Custom Computer for Multiple SDR Receivers

Discussion in 'Software Defined Radio (SDR)' started by KK4NSF, Mar 13, 2019.

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  1. KD4MOJ

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    Must be one of those new, fangled invisible computers. Looks like an empty case to me...

    ...DOUG
    KD4MOJ
     
  2. KK4NSF

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    you don't want to see it right now. It's not very pretty. It's a maze of SATA cables, power cables, fan cables and so forth. My first priority was just getting it up and runing.

    Normally all of that is hidden, but with the open chassis the tangle is there for all to see. Once I do a bit of cable managment, I'll post pictures of the finished beast.
     
  3. W4PG

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    Glad it worked for you! I replaced my old ASUS Hero VII with a Hero XI Wi-Fi. Used an i7-8700 processor. My primary ham computer has an older i7-7700, which is the one I ran into problems with, but come to think of it it is a Kaby Lake processor and THAT is one that Win 7 does not fully support. I didn't know that when I bought the beast.

    Corsair makes some nice water coolers, which I use on all my computers. They are easy to install and work very well. I use "Core Temp" to make sure they are cooling like they should, a nice little piece of software you can run in the background. I'm using a GeForce GT-960 video card I got a good deal on at Dayton and it has multiple outputs as well. Very nice.

    Ain't it fun building computer?? :)

    ..................Bob
     
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  4. KK4NSF

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    that.... and building / refurbishing radios.
     
  5. EA1DDO

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    There are water cooling systems quite small, and the cooling power is much higher than air.

    73, Maximo
     

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