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Upgrades and new builds
« on: December 18, 2011, 02:43:09 pm »
Hi all,

I would like to dedicate this thread to peeps that are planning an upgrade or build. Questions should be posted as to what you want and why. This will encompass all of the aspects of changing a system or a complete new build. Whatever the part, post here and I will help to remedy that for you.

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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 02:59:21 pm »
Oh to heck with, I have decided to create a kind of blog or whatever I would do at the build process. I am going to phantom search some lil bits of stuff and build the Rig. If I get this right, two levels. Stock and Enthusiast.

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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 03:24:44 pm »
A blog? Now that's a novel thought. Now this board is for upgrades as well, didn't you mention that you had another rig that needed some attention? Might be a project there.

Oh, by the way, congrats on your 100th.
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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 09:51:20 am »
Another Rig that may well need major surgery. Unfortunately, I do not have anything other than the base unit. Could use freecycle (UK based site that has peeps who just give stuff away) to get the parts needed. As with all things in life, money dictates what I can do at the moment. I have an XP sourse disc and my recovery disc for the Vista partition, but cannot afford W7 as David L Prowse suggested getting.

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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 10:59:11 am »
If it didn't cost so much to ship, I could probably send you another machine, though it would only be another XP. What parts are you needing for yours?
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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 01:41:35 pm »
Thanks anyway :) I have learnt today that the Director of the company I work for, can get cheap IT equipment. A rather fiendish thought occured. MSL is a family type focused Company so it would not be a prob to work a payment deal. In answer to your question. I have a KB, Surround Sound Kit and the Mouse ofc, just need the Monitor really, the rest is workable.

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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 01:44:01 pm »
Might think about a KVM switch. It would be cheaper than another monitor and take up less space.
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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2012, 01:55:27 pm »
Not sure that would duplex a video signal required.

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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2012, 03:05:27 pm »
OK, now I'm a bit confused. Do you have a graphics card in the box? A KVM will hook up to both machines, and you just use the same KB, mouse, and monitor for both units. You use a keyboard combination (ctrl-1, ctrl-2) to switch control from one machine to the other. I use one here and I'm actually looking for another to use on a second group.

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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 12:46:00 am »
Pretty certain my Lappy will not output but I will investigate. Normally you would output from the Lappy to a Monitor.

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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012, 06:26:05 am »
I didn't think about your primary being a laptop. I suppose I'm still in the dark ages, about the only time I use my laptop is when I'm traveling. The rest of the time I'm at my desk or down in the shop. I guess you may have to have a separate monitor in that case.
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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2012, 08:56:24 am »
Still think it may be possible if I could use Hyper OS or something akin to that, but output to the Rig via windows. No idea if that would work or not, but as I like Sci-Fi, food for thought elsewhere.

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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 09:16:24 am »
If you can boot the box without a monitor, you should be able to use Remote Desktop to access it. It's turned off by default in Vista and W7, but easy enough to enable.

*On second thought, it may have to be enabled on the target machine as well.
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Re: Upgrades and new builds
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2012, 05:24:25 am »
Might have to try that for curiosity. The Rig did fire up yesterday when switched on. Cleared the CMOS and set it to run stock. The Monitor situation should be solved shortly. Thinking about, I actually like XP SP3 rather than Vista. Not to mention, all those game mods on the drive :D