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The White Elephant is Alive

To replace the bung large laptop I’ve gone and build a big white desktop.

Here’s most of the boxes as they sat on the table Friday night:
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Brains go in here:
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And here’s the brains:
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Here’s what keeps the brains cool:
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Some RAMs:
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No idea, just a pretty bit of the motherboard:
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Believe it or not, this actually works:
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See, it boots (using the TV as a monitor for the moment – gotta get round to ordering one…):
First Boot

Having installed stuff and satisfied myself that most of the things must be connected the right way I did a bit of a cable mangement tidy up exercise and a few random angle photos::
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And a couple of shots of it closed up:


Thanks to the folks at the Whirlpool Forums for advice on components and set up.

And in case you’re wondering, here’s the geek out on the specs:

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600
HSF: Zalman CNPS10X Performa
Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO Motherboard
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws XL F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3
GPU: Inno3D GeForce GTX 570 1280MB
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 80GB SSD
HDD: 3x Western Digital Green 2TB WD20EARS
ODD: Lite-On IHAS524 24x DVDRW Super AllWrite
Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced White
PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W
WL: TP-Link TL-WN951N Wireless N PCI Adapter

One Comment

  1. Clare

    Do we get Kerryn to name it?

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