AI've got a build that's upsetting and viewer discretion is advised...
I got a Socket 478 build with PCI-e and DDR2 RAM. It's like an early socket 775 but worse in every way.
Then there is the cooler. I am passively cooling a Pentium 4 with a thermaltake Sonic Tower! And it's not as if I'm using an interesting S478 CPU, just a 2.4GHz Northwood. I could have just used a slow 775 P4.
Then there is how the heatsink is mounted to the CPU and bracket. It used the force of screws pressing against a flat bridge thing over the heatsink. The screws do not go into a screw hole. It was impossible to so up tightly without the bridge over the heatsink sliding around. Its also impossible to do up tight for the above reason and the baffling reason to require an Allen key in the enclosed space between the two heatsink towers when a screw driver would be able to screw in much easier. I'm getting nervous sweats thinking about the heatsink pinging off.
But at least I'm pairing it with a good GPU right? No I'm using an 8600GT because I hate myself.
The idea is I was going to have a Northwood Unleashed kind of build, with fast DDR2 RAM, a fast GPU and an SSD. But now I'm too scared to stand the PC upright.
Ryzen 3700X | 16GB 3600MHz RAM | AMD 6800XT | 2Tb NVME SSD | Windows 10
AMD DX2-80 | 16MB RAM | STB LIghtspeed 128 | AWE32 CT3910
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