AS WSJT-X [1.7.0] IS SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CORES NOW, I NEEDED MORE MATH POWER, SO I RECYCLED 3 PC'S
[CASE AND FANS FROM #1, MOTHERBOARD FROM #2 AND BRACKETS, CABLES AND PSU FROM #3] TO ONE.
FOR SURE IT'S AN UGLY SOB ...BUT "FRANKENSTEIN" [ NAMED AFTER A GERMAN EGO TRIPPING HAM ] SEEMS TO DO THE JOB.

DIFFERENCES ... THE OLD XP SYSTEM [ GUTS & GORE ARE SHOWN IN THE SEVENTH PHOTO ] WAS A FANCY 2GHZ AMD AND 2 GB RAM AND SLOW HD DRIVES.
TIME SYNC WAS DONE WITH D4TIME VIA ADSL AND WITH NMEA TIME USING GPS EVERY HOUR, AND ALLWAYS 0.5 SECONDS OFF.

"FRANKENSTEIN" IS A QUAD CORE - 8 THREAD 3.9 GHZ *[SET @ 3.5 GHZ] I-7 3770 IVY BRIDGE WITH 32 GB RAM RUNNING @ 1600MHZ + 2 SSD DRIVES.
RUNNING 2 INSTANCES OF JTALERT-X/JTDX + 2 INSTANCES OF WSPR-X 09 R5279
USING 2 MICROKEYER II DEVICES AND 2 MICROHAM USB III DEVICES AT 10% CPU AND 20% RAM USAGE MAX!.
TIME SYNC NOW IS DONE WITH A 10 BUCK USB GPS, CONTROLLED WITH SOFTWARE BY IZ2BKT GETTING ONLY 0.001 OR 0.002 OFF RESULTS.

SOME HAVE ASKED WERE THE FRONT PANEL DISPLAYS COME FROM, HERE'S A LINK TO 5,25" THE TOP DISPLAY
AND THE LOWER AND BIGGER LCD DISPLAY WORKING WITH AIDA64 NEEDS 2 5,25" SLOTS CAN BE FOUND HERE

FINISHED WORKING ON A NEW BUILD OF FRANKENSTEIN, NEW FULL ALUMINIUM CASE FROM "LIAN LI".
NEW COOLERS [IN, OUT AND CPU FAN] AND REPLACED THE 650 WATT PSU BY A LEPA MAXBRON B1000 PSU.
THE PSU DOESN'T GENERATE AS MUCH HEAT AS THE OLD PSU AND OVERALL TEMP ON ALL COMPONENTS HAS LOWERED BY 10 DEG. RUNNING FULL BORE.

"FRANKENSTEIN 2.0" ... MARCH 2017
.. .. .. .. .. ..
"FRANKENSTEIN RELOADED" ... SEPTEMBER 2015
Old 2k mobo SOB Screwed forever Some parts go in Installing SSD Installing USB2 and USB3
Installing Motherboard ... stock cooler Installing SATA and Frontpanel Plug in some cards SSD bay rearview SSD bay rearview Coolermaster T4 installed
16 Gb out and 32 Gb goes in Still a mess Painting the Display Fantest Coffeebreak ;-) Frankenstein is alive again


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