretty sure its been well over a decade since i've been able to do a build from scratch, but the keep what still works, upgrade what needs it most, makes it a continuous project that never seems to cost too much at any given time. And yes I'd love to be able to upgrade to something along the lines of a 5820 or 6600[but i don't see that happening anytime soon]

More picture to come when I get around to pulling this mess back out from under my desks[why pay a premium for a L shaped desk when you can just shove two together, man do I sound cheap].

EDIT: Pics are up... enjoy, and try not to laugh to hard at it and the NINE fans that keep this running cold. oh and I didn't think to get the canned air out until after I took the pics, so please excuse the dust.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

That CPU is still somewhat capable, and can be easily oc'ed to 4.0Ghz

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Why the 5400RPM HDDs, and why 3 1.5TB ones? Running RAID-5 or something?

Either way, nice build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

so I forgot I had swaped one of the three out "more recently", so 2 of the 1.5TB greens and a 3TB Red... why, I had them lying around when the previous HDD died, and they still work. no raid.. Just a LOT of media storage.... they are on my list of things to upgrade, but it won't be pushed to the front until at least one starts to show signs of dying .

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you really need a LOT of storage you could probably RAID-0 the 1.5TBs. For media storage the speed is likely a non-issue though.

Just my two cents.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I do, its basically full as is

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey I like this. Got the old i7 920 overclocked as well. Nice job. Now come on with those pictures. +1 on the build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Pics are up, enjoy!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol core i7 920 but atleast ya got it for free

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The build is nice, but that case and cable management scares me

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

This is true. His stuff is better though. He actually has a good motherboard etc... I really want to see more pictures. Let me see those guts all pretty and stuff.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

for the price it really has been amazing. It's amazing how many fans you can position in it[assuming you ignore some of the intended fan mounting locations]. Just wish there was a little more space behind the motherboard for cord management and better positioned holes so that i didn't have to remove the mobo to fit the connectors through.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the comments... going to try to up the functionality a bit more later today with some new overclock settings.

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