Ahh, the part arrival has started!

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Ahh, the part arrival has started!

Post by STRESSTEST » Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:43 pm

Price these at newegg :P I know someone @ OCZ :)

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board is here sometime today too.. more pics later :P
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Post by Vindicator » Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:56 pm

w00t! Ordered my new mobo and PSU last night, they should be here next week sometime (same with the processors). Just need a set of heatsinks now :)
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Post by STRESSTEST » Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:10 pm

Xeons are here now. Notice that the serial numbers are in sequence. That Fing rules. Talk about matched sets :)

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Post by KompresZor » Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:26 pm

Thats frigging awesome :o
I better start selling stuff so I can get a pair of them
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Post by Avder » Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:30 pm

Stress, when you do the mod to up the voltage on them, can you take pics pls so the newbie (me) can have something definitive to go by?
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Post by STRESSTEST » Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:57 pm

I plan on doing a full writeup for you guys vader, no worries. Wait till you see the koolance mod I'm doing for these, lol
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Post by Vindicator » Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:28 pm

Good to know. I was readin up on the Vcore and Vdimm mods at datamine.tk and it doesnt seem all that hard, but its always better to have someone else risk their $200 board before I do :P
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Post by STRESSTEST » Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:19 pm

lol, bastard!
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Post by Defender » Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:33 pm

I always thought my system was "mid-range" material, but I guess it's actually pretty fast:

ASUS A7N8X Deluxe w/ nForce2
AMD XP Barton 2500 @ 2700
1gig Corsair XMS PC 3200 DDR RAM
(and even though it doesn't apply to folding, GFX 5950Ultra vid card)

I'm doin pretty dang good on the list for only having 1 machine (my laptop still hasn't completed a WU, so it doesn't count yet. :P )
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Post by STRESSTEST » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:24 pm

PSU is here. Holy hell, look at the length of those cables! :D I love this PSU. Cable length to work in any large case!! 4 whole feet!

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Post by AceCombat » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:54 pm

DAYUM!! that is long :shock:

thats badass you got matched pairs off the production line.
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Post by STRESSTEST » Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:57 pm

MOtherboard. Holly crap this thing came with a ton of adaptors and cables..

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Post by Duper » Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:03 pm

you gunna bring this rig to the Lan Dude?
..with several hundred pounds of bubblewrap?

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Doh! n/m just realized where I was. /me looks around ... WTH did I get in this forum?
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Post by Avder » Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:17 pm

Dammit, you forgot to show us where the speakerwire goes :P
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Post by STRESSTEST » Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:52 pm

lol, nothing is installed yet. Waiting on the cases still
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Post by AceCombat » Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:16 pm

you said it came with a shiz load of cables?

how many and what kind of cables?

i can already assume, EIDE, SATA, USB, Serial, Audio, ............
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Post by STRESSTEST » Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:25 pm

1 x bracket with SPDIF RCA and Fiber
2 x backing plates for CPUs (I dont need these)
4 x SATA cables (red)
1 x Bracket with 1394 port
1 x Bracket with 1 midi/joystick port and 2 USB ports
2 x Molex Y-Adaptors (1 molex to 2 SATA PWR ea.)
1 x floppy cable
3 x IDE cables
1 x I/O Plate
1 x user guide
1 x Driver disc
1 x Windvd Suite disc Gold edition ( Windvd, WinRip, Win DVD Creator)

About 3.5 pounds for the accessories
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Post by Avder » Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:59 am

Just ordered the Xeons this very minute. Will see about the rest of the parts later today after Ive paid all the rest of my bills.
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Post by STRESSTEST » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:11 pm

WooP you GO
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Post by AceCombat » Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:44 pm

Avder wrote:Just ordered the Xeons this very minute. Will see about the rest of the parts later today after Ive paid all the rest of my bills.

lets see if you get matched pairs like stress poo did.
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Post by Vindicator » Tue Sep 14, 2004 5:41 pm

Got my mobo and PSU in today. Procs should be here tomorrow, and my heatsinks are on backorder! :|

I got a Sparkle-branded FSP550-60PLN. It doesnt have SATA connectors or 4 foot cables, but it should do the trick :P Its freakin heavy too!

The mobo is teh sexay :)
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Post by Vindicator » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:55 pm

Got the pinmod done today. (couldnt wait for Stress, heh.) Just have to insulate a pin on the Xeons when they get here, then the wait for who knows how long for the heatsinks to get here.

I'm actually surprised my crappy digital camera was able to get this good a picture. view full size, with description

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I decided to go with the 1.55v pinout. How-to here (scroll down to the table that says Default VID 1.300 U-Wire Mod (130nm Xeon). Hardest part was getting the @#$! tiny-ass wires in the correct holes.
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Post by STRESSTEST » Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:39 am

How many of us are doing this anyway? 3?
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Post by Avder » Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:11 am

I will hopefully. I cant start ordering parts yet because I havnt got all my bases covered and dont yet know how much I can throw at computer equipment.
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Post by Iceman » Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:17 am

Seeing as I have a divorce trial scheduled in 7 days I think it best that I don't spend the bux for it now ... I am being watched closely :D

But 8 days from now ... :twisted:
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Post by STRESSTEST » Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:35 am

lol

rgr the 8 days
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Post by Vindicator » Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:28 pm

Got my Xeons today and I got #s 3303A352-856 and 857 :D
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Post by AceCombat » Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:52 pm

vindi, what exactly does that bridging do?
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Post by STRESSTEST » Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:59 pm

Ace, Google "Xeon Moosemod"
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Post by Vindicator » Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:39 pm

STRESSTEST wrote:Ace, Google "Xeon Moosemod"
Thats part of it. Go to the link I posted earlier (here if youre lazy). The point of inserting pins into certain holes to bridge them is to raise the CPU voltage. Different pin configurations yield different Vcores.

The moosemod refers to a way of forcing a higher default FSB speed. Go here for more info. On most mobos you have to do another pin mod to get it to work, but on the PC-DL you only need to change a jumper setting.
Note: This is a universal BSEL[1:0] mod that should work on motherboard using clock generator capable of 200FSB+. Note: You may use jumper position shown in figures below to configure different front side bus setting specifically for Asus PC-DL (No Pin Insulation Needed).
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Post by AceCombat » Thu Sep 16, 2004 4:51 pm

oh okay, sorry i missed the white link text.

was half high on smirnoff :mrgreen:
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Post by Vindicator » Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:46 pm

JFTR, the wirewrap is a pain. I think I'll wait for Stress to do it first before i completely eff somethin up.
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Post by Defender » Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:16 am

AceCombat wrote:oh okay, sorry i missed the white link text.

was half high on smirnoff :mrgreen:
I've never got the slightest buzz off of anything smirnoff. (I can't speak for the vodka, as the most of had is 1 shot.)

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Post by Avder » Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:32 am

WOOHOO WOOHOO WOOHOO!!! MY PROCESSORS ARE ON THE TRUCK FOR DELIVERY!!!! I should have em sometime around 11! WOOHOO WOOHOO!!!!
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Post by Avder » Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:34 am

And....Bwahahah...I just checked PCSurplus, Theyre all sold out now >:)
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Post by Avder » Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:46 am

welp, I got my processors. The numbers are not consecutive and they were kinda packaged amaturely...cardboard and tape...yeah, hmm. Oh, and there are three very slightly bent pins on one of them. they better work, or Ima be mad.
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Post by AceCombat » Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:22 pm

hey Stress, whats the model number on that PSU, i see 3 different mobo plugs.

24 pin ATX
4 pin AUX 12+
whats the 3rd one that has 8 pins?
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Post by Vindicator » Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:44 pm

Avder wrote:welp, I got my processors. The numbers are not consecutive and they were kinda packaged amaturely...cardboard and tape...yeah, hmm. Oh, and there are three very slightly bent pins on one of them. they better work, or Ima be mad.
:( That sucks. Are they from the same batch, at least?

And I too was impressed at the packing job, but considering how cheap they are they have to save money somewhere :P Thankfully I didnt have any bent pins.

Ace: Some mobos (like our PC-DLs) that use EPS12v PSUs have the 8pin 12v connector rather than the 4pin.
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Post by STRESSTEST » Fri Sep 17, 2004 3:07 pm

These aren't going in this particular box, but I thought I'd share :P



















































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Post by Avder » Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:50 pm

Stress, did your procs come shipped the same way as mine?
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