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Enter The Dragon! A Nostalgic Build.

First I want to thank a couple of great guys that have helped inspire and supply parts for this awesome build!!!

Neil_M from over at [H]ard Forums for supplying the awesome Antec SX1040 II SOHO enclosure! Thanks a ton Neil!!!!!!!

Next is our very on The_Mad_Shot for his awesome inspiration and supplying some very necessary hardware! Thanks a ton brother.


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Now I want to take a moment and thank FrozenCPU and Koolance for some awesome hardware to help make this possible!

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With the above said, take a ride with me as we make this very awesome old nostalgic AMD S939 system come to life.

First let me put an image up of the majority of manufactures that have also made such a build possible!


Sadly three of the above manufactures are no longer in business! BFG, an Nvidia partner, DFI, a great motherboard manufacture, and Danger Den, a great liquid cooling and case manufacture have all folded up their businesses. Very sad as these three were some awesome companies.

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Well I know everyone is just dying to see some pictures and have me shut up! LOLOL

Well lets get too it!


First up is the Awesome Antec SX1040 II SOHO enclosure!







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Next the heart of the build! The awesome DFI Lanparty NF4 SLi-DR motherboard! this also includes the killer AMD Opteron 175 Denmark! The awesome Opteron 175 will be cooled by a Swiftech Apogee XT Rev 2!



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Now on board this awesome motherboard is a couple of black PCB Nvidia 8800GTX's dressed in BFG Danger Den full coverage water blocks!!!



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Now I want to thank the awesome folks at FrozenCPU for supplying me with the needed Monsoon rotary adapters, Monsoon compression fittings, Primochill UV Anti-Kink Coils, and the industrial Neoprene tubing!!



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Now I'll bet your wondering what the heck I am actually cooling all these liquid parts with! None other than an awesome Koolance EX2-1055 liquid cooling system!!





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Okay, here is some more of the parts that have recently arrived.

First I want to thank our own The_Mad_Shot for supplying these awesome ram sticks!!!



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Next is the awesome Koolance Quick couplers.



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And finally the Seasonic M12D 750 watt modular power supply.



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Well for now, that pretty much does it. I will be editing this to add the memory, power supply, hard drive, and optical drive soon. the following post is going to be reserved for the actual build, so be sure to stay tuned!!!

Thanks for riding along with me on this old nostalgic adventure!!!
 
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THE BUILD​

Okay, now I know this is what all of you have been waiting for! On to the build finally....With a snag or two LOL.

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First was installing the Monsoon compression fittings on the CPU block and video card blocks.







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Next was getting the CPU block on the motherboard and installing the motherboard in the Antec case.



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Next was installing the video cards.......This is where the issue starts! As you can see in the first picture the dang 45 degree fitting is not going to work on the bottom card! :banghead:

Long story short I had to swap out one of the fittings on the Koolance cooling unit as it had 90 degree fittings.



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After getting the video cards installed it was time to put the bracket with the pass through fittings in.



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Well that's it so far. I may have time to start running the tubing today.
 
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Dang I remember my DFI Lan Party rig - Opteron 170 @ 2.8ghz air (faster than the 2.6ghz FX60) with a Thermaltake Big Typhoon, pencil modd'ed for SLI with 2x 7800GT's in SLI, 74gb Velociraptor, and black Thermaltake Shark aluminum full tower! That was Da Bomb when AMD was kicking Pentium D ass before the Conroe revolution...
 

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Nice!!! :D sub'd

Is it finished yet?
 

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Dang I remember my DFI Lan Party rig - Opteron 170 @ 2.8ghz air (faster than the 2.6ghz FX60) with a Thermaltake Big Typhoon, pencil modd'ed for SLI with 2x 7800GT's in SLI, 74gb Velociraptor, and black Thermaltake Shark aluminum full tower! That was Da Bomb when AMD was kicking Pentium D ass before the Conroe revolution...
:laugh: yep had a DFI board that I also had the pencil mode to make it into a full SLi board!!! Your right man, them were the days!!!!!!!!

Nice!!! :D sub'd

Is it finished yet?

:laugh: Whew, almost............Oh wait, I am still waiting on a dang cooler mount and ram from our pal The_Mad_Shot! Waiting......Waiting.....Waiting. :roll:
 
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:laugh: yep had a DFI board that I also had the pencil mode to make it into a full SLi board!!! Your right man, them were the days!!!!!!!!




:laugh: Whew, almost............Oh wait, I am still waiting on a dang cooler mount and ram from our pal The_Mad_Shot! Waiting......Waiting.....Waiting. :roll:
LOL you should see it any day man. Usps seems to be slow this time of year. LOL Also there are a couple Thermaltake coolers that will work great on the chipset of that DFI board. :roll:


BTW this is going to be a sweet build. Mine and yours should be very close in performance. :toast:
 

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In for the sub.

Is that a 170 or a 175? Both are listed in the post. :confused:
 

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I thought I recognized the case. Here it was known as the Chieftec Dragon DX-01BD. Antec named cases didn't appear until quite a bit later iirc.
 
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I'm expecting a red case. That is what the word Dragon conjures up. The colour red. Make it so!
 
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Subbed...:)

and looking forward to it as well...don't scrimp on pictures!

Best,

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Nice! I can't wait to see it come to life. :toast: subbed! :toast:
 

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I'm expecting a red case. That is what the word Dragon conjures up. The colour red. Make it so!
Black for me. I've played to much Heroes of might and magic.
 

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In for the sub.

Is that a 170 or a 175? Both are listed in the post. :confused:
:laugh: Thanks for catching that T! It is the 175. I corrected that. :toast:
 
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I'll bet my video cards run cooler........ :nutkick: :roll:
That and your Exos has a bigger rad then my Koolance case has. :eek: you should get some great temps with that.
 
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Socket 939 systems give me a special feeling. They are still awesome and capable.
 

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subbing
 

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:laugh: Thanks for catching that T! It is the 175. I corrected that. :toast:
It's been a long time, but I believe I had a 180 for the higher multi :pimp:
 
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that is a nice board from DFI
too bad some of them gone...

anyway its gonna be an interesting project :toast:
 
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Yea dfi LAN party boards are the shit! I miss my micro atx p45-t2rs 540fsb! With a q8200 at 3.8ghz Fastest micro atx 775 board money could buy.
 

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Okay, updated the product post with some other items that have recently arrived.

Also edited the second post with the start of the build!!!
 
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Sub'd , looking great so far :toast:
 
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#25
Any updates? I have been messing around with some 939 hardware and I am interested to see if you can get full usage out of those 8800GTX's.

Awesome build BTW!