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Old 7th February 2010, 06:07   #481
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Default Climbing up that ole learning curve.

My first post.

I've been messing with micro computers since 1982, when I got an Apple ][+. I have a friend who worked at an Apple store, so we were modding the heck out of our machines. I settled in with a Z80 card, CP/M and Wordstar. I remember when consumer HD's first came out: $5K for 25K on a disk. Who could ever use so much storage?

But I didn't build my first machine until last fall, when my six-year-old Dell died suddenly. Then it was hurry up and learn. I put an i7 860 on a Gigabyte P55-UD2M with 8GB DDR3 2000 Ripjaws in an Antec NSK 4480 II, running Vista then Win7 64-bit. Too much noise, so I got an AC Freezer Pro 7.

All was sweet until I discovered overclocking. Now I'm on a mission. I just finished cutting a hole for a 120mm fan in the bottom of an NZXT Beta Evo. For good measure I cut the grill out of the bottom intake window for the PSU. Sheets of sticky weighted stuff, along with sheets of self-stick heavy foam at various places. Removed the HD cage to improve airflow. Tomorrow I'm stuffing another i7 860 in it, this time on a P55A-UD3P. I've split my memory, so I'll have 4GB on each machine. I have a Megahalems for it, and a whole bunch of fans to try. And a new Kingston 64GB SSD.

Can you tell I'm having a lot of fun with this?
 
Old 7th February 2010, 07:34   #482
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lawl you certainly are a man on a mission ehume good luck with the build and never rush when putting things together take your time do it right then get to overclockin all nite

oh just about forgot Welcome to the MaDhOuSe
 
Old 7th February 2010, 12:37   #483
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good luck with the build, with custom PCs the possibilities are endless
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Old 7th February 2010, 17:51   #484
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noise....? what noise....?

my i7 fully loaded for trading futures.... is barely audible.... even in the middle of the night.... LOL

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My first post.

I've been messing with micro computers since 1982, when I got an Apple ][+. I have a friend who worked at an Apple store, so we were modding the heck out of our machines. I settled in with a Z80 card, CP/M and Wordstar. I remember when consumer HD's first came out: $5K for 25K on a disk. Who could ever use so much storage?

But I didn't build my first machine until last fall, when my six-year-old Dell died suddenly. Then it was hurry up and learn. I put an i7 860 on a Gigabyte P55-UD2M with 8GB DDR3 2000 Ripjaws in an Antec NSK 4480 II, running Vista then Win7 64-bit. Too much noise, so I got an AC Freezer Pro 7.

All was sweet until I discovered overclocking. Now I'm on a mission. I just finished cutting a hole for a 120mm fan in the bottom of an NZXT Beta Evo. For good measure I cut the grill out of the bottom intake window for the PSU. Sheets of sticky weighted stuff, along with sheets of self-stick heavy foam at various places. Removed the HD cage to improve airflow. Tomorrow I'm stuffing another i7 860 in it, this time on a P55A-UD3P. I've split my memory, so I'll have 4GB on each machine. I have a Megahalems for it, and a whole bunch of fans to try. And a new Kingston 64GB SSD.

Can you tell I'm having a lot of fun with this?
 
Old 9th February 2010, 09:56   #485
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Hey people, new to the forum just asking some questions and probably also giving some answers
 
Old 9th February 2010, 10:07   #486
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Old 19th February 2010, 14:19   #487
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Hello world.
 
Old 21st February 2010, 14:24   #488
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I heard a lot of good things about Madshrimps over the years in different communities around the web and thought today was the day I should register and see for myself
 
Old 21st February 2010, 14:30   #489
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Old 1st March 2010, 00:27   #490
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