Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by stinger608, Nov 14, 2009.
Wat? Is it me or that PSU can be overvolted?
Never seen one of those. Nice
Over- or under-volted. most people who had them(and knew what they were doing) put a slight over-volt on them to account for droop or would set the rails to their exact values when the system was under load. Was a great feature, I'm surprised it didn't catch on.
It's strange that it didnt catch on
I remember when them power supplies came out. They seemed to always be too expensive for me to afford LOL.
And wanted to share this score with everyone. Should have it by next Monday or Tuesday.
I believe it is the SX1040 II. I know it isn't the SX1040 BII which I would have preferred, but this one will work.
The guy told me he purchased it right when they first came out, used it for a short time, and it has been in the factory box every since! The damn thing looks like it is brand new, at least from the pictures.
I'm actually on the hunt for an older case as well. Looking for a Cooler Master ATC-710. Heh, exactly the same as the SX1040 internally, but with an aluminum faceplate.
Wow, that is identical internally! Hell, I will keep an eye out for one man. If I run across one I will PM ya. Never can tell.
It's a Super Flower SF-860B (clone of the old Alienware cases)
Still haven't figured out what to put in it yet
No kidding!!! I remember you were looking for one of those man. Damn, it looks like it is in near perfect condition Norton!!!!!!
These old Antec/Chenming style cases are odd. They have standoff holes for securing Slot-2 P3 Xeon mounting hardware directly to the motherboard tray, even though they were made well after P3 Xeons were replaced.
A few scratches here and there but otherwise it's in good shape
They were made as budget server towers. And come to think of it, it wasn't too long after P3 that they came out, I got my Chenming about halfway into the P4 generation and built a s754 system in it. P3s were still pretty abundant at that time.
When I got mt first one, it housed my Abit Kt7a socket running a 1.4 thunderbird. Now I have 3 housing Am3 systems and a close cousin of the case (Koolance Pc3-720bk) housing a s939 system. Still a good case.
Understatement of the century. Mine is still being used. I don't even dare how many systems it's housed now...
Ok, I dare. I can count five systems not including the one that it's housing now(in my system specs).
That thing is built like a tank and has taken it's share of abuse and wear and tear. Still holding up without any damage aside from some scratched paint.
Well that's depressing. I'm still using a Thermaltake Xaser II for my sig rig. I've replaced the acrylic window, but all the fans and everything are original. It originally housed an Athlon XP system, then a socket 754, then sig rig. The thermals aren't amazing, but I can still have two 4800 series cards and an overclocked Phenom II X6 that it manages to handle. Having a 120mm fan in the PSU probably helps.
I know my original one has been through 2 Sockat A builds, 2 S939 builds and 2 Am builds. I too has a few scratches here and there but is in good shape for being 10+ years old. Hell it is housing my newest build at the moment until I can get the case I want for the build. Also my original one is steel and not Aluminum like the other ones I have.
No need to be depressed. These cases hold up to the test of time.
Never even realized there was an aluminium version, I just assumed they were all steel, hence me stating "they're built like a tank." I remember lugging it around to LAN parties. It was a hell of a workout and got a lot of laughs from the others until I popped the side panel and they realized their tiny mATX systems were very outclassed
The aluminum version is considerably lighter. I think it is lighter then alot of newer cases on the market. I would venture to say it is below half the weight of the steel version.
Some of the old hardware i have:
486DX2---486DX4---Pentium 90Mhz---Pentium 100Mhz---Pentium 133Mhz---Pentium 150Mhz
Pentium 2 350Mhz
Pentium 4 1.6---2.4---2.6---2.8---3Ghz
Vortex 2 Aural
SB LIVE Value x 2
32MB EDO RAM SD-RAM for mac
some memory card-i think its a chache card for mac
a lot of EDO ram also 2 of 32MB each
Voodoo 2 12MB
Creative Hardware modem 56K most for my pentium 1 pc that i used back before
His Radeon 9550 256MB DDR
PowerColor Radeon 9700Pro
most important a USB Floppy drive from ACER
had much more videon cards and a lot more of old motherboard but i had to wroth it all away toke to much space and dust hhh aldo had an XT full working computer i was so stupid to lost of it is was the best nostalgic computer i ever had
PIC soon as soone as i knew how to add them here?
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9800SE, X800XL, X800GTO
Oh man, those AC Silencers bring back fond memories
As Norton pointed out, TPU has the free image hosting! Be sure to get the pics up man.
Erocker!!!!! About time ya chimed in here LOLOL
Adding ya to the original post man.
HIS adopted the ATi silencer 5 as their IceQ cooler. If you remove one you'll see the Artic Cooling sticker on que underside
Heat sinks were a lot smaller back then... I miss the times when your graphics card didn't take up the entire case...
Had to dip into my photo archives to find these.... I really like the Chieftec/Chenming cases. If you modded the 2 front and 2 rear fan holes for 92mm fans the cooling couldn't be beat...Although, I usually added a few more fans elsewhere...
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