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#1 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 06:00 PM

Hey, Ray...

Here are those pics you were interested in...

GigaByte GA-890FXA-UD5 mobo w/ Cool IT Systems cpu cooler

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The whole shebang that I got from my pal, Mike

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The cooler block itself

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The NZXT. Sentry LX fan controller doo-hickey (not sure yet if I'm going to use this or not)...

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Here's what it looks like when it's working...

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I'll be putting this altogether in a nice BIG ATX server case along with one WD Blue 500G Sata 3 (primary OS drive), one Maxtor-Basics 500G Sata 2 (rsync backup drive), two WD Blue 320G Sata 3 drives (storage), one I/O Magic Lightscribe DVD Dual Layer burner, and about 12G-16G RAM.

I have all the above to put this system together without spending any $$$. If I had some $$$, I would go with solid state drives, but hey... you do what you can with what you got. Right?

I'll be putting this one together sometime during the fall or winter; once it cools off out in my shop. ;)

So, there you have it...

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 06:04 PM

Oh, and an unrelated bonus...

I helped a friend of mine with some Internet connectivity issues he was having a while back. I traded him a spare Verizon FIOS router that I had for a new, never used Fluke 77 DVM. I got the better of this deal. My friend had no use for the DVM. He doesn't even know how to use one. :)

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 06:06 PM

Very nice :thumsbup:
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 01:07 PM

That Fluke sure ain't cheap.....well done.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 04:05 PM

I already had one, but the price was right on this one. ;)

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:33 PM

congrats on the fluke.
nice fan controller - i think it would look cool in your case!
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Posted 24 August 2016 - 07:42 PM

Lots of geeky fun there, and at the right price!
Mobo looks flash with all those shiny bits, like my old one except it's Intel. My new one looks very plain and boring in comparison. I've had good experiences with Gigabyte mobos.
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Posted 26 August 2016 - 04:06 PM

Yeah, I've had good luck with GigaByte, also; with one exception -- the board that was originally my ericsbane05 and is now ericsshop02-wifi had a PCI-e socket go bad on me, causing me to not be able to use a separate vid card on that system. Sadly, onboard graphics were not up-to-par for me to play my games and such, resulting in a visit to the foggy graveyard in the wee hours digging for parts to build my current Frankenputer (ericsbane06).

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 05:01 AM

As far as the Fluke goes, awesome score there. And redundancy can be a very good thing.

Awesome system even without the SS drives. Can always trade out the drives for SS drive prices come down further for larger ones and/or you have the money to invest in them.

Great fun and great benefit once the weather cools and can spend some time in your very cool shop.
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Posted 31 August 2016 - 11:31 AM

I have an unopend unused kit if it is any use to you.

FURY Memory Red - 8GB Kit* (2x4GB) - DDR3 1866MHz CL10 DIMM

http://www.hyperxgaming.com/en/memory/fury?gclid=CIPUxvD7684CFa8W0wodeI4ADg

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 08:09 PM

Wow! With that I can manage 16Gig. That would be COOL! Unfortunately, I wouldn't feel right taking that from you for free, Erik, and I don't have the $$$ to pay you for it either. :(

Myeh... I'll get by with 12Gig, I s'pose. ;)

Oh, and thank you for the offer. :w00t:

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 11:53 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 31 August 2016 - 08:09 PM, said:

Wow! With that I can manage 16Gig. That would be COOL! Unfortunately, I wouldn't feel right taking that from you for free, Erik, and I don't have the $$$ to pay you for it either. :(

Myeh... I'll get by with 12Gig, I s'pose. ;)

Oh, and thank you for the offer. :w00t:

Postage would not be too much an you can buy me a few beers if I ever make it to the states, though that plan has gone slightly awry at the moment.So if you want it you can have it. :breakfast:
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Posted 01 September 2016 - 04:43 PM

I wonder what it would cost to ship it? If you have a PayPal account, I can send you the postal cost that way.

You're on for that visit to the pub one of these days. I would LOVE that!

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 05:14 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 01 September 2016 - 04:43 PM, said:

I wonder what it would cost to ship it? If you have a PayPal account, I can send you the postal cost that way.

You're on for that visit to the pub one of these days. I would LOVE that!

I have to go to the post office today so will check out postage costs. :breakfast:

I was thinking more like two hogs an a road trip to see SB > Fran>rejean>zlim>et al sort of a ol' guys easy rider trip :beer:
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Posted 02 September 2016 - 08:46 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 02 September 2016 - 05:14 AM, said:

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 01 September 2016 - 04:43 PM, said:

I wonder what it would cost to ship it? If you have a PayPal account, I can send you the postal cost that way.

You're on for that visit to the pub one of these days. I would LOVE that!

I have to go to the post office today so will check out postage costs. :breakfast:

I was thinking more like two hogs an a road trip to see SB > Fran>rejean>zlim>et al sort of a ol' guys easy rider trip :beer:

That would be awesome!! :thumbup:
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Posted 02 September 2016 - 11:18 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 02 September 2016 - 05:14 AM, said:

I was thinking more like two hogs an a road trip to see SB > Fran>rejean>zlim>et al sort of a ol' guys easy rider trip :beer:

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 11:53 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 02 September 2016 - 11:18 PM, said:

View Postabarbarian, on 02 September 2016 - 05:14 AM, said:

I was thinking more like two hogs an a road trip to see SB > Fran>rejean>zlim>et al sort of a ol' guys easy rider trip :beer:

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Postage £5 or £9 with tracking.
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Posted 03 September 2016 - 12:28 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 02 September 2016 - 05:14 AM, said:

I was thinking more like two hogs an a road trip to see SB > Fran>rejean>zlim>et al sort of a ol' guys easy rider trip :beer:
Hey, don't forget me! I don't live too far from zlim.
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Posted 03 September 2016 - 02:08 PM

View Postebrke, on 03 September 2016 - 12:28 PM, said:

View Postabarbarian, on 02 September 2016 - 05:14 AM, said:

I was thinking more like two hogs an a road trip to see SB > Fran>rejean>zlim>et al sort of a ol' guys easy rider trip :beer:
Hey, don't forget me! I don't live too far from zlim.

I was thinking more like two hogs an a road trip to see SB > Fran>rejean>zlim>ebrke>et al sort of a ol' guys easy rider trip :beer:
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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:46 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 03 September 2016 - 11:53 AM, said:


Postage £5 or £9 with tracking.

12 bucks USD or thereabouts. I'll see what I can do... don't throw them out in the meantime. :(

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:02 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 03 September 2016 - 02:08 PM, said:

I was thinking more like two hogs an a road trip to see SB > Fran>rejean>zlim>ebrke>et al sort of a ol' guys easy rider trip :beer:
Hey, come visit me too! :D
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Posted 04 September 2016 - 06:14 AM

View Postsunrat, on 03 September 2016 - 08:02 PM, said:

View Postabarbarian, on 03 September 2016 - 02:08 PM, said:

I was thinking more like two hogs an a road trip to see SB > Fran>rejean>zlim>ebrke>et al sort of a ol' guys easy rider trip :beer:
Hey, come visit me too! :D

Hmmmm could be difficult if we can not commandeer a ship

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we are resourceful so I am sure we can make the trip

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 07:37 AM

I heard barbarians are resourceful. ;)
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Posted 04 September 2016 - 05:18 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 04 September 2016 - 06:14 AM, said:

View Postsunrat, on 03 September 2016 - 08:02 PM, said:

View Postabarbarian, on 03 September 2016 - 02:08 PM, said:

I was thinking more like two hogs an a road trip to see SB > Fran>rejean>zlim>ebrke>et al sort of a ol' guys easy rider trip :beer:
Hey, come visit me too! :D

Hmmmm could be difficult if we can not commandeer a ship

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we are resourceful so I am sure we can make the trip

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 05:33 PM

View PostCapt.Crow, on 04 September 2016 - 05:18 PM, said:

View Postabarbarian, on 04 September 2016 - 06:14 AM, said:

View Postsunrat, on 03 September 2016 - 08:02 PM, said:

View Postabarbarian, on 03 September 2016 - 02:08 PM, said:

I was thinking more like two hogs an a road trip to see SB > Fran>rejean>zlim>ebrke>et al sort of a ol' guys easy rider trip :beer:
Hey, come visit me too! :D

Hmmmm could be difficult if we can not commandeer a ship

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we are resourceful so I am sure we can make the trip

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If you want to take the risk .There's a 25footer in the harbour here

Now wouldn't that be neat. You'd have to come along too. :pirate:
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