Saturday, December 22

Geek

Assemblage

Cases: 1 x Silver, 1 x Black Lian-Li V600
Motherboards:  3 x 990FXA-UD5
CPUs: 2 x FX 8150, 1 x Phenom II 945
GPUs: 1 x Sapphire 7950 OC, 2 x Sapphire 6770
RAM: 2 x 32GB kits
Disks: 12 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB, 7 x Seagate Barracuda 1TB, 1 x WD Green 2TB, 1 x WD Blue 1TB 2.5" for some reason...
SSD: 1 x Intel 320 300GB*
PSU: 3 x Corsair (850W, 750W, 650W)
Optical: 2 x Pioneer Blu-Ray drives
Disk Expansion Thingies: 4 x 3-bay 3.5", 3 x 4-bay 2.5"
Other cards: 2 x 2-port USB 3, 1 x Asus Xonar D2X

So, I'm missing a 16GB RAM kit and a couple of Adaptec 1420 low-end SATA RAID controllers; they're around somewhere, I just couldn't find them.  I have enough SATA ports to start with anyway.

Update: These things take forever to put together.

Update: Two three a few things.
  1. If you're going to install a Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 OC on a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 in a Lian-Li V600 case along with six 3.5" drives, four 2.5" drives, and one 5.25" drive, you will have to install it in the PCIe x16_2 slot.  You might, barely, get it into the PCIe x8 slot.  PCIe x16_1?  No chance.
  2. The PCIe x1 slot in the 990FXA-UD5 is basically useless.  Even my tiny 2-port USB3.0 cards won't fit; it's blocked by the chipset heatsink.  Update: this card should fit if the picture is accurate.  And it has four ports instead of two.
  3. The Corsair AX-850 power supply is designed to be mounted backwards compared to the normal orientation, so that it draws air from inside the case rather than outside.  The V600 is designed to mount normal power supplies backwards for the same effect.  So if you put an AX-850 in a V600, you have to mount it normally.
  4. Those Radeon HD 6770 cards I picked up cheap don't have DisplayPort.  So to build out my dual-computer/triple-monitor configuration I'm going to need another card.
Anyway, physical installation of both my new computers is just about done, which means that testing and software install comes up next.  Moving my Windows system across is going to be interesting.

Update: Physical installation is complete.  Cabling was...  Fun.  Both machines power up and go beep.  Where's my spare DVI cable?  Might have to hit the computer store on Christmas Eve.

* Seems rather quaint now, though I bought it this year.

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Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, December 22 2012 04:04 PM (PiXy!)

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