Making of MACzeane - March 2005
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NO - NOT A MAC!!!  Middle-Aged-Crazy Machine

Specs and Price (in $$$$ order - - -all from NewEgg, unless otherwise noted):
Hyundai L90D 19" LCD (8ms response, 700:1 CR, Tom's Hardware Choice) - $381.99
AMD Athlon64 3500+ - $267
PowerColor X700PRO 256MB Video Card - $199
ASUS A8V-E Deluxe muthaboard - $178
     (Good reviews at Newegg, poor test from some place, and one forum had LOTS of issues installing. WRONG!!!)
Ultra X-Connect 500W power supply - $121.33 (after $30 rebate)
     Bought at Fry's.
     Went on sale for $99 last week da...ernit! Mad
      Individual UV cables. Only plug in what you need.
      Two fans. Bottom fan as LEDs
LASTED ONLY EIGHT MONTHS!!!
STAY AWAY FROM ULTRA POWER SUPPLIES!!!
Replaced with Spire SP-600W - $125.98 from Newegg
Plextor PX-712SA/SW-BL DVD Burner - $110.98
XP Home w/PLUS and Digital Media Edition (not Media Center) - $113.94
Corsair VS1GBKIT400 (512MBx2 for 1GB RAM) - $100
Seagate ST3120026A 120GB, 7200rpm hard drive - $94.99
Plextor PX-Premium/SW CD burner - $71.99
Saitek PZ08A Gaming Keyboard - $54.04
     OK, make fun of $50 for a keyboard.
     If you look this one up, pictures don't do it justice.
     It's not just metalic aluminum look, ITS MADE FROM ALUMINUM.
     Weighs a ton. Can always use as lethal weapon if required.
3 Chameleon 80mm fans - $50.75
     White LEDs.
      Blades change color from dark blue, to orange to red depending on temp
Cables - $44.27
     Had to get a 20 to 24 pin power cable.
     Couldn't find my CD drive audio cable, so got another.
     One-piece UV IDE cables for hard drive and CD
     (DVD uses SATA, but did not spring for UV yet)
Logitech MX-500 8-button mouse - $43.23
Linkworld 3210-04-C2628 mid-tower case - $43.99
SF-609 Aspire Fan Bus - $35
Cyber Acoustic CA3080 Amplified Speaker System - $29.95 from CompUSA
Alps Silver DF354H168F floppy drive - $12
     DAMN THING DID NOT WORK!!!
    Whatcha expect for $12???
     If you gotta have ONE thing that don't work, THIS SHOULD BE IT!!!!
     Replaced with MAD DOG USB floppy - $39.99 from CompUSA
Total???  Stopped counting at $1999.  Less than $2150.

Start with a case and Fan Master

Moved DVD to top because CD burner was shorter.
DVD got in the way of Power plug to muthaboard.
Allowed installation of case covers.
Broke two installing.  Linkworld sent six more for $10 (shipping only) 


Replaced case fan with Chameleons
Blue cold - Warm to orange - Red when HOT



Fan Bus Test

Evil Eyes


Power Supply Install - Too bad case cover hides it.


PS Heat Sensor


GUTS!





Sure glad I got rid of ribbon cables - Here it is FITTED


DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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