Complete lunacy drives me to do these things . I've suped-up my old ASUS P5K Premium, black peril edition computer
that resides in a Lian-Li PC7h case . This was originally a dual core processor, 4GB RAM machine, but I previously
up-graded it to a 4 core Q9650, 8GB of Kingston 800Mghz RAM, and EVGA 1060 GPU . I was never happy with the RAM (hot),
or the CPU cooler (Arctic Freezer 7 . OK for 2 core, but not much more), but it all ran fine .
So ... bought a new Noctua 14S, extra 80mm fan, new 90 deg. SATA cables, and EVGA 750W PSU . The old PSU was 550W;
too minimal for what I had in mind . Also got myself 8GB of N.O.S. OCZ 1066 RAM on Ebay (big drama, cost me extra $25) .
Ebay people sell a lot of non-functional junk, so beware of the bargain . Best part: I had on hand an EVGA 1080GTX GPU :)
This is what the thing looks like .
First I stipped her down . It turned into more work than I planned because I had to remove the mother board to install the
Noctua mounting system . No cut-out in tray behind the MB . Always something, right ?
The new old stock OCZ RAMs are also installed as seen below .
Then I built her up .
I must say the EVGA 750W P6 PSU is a great PSU for old computer upgrades . Plenty of power, supple, easy to route
cables, and compact 90deg. connectors for SATA cables . Even has a Perf. cable to Floppy drive adapter (needed that) .
It is also very compact . I did have to cut a small notch in the PSU rear mounting plate to accommodate the ECO Mode
switch . No ECO mode in the old days . Just turn and burn ;)
Also, these old Lian-Li cases are easy to whittle on: 100% aluminum, love it !
P.S. Yes, that is a dial-up modem expansion card there on the bottom left :|
To the Moon ... at PCIe 1.1 speeds !