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e2140 Build Log - UPDATED 8/14

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Spire BlackFin SP-7090B Black Metal SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Gigabyte DS3L - P35

EVGA 256-P2-N740-LR GeForce 8500GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Rosewill RP500-2 ATX 2.01 500W Power Supply - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO4000DDBOX - Retail
Intel Pentium Dual Core e2140 Allendale SLA3J

pqi TURBO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PQI26400-2GDB - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

DCT Factory KBJ-313 Silver & Black PS/2 Standard 3 in 1 Combo especially for PC and Notebook Mouse Included - Retail

PHILIPS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE interface (ATAPI) Model SPD2413BD - Retail

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

Arctic Silver ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET) Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier - OEM

Scythe SCNJ-1100P 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap - Retail


Unboxing: http://www.overclock.net/2452607-post4.html

Building: (Coming soon)


Sold x2 and bought e2140 w/ P35 DS3L.

Just got the e21.. It's a SLA3J..
Wha? Damn, I got the old L2 stepping.. Oh well...
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Sweet! Tell us how it goes.

EDIT- Go to the Brisbane OC thread and chart other Brissy's progress. See how high you get!

Originally Posted by Sazar
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Sweet! Tell us how it goes.

EDIT- Go to the Brisbane OC thread and chart other Brissy's progress. See how high you get!

I'll be aiming first on STOCK w/ AS5 just to see and then move on the the aftermarket cooler if needed... If I can get good temps on stock at 2.7 I'll use the Sythe for my FX62 which is currently on stock.. Sig rig is the actual future of it.


Your Newegg.com sales order has been successfully charged to your credit/debit card and order verification is now complete.

Sales order number: 8*3***87
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Time of charge: 7/15/2007 5:47:20 PM

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UPDATE: Most of the parts are here, pic's in a sec. Uploading now..

Newegg sent me the 550 SE instead of regular 550
This is not good because I wanted the regular 550's MIR. I will contact newegg about that later. Maybe they can make me happy again.


The dog's duckie toy. Big helper around here..


We packaged and all, great awesome

AS5 and Arti Clean were also packaged in small containers.. AS5 is REALLY REALLY small. I've never used it before but I really thought it was bigger. My index finger is a whole lot bigger.. Ugh.
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Updated pictures. The HDD pic is stupid since it's just bubble wrap..

Friday I should get the rest of the stuff and will start building!

The pics are hosted at Luxzo.com
Oh snap...why the 8500gt?
You know it won't be very good in modern games right?
There is no onboard video so I needed a video card and it can play SOME games at med settings.

It's also the same price as the 8400 which I was about to go for ;P
More building underway.. I applied AS5 today. AH. I didn't do good first but then it got better.. Very thin line down the middle. it was awesome..

My air is Intake -> Cooler -> Outake on side of cooler -> Cooler fan taking air from hsf towards psu and psu takes it out..

Pic's soon as I upload.
Just got my Intel stuff! Awesomeeeeeeee. Pics and stuff later.

It's the old L2 stepping I believe..

SLA3J e2140.
Damn I hate Socket 775 mounting pins. I had such a hard time mounting the HSF and the AS5 isn't looking as good but whatever. I think one of the mounting pins is even damaged >_>

Any shortcut to mounting.

I tried

1 3
4 2

In that order, I turned the HSf to match the intel lettering and the Socket 775 lettering on the board argh.

I basically got it on and when I pull on it it doesn't flop out like before but it is still a bit lose.

Otherwise the board seems okay, nothing major happened to is. Took it out of Anti static and placed straight into case. I screwed in the bolts just tight but not too tight (I could still screw more in) still tight tho

Any hint of advice though otherwise? About to let the CMOS reset for a goood 3-4 hours. Then will plug in and test..

P.S. Any good ways to remove scratches from a black case side...?
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that why i stay away form the push pin heat sinks

Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
that why i stay away form the push pin heat sinks
I just had to use stock..

P.S. LOTSSSs. of pics coming soon my camera just died.. Will take a few more when battery's recharge and post!
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