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post #1 of 19
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"Hey all! I just built a nice Intel rig for my friend today based around a 7200 Core2Duo @3.1GHz (333 FSB) and a P45 chipset."

"Started working on it at 1:30PM, finished at 5:30PM, start to finish. Parts to finished rig with the OS and all the drivers installed. Cable management perfect, and even a nice little overclock."

"What is your quickest build? Did it go well? Did you have to cut corners?"

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I just finished mine to tell you the truth. Started at 9 pm, and finished at about 12 am, so I beat you I think, too late to do math.

I managed to hide my cables, and install cold cathodes as well. My case looks beastly.
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Quickest build, including OS installation? About 20 mins give or take. But that was back in the 8088 days, when DOS fit on one floppy and cable management didn't matter because computers generated almost no heat. I had no special hardware so I didn't even need to install drivers.
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Quickest build, including OS installation? About 20 mins give or take. But that was back in the 8088 days, when DOS fit on one floppy and cable management didn't matter because computers generated almost no heat. I had no special hardware so I didn't even need to install drivers.
"Maybe I should have said quickest build of the last decade?"

"But still, wow, 20 minutes! Didn't people charge a lot more for computer work back then too? Like to build a custom system? DOS... wow, that bring back memories."

A>dir

Volume in drive A is MS-DOS 4_01
Volume Serial Number is l33t-d00d
Directory of A:\\

Command COM 37557 04-07-89 12:44a
FDISK COM 34527 04-07-89 12:44a
BLAKESTONE EXE 37778 04-07-89 12:44a
Command ISO 37557 04-07-89 12:44a

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post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gillos View Post
"Maybe I should have said quickest build of the last decade?"

"But still, wow, 20 minutes! Didn't people charge a lot more for computer work back then too? Like to build a custom system? DOS... wow, that bring back memories."

A>dir

Volume in drive A is MS-DOS 4_01
Volume Serial Number is l33t-d00d
Directory of A:

Command COM 37557 04-07-89 12:44a
FDISK COM 34527 04-07-89 12:44a
BLAKESTONE EXE 37778 04-07-89 12:44a
Command ISO 37557 04-07-89 12:44a

A>
Sorry, no habla MSDOS
post #6 of 19
Assembly and OS install? Good question, the last couple of builds have been MF'ers. I think the fastest was a few hours.

But there was no stop watch involved.
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post #7 of 19
About 45 minutes. Next day I focused about 3 hours on cable management.
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post #8 of 19
Rig + OS = Approx 3 hours give or take 10-20 minutes (It's been 4 years so I don't remember much)
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2 computers in one 8 hour work day. built configured for best performance and the software that i install configured
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I recently rebuilt mine just shy of 2 hours.
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