This system is a continuation of tydirium II and flurry. It served as an Internet Workstation at my parents house between 2009 and 2011. Their machine been replaced with a Dell Optiplex 760 system.
The machine was completely disassembled and the old case (colossus II), floppy, Samsung DVD/CDRW (tydirium) were disposed of due to age and rust. The 300GB WD SATA Hard Drive was thorougly tested, and subsequently failed with a read head error.
After validation of the other components (Power Supply, CPU, Motherboard, Memory, Video Card, Wifi Card), extra parts were acquired and the system was reassembled as a test platform.
Spare Parts put to use:
- Samsung SH-S222A DVD-RW ATA
- Intel PRO/1000 MT PCI
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (ST31000333AS) 1TB SATA II (32 MB Cache) (Taken from FreeAgent Xtreme enclosure)
- Zalman Fan Mate 2
- Asus EN8400GS Silent 512 MB PCI Express
The Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 motherboard was unique in that it has both an AGP 8x slot and a PCI Express 16x slot and features such as 2x SATA1, 1x SATA2 on-board and a "Future CPU" port allowing upgrades to an AM2/DDR2 based platform. The PCI Express port is however based on the 1.0a standard, which some 2.0 and higher cards do not support due to its 75W power limit.
In February 2012 the Asrock motherboard was replaced with an MSI K8N Neo4-F board due to bulging capacitors.
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