The Project That Lacks A Better Name
The Background Story
Been way to long since I've posted here. I though I'd share my latest build and mod. This is a bit of an older build, but it serves a purpose. Girlfriend got sick of her old MacBook, so that's where I swoop in a and save her (PC Master Race!). I have several machines that I though could fit her, as she wants to do some casual gaming, along with school work and streaming HD video. I have plenty of old 478 machines I could have pawned off to her, but that wouldn't be the right thing to do. I've been digging through piles and piles of old parts (even found my old SoundBlaster 16!), and then got a spark. There is one machine that's been sitting in the corner for weeks, powered on, doing nothing. No OS even! This machine is going to be a challenge, which is why I want to take this on.
The machine consists of a Gigabyte GA-G41MT S2PT v2.1, a Core 2 Quad Q9400, 4GB Crucial Sport RAM, an Intel PRO 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN Card, and a Seagate 160GB HDD. This is all housed in a Rosewill Line M, which is why this is going to be a challenge. I have never really cared for this case, due to lack of cable management. It's pretty roomy for its size which I love. It's also really easy to tote around, which is good because I've carried it to several LAN parties, and it will be seeing more soon. I have some ideas for it now though.
My Plans: Add a video card, better sound card, a Hyper 212 so I can OC, and some paint. She likes the Mac theme, so that means I'm going to have to stick with silver, white and black. That's going to be a little bit of a challenge, because the motherboard is blue, the video card is red and other stuff.
Another issue is getting a video card. I loaned my HD 4350 to someone like a year ago, and I have been asking for it back. I think they disappeared, which blows because I liked that card. The only other cards I have are a 2900 PRO, a 3450, an x300, and a 3670. The 2900 PRO kills all 4 of those cards, and it's not like shes going to play BF4 anyway. Mostly Source games and some other low demand games. I spotted a GTX550 on eBay that was white, PCB and everything, so I'll keep that in mind. So on with the build!