What have you done to your PC today?

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  1. museumman

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    Got a little time to do a few more little things before I start bending pipe. Got acrylic cut ( only mock for xmas period ) and hopefully all my pass-thrus line up. CableMods cables showed up as well as RGB controller. Hopefully Boxing Day I will have it running.


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  2. Hive

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    PC Broke a few days ago.

    Tonight i transplanted the watercooled 1080ti from my old x5670 PC into a Dell PowerEdge T620. Had to solder two molex PCI-E connectors to the power distribution board as it had none, has Dual E5 2643 v2's (6C 12T each at 3.5Ghz, turbo 3.8), 128GB @ 1866. Works great! only issue is stutter every few seconds in game. Working on drivers now.. Maybe related to enabling node interleaving?

    Looks like shit but hoping it will get me by for a while.
     
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  3. shredder

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    Jesus, what a beast. At this stage it looks HR Giger.
     
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    Switched wifeys PC to Mint Cinnamon. She seems happy enough so far. Perfect for her Haswell i3 facebooker, she installs nothing, does nothing but Facebook, Facebook games and Youtube. I doubt she'll ever notice much difference from the previous Win 10 Pro she had installed apart from less hassle with her aging rig.
     
  5. museumman

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    Today was cable management only pretty much. Too much xmas cheer, food and subsequent laziness had me done after this. Tubing can wait till tomorrow :)







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  6. Hive

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    Gave up on using the T620. So buggy. That stutter i was having was the iDRAC controller throttling the CPU's to 200MHz cause it couldn't figure out the 250W power deficit from the PDU.

    Bought an Asus 390Z Strix, 8700K, 16GB Kingston 3200MHz, waterblock to suit. Sank a few, Dialed XTU to 5GHz 1.35V, set XMP profiles and that's it? Christ overclocking has become easy.
     
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  7. Dwarfer66

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    Just upgraded a few weeks ago from a i5-3550 & 120gb Samsung 850 evo, to a i5-8400 & 240gb adata nvme. Nice boost coming from a 6 year old system.
     
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  8. Winterheart

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    Cleaned the almost in-laws pc out of it's dust, re-did the thermal paste, and voila the machine is back to running decently again (helps that it's not thermal throttling now lol)
     
  9. Alby1976

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    Gone are the days of swapping MB jumper spots until you find the sweet spot, also gone are when you do a new build, and wonder why the CPU is a 1/10th the speed it should be cos you forgot about the jumper position.
     
  10. museumman

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    So thanks to UMart fucking me on my tubing and then having to wait for PCCG/Holidays I'm still awaiting my tubing so have pretty much been buttoning everything else down that I can. PSU side is pretty much done, cant hide anything better than this with cables so long and so little room given I wish to retain the HDD caddy area for HDD use. Went on to just have a quick bo-peep at the RGB factor and am reasonably happy with how its coming along. Its now time for a Port or 3, a chop and some netflix.



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  11. Apex1299

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    Hey guys, first post! Upgraded my old girl, swapped in a Corsair AX1600, H150i cooler and dual GTX78ti's.

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    Some thermal pads finally came in the mail so i could put the block on my R9 Nano - running great despite being almost comically undersized compared to the E-ATX board. On the downside it looks like i've got a little bit of plasticiser build up in the loop, will take care of it soon and probably change some fittings but there's a bit of gaming to do first :p

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    I just took some pictures to reply to another thread but here's my current setup.

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    I5 7500 on a strix 270 board (bought from ocau member winterheart) - delidded and lapped for better thermal management.
    Corsair 3000mhz ram (bought from marksworld88)
    Silverstone sx500-lg
    GTX 1080 - liquid-metal infused! Again, for thermal management.
    Samsung 970evo 512gb

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    The gtx1080. Barely fits, but fit it does!

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    For anyone interested here's the custom cable for 8pin and 6 pin. It's not a 6+2, so if I ever need 2x 6pin I'll have to remake it.

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    Again, for those interested the custom curved 24pin cable to fit in this system.

    All custom cables are lovingly DIY constructed.

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    The PC. GTX 1080 box and Bundaberg bottle for scale
     
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    My main PC is too loud and power hungry to just watch videos and play really low end games so I downgraded a PC I found in the spare room that had an x4 965 (140W) with stock hsf and a 5770, so also a power hungry and noisy system. I downgraded the CPU to an x2 235e (45W) I bought on ebay for super cheap, replaced the 5770 with a GT610 I found in a box and brought my old Hyper Z600 out of retirement but unfortunately could only find one fan clip but it seems to work fine. I put the fan speed at its lowest setting, and under full cpu load for about 30 minutes, the temp struggles to get past 45 degrees, and at idle chills at 32 degrees :)

    Its so quiet, its kinda weird lol. The only noise that comes from it is the hard drive, which I plan to change to an ssd soon.

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  16. museumman

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    Had a poke around dummy fitting a layout incorporating some additional parts i ended up with. Shaping up ok. Hoping the fittings on the res dont break my TG :lol::lol::tongue:


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  17. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Sold my spare rig....was an aging Athlon XP 5000, hardly using it any more.....Windows 10 solid. So off she went.
     
  18. Defyant

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    Defyant Modded "Tail" Lights!
    It's still cool to Air Cool :thumbup:

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  19. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Not for noise though :p

    With a watercooled CPU I've not got the quietest rig I've ever had.
     
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  20. Defyant

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    Your right mate :thumbup: but it's not much above the H150i Pro ive been using for the past few months and that's a honest side by side comparison on 2 x 2700x systems running cinebench..

    Ive been water cooling for so many years now i'm really getting a kik outa playing with some of the big air cooling solutions :D

    Perhaps a new case mod soon :D
     
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