Buildfest

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Note Note: buildfest is still in the planning stage. please help by editing this page.

Next Buildfest: 2014-02-01, 11:00-17:00, Boelter Hall 4760

Buildfest is an event hosted by LUG@UCLA where participants learn how to build a desktop computer from parts. This is a very hands-on event. Participants will learn about all the basic components of a computer, and how they are interconnected. We also teach how to install an operating system and tune it to the specific hardware configuration.

Current hardware

Build 1:

  • [processor] AMD Opteron 64 X2 4000
  • [memory] 4GB DDR 400 MHz (4x1GB)
  • [graphics] NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
  • [motherboard] ASUS A8N-SLI, ATX
  • [HDD] unknown size, SATA
  • [PSU] unknown watts, ATX
  • [case] full tower, ATX

Build 2:

  • [processor] Intel Core 2 Extreme
  • [memory] 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 1333 MHz (4x1GB)
  • [graphics] NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
  • [motherboard] NONE
  • [HDD] unknown size, SATA
  • [PSU] unknown watts, ATX
  • [case] mid tower, ATX

Build 3:

  • [processor] AMD Opteron 152
  • [memory] 4GB DDR2 ECC (4x1GB)
  • [graphics] NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450/4000 (needs oil)
  • [motherboard] Sun Microsystems
  • [HDD] 250GB, SATA
  • [PSU] unknown watts
  • [case] Sun Microsystems

Need to buy

The following items need to be obtained before the event:

  • motherboard for build 2 (socket LGA 775, compatible with Core 2 Extreme, DDR3) - (example)
  • solution to clean thermal paste
  • compressed air
  • oil for fan bearings