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So finally back at home (for a couple days anyway) and what better way to enjoy it by getting putting this thing together

Now to the newest -- (sorry had to switch host sites due to too many uploads )

Lite-On Dvd drive and a White Box......



Since I like shiney, vibrant packaging, the Optical drive makes the first appearence






So, what was hidden in the lil white box.....




BUBBLEWRAP!!!! Sweet!

(after 2 minutes of popping bubbles here is what it had been charged to protect)








So now all is out and about, its time to get comfortable in the new home

Lite-On drive first







And now the workhorse






All wired up and ready to get under way



Yes its messy, but cant see it anyway




Power ON!!






All looking good so far, now just had to wait a week for the Graphics card and memory <_< (so much for overnight shipping)






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post #12 of 42
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After a week of travels, and other business dealings, I arrive home to yet another newegg.com cardboard box

(which as you can tell is just a normal box so figured jump right into its contents)



Another White Box!! Well lets look in it this time to behold the newest surprise



MORE BUBBLEWRAP!!!

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erm...Back on subject -- New DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaw Memory






And I have seen many debates on Xfire and what could be better and blah...blah...blah... But after many reviews from many different sites I felt that this would suit my needs more so than anything else (I'm not a huge gamer, but like to do so when I have a chance) So on to my finally goodie to get this thing up and running...







No Bubblewrap







So more installs (plugins nice and easy)












Install Complete (90%)......Moment of Truth.......



Awesome




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So instead of waiting for the new OS to come in the mail (patience?? whats that?) Found a copy of XP pro laying around and figured why not give it a test to make sure all is well. Heck may even keep it if I like it (but 7pro will be on the door tomorow so we shall see)

And a quick run through the Bios to figure this thing out....









All is set and square, keeping everything stock for now. Maybe will O'c later once actually figure that part out.

Insert boot disk and "Jeopardy Music"...................
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And Another Success



Well now just waiting on the new OS, Blu-Ray drive & additional Storage Drives (still debating on model/sizes) so after running through all the reboots and driver installs lets see how it gonna look on its final home





Cant wait!!



Until next time......





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Edited by Trikster04 - 3/28/11 at 12:50pm
    
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post #14 of 42
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30 April 2010

So finally got back home to work on this thing some more after being on the road for a month. Heres a few shots before adding the new pieces









Now onto the newest arrivals

Standard newegg.com packing, nice and protected (for now)





Think these will be very handy just about anything I can find to put on them






Now to give them some life and least keep them from looking all shabby





Attempts to route cables out of the way..... it works for now. Just learned about extender cables so those are the next project



All plugged in and ready to rock





Now back to travels for another month and hopefully next update has some better upgrades

untill next time.................................
    
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post #16 of 42
Nicely composed log! I'm really enjoying reading.. looking forward to your next upgrades.

I'm guessing cpu cooling :>
post #17 of 42
nice looking build looking forward for the end result
post #18 of 42
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Thanks, but of course there is never an end result. Modders cant be happy Its actually about to swap out to a different case (smaller desktop) and using the case its in now to house a seperate home NAS server. Doing the research on it now to figure out what needs to be done. Ill hopefully be adding some more info here soon.
    
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post #19 of 42
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Finally gonna add a new pic up of all my new stuff

Samsung BX2431 Monitor
Logitech K350 Wireless Keyboard
Pair of cheap wall-e-world logitech speakers to travel with

and the sneak peak of the new cooler (go for GLOW!!)

Enjoy!



BTW I am hoping to get some time off that (or at home at least) to where I can take the entire thing apart and put back together in a new case and do another log with better pictures than what this iphone allows
Edited by Trikster04 - 3/3/11 at 8:14pm
    
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Very nice build so far... seems like you always get a nice 'welcome home' gift. Beats what I get... Hi Honey I'm home..... will you please change both poo diapers and feed the kids! at least she says please
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