Starting a build Log for a dream computer. I’ve actually had it before, in another thread, but that was pretty deep in my hoarding phase. I mistakenly threw the machine away. If I sold it today some dipshit collector’d shit his pants.
Well, today starts a new journey. I want to rebuild this machine. I want to give it water cooling, upgrade the bios, and maybe use some mystery processors with 32 meg cache an experiment. If I were to be allowed (not my chips).
The machine in question encapsulates the netburst architecture in a fashion that just gets me going. It was a Dell Precision 670 board dropped into a dimension xps gen 3 blue case. It was a wicked machine to start and it looked bloody cool.
For starts, I want this board.
My god is that thing beautiful
Finished case btw
So I looked up on ebay (with a search for the case too)
The fuck? Scroll…
My god roll out the buttered toast because Ed is selling computers.
This will obviously be a bit tougher than I thought.
However thanks to fouquin, I have a lead on those flatbed power supplies. I just need the stupidly fragile 1000w or the 2200w if it can be found.
Probably not, BUT… IMMA HOPE
Now I know what ya’ll are thinking. Get a T series 2011 board if you want dual xeons. I don’t want either of those, I want dual netburst xeons. Not only do I want my house to catch fire, I want it to be sold as an intel product afterwards.
So I’m going to put this thing back together. Not only that, but I’m gunna get some water coolers for it. Proper 240’s just stacked on top of each other. Since the inside of the case will be an airflow chamber, I was going to build a cable lead and have an an external box for gpu’s and cards. Just build my own thing custom, have like a barrell pin-to-pin plug on the back of the machine and be all 1960’s mainframe about it.
Hell the bloody case itself weight 20 pounds, it about deserves a mini computer design overhaul.
During this time I’ll be trying my best to replace at least one of the gpu’s in my desktop. So Koga will get either a 480 or a 970, it just depends.
In the event I cannot get the dell case that I want, I will settle with a case that I already have that looks pretty - dell -. It’s like the very first nzxt phantom case ever, pretty neat. I’d much much prefer to have the original dell case though.
And because I know someone will mention it, this machine will be used as my main desktop when the time comes, mostly for fun. I plan on working on more plan 9 things in my future, including a windows cpu server and linux cpu server.
Anyone on the forum who happens to have parts that I could use, I will buy or trade for them. I have many things to trade for, including an ibm 701c I was gunna turn into a pibook and an ibm transnote that for some reason no on thinks I actually own and no one has bought, even though I’ve legit seen youtube videos, ABOUT MY LISTING, CALLING IT FAKE.
Fucking stupid bullshit like fr
Strating this… Soon. I already have the ram. I have 2 or 4 sticks of 8gb unbuffered ddr1 dimms. Bought for a server I had at the same time as the original machine, didn’t realize they were same era tho. I’d like some of the dual core p4’s they rebadged as xeons if I could find them, but that offer to try those 32 meg chips is just oooooh I can taste my anger in 2014 screaming on an intel board about why the fuck does this one p4 chip have 4 megs of cache and this other one has one meg of cache, but they’re sold in the same series with other chips that have the same clock speeds all in the same year with both core 2 and core I already being out, and at the time amd E8 based systems being everywhere and cheap as piss in amsterdam.
Ugh. And it’s hilarious that ppl are only NOW catching on. Fuck man.
Well either way,