Original build – Stock heatsink

Original build - Stock heatsink

Yay for flash. Picture was taken at night. Room is lit, but probably too dimly for photographic purposes. Oh well.

This is how the computer looked when I first got it working. I would add a 120 mm side fan over the graphics card and the Cooler Master Hyper TX3 later.

This photo was one of the first photos I took of the PC, right after I finished building it and even before powering it up.

Posted by Computer Pornography on 2010-02-03 09:13:55

Tagged: , Athlon II X3 , Radeon 4850 , GA-MA78LM-S2 , Fry’s cheap $70 combo , stock heatsink

Top front view/parts of CPU cooler, back of graphics card, and 80 mm Vantec Stealth exhaust fan

Top front view/parts of CPU cooler, back of graphics card, and 80 mm Vantec Stealth exhaust fan

There’s a Silverstone 120 mm fan on the (removed) side panel used for intake.

Check out the dust on the ground! I’ll have to open the computer quite often for cleaning.

The Vantec Stealth fan was reused from a build I did five or six years ago. I originally used a case that required 80 mm fans, but later moved to a case that used only 120 mm fans. The 80 mm fans just sat in storage for the past five+ years. Now one fan sees some love again!

Posted by Computer Pornography on 2010-01-23 17:54:51

Tagged: , AMD Athlon II X3 , homebuilt , Radeon 4850 , Cooler Master Hyper TX3 , Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 460 W , dusty floor , 80 mm Vantec Stealth , 92 mm Cooler Master PWM fan , Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500 GB