DIY-ing a mid-range gaming PC

About a year ago, I led myself to believe that I’d find the time to play Fallout 3 on this new gaming PC that I’d build. Here are the parts that I’d picked, with my dear friend Eddie’s help, circa December 2008: CPU/Mobo Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 + Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P 474 Memory Corsair PC2-6400 […]

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Tips for rusty system builders

As promised. Your mileage may vary, I give no warranties. For tips that give the colour order of wires, always view the motherboard in the correct orientation; i.e. when facing you, the CPU portion is on the top. Let the pros handle the difficult parts. I’ve always struggled with the mounting of the heatsink; most […]

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New computer

I went to Sim Lim Square/Laser last night with the intention of purchasing some parts for a destroyed computer. Basically the power supply fried everything except the memory, sound card, floppy(!) drive and the cd burner. I think the graphics card, a beautiful Radeon 8600 was fried too, but I couldn’t confirm cos I had […]

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