Spoiled with new hardware builds

I have been having it easy lately, all of the 1151 builds and AM4 machines. Sometimes I forget how actually difficult it was to build just 8 years ago. Having to fiddle with complicated mounting hardware for the AM3 platform has been trying at best. Then, the welds on the top of the cooler were a little off and the door would not close (while technically it was supposed to fit) so gonna grab a different crap case for my media ripping station and reuse this one for, well, anything else.

Long time no post

Started a new job, so posting slowed down there a bit.  Finally have some room to breathe and thought I would do a little update.  Built a new main gaming rig, pretty decent specs as follows:

i7 7700k, GTX 1070, 16gb of ram. Went with Air using the Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 in a Fractal Design Meshify C. Pretty spiffy if I do say so myself. 

 

Thrifting

Sourcing parts for my retro build has been harder than I thought at first.  The first major hurdle is finding RAM pairs in sizes more than 2gb.  I forgot how in 2005 2gb of memory was considered MORE than enough.  I had also been going over the photos of my first water cooling rig, and making sure I get parts to as close to that build as possible.  My next find is a pretty cool part from Danger Den.  Its a fillport!  I had one on my rig then, and the remake will have one as well.  I hope to make it more visually appealing than that first attempt.  The one I had was plain silver, and this one is red but I think it will do just fine.  Only one on eBay!  I can not wait to show everyone the other parts as they come in.