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Entries from September 2008

Build your Own Computer – Pt. 4 – The final fiddling

September 19th, 2008 · No Comments

OK I actually completed this project some time ago but hadn’t got round to posting the last section which was simply putting the last few bits together and tidying up. This was actually the easiest bit in terms of jumper identification as the Asus motherboard manual is so clear and concise so it didn’t present […]

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Build your Own Computer – Pt. 3 – Fitting the Motherboard & bits

September 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Well the motherboard finally arrived so I now have all the parts to crack on and finish this beast! A pic of the motherboard contents is below… The “scariest” part for me was fitting the CPU as this is where it could all of gone horribly wrong. Luckily both the CPU and socket have notches […]

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Build Your Own Computer – Pt. 2 – Fitting the PSU…

September 4th, 2008 · No Comments

How do you get a square peg into a round hole? With great difficulty! This is what I found today trying to squeeze this puppy into the case. Although the Antec case has excellent routing and ducting to allow cables to move around the case without disrupting airflow, getting the bugger into the PSU cage […]

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Build Your Own Computer – Part One

September 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Now surprising as this may seem from a geek like me but I have never actually built my own computer system from scratch although this has always been one of the things I’ve always wanted to do. Faced with rising temperatures and sluggishness in my current system, I made the decision to upgrade the core […]

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