Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] Off Topic > Off Topic Chat
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #10841  
Old 29-04-20, 05:17 PM
g0ggles1994's Avatar
g0ggles1994 g0ggles1994 is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Reactor No.4, The Zone
Posts: 1,151
Is this a retro build I smell?

__________________
Ryzen 1700X @ 3.6GHz | MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon | Corsair H100i v2 | 16GiB Corsair Vengeance LED Blue
ASUS RoG Strix Vega64 8GiB | 240GB Corsair Neutron GTX | 1TB HGST | Corsair RM850 CableMod | Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG
Reply With Quote
  #10842  
Old 29-04-20, 05:35 PM
AlienALX's Avatar
AlienALX AlienALX is online now
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 14,233
Grr.

£120 carbon bars. They arrive, with a bright orange warning over them "TIGHTEN TO 7NM"

That's kinda hard with no torque wrench ffs. Then I remembered what happened to the £50 carbon seat post I over tightened two years back. Eeeeyup, *CRUNCH*.



I'd be annoyed (it was £40 !) but then I remembered that last year when in a rush I destroyed one thread of a stem, then snapped a bolt in the next slot rendering it scrap. And that was a £90 stem.

So, I bit the bullet. Good news was I had been eyeing this up for over a week any way.



The bike came originally with a white seat.



Which by the end of that year looked like I had been riding it bareback. The paths here are dusty, and the winds high (it's on the sea). I tried to clean it, but it just smeared and looked worse. Yeah, white saddles bad idea. Then I fitted this.



But yeah, hardly fitting.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #10843  
Old 30-04-20, 02:45 AM
hmmblah's Avatar
hmmblah hmmblah is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,625
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Which by the end of that year looked like I had been riding it bareback. The paths here are dusty, and the winds high (it's on the sea). I tried to clean it, but it just smeared and looked worse. Yeah, white saddles bad idea.
hahaha, I needed a laugh and that did it, thanks.
__________________
CaseLabs Mercury S3 | AMD 3900X | ROG CH8 Impact | RTX 2080 Super | 32GB DDR4 | 1TB NVMe
Acer Predator Z35P


Reply With Quote
  #10844  
Old 30-04-20, 10:40 AM
Kei's Avatar
Kei Kei is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: South Wales
Posts: 519
A Makita DTW1002z impact driver. I need to swap out a rear hub on the car and really can't be bothered squabbling with it and a breaker bar. My DTD154 isn't up to the job as it's not really designed for it.
__________________
Gigabyte Aorus X399 Gaming 7 ⁞⁞ Ryzen TR 1920x ⁞⁞ EK Blocks + αcool XT45 rads ⁞⁞ AMD Radeon Vega 56 ⁞⁞ 32GB 8 Pack 3200C14 ⁞⁞ Enthoo Primo
Seasonic Prime 750W ⁞⁞ Polaris 961 256GB ⁞⁞ 850 Pro 512GB ⁞⁞ M500 240GB ⁞⁞ WD Se 4TB & 1TB x2 ⁞⁞ Samsung C27HG70 + Dell 2408WFP
Ducky Shine 5 ⁞⁞ AJA Kona LSe ⁞⁞ RME HDSPe AIO ⁞⁞ Marantz AV7701 ⁞⁞ Tannoy SRM 10B ⁞⁞ AKG K601 ⁞⁞ Beyer DT770

Reply With Quote
  #10845  
Old 30-04-20, 10:51 AM
Daiyus's Avatar
Daiyus Daiyus is online now
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 651
Being in lockdown away from my kid means I've got a lot of free time, even though I am still working full time (I work in the construction industry). So I decided to finally start learning something I've been wanting to get into for years; bass guitar. I grabbed myself a dirt cheap £75 Fazley to get started. I'll upgrade to something nicer if I ever get good enough.
Reply With Quote
  #10846  
Old 30-04-20, 11:59 AM
Damien c Damien c is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North West UK
Posts: 1,555
Ordered a Fractal Define 7 XL this morning, to replace my 750D.


Going to start ordering watercooling bit's each month, starting with the GPU block next month, and then once I have all the bit's I will get the loop built.


I think the Define 7 XL will support dual loops, but will have a look around the net as a single loop won't really be an issue but I always like to try and keep the cpu and gpu on seperate loops for some strange reason.
__________________
Gaming PC: AMD 3950X, 32GB Corsiar DDR4, MSI 2080Ti, WD Black 1TB NVME

Server PC: 2700x, 16GB Corsair DDR4, MSI GTX 1660Ti, Gigabyte 120Gb M.2, Crucial 240Gb SSD, WD Blue 500Gb SSD, 2x Seagate 6Tb HDD's

Reply With Quote
  #10847  
Old 30-04-20, 12:28 PM
SPS SPS is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 6,338
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kei View Post
A Makita DTW1002z impact driver. I need to swap out a rear hub on the car and really can't be bothered squabbling with it and a breaker bar. My DTD154 isn't up to the job as it's not really designed for it.

Very nice I need me a brushless impact wrench too.
Reply With Quote
  #10848  
Old 30-04-20, 04:01 PM
trawetSluaP's Avatar
trawetSluaP trawetSluaP is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 750
Time to update my loop.

New pump/res combo so I can run lower speed on the pumps with no loss in performance.

Block for second GPU and external optical driver so I can burn my CDs to PC!

__________________
Enthoo Elite | i9-7900X | Rampage VI Extreme | Dominator Platinum 32GB | RTX 2080 FE | 960 Pro 512GB, 840 Evo 250GB x 2 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P2 | PG279Q, MX27AQ | Custom Watercooling Loop + Aquaero 6 XT

Reply With Quote
  #10849  
Old 04-05-20, 02:03 PM
AlienALX's Avatar
AlienALX AlienALX is online now
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 14,233
Mate of mine bought a very high end Voodoo MTB. I mean high end as in a high end Voodoo, not a uber high end MTB. Any way, it was reduced from £675 to £550. It boasts of lots of SRAM and Suntour parts, and it does have them. So I asked him for a link and half of the bike isn't even listed under spec. So I ask him to send me a pic of the pedals.



£9. Nine pounds. Quite literally the cheapest entry level crap you can get. On a £675 bike.

I tried in vain to convince him to buy some Superstars, but he balked at the £50. I don't think he understands the importance of not only a good set of pedals, but sealed bearings. It's the part of the bike you do most of the work with.

Any way, he wasn't having it so I bought these for him.



And they say auties have no empathy.

Any way, I also bought this.



I have three rare frames left to find now.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #10850  
Old 04-05-20, 03:32 PM
Wraith's Avatar
Wraith Wraith is offline
Bettyswollocks
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: On the Moon.
Posts: 7,662
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post



DMR V8s everyday! I'm still rocking mine, only replaced them once in 30 years they are the hardest wearing pedal by a country mile.



So on a similar note, I'm rebuilding my OG bike the one that started my addiction. The GT LTS 3000 DS,






frame is still at the powder coaters in Sheffield as lockdown has her held prisoner the shock is with J Tech suspention being rebuilt so in the mean time I've managed to get my hands on not only 1 set but 2 RST HI5 forks for a bargain £100 for the pair one in OG red and the "other" in gunmetal...







much to my surprise I was unaware of the recall in 1999 due to the stantions snapping. Well I noticed a stark difference in the gunmetal forks to the original reds being the top crown.. these are not HI5s despite the stickers they are the Delta replacements which were often found on 2000 Marin B17s. I'm a happy bunny! Even happier when I remove the "Elastomer/Spring" stacks for service.. They're only Rockshox speed srings with internal air adjustment! for now they are on my Daily beater/work bike.






For now I'm furloughed and just can't wait to get the GT back so I can finally rebuild and experience that geometry again I've riden many a springer and nothing even remotely comes close not even TTLs Scott which was a fantastic machine.
__________________
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump










All times are GMT. The time now is 06:41 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.