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Forum: OC3D News 22-06-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Kei
There are 2 fabs within spitting distance of...

There are 2 fabs within spitting distance of where I live in Newport. One was infineon/IR but appears to have now sold out. The other are the huge LG fabs that were built in the late 90's that also...
Forum: OC3D News 01-05-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Kei
I filled my server with P14's last year as they...

I filled my server with P14's last year as they do appear to be the current king on value. (I got 6x for the price of 1x Noctua A12)

We'll see how long they last as my server runs 24/7 in...
Forum: OC3D News 01-05-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Kei
I sure hope they will be available in the UK. I...

I sure hope they will be available in the UK. I still have 6x AP-15's that have been my main radiator fans for just over 8 years and are still nice and quiet and in constant daily use.

Much as I...
Forum: Project Logs 27-04-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,341
Posted By Kei
After someone mentioned trying to build a Mullard...

After someone mentioned trying to build a Mullard 5-20 using 807 output valves on DIYaudio, I got it into my head to look at whether it was possible using my spice simulation as the ideal output...
Forum: OC3D News 18-03-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Kei
I've used a few EK blocks along side aqua...

I've used a few EK blocks along side aqua computer and koolance and apart from the rushed abomination that was the first threadripper block they released, I've had no issues at all. The block on my...
Forum: Project Logs 17-02-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 59,331
Posted By Kei
I've noticed over the last couple of weeks that...

I've noticed over the last couple of weeks that things had started to get a bit toasty. I decided to take the side panels off and give it a once over today. After almost a year of fairly heavy WFH,...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 17-02-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11,594
Views: 1,346,797
Posted By Kei
LG 43UN700 to replace a very old 32" TV and 23"...

LG 43UN700 to replace a very old 32" TV and 23" pro art monitor
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50953265732_8d7ec4e835_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kCyNHA)

1TB SN750 SSD for my desktop....
Forum: OC3D News 04-02-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Kei
My 15 year old DFI lanparty NF4 Ultra board had...

My 15 year old DFI lanparty NF4 Ultra board had this baked into the bios. Got to agree with looz, it was a bit slow 15 years ago when most people had between 512mb and 2gb of ram. I imagine it is...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 14-01-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11,594
Views: 1,346,797
Posted By Kei
Nothing like making your own cables as you get...

Nothing like making your own cables as you get the exact lengths you want. I'd be interested in seeing how the screen on that lapp cable connects inside the plugs.
Forum: Project Logs 10-01-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,341
Posted By Kei
I finished the DC trap this evening. All the...

I finished the DC trap this evening. All the wiring seems to check out ok. Will test it properly tomorrow.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50822614126_7fbe006f9b_h.jpg...
Forum: Project Logs 08-01-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,341
Posted By Kei
Finished fitting the diodes this evening. Just...

Finished fitting the diodes this evening. Just the box wiring left to do now.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50815249362_a7d1242d56_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kqnrg1)

Those large tracks...
Forum: Graphics Cards 08-01-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Kei
They should be good. I think they are one of the...

They should be good. I think they are one of the OEM's for nvidia. All the quadro cards I've handled in work have been made by PNY.
Forum: Project Logs 08-01-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,341
Posted By Kei
I've now built the box for the DC trap. I simply...

I've now built the box for the DC trap. I simply need to wire it up and solder in the diodes.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50813543833_237fe97e28_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kqdGgk)
Forum: Project Logs 07-01-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,341
Posted By Kei
Finished off doing the second one this morning. ...

Finished off doing the second one this morning.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50809841158_d8a526c491_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kpTHA7)

Doesn't look too bad considering the cobbled together...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 06-01-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11,594
Views: 1,346,797
Posted By Kei
I'd only recap anything that is pretty close to...

I'd only recap anything that is pretty close to parts that get hot. 12 years isn't that long in the swing of things with good quality capacitors. I've had amps over 30 years old that still have...
Forum: Project Logs 05-01-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,341
Posted By Kei
Bought some higher voltage rated capacitors with...

Bought some higher voltage rated capacitors with some matching capacitor mounts and more octal sockets. The F&T 500V rated capacitors may be reused to replace one of the 10uF capacitors. The...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 05-01-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11,594
Views: 1,346,797
Posted By Kei
I still don't have a proper desoldering station...

I still don't have a proper desoldering station either. I've got a really good RS branded sucker which seems to do the job very well.

Capacitor wise, if it's not in the signal path directly, stick...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 05-01-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11,594
Views: 1,346,797
Posted By Kei
Bought some higher voltage rated capacitors with...

Bought some higher voltage rated capacitors with some matching capacitor mounts and more octal sockets for my valve amps.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50803495406_89569ba310_b.jpg...
Forum: Project Logs 28-11-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,496
Posted By Kei
I finally tackled the side panel having actually...

I finally tackled the side panel having actually bought the 4.5" hole saw required to create the cut outs for the fans. Not the easiest job but they seem to have come out ok. There are a couple of...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 27-11-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11,594
Views: 1,346,797
Posted By Kei
New trolley jack, a 4.5" hole saw for making some...

New trolley jack, a 4.5" hole saw for making some fan holes in a side panel, a deburring tool and some knipex automatic wire strippers....
Forum: Off Topic Chat 24-11-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11,594
Views: 1,346,797
Posted By Kei
Toslink can do 192/24. I use that out of my RME...

Toslink can do 192/24. I use that out of my RME HDSPe card into my marantz processor over an old van damme optical cable. Finding music in high sample rates is not so easy though. A lot of it is...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 20-11-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11,594
Views: 1,346,797
Posted By Kei
Some additional pliers, an assortment of 4mm hex...

Some additional pliers, an assortment of 4mm hex screwdriver bits, a new soldering iron tip, oscilloscope probes and an assortment of components for my DIY valve amplifiers.
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Forum: Project Logs 13-11-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,341
Posted By Kei
The frequency response is pretty good, though it...

The frequency response is pretty good, though it could be better with a superior output transformer with higher bandwidth.

The earth from the IEC inlet is grounded to the aluminium plate via a...
Forum: Project Logs 11-11-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,341
Posted By Kei
I finished the Mk IV prototype and have now...

I finished the Mk IV prototype and have now tested it. I made the usual mistake of reversing the phases leading to positive feedback, but I've managed to do it 3 times now so know how to quickly fix...
Forum: Project Logs 09-11-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,341
Posted By Kei
I've finished fitting the front and back along...

I've finished fitting the front and back along with the divider. The capacitors are all in place too. Not the prettiest as the wood is reused from previous builds. (the black on the back panel is...
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