Putting together a new desktop computer. (Sweetpea and I project!)

Found an interesting deal on a X99 server Intel chipped based motherboard with dual sockets and with Xeon processors installed. Also came with 64 GB of server RAM. It is a miracle of Chinese rehashing and salvaging the old tossed out western crap. This board is amazing to say the least and knowing that it is comprised of used parts from tossed out computers, is satisfying and not in a garbage dumb…

So, Sweetpea and I have cobbled together parts over the last few months…

Some new, some old, as in I took a case designed for maximum an ATX motherboard and no excess room at all. I needed to install a E-ATX (much wider with same height) and after drilling out 8 rivets and removing the brunt of the drive holders at the front of the case. I found just enough room to squeeze in a huge motherboard…

The board has two slots for SSD cards as drives. So no need anyway for HDD/CD/floppy slots anymore…

We have an old Samsung monitor, old USB 2 with sound connections for the front, old keyboard, old mouse, installed a basic NVIDIA card for graphics (board does not have any graphics built in, yet it does have sound), Jammed two CPU Coolers side by side (literally jammed them in), mounted an 1TB HDD to the back plate for backups only, and installed the hardest thing to find…a 800 watt power supply…

Stuffed those cooling fans and fins side by side and it worked good, even if some fins got smushed a tad-bit!

Installed Windows 10 after Sweetpea and I went one thing at a time and troubleshooted the whole shebang two or three times, and after two days, we found ourselves with a solid, fast, stable system and Sweetpea decided that she loves it…so now it will be finished to suit her. Interesting how something starts as mine and ends up always, no always, as my Sweetpea’s in the end…

Filter fiber cloth for keeping dust out better, case fans to be bought for cooling better and whatever Sweetpea decides after that…

WtR

By Russian_Village

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line.

Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.