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Elftron 2.0 ([Elftron] during the upgrade 2007-11-12)


Here is a good example of how one shouldn't build a computer. Buy a load of the most expensive stuff you can find, and pile them up as if they were garbage. The main problem is that I don't want to spend some 2000 kronor (220 euro 300 USD) on buying a case which I have no use for. And I don't want to have Elftown down while I'm installing the system.

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The beauty! Don't mind the case, it's just background rubbish. The rubbish on top of the black power supply is however the on-off button and the D-Bracket 2 LEDs.
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Look how cool the fan looks like! Unfortunately there is no way it will fit inside [Elftron]'s case, so I have to figure something out there. (Update: It did actually fit!)
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BIOS looking good.
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Yepp, the new harddisk is comfortably lying on the table there. And an old harddisk used only during the installation now.
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There is the on-off button and the D-Bracket 2 LEDs on top of the power supply.
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That speaker is connected. Stolen from an ancient computer.
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The graphic card is a budget PCI card from 1997 or so.
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Loads of RAM. 8 GByte, but the motherboard can only use a little more than 7 GByte. (Update: According to MSI's manual... It seems to be using all 8 GByte without problem.)
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2 x 1 GByte network. And a lot of sound-stuff. Very useful or something...
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Two PCIe slots. They will come in handy if I ever get my hands on those ioDrives from FusionIO they will release next year.
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And there: My main problem! The pesky little on-off connector that works if you kiss it in the right way, but only then...


2007-11-09 20:42 (Elftown time)
The installation has 15 minutes of downloading and some days of configurations left (OK, not days of work, but I can't access [Elftron] until Monday so there is no need to hurry).

2007-11-12 The new hardware is full functional and is up running.



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