This is going to be brief as it is 3:45AM
and I work at 7:00AM
.... Sorry for not updating sooner, but ram and processors arrived over the last two days. Got the exhaust cut this afternoon, and updated the bios(FYI that required
a floppy drive, and disks... luckily I still had a drive, and the requisite two disks, lying around)
Processors worked great. Ebay comes through again. All 8 gigs of ram checked out, which given that I have 8 individual sticks, is likely a cosmic anomaly. Windows is currently installing (XP Pro, until I can get a Vista Ultimate copy, so until then I'm not sure how many procs/cores will function)
It has been a long night, a tight squeeze, and a trip down memory lane, what with the WIN95 boot disk I had to make and whatnot. I'll leave you with a few pics(Also, due to the hour and sleep level, these are just resized, not cropped, again sorry
). I'm not done, but it is getting close.
The whole shebang. Cables are actually not too chaotic. I'll clear the top when the fan goes in.
Side view. Lots of heatsink, little to no clearance anywhere in the case even though it is a full tower. Seriously tight fit getting that thing dropped down into the case. (Two man Job)
The video cards hanging out, doing their thing.
The empty hole. Tomorrow it gets a grill and a Noctua.
Finally the ram. (Does this pic count as proof for getting in to the 8G club? No? Well then just wait for the CPU-Z data, after I get some sleep and go to work of course)
Later all, and goodnight!