Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by jancz3rt, Mar 10, 2005.
My latest build (the one in my sig):
My dear Twiki...if building a PC was the ONLY thing I was doing,I would be finished a year ago lol
The reason why this took me so long was because I was building an entire small data center.Computers were just a part of the entire long process.
Not to mention that all those 4 computers (which were just 30% of the entire work) were NOT working.Why?
Because I wanted to make them from stratch...from TRASH.By trash I mean something like this:
Anyway here is why this took me so long.
Work - STAGE 1:
-I had to order online all needed hardware parts which are neccessary
-I had to order online all needed other parts which are neccessary
-I had to take ALL parts (hardware and non hardware related) from trash cans which other people tossed away IF they are usable or can be repaired
-While online ordered equipment was arriving to Croatia (which took quite a long time),I had to wash ALL hardware and non hardware related equipment taken from the trash cans in the dishwasher and then dry them all in a hot room under 40 degreese celsius (or higher) for at least 10 days in a row
-While online ordered equipment was arriving to Croatia (which took quite a long time),I had to COMPLETELY clean the entire room 100%.That includes ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING: floor,walls,ceiling,windows (glass),windows's frames (plastic around the glass),shelfs,cabinets,drawers,tables,entrance door,door knob from both sides,plastic glass above the entrance door,trash can,chair,all tools,bags...AND A LOT MORE...BLABLABLA...
I used a vacue cleaner first on ALL that and after that I used a disinfectant on ALL that all over again.After that I used a poison on ALL that to kill any living bacteries (at least most of them) then I used a pure water on ALL again few days later to clear the poison and after that I used disinfectant again on ALL and finally after that I left all that to dry out for few days.
NOTE: Room was completely 100% closed during ALL this to prevent any
contamination that might come inside!
-As online ordered equipment was ariving,I was putting it all in that room approximately on those places where I was planning to put it in STAGE 2 together WITH all other equipment which I previously took from trash cans,washed in a dishwasher and dryed them all.
-Once I had ALL the equipment (freaking finally lol),before I was able to finish STAGE 1,I had to recheck all the equipment and calculate EXACTLY how many power outlets I would need.This of course included properly calculating how many extension cords I would need and how many power outlets each one should have.And yes...this also included 2 UPS devices.
-Once I finally got all the needed extension cords (which was the last equipment I bought...finally ),the next day...STAGE 1 was finished!
Work - STAGE 2:
-In this stage,I had a lot of work to do.The funny thing is...on the SAME day when I started working on STAGE 2,I have twisted my anckle on my right leg...what an irony ha?It hurted SO DAMN MUCH lol!
-I needed to open ALL packages which arrived and connect ALL the devices together properly on the proper places for them.
-I also had to build 2 desktop computers from PURE trash which I have collected,washed and dryed in STAGE 1.(Some older parts were ordered online since I could not find anything in trash what would be able to do the trick).
-I also had to build 2 laptop computers from PURE trash which I have collected,washed and dryed in STAGE 1.(Some older parts were ordered online since I could not find anything in trash what would be able to do the trick).
-I also had to completely repair my cellphone.(This was the first thing I did in STAGE 2 after I have twisted my anckle lol).
-I also had to put a sign above the entrance door ON the plastic glass INSIDE the room of course.
-I also had to put 2 digital blue led clocks on the ceiling in the middle of the room AROUND the light bulb.I needed that since they show room temperature and I need to know the temperature so I can approximately know how much those 6 fans around the hard disk drives on my 2 desktop computers need to spin in order to keep hard disk drives cool the WHOLE time...
-After I have FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY opened ALL the packages and all other hardware and non hardware related equipment taken from trash,after I have connected them ALL together on proper places in the room,after I have made sure that EVERYTHING was working perfectly...EVERY SINGLE PEACE OF EQUIPMENT,I was then FINALLY able to make the main UAC data device...which by the way was the LAST thing I needed to do in order to finally finish the STAGE 2.
-After I have made the UAC data device,I had to wait for 2 days for ALL the glue to dry out.After that I continued to work on that device and a day after,it was completely finished and completely functional.After that...STAGE 2 was completely finished.
Work - STAGE 3 (final stage):
-this stage was already easier since it was ONLY the SOFTWARE section of work.So:
-I have completely erased the hard disk drives in all 4 computers,formatted all hard disk drives in all 4 computers,installed Windows OS on all hard disk drives in all 4 computers and then transfered the CLONE number 2 (since I also have CLONE number 1) on ALL 4 computers.On that way I did not have to reinstall a SINGLE program and readjust a SINGLE setting (option in OS and ALL the software).That saved me more than a month of work.
And yes I know that everyone says that the HDD cloned data made on one PC cannot be applied on other PCs since they have completely different hardware and that for that reason you will need to reinstall and readjust everything...,but I found a way to apply a HDD cloned data (made on just ONE SINGLE PC) on ANY other PC (desktop computer,laptop or netbook) I want and it works like a charm...and as I said...this saved me more than a month of work.The ONLY thing I needed to install on other 3 computers (the computers on which the CLONE 2 was NOT originally made on of course) were the basic drivers of course...chipset,graphics,audio,LAN and wireless LAN.
-Once I have FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY done ALL that,I was happy since I knew that I have just finished 99% of work on final STAGE 3.(I came to that part yesterday as I already said in my previous post ).
-Now...(as I said in my previous post) only 1% of work left for me to do in order to completely finish the last STAGE 3.That 1% that is left for me to do in order to finish stage 3 up to 100% IS to completely erase all 10 hard disk drives in my UAC data device with Kill Disk and then create new partitions on them (one partition per drive of course) and then format them all in Disk Management.
Once that is done,well...STAGE 3 will be finished 100%.And that means that ALL my work is FINALLY done
So as you can see...not a lot of job left for me to do except waiting for KILL DISK and DISK MANAGEMENT to do their job while I am FINALLY taking a rest by watching movies on TV Huh!!!
Well...that would be all I guess.Note that I have NOT write many other things I had to do in order to keep this post shorter.
NOTE 1: It took me good 14 months to come to this part.It will probably be 15 months in total (since month 15 already started 14 days ago lol) by the time STAGE 3 is finished...don't blame me lol...blame KILL DISK and DISK MANAGEMENT for being so slow lol.But I don't mind waiting for them to finish now...since that is ALL that is left in order to finish absolutely everything 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOTE 2: The main UAC data complex center working environment room must ALWAYS be completely closed (entrance door AND windows) in order to prevent any contamination and other dirt from coming inside.
NOTE 3: No smoking (I don't smoke by the way),drinking and eating is allowed in the main UAC data complex center working environment room.
NOTE 4: Non authorized personnel CANNOT enter in the main UAC data complex center working environment room and CANNOT under any circumstances operate ANY data in the main UAC data complex center working environment room UNLESS if they have a valid clearance for that.And if they DO HAVE A VALID CLEARANCE,they CAN operate the data in the main UAC data complex center working environment room BUT UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE UAC SOFTWARE.
Of course by OPERATING DATA I do not mean that they must be physically IN the room.They can also do it online from ANY other place on the planet.
NOTE 5: The entrance door of the main UAC data complex center working environment room must ALWAYS BE LOCKED.ALWAYS!NO EXCEPTIONS ARE ALLOWED!
LOL, did I say you had a lot to do?
Yes. I'm going get i7 3770k CPU
STARS, wtf man why is every post by you a freakin novel? I don't know if I've ever read an entire post by you because each one contains over a thousand words.
I guess he likes to write.
I don't read fiction. I do like science fiction though.
Great stuff Jason! (I feel like I'm talking to myself now haha, my name is Jason.)
Can I ask you a question though: what's your opinion on the Z87X-UD4H? I've got a friend who is doing a new build at some point in the future and I was putting a parts list together for him from Novatech but I saw Novatech didn't stock the Z87X-OC (which is the board I wanted him to buy), so I recommend the UD4H instead. Is it a good board?
I like mine, the looks are great and I like the bios. Here's a pic of my PC-
Thought you say 750 watt psu is overkill.
Haha, isn't it great? Thanks Jason!
It's a great board, I have no complaints about it! The Z87X-OC is probably a slightly better board, but overall I'd say they're more or less equal.
And like 87dtna said, the BIOS looks great, took a while to get used to it though
Does look like a nice board.
OK I'll stick with that recommendation, cheers guys. :good:
It is for my current setup, but I used to have an I7 860 overclocked to 4.2ghz and a gtx 295 on this PSU which consumes probably 200+ watts more than my current setup. I saw no need to downgrade my PSU so I can keep my options open for possible SLI 670's. But yes on my current setup even a quality 500w PSU could power it with no issues. But SLI would add another 200 watts. Your setup can not even SLI because of motherboard limitations, so your only options are 3770k and the 680, so yeah a 500w PSU would be enough for your setup no problem.
I'm also going back to a full water loop so thats gonna be another 50w too between the pump and fans.
Soon the receiver will be on the empty shelf and two tower speakers.
Just one question lol.
How on Earth are you planning to use the CD/DVD-ROM drive xD ?
You can use it at 90 degrees quite alright.
this is my curent rig
and this the one i had before
Nah I don't know.They can fall very easily when you are putting them in right in the middle of tray closing and then the disk can be ruined lol.
I will never use my drives on 90 degrees lol.
Talking about 90 degrees,I have also noticed that hard disk drives last shorter when being used vertically instead of horizontally.
DVD tray's have small clips on the side that prevent the DVD from falling out when used at 90 degree angles, the same is done on consoles, most of which are mounted upright.
I had a PC which was mounted at 90 degrees and the DVD drive was fine but yeah the HDD didn't last too long IIRC. Could have just been coincidence though,
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