|Nah I dont wanna take off. Your idea was better. I remember building it how near impossible it was to clamp the fan on. I spent two days putting it together from parts bought at a Canberra fair while i was living there. I made lots of mistakes. In the end I decided Id been ripped off with faulty parts. I was angry and trying to track the merchant down.|
In desperation I asked a housemate I did not know very well(cause he played WoW all day and night and I rarely saw him) to have a look. In half an hour he'd changed jumper settings and it came to life.
Also just to make things difficult I had purchased one 300 IDE and two SATA 40GIG to raid , with Linux SATA worked. With XP I could not get SATA Raid Working for another 12 months.
This computer has been brilliant for an outlay of $600 it has been great for 4 years despite its coloured origin in coming to life ! Its sad that it has come to such a sad end :(
On the other hand seeing as I have 3 Drives two DVD drives and a power supply, this time I should be able to build one less than $600.(I should be able to get onboard graphics better than the Radeon 9550 which is old now.
Then again I don't know of a computer parts Fair that meets in Brisbane like the monthly ones in Canberra which seemed to be such good value.