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Project Rebuild Dell (DangerousNotDell - No Longer a Dell)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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I thought it was time to post a build log for this rig since it's complete.

 

 

Parts

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8120 4GHz w/stock voltage  (Purchased For $54.00) (Was running a Athlon ii x4 630)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (Purchased For $29.99)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard  (Purchased For $50.00) (Was a Inspiron 570 Dell board)
Memory: Kingston Value 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  (Purchased For $0.00) (Was from the Dell board)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $49.99)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB Video Card  (Purchased For $40.00) (Really a Nvidia reference, and had a GTX 650ti)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $40.00)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $39.95)
Total: $303.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-06 09:21 EDT-0400

 

 

Updates in spoilers

Unexpected Update 1

Update 2, Forever Alone as Well :c

Update 3, Many Many Months Later, Still Alone. Big Upgrades!

 

 

Used For

It is used as a HTPC at home, and a LAN rig for when I go to friends houses, I got sick of taking my main rig everywhere. Also most of the parts I got for a really nice deal, so that was nice.

 

 

 

The case is awful, but it's what I have to deal with.

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Ah yes, a Xeon sticker must mean it has a FX 8120 in it. :P

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Looks like plenty of room for cable management back here... :/

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Have no clue what this is at all.

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It even dented from my phone falling on it. (HTC One M7, also what took the photos.)

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Onto the GTX 480. Now this thing is a mystery, it lasted a hour the day I bought it, bluescreened, then never displayed anything ever again, so it became an ornament, yesterday I decided to try it again, and bam it began working, it hasn't had any instability. :o

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Poor thing, it used to be a coaster before I owned it, and it's been dropped, that actually dented a heatpipe, and the pcb has been slid across my blanket.

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Moving on from that, lets replace this factory thermal paste!

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Love that, "Caution Hot" sticker on the back of it. Kind of funny cause I had to wait an hour for it to be cool enough to take out of the system seeing it was idling at 76C...

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Ah, looks nicer when it's cleaned off. Think its hilarious that it has an IHS when its a gpu. :P

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Not modular, which I hate, but the case doesn't have a window, so why does it matter?

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And finished!

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Sadly I do not have pictures of the motherboard or CPU. Not really much else to show about it really. And honestly it would still be running a Athlon II x4 630 if I didn't find a 8120 for such a good deal.

 

@vinyldash303 cause fermi @tmcclelland455 cause gtx 480 @TDP_Equinox cause FX 8120 @TheSLSAMG idk why not? @KingCry because why not Can't think of anyone else so I guess that's it.


 

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Senor Shiny: Main- CPU Intel i7 6700k 4.7GHz @1.42v | RAM G.Skill TridentZ CL16 3200 | GPU Asus Strix GTX 1070 (2100/2152) | Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula | HDD Seagate 1TB x2 | SSD 850 EVO 120GB | CASE NZXT S340 (Black) | PSU Supernova G2 750W  | Cooling NZXT Kraken X62 w/Vardars
Secondary (Plex): CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 @1.099v | RAM Samsun Wonder 16GB CL9 1600 (sadly no oc) | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | Motherboard ASRock H97M-Pro4 | HDDs Seagate 1TB, WD Blue 1TB, WD Blue 3TB | Case Corsair Air 240 (Black) | PSU EVGA 600B | Cooling GeminII S524

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(Deceased) DangerousNotDell- CPU AMD AMD FX 8120 @4.8GHz 1.42v | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | RAM Samsung Wonder 8GB (CL9 2133MHz 1.6v) | Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z | Cooling EVO 212 | Case Rosewill Redbone | PSU EVGA 600B | HDD Seagate 1TB

DangerousNotDell New Parts For Main Rig Build Log, Señor Shiny  I am a beautiful person. The comments for your help. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book.

 

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Your cable management saddens me.


Laptop: Latitude E4310 w/ i5 580M, 8GB RAM, 120GB 840 EVO, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 wireless card, Windows 7 Pro x64

Main PC: sleeper Dell on profile boi

Zeus: 2x 1266MHz PIII, Supermicro P3TDDE, 1x 512MB PC133 ECC, Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, 30GB DiamondMax Plus 8 + 80GB IBM DeskStar, Windows XP Pro SP3

 

On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Your cable management saddens me.

The case saddens me more.


 

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Senor Shiny: Main- CPU Intel i7 6700k 4.7GHz @1.42v | RAM G.Skill TridentZ CL16 3200 | GPU Asus Strix GTX 1070 (2100/2152) | Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula | HDD Seagate 1TB x2 | SSD 850 EVO 120GB | CASE NZXT S340 (Black) | PSU Supernova G2 750W  | Cooling NZXT Kraken X62 w/Vardars
Secondary (Plex): CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 @1.099v | RAM Samsun Wonder 16GB CL9 1600 (sadly no oc) | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | Motherboard ASRock H97M-Pro4 | HDDs Seagate 1TB, WD Blue 1TB, WD Blue 3TB | Case Corsair Air 240 (Black) | PSU EVGA 600B | Cooling GeminII S524

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(Deceased) DangerousNotDell- CPU AMD AMD FX 8120 @4.8GHz 1.42v | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | RAM Samsung Wonder 8GB (CL9 2133MHz 1.6v) | Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z | Cooling EVO 212 | Case Rosewill Redbone | PSU EVGA 600B | HDD Seagate 1TB

DangerousNotDell New Parts For Main Rig Build Log, Señor Shiny  I am a beautiful person. The comments for your help. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book.

 

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The case saddens me more.

You sadden me even more.


Laptop: Latitude E4310 w/ i5 580M, 8GB RAM, 120GB 840 EVO, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 wireless card, Windows 7 Pro x64

Main PC: sleeper Dell on profile boi

Zeus: 2x 1266MHz PIII, Supermicro P3TDDE, 1x 512MB PC133 ECC, Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, 30GB DiamondMax Plus 8 + 80GB IBM DeskStar, Windows XP Pro SP3

 

On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

You sadden me even more.

:(


 

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Senor Shiny: Main- CPU Intel i7 6700k 4.7GHz @1.42v | RAM G.Skill TridentZ CL16 3200 | GPU Asus Strix GTX 1070 (2100/2152) | Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula | HDD Seagate 1TB x2 | SSD 850 EVO 120GB | CASE NZXT S340 (Black) | PSU Supernova G2 750W  | Cooling NZXT Kraken X62 w/Vardars
Secondary (Plex): CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 @1.099v | RAM Samsun Wonder 16GB CL9 1600 (sadly no oc) | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | Motherboard ASRock H97M-Pro4 | HDDs Seagate 1TB, WD Blue 1TB, WD Blue 3TB | Case Corsair Air 240 (Black) | PSU EVGA 600B | Cooling GeminII S524

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(Deceased) DangerousNotDell- CPU AMD AMD FX 8120 @4.8GHz 1.42v | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | RAM Samsung Wonder 8GB (CL9 2133MHz 1.6v) | Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z | Cooling EVO 212 | Case Rosewill Redbone | PSU EVGA 600B | HDD Seagate 1TB

DangerousNotDell New Parts For Main Rig Build Log, Señor Shiny  I am a beautiful person. The comments for your help. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book.

 

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Unexpected Update 1

 

Of course it needed an update since it couldn't go right with my luck...

 

The 2 month old motherboard crapped out for no apparent reason last night... It refused to boot into windows when I went to turn it on, so I went into the bios, instant lockup when booted into the bios. Cleared CMOs, same thing, but it booted into windows... Except windows is mostly corrupted now and it pushes 1.56v through the cpu now... Yay time to rma a motherboard.... Probably will sell the board with the athlon and get something better for my 8120. :(


 

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Senor Shiny: Main- CPU Intel i7 6700k 4.7GHz @1.42v | RAM G.Skill TridentZ CL16 3200 | GPU Asus Strix GTX 1070 (2100/2152) | Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula | HDD Seagate 1TB x2 | SSD 850 EVO 120GB | CASE NZXT S340 (Black) | PSU Supernova G2 750W  | Cooling NZXT Kraken X62 w/Vardars
Secondary (Plex): CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 @1.099v | RAM Samsun Wonder 16GB CL9 1600 (sadly no oc) | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | Motherboard ASRock H97M-Pro4 | HDDs Seagate 1TB, WD Blue 1TB, WD Blue 3TB | Case Corsair Air 240 (Black) | PSU EVGA 600B | Cooling GeminII S524

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(Deceased) DangerousNotDell- CPU AMD AMD FX 8120 @4.8GHz 1.42v | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | RAM Samsung Wonder 8GB (CL9 2133MHz 1.6v) | Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z | Cooling EVO 212 | Case Rosewill Redbone | PSU EVGA 600B | HDD Seagate 1TB

DangerousNotDell New Parts For Main Rig Build Log, Señor Shiny  I am a beautiful person. The comments for your help. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book.

 

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

No one seems to care about this at all. :( 3rd post of me all alone in a row...

 

Update 2

 

Forgot Gigabyte put dualbioses on their motherboards, even low end ones like this one. Really should try to find a decent 990FX board like a Sabertooth to see what this 8120 can really do. :( Just glad it is working right now.  Now @vinyldash303 303 and I can do a livestream of 480s cooking mini marshmallows on the exhausts of them. :P

 

P.S, my old i5 650 with its 6GB of ram all on a dell motherboard is going to come back to me soon. :) I don't know what to do with it though. :/

 

Edit: 3.3K posts!

Edited by Darkman

 

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Senor Shiny: Main- CPU Intel i7 6700k 4.7GHz @1.42v | RAM G.Skill TridentZ CL16 3200 | GPU Asus Strix GTX 1070 (2100/2152) | Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula | HDD Seagate 1TB x2 | SSD 850 EVO 120GB | CASE NZXT S340 (Black) | PSU Supernova G2 750W  | Cooling NZXT Kraken X62 w/Vardars
Secondary (Plex): CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 @1.099v | RAM Samsun Wonder 16GB CL9 1600 (sadly no oc) | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | Motherboard ASRock H97M-Pro4 | HDDs Seagate 1TB, WD Blue 1TB, WD Blue 3TB | Case Corsair Air 240 (Black) | PSU EVGA 600B | Cooling GeminII S524

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(Deceased) DangerousNotDell- CPU AMD AMD FX 8120 @4.8GHz 1.42v | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | RAM Samsung Wonder 8GB (CL9 2133MHz 1.6v) | Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z | Cooling EVO 212 | Case Rosewill Redbone | PSU EVGA 600B | HDD Seagate 1TB

DangerousNotDell New Parts For Main Rig Build Log, Señor Shiny  I am a beautiful person. The comments for your help. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book.

 

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No one seems to care about this at all. :( 3rd post of me all alone in a row...

 

Update 2

 

Forgot Gigabyte put dualbioses on their motherboards, even low end ones like this one. Really should try to find a decent 990FX board like a Sabertooth to see what this 8120 can really do. :( Just glad it is working right now.  Now @vinyldash303 303 and I can do a livestream of 480s cooking mini marshmallows on the exhausts of them. :P

 

P.S, my old i5 650 with its 6GB of ram all on a dell motherboard is going to come back to me soon. :) I don't know what to do with it though. :/

 

Edit: 3.3K posts!

YAY, gettting it fixed.


You would think Ubisoft would support the Bulldozer based architectures more given their digging themed names like bulldozer, Piledriver, Steamroller and Excavator.

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Update 3

 

Well even though this thread is still pretty dead, might as well update it.

 

New GPU: Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII ($125)

New Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ($135)

I might replace the case with like a Source 210 in the future if I decide to.

 

Anyway, onto the pictures! :D

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Senor Shiny: Main- CPU Intel i7 6700k 4.7GHz @1.42v | RAM G.Skill TridentZ CL16 3200 | GPU Asus Strix GTX 1070 (2100/2152) | Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula | HDD Seagate 1TB x2 | SSD 850 EVO 120GB | CASE NZXT S340 (Black) | PSU Supernova G2 750W  | Cooling NZXT Kraken X62 w/Vardars
Secondary (Plex): CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 @1.099v | RAM Samsun Wonder 16GB CL9 1600 (sadly no oc) | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | Motherboard ASRock H97M-Pro4 | HDDs Seagate 1TB, WD Blue 1TB, WD Blue 3TB | Case Corsair Air 240 (Black) | PSU EVGA 600B | Cooling GeminII S524

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(Deceased) DangerousNotDell- CPU AMD AMD FX 8120 @4.8GHz 1.42v | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | RAM Samsung Wonder 8GB (CL9 2133MHz 1.6v) | Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z | Cooling EVO 212 | Case Rosewill Redbone | PSU EVGA 600B | HDD Seagate 1TB

DangerousNotDell New Parts For Main Rig Build Log, Señor Shiny  I am a beautiful person. The comments for your help. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book.

 

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Update 3

 

Well even though this thread is still pretty dead, might as well update it.

 

New GPU: Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII ($125)

New Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ($135)

I might replace the case with like a Source 210 in the future if I decide to.

 

Anyway, onto the pictures! :D

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just me and you chilling here.


You would think Ubisoft would support the Bulldozer based architectures more given their digging themed names like bulldozer, Piledriver, Steamroller and Excavator.

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