Bringing back the Lanboy - Socket A / 462 Throwback Build

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  1. iwhocorrupts

    iwhocorrupts n00bie

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    I built my first rig on Christmas Day in 2003, and while most or all of the hardware is dead and gone, the case is still with me today. I've decided I'm going to return it to its former glory.

    Enter Antec Lanboy:

    [​IMG]

    My plans are to remove the 3.5" and 5.25" drive cages, make my own false back for cable management (since this case has none of that), and build a basic water cooling loop.

    The core components on the way right now:

    • Abit NF7-S V2.0 Motherboard
    • Athlon XP 2500+ Barton Unlocked
    • OCZ Platinum DDR 400 2x1GB Kit 2-3-2-5
    • HIS Radeon HD 3850 512MB AGP
    • 300GB WD Velociraptor RAID0

    I'm no expert case modder or fabricator, so we'll just have to see how this goes!
     
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  2. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    I bet those abit boards are expensive now. I should have held onto mine and sold it :D.
     
  3. iwhocorrupts

    iwhocorrupts n00bie

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    Yes..
     
  4. Fritzz

    Fritzz Gawd

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    Man that case brings back memories. Make me want to build up my Thermaltake Tsunami Dream....
     
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  5. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    cool and yeah holy flash back batman! I don't even know how many systems I built in that case back in the day, lots.
     
  6. iwhocorrupts

    iwhocorrupts n00bie

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    Debating in my head whether or not to paint it, or keep it OG...
     
  7. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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  8. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I remember having one of these back in 2003, I ended up ripping the drive bay door off of it because it annoyed me so much. Good case for the time though. Happy Modding.
     
  9. TsingTao

    TsingTao n00bie

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    Yeah, I had one of these as well. Thumbs up for the memories, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

    Also one vote for OG.
     
  10. iwhocorrupts

    iwhocorrupts n00bie

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    My OG Swiftech waterblock showed up.. This was fun to track down. BNIB.

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    P.S. This post was made from the Socket A build running on the test bench :)
     
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  11. Susquehannock

    Susquehannock 2[H]4U

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    Abit NF7-S V2.0. That brings back some memories. Looking forward to watching the rest of your build. Thanks for sharing.

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    Viewing an NF7 on Ebay. Basically stripped down version without SATA or RAID.
    I remember you could easily tell V1.0 from V2.0 by the 20-pin header orientation.

    Abit were great boards. Too bad the company fell prey to embezzlement.
     
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  12. BigDov

    BigDov [H]ard|Gawd

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    Oh man, I am strangely jealous re: the Abit NF7-S V2.0. That was easily one of my favorite boards, ever.

    Good luck, have fun, can't wait to see it!!