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08-09-2014 08:20 AM
SwishaMane So I THINK I've finally got this computer running. The Seagate HDD I was using is obviously going bad, but not in an immediately noticeable way. I was getting SEVERE lag in Windows 7, enough to where the mouse and keyboard stop responding (system freeze) for a second at a time during heavy hdd use, like downloading and installing updates. I thought it was the sata cable, since it was an old bent up one. Nope.

Switched it with a WD that has bad sectors somewhere within the first 13GB of the disk, so I partitioned that out, and installed Win7 to a 120GB partition that comes AFTER the first 13GB, and its running well. This is the 3rd Win7 install on this rig in a week. lol

Well, it seems to be running REALLY smooth now, and I will be doing some OC'ing (stock cooler, so I gotta be careful) and getting the RAM up to speed. 2.2ghz CPU, 200Mhz RAM stock, shooting for 2.4ghz, and 240+ RAM. Before I was stable at 246Mhz DRAM, and it FLEW, lol.

So, all is good, and she is running well. I was worried til I realized the Seagate (I mean it IS Seagate, ha ha) was going bad. NO!? LOLOLOL biggrin.gif
08-08-2014 06:12 AM
SwishaMane Yeah, Im contemplating adding USB ports. Don't really wanna do the modding / work. LOL. Just want to call it done. biggrin.gif
08-06-2014 06:48 AM
BruceB
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Thanks. I want the new owner to get a new sata DVD-R drive to ditch the IDE. I also want to mod some front panel USB connections. This case is so old, it doesnt have anything on front but LEDs and switches. lol
I like the PCI slot cover mod too. It does look very sharp in person.
I didn't even notice there weren't any USB ports up front on that case! redface.gif
If they want a DVD drive then a SATA DVD/RW would be optimal! smile.gif
08-06-2014 06:28 AM
SwishaMane Thanks. I want the new owner to get a new sata DVD-R drive to ditch the IDE. I also want to mod some front panel USB connections. This case is so old, it doesnt have anything on front but LEDs and switches. lol

I like the PCI slot cover mod too. It does look very sharp in person.
08-06-2014 06:25 AM
BruceB Looks great Buddy! Good work! thumb.gif
I know it's personal Preference but I would get a USB DVD/RW and ditch the DVD ROM all together, it would give an even sleeker Look the front Panel smile.gif

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I love those painted PCI Slot blanks, it really makes it look better when you can see them through the window.
08-05-2014 05:39 PM
Jhereg10
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My Official Beige Modders Club Entry is COMPLETE!

I'll probably still do some touch ups on chipped paint. Side panels got a little bent from handling, so will fix that best I can. Power button is abandoned. Paint causes it to bind up and crunch, its un-usable. Reset switch re-purposed for power on / off. Uhh, performance data will come after OC'ing best I can. On stock cooler, so MAYBE 2.4 with good memory OC. It'll do DDR500 on this board, so not worried about it. Tough little rig, I like it.

Like I said, some small touch ups on paint, slight tweaks here and there. Front LED fan doing GOOD, and looks great. My spray paint skill has leveled from this epic quest. 400 / 500. lol

I recommend a new DVD burner, this one is a DVD-rom and IDE. UUGGGHGHH!

WAY newer mechanical HDD, or small SSD for boot OS and drivers...

And a newer GPU wouldn't hurt.

All these would cause this rig to distort time and drag itself into 2014. Kind of.

Can I getz added to da club? biggrin.gif

Dude, the moment you cracked open that case, you were one of us. thumb.gif
08-05-2014 04:22 PM
SwishaMane My Official Beige Modders Club Entry is COMPLETE!

I'll probably still do some touch ups on chipped paint. Side panels got a little bent from handling, so will fix that best I can. Power button is abandoned. Paint causes it to bind up and crunch, its un-usable. Reset switch re-purposed for power on / off. Uhh, performance data will come after OC'ing best I can. On stock cooler, so MAYBE 2.4 with good memory OC. It'll do DDR500 on this board, so not worried about it. Tough little rig, I like it.

Like I said, some small touch ups on paint, slight tweaks here and there. Front LED fan doing GOOD, and looks great. My spray paint skill has leveled from this epic quest. 400 / 500. lol

I recommend a new DVD burner, this one is a DVD-rom and IDE. UUGGGHGHH!

WAY newer mechanical HDD, or small SSD for boot OS and drivers...

And a newer GPU wouldn't hurt.

All these would cause this rig to distort time and drag itself into 2014. Kind of.

Can I getz added to da club? biggrin.gif
08-03-2014 03:12 PM
SwishaMane Done for today. Having hard time getting side panels on. Paint has created enough of a thickness to interfere with the slides going into the holes that essentially mount it. Gonna have to do some forcing, and letting the paint chip where it needs to so they can slide in and out like they're supposed to.

I feel pretty good about this mod and build, even tho Ive had some headaches and frustrations. The paint continues to chip here and there from the SLIGHTEST bumps and taps. I can't believe how sensitive it is. Its almost offensive that its chips so easy. Never again Krylon, never again. I bought paint meant to bond to metal and plastic, and it chips when the wind blows. mad.gif
08-03-2014 06:45 AM
SwishaMane Waiting for paint to finish "curing" today before I handle any of the parts. Just out of caution. I THINK I should be able to put together the windowed side panel by getting edge trimmed, and acrylic mounted. I MIGHT sneak in grinding the front panel's fan hole edge down a little, its thickness is just a LITTLE too much for the edge trim to handle. With that sanded thinner, I can do edge trim, get hex grille installed, and the front panel is done.

THEN, all the modding as I know it is done, and she just has to be completely assembled. With the kiddo running around, I'm not sure if I can sneak in the dremeling. But the windowed side panel should be done today. thumb.gif

EDIT: Finished installing side window. Out of 16 bolts, only 6 didn't align up perfect. So I just installed the ones that did, and tapped through the acrylic, using side panel as template of course, to make it work. Looks pretty sharp. thumb.gif
08-03-2014 03:50 AM
BruceB Looks great! thumb.gif

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