- Aug 11, 2011
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|System Name||STEAMBOX | GAMECUBE | EQC (Everyday Quad Core)|
|Processor||i5 firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz |i7 3770K@4Ghz -|- Athlon email@example.comGhz|
|Motherboard||GA-B85N PHOENIX | Asrock Z77E-ITX | Asus AM1I-A|
|Cooling||Stock | Antec Kuhler 620 | Reeven Vanxie|
|Memory||2x4GB ADATA XPG 1600Mhz | 2x4GB Kingston 1866Mhz -|- 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix@1920Mhz|
|Video Card(s)||RX 480 Nitro | Sapphire RX 480 w/Accelero Mono Plus | HD 8400 @ 720Mhz (IGP)|
|Storage||LiteON 128GB mSATA+3TB Seagate | Seagate 1TBxSamung 64GB SSD (Intel RST) | Kingston v300 240GB|
|Display(s)||Daewoo 49" 1080p | ASUS PA248Q 1920x1200 IPS|
|Case||Corsair 250D | CoolerMaster Elite 110 | Acteck Fiji|
|Power Supply||Seasonic SS-660XP2 | Silverstone SFX-450 | 200w mini FLEX PSU|
|Software||Windows 10 64bit|
I won't deny it: I've always been an ATintel guy. But I've always being curious about the "green side". I've used AMD CPUs and nVidia GPUs in laptops and they seem to work well but I never considered their products for desktops.
That's about to change now... but with a retro-spin.
Outside of the CPU, board and GPU, I'll use cheap, easily replaceable components since this'll be my first time modding a case, sleeving cables, etc. The component selection is also limited to what my local PC vendor of choice stocks.
I didn't intent to begin this project so soon but I found an Asrock 939A8X-M board for sale last week and jumped the gun on it. While it gets here I thought I could start to mod the case.
AMD Athlon FX60 socket 939
Geforce 7950GT 512MB GDDR3 AGP
4GB OCZ PC4000 Enhanced Bandwith Platinum Edition
CM Hyper TX3
Elite Power 460. I know it's a POS but should be enough.
K-MEX CM-3E22 mATX case
Evercool Evergreen fans everywhere
Inside the case:
- Change the orientation of the PSU 180º so that it draws cold air from the top. Not done since the PSU fan isn't centered.
- Switch the PSU fan for an Evergreen. Sleeve cables. Done.
- top 120mm blower. Done.
- 120mm intakes at the bottom and front. Changed to 90mm intakes. Done.
- Add a window. Done.
- Fan controller in the top bay? shouldn't interfere with the blower. Done.
- Green LED strips on the bottom with on/off switch. Done with no switch.
The finalized build:
Intel Burn Test
The OpenGL accuracy test fails (???) so it doesn't give a score: