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Old 11-08-15, 01:19 PM
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Rise of the triad, The 2014 Area 51

OK guys this will be the log of the Area 51. First up here is what I have.



Oh how prophetic that picture turned out to be, given mine will be the same colours soon

So onto the spec of the machine. This is how it was ordered stock.



And what I have added. First up is this, my beloved Asus RAIDR



Which works in tandem with my game drive, my 600gb Velociraptor.



Here is how the machine arrived, bog standard.



And how it sits now.



Around the other side we can see where the PSU wires come through. There is a SATA run and a single MOLEX that powers the logic board.



This should be easily replaceable with this, thanks to the generosity of Tom



Which will be running all blue Bitfenix Alchemy cables in blue. I must say I have used the crap out of BF Alchemy cables and they are absolutely beautifully made. I'm a big paracord fan and prefer it by miles over plastic sheathing.

I have also upgraded the ram to 16gb and have bought and fitted four of these.



I will continue the log as and when things happen

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Old 11-08-15, 01:21 PM
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What size fans are those and how many dude?
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Old 11-08-15, 01:28 PM
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What size fans are those and how many dude?
There are four 120mm. They absolutely have to be 4 pin though because they are all software controlled.

I did a quick search and boy, imagine these in there...



Sadly it seems you can only get white ones in the UK. Maybe if Newegg or somewhere standard like that sells them in the USA I can get my mate to send them over for me. Now that would look incredible !

Edit. ERMAGERD !

http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/air-cool...n-120x120x25mm

WANT WANT WANT... I'm skint now until next Friday but fingers crossed they will still have them in then.
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Old 11-08-15, 01:35 PM
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there are surely no e-loops in that alienware the frame alone looks totally generic.

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Old 11-08-15, 01:37 PM
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there are surely no e-loops in that alienware the frame alone looks totally generic.
Of course not they're all Nidec dude. I'm 100% ordering those though. After fitting them to Mrs ALX's PC and realising just how god damned sexy they are I can't resist now. I'm going to get these too.

http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/air-cool...20mm-universal

(putting link there so I remember to order them next Friday lol).
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Old 11-08-15, 01:38 PM
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I have two of each 3mm twin and 5mm single XSPC blue leds if you would like them Matey i'll send them to you
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Old 11-08-15, 01:41 PM
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I have two of each 3mm twin and 5mm single XSPC blue leds if you would like them Matey i'll send them to you
What are they dude?

I've always preferred coloured LEDs. I know white ones are more photogenic but yeah, I like a splash of colour

Can you link me to them or something? I think it would also be better forum etiquette if you posted about them in the FS&W forum so that it's all kosher and above board.

haha as the minutes tick by the workload begins to pile up. It's quite major surgery to change out the fans but seriously how the hell can I resist against blue Noiseblockers?
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ok will do
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Might I recommend a Cablemod PSU cable replacement pack, Would not only look better but declutter it quite a bit

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/produ...123&subid=2805
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Might I recommend a Cablemod PSU cable replacement pack, Would not only look better but declutter it quite a bit

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/produ...123&subid=2805

I'm getting a full set of Bitfenix Alchemy in blue dude. They sent them to Tom as direct replacements for the stock cables. So everything will be ready to go

The only thing I may need to do is shorten an 8 pin EPS because my board has one down the bottom for the PCIE lanes. As such it only needs to be about 6 inches.
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