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building my own AMD dually - tons of pictures (56K warning!)

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wquiles

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Here is my own “adventure” in building an AMD dually following Chris' awesome How-To guide:
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=221503

My post here is not meant to replace Chris' work but rather to complement his work with additional pictures. I hope you will find this useful.

Gather all components:
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wquiles

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Getting ready to fit the two large 90mm fans:
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Initial prime95 (two instances) while looking at Motherboard monitor (I installed Win2K prior to this with a single HD and the DVD player working as CDROM for the install medial):
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wquiles

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Remember the safety glasses:
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Sparks fly:
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All done on the back:
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Do the same on the front one:
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Taking the sharp edges off:
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Make sure you clean all metal particles that could short electronics later:
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Line up holes in motherboard with holes on case for standoffs:
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wquiles

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Remove rear case openings depending on what are you are going to use:
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Line up motherboard and make sure all holes line up with standoffs and bolt everything down:
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wquiles

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Add hard drives/cables:
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Make sure everything works and then close up the case and test for stability again:
(dually on the right, old PIII on the left)
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Enjoy your new AMD dually !!!

Thanks Chris for all of your help and others here in the forum for the support/encouragement :)

William Quiles
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I am confused...lol... If ya started with 1800+ why after the socket mod ar ya at 1800+ ? ?
 
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wquiles

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diehard,
I should had put more detail. The front side bus was set with the motherboard jumper to 100Mhz in those two pictures. Once back to 133 I was then getting 2000Mhz, or 2400+. At FSB 150Mhz I hit 2250Mhz. Sorry that was confusing :(
 
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wquiles

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I did not keep really good notes on the prices I paid, but approx:

- LCD Display: $549
- motherboard: $200
- CPU's: $65 each
- Power supply: $100
- Heat Sinks: $30 each
- Artic Silver: $4-5
- Memory: $230
- Case: $40
- HD: $60-70 each
- Video Card: $50
- RAID Card: $75
- DVD Burner: $80
- Floppy: $5
- FANS: $6-8 for the 92mm and about $10-12 for the 120mm
- cables: FREE (had many already)

=> So approx. $1100 without the LCD display.

I bought this stuff over a 4-5 month period of time (many times waiting for stuff to be on special and/or with rebates), usually one or two things at a time. It was hard to do (as I wanted to start building the dually!) but I had a budget I wanted to follow :)