Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
Nice build milton
Working on a Dell. All those caps Not Sexy
its like back to 2000 era
but they finally dont use floppy anymore
I know but funny how they still use the same PCB
When ever I come accross someone wanting to buy a Dell, I offer to build them a PC free of charge
At least the caps aren't all swollen/popped
Something is wrong that board is dead
I want to buy a Dell...
No, my PC atm:
Bought it last Friday and I'm lovin it so far Popped in my SSD ofc.
Ugh. I haven't got the time or inclination to provide support for systems I build for the tech-illiterate.
Only people I did that for was the best man at my wedding and my parents. It ends there.
Of course something's wrong, it's a Dell. Overpriced proprietary garbage.
That looks like a s775 chip, why not pick up a cheap s775 board and swap over everything else?
my pc ATM
my pc ATM
Thats what is going on here. Plus moving to DDR3 in stead of 2. I had some laying around might as well use it
sorry for the mess :facepalm:
Do you know you have an apple between your speakers?
yes, i'm such a healthy person aint i
You still have to buy the parts!
I'm a bit of a suka when it comes to things like this, I can't help but help people. I've even done screen replacements and such for free. Really need to start charging people (only charged for doing two of the pcs I've built and that was £50 including 3 year support )
Those speakers made me hate you, please send them to me to avoid things becoming awkward between you and I
I don't know. The systems I use at work are all Dell's and they're pretty great.
holy harddrives, batman.
imagine the sound of the spin up?
I am more fond of HP blades
My thoughts exactly. And while that shot of all those drives is impressive, I can almost guarantee that the first time you have to pop the actual server unit open for a cleaning or RAM upgrade, etc., you'll notice that the motherboard is a Dell proprietary motherboard.
ALL server OEMs use proprietary motherboards. That's actually part of what you get with the price premium...
If I wanted a standard form factor I'd go assemble my own.
Why is "proprietary" a bad word? Processors use "proprietary" sockets. If you get an Asus Maximus Extreme-z motherboard I have to buy a processor from Intel that is part of a specific lineup if I want to use it.
And I guarantee that the first time I had to pop open the server for maintenance/upgrades, I noticed that the proprietary Dell motherboard was setup to be entirely tool-less. (Even the CPU Heatsink latches are toolless).
Maybe you can tell me how you'd work hot-swappable power supplies with a non-proprietary motherboard?
Blades are nice if everything uses the same few fabrics. But I need 8Gb FC, 16Gb FC, 2 generations of SAS, 1 GbE, & 10 GbE. For that, 2U works pretty darn well!
I would suggest to other OEMs that we create a standardised format....
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