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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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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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congrats on the fluke.

nice fan controller - i think it would look cool in your case!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:

 

H3LL YES! GrayWingSmiley.gif

 

 

 

 

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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:

 

H3LL YES! GrayWingSmiley.gif

 

 

 

 

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GrayWingSmiley.gif GrayWingSmiley.gif yup :clap:

 

 

Postage £5 or £9 with tracking.

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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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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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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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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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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

 

animated-smileys-holidays-water-155.gif

 

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

 

animated-smileys-holidays-water-093.gif

 

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

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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

 

animated-smileys-holidays-water-155.gif

 

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

 

animated-smileys-holidays-water-093.gif

 

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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