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Assembly

With all its intricate design, the system proved to be easy to assemble. The PSU is removed after unscrewing two screws. Then you extract the drives basket and have free access to the mainboard with all its slots and connectors.

The accessories to the Qbic include everything necessary to put a system together: FDD and IDE loops in mesh tubes, two SATA cables and a power adapter for SATA devices, thermal paste, a pack of screws, additional fastenings and buckles.

Well, you could lay the cables and wires neatly even with the preinstalled fastenings.

The AGP slot is very close to the mainboard’s edge, so you cannot install a graphics card with a double-slot cooling system, but the length of the card is not restricted.

The system I assembled in the Soltek Qbic EQ3801A can challenge any full-size system case:

  • Soltek SL-B9A-FGR mainboard (BIOS R1.5);
  • AMD Athlon 64 3200+ CPU (2000MHz, ClawHammer);
  • 2x256MB Kingston HyperX PC3500 DDR SDRAM;
  • PowerColor RADEON X800 Pro graphics card;
  • Fujitsu MPG3307AT hard disk drive;
  • Enclosed cooler;
  • KPT-8 thermal paste;
  • SS-250SFD PSU (250W, active power factor correction);
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2;
  • Catalyst 4.8.

This is a powerful system as it is. Moreover, to my great wonder and joy, this cubic is overclockable, unlike many other barebone systems!

 
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