The system that FTB built

How_to_setup_dual_monitors_two_monitorsOn the project, a decent desktop PC running two monitors built from donated parts, a reg here was kind enough to send me his old Lenovo laptop, which drastically lowered my desperate need for a new system, any system, real soon. I was limping along on old, failing, slow as shit devices. This donated laptop is fast and clean. On the FTB system being built, I have an AMD Athlon II X2 processor, a Biostar A880GZ motherboard, a Dynex power supply that meets the requirements as listed on power supply calculator, a Radeon 5870 HD graphics card, and an a Hitachi hard drive. Plus I have monitors and stuff.

I need DDR3 RAM and an optical drive, and a case. I’ll probably buy the case locally. And I can swing the rest, too, the laptop really bought me the luxury of time. But if anyone has some RAM or optics laying around, and wants to give them away, lemme know. l


  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    but they’re for a laptop

    If they are SO-DIMM, they won’t work in a desktop system. They should have a sticker with the model number, try searching on that for more details.

    That motherboard requires:
    240 pin DDR3 800/1066/1333

  2. Olav says

    If you are building a dual monitor system you are probably planning to either do serious work with it or play serious games. I suspect the former. And if you are indeed planning to do serious work on your computer I probably do not have to remind you to invest in some sort of backup system.

  3. says

    I have two 2Gb sticks of DDR3-1333 RAM that I can’t use anymore. They’re normal DIMM’s for a desktop system.

    I wouldn’t mind shipping them out to you, just send me a message at counterapologist at gmail dot com.

  4. dhough6 says

    I have two sticks of 2GB 240 pin DIMMs. 256MX64 DDR3PC3-1600 Unbuff that did not work in my motherboard. You can have them if you still need them. Contact me at with address info.

  5. Reginald Selkirk says

    Microsoft Confirms Plans to Repair Windows 8.1

    … Where as Windows 8.1 addressed the disconnect between the desktop and Modern UI (Metro), whilst tossing power users some minor concessions (e.g. a Start Button (sort of) and boot-to-desktop), the new release is primarily target a specific group — users who are interacting with their computer via a mouse or non-touchscreen pointing device.
    This group compises the majority of Microsoft’s users, but inexplicably Microsoft decided to produce an operating system (with Windows 8) that performed very poorly for this majority, in order to try to significantly improve the hardware support for its minority touchscreen userbase…

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