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Old 09-10-20, 04:54 PM
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Fitted the fan hub from the original build. It's manual, and looks like it basically switches between 12v and 7v. The latter of which is absolutely perfect for these fans, then the LEDs don't get too eye burner.

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Old 10-10-20, 04:15 PM
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OK so I ordered the wrong coolant from OCUK. I was going to just order black, but their free shipping no longer applies to coolant so it was £18.

Had a poke on Amazon and found that for a tenner, so I got it any way.
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Old 10-10-20, 06:31 PM
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You sir are a madman as usual! Please do not change, ever. X399 is a kick ass platform. The only thing it's lacking is memory speed. But it's still awesome to be able to have two GPUs running at 16x / 16x, along with NVME RAID, with no compromises.
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Old 10-10-20, 07:05 PM
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It's a calculated risk this one. It's basically the same sort of coolant as EC6. It's not got any powder or suspended pearl powder or 'owt. It's just literally black coolant.

That said there is a very easy to access drain port right in the bottom of the distro lmao.

I noticed something super freaky. Usually I am very anal about builds as you probably know. However, look at the hose going into the CPU block, and it coming out again. Look how those curves are exactly the same in mirror form. Now I didn't do that deliberately or plan it, and the chances of it happening were extremely slim. I ran the hose into the CPU block (that was hanging in the case) and cut it to a tidy length, then did the same on the outlet into the distro.

This is why I love soft tubing. Look at the curve going from the bottom rad to the distro and compare that with the others. It's absolutely beautiful.
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Old 10-10-20, 07:29 PM
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You can do some sweet things with curved soft tube, and no one does, such a shame. They're all focused on hard tube with distro plates these days.
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Time to stop being scared, break out the hair dryer, remove the extremely stubborn stock cooling and fit the RAM coolers.



Remembering of course that two modules will be upside down, so fit two on upside down so they are all the right way up when fitted This is the other side.



And back where they need to be for now, with a quick test.

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OK. It is time to combobulate the discombobulated.

Right now it is just a rig. Which I was happy with. However, I kinda like it. Enough that I want to turn it into a fully blown mod.

For about ten years now I have had this mod in my head. It was going to be a fully scratch build. Using all sorts of weird stuff that came from song lyrics, that I visualised in my head and cooked up into this mod that would need about 20 grand's worth of machinery to pull off. Hey, we can all dream right?

Now I wasn't going to visually mod this build at all. I was going to mod what needed modding (and have) to make it work from a mechanical P.O.V.

TBH? I had all buy forgotten about my dreams to do the mod I mentioned. Mostly because of said needed tools and machinery and most of all money.

Then last night I was browsing Ebay. IDK why, but the Pandemic ep of South Park had got me watching it again so I returned to one of my fave eps ever (Scott Tenorman Must Die) and was rolling around. So I started having a poke around on Ebay to see what my old collection of South Park dolls would have been worth had I not had to get rid of them when I moved back to the UK. I had about 50, and this enormous collection had to be sold in three removal boxes in 2008.

And then I stumbled across these.



They are a promotional item (stickers) from that episode back in 2001. They were released in the USA only, and were to promote the episode Radiohead were in (mentioned above) as they starred in it. Cartman told them there is a boy with cancer in his ass, and Radiohead showed up to see him. Only it was a trap, and they laughed at Scott Tenorman much to Cartman's delight. It's a pretty dark, sick episode but if you have a dark sense of humour it's one of the best.

So my idea for a mod was basically <a> fake plastic trees. It is the first song on the EP on CD. This also happens to be my favourite song ever. It's an absolute masterpiece of misery, yet reality. I never knew what it was about (I just knew it meant the world was basically fake crap) but then when I watched Radiohead live at Astoria I noted that before singing the song Thom Yorke says "This is a song about Canary Wharf". And then it all made sense. Thom was visiting Canary Wharf when he penned the song, and the place just made him miserable because everything around him was fake. Fake plants, fake watering cans etc.

So I started ordering things for the mod. Firstly this, which is a parking token from Canary Wharf.



And then a green plastic watering can.



For a fake Chinese rubber plant.



And the fake plastic earth.



Then the ideas began to flow. So I ordered some fake plastic grass.



And fake plastic decking.



For a while I have been watching guys on Youtube create these Dioramas and fancied a go at that myself. So the PSU shroud will be a diorama of Canary Wharf.

I have drawn up a sign for the side of the PSU shroud.



As well as lots of other references to the song. I won't show that stuff yet.

But yeah, expect this to get very strange.
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Old 12-10-20, 02:14 PM
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Not modding this now. Will do the proper scratch build at some point.
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Roll on tomorrow when I can do loads more.





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Stuff came. Fitted the SSD, done some wiring. Fitted the RGB hubs. Connected up the 12v RGB hub, then went to plug in the 3 pin one. However, what I found was this, and nowhere and no one seems to know WTF it even is.



Srs MSI, WTF is that? no adapter exists, and you are pretty much screwed. I'm over spending now, so I grabbed this Jonsbo one for a fiver.



At least I will be able to light that stuff in green.

It should all be done now, but I had some bad news so I will have to stall it for at least a couple of days. Which should give the last couple of pieces time to arrive at least.
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