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Introduction
In early October I got the rare opportunity to attend AMD Austin Fan Day with my Dad (Took a trip down from my college to my other house). To my surprise AMD had announced that every one would get the new A8-5600K Trinity APU and a 4GB 1600 Mhz HyperX Memory kit (If you were the first 200 to register then you got a Gigabyte Motherboard, but we didn't get it though mad.gif ).

After the day of gaming, free swag, and just great people we decided that we would go and upgrade my existing AM3 Triple/Quad core system and build my Dad's shop computer since he needed get a update to his aging 2000 HP garage computer.

So anyhow let's cut to the chase.

Project Virgo(See "Mark I" in Sig for current version)

Current Parts:

Cooler Master 430 w/ all fans
Xigmatek Gaia
AMD A8-5600K
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB 1600Mhz Kit
350GB Hitachi Deskstar PATA Drive
PATA DVD-ROM Drive
Silverstone knob fan controller
Antec Basiq 350 PSU
Saphire Radeon 6570 1GB
Windows 7 Ultimate

Projected Purchase Parts:

ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M
2x Insten 675691 SATA to IDE / IDE Adaptor

Mods:

Silhouette of a Angel applied to the right metal side of the windowed side panel.

Startup and various sound mods using IVONA Text-to-Speech Program.

Others to come...

Project Aurora (My Dads build)


Current Parts:
Some Random Case that I got. :/

500W Generic Power Supply
AMD A8-5600K
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB 1600Mhz Kit
CD-ROM Drive
Windows 7 Ultimate

Projected Purchase Parts:

ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1600BPVT 160GB 5400 RPM Internal Laptop HDD

Mods:

Deciding on weather to remove the side 200mm fan and cover it up with solid aluminum or have a window there.

Considerations:

Will be in garage most of the time but will be stored in the house if harsh weather conditions arise.

Ending words:
This Dual Build log will prolly not be updated till mid November due to changes still happening. This thread is for discussing the build and when it the parts do come in (Hopefully by Thanksgiving or mid December.) I will start the building. Also I will have unboxings of the Motherboard and APU when I do get my hands on the Mobo.

Thank you.
Edited by SuperMudkip - 10/20/12 at 2:17pm
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Update (12/08/12)

It's been while, anyhow I just ordered the parts yesterday they should be here next week. Instead of the Insten IDE to SATA bridge I went with a Kingwin IDE to SATA bridge instead. I shall have images posted up next week of the boxes and there contents.

Stay tuned.
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Update (12/13/12)

Winter break is in full session, with that comes the stuff I ordered. I will be posting pics of the stuff I got. Stay tuned.
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Let's get started:

Alright, woke up today feeling kinda tired but I'm sure I can start building this thing. So first here is the contents of the MSI A55M-E33 Motherboard.



(Note: Sorry for low res photos I'm using a Logitech C330 Webcam to get these photos but at least it's small so I can take photos in tight corners and stuff)

So I took out the old A socket motherboard in this case.



While I'm doing this I hooked up my Dad's old HP 6735 which his shop computer and am now downloading the music files to a flash drive so I can transfer them over to the new computer.



Now going to get some get some cable ties to arrange the wires and make them more tighter then going to arrange the stand offs as well.

More to come!
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Before:


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So as I checked the stand-offs I found that one was too far to the right and when I aligned the board over the holes sure enough the hole was off. Well at least I'm not pluging in a heavy heatsink or GPU but It kinda nags me that it won't have that stand off... Any suggestions?

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I've seen some folks jb weld stand offs into the tray. Send to work pretty well.

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I've seen some folks jb weld stand offs into the tray. Send to work pretty well.
cg

Hm, yea could do that. But just want to make this as painless as possiable. If I can find some kind of rubber spacer and just use double sided table to adhear it to the tray then I could prolly do that....
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May have a fix using a chipset plastic stand off. I will keep you subers posted.
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