WMCE Build out: Day 2

Thursday, September 1, 2005 2:52 AM

This was fun… after getting all the parts installed except for the video card, tuner, CPU, and CPU fan, I realized the Zalman fan I got for the case required something to be installed UNDER the board.  Great… so I take everything back out and put it back in after I install the fan brackets.

As you can see below, everything is now installed.  I moved the case to my office, hooked it up to a KVM, and hooked it up to power.  Booted up just fine!  Ran the software that came with the Maxtor drive I got and I’m now setup with a 50GB (OS+programs) and 150GB (music+photos+backups) partition on this disk.  Next comes the OS, but I’ve got to start getting ready for work so I’ll start that tonight.

One nice surprise when I turned it on the first time: with a CPU fan, PSU fan, and two 80mm flow fans on the back (without the top of the case on… I left it open for now), it’s very quiet!!!  Love the FanMate device that came with the Zalman fan… it has a little box that you attach to the outside of your case which you can use to control the fan speed.  Very nice!

all parts installed
all parts installed
closeup of the CPU and fan
closeup of the CPU and fan
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