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post Jun 1, 2014 - 8:43 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspiron-570-...=p2047675.l2557

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post Jun 1, 2014 - 9:25 PM
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Jun 1, 2014 - 9:11 AM) *
I'd rather do a water loop with a massive passive radiator, that's much cooler.

If you add some ethylene glycol antifreeze to the cooling water it becomes more efficient by a noticable amount. I noted a 5-8c drop in all temps with the addition of a slight amount, about 4:1 water:eg. It was about 8 months after I installed the water block with arctic silver under it so it wasn't coincidental temp drop from the AS setting up or anything, cpu temp and coolant temp's both dropped, the eg added a little viscosity and made the water a little 'stickier' so it dropped heat better in the radiator I think. I used plain green, but you toyota freaks may want to use Toyota Red.

I use a pre mixed formula from XSPC, it has all the chemicals for it already mixed. I also used some flush formula to begin to make sure that the loop had no debris in it. The coolant in my res is still nice coloured, so I think the washout helped, and some debris did come out with the wash.

My temps were around 45-50C at first, but after the AS5 settled (It officially takes 200 hours, but mine settled in around 110), and after settling it now sits at 30C on both GPU and CPU at idle.
My loop runs as follows:
Res/pump -> CPU -> GPU -> Front 200MM Radiator with no fan -> Top 240mm Radiator with x2 SP120mm fans -> Res/pump
Under full load, 40C.

CPU: i7 2600K
GPU: AMD Radeon R9-290X


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------------------------------| White '94 Celica | Bought 11/05/12 | Sold 12/05/15 |------------------------------
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post Jun 7, 2014 - 7:45 AM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820208972 Going to give that a whirl, not blazing fast but cheap. It's just going into that Atom system so anything faster (or even that fast) is a waste since it's going to be limited by the SATA controllers (lack of) speed.


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post Jun 7, 2014 - 8:55 PM
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Jun 7, 2014 - 7:45 AM) *
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820208972 Going to give that a whirl, not blazing fast but cheap. It's just going into that Atom system so anything faster (or even that fast) is a waste since it's going to be limited by the SATA controllers (lack of) speed.

We have sold a bunch of these at work, no RMAs that I am aware of either. I would have to say: good purchase.


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post Jun 9, 2014 - 12:16 AM
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I'm happy to hear that! I'm excited to see how the jmicron controller performs,I wasn't too impressed with the sandforce in my first SSD a few years ago. Raw numbers only tell you so much, but I saw a review that showed it handles uncompressable data and compressable the same but they complained the write speeds were low for it being synch memory and that it behaved more like asynch. Well nuts to that, any system here it's going into is only SATAII so it'll peg out the port before it pegs out the drive, the high iops mean more to me when it comes to real word 'click a bunch of **** and it all opens fast' performance. Booting Xubuntu 14.04 is going to be blazing fast even on the wimpy Atom D525. I may grab a second one for my i3 in sheeps clothing Dell setup that's going to be my cheapy cheap HTPC, instant on or near to it. Sadly, also SATAII on that board. I may see if I can find a good nix friendly PCI-e SATAIII card somewhere for cheap.


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post Jun 9, 2014 - 1:05 AM
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So today I spent painting up a Nintendo 64 controller for the GF,
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During:



Got some runs and the spray can paint was really thick for some reason...
Once fully cured I will sand back the runs, give one final pink coat, then going to paint the 'nintendo' satin black and then a final clear coat over the top...


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post Jun 9, 2014 - 12:38 PM
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Cute! I'm sure it'll turn out nice, maybe mask off and put some textured paint on the grip areas?


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post Jun 11, 2014 - 7:54 PM
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Jun 9, 2014 - 12:38 PM) *
Cute! I'm sure it'll turn out nice, maybe mask off and put some textured paint on the grip areas?

Might do that on a future controller smile.gif


Got the controller back together, but the Left Bumper isn't activating properly so I don;t think I put the contact board in properly lol...


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post Jun 12, 2014 - 6:46 PM
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Anyone here play with FreeNAS? I'm thinking about using it here to manage backups of my stuff and serve media to my PC's so I don't need huge drives with redundant copies of all my stuff on each PC or could even access it when I'm away from home to download or stream movies from myself to myself.


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post Jun 12, 2014 - 7:13 PM
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Jun 12, 2014 - 6:46 PM) *
Anyone here play with FreeNAS? I'm thinking about using it here to manage backups of my stuff and serve media to my PC's so I don't need huge drives with redundant copies of all my stuff on each PC or could even access it when I'm away from home to download or stream movies from myself to myself.

I had a play with it at Tafe, but never really used it too seriously... Heard good things about it though


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post Jun 12, 2014 - 10:48 PM
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I did some reading and it seems that...
If I don't use ECC RAM, I'll loose all my data.
If I have less than 8GB of RAM and use ZFS the best file system ever, I'll loose all my data.
If I use UFS, I'll loose all my data.
If I use ZFS, I'll loose all my data.
If I use FreeNAS, I'll loose all my data.
If I don't use expensive sever class hardware and disk drives, I'll loose all my data.
If I use ZFS and the pool crashes, I'll loose all my data an ZFS recovery software doesn't exist.


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post Jun 12, 2014 - 11:45 PM
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Jun 12, 2014 - 11:48 PM) *
I did some reading and it seems that...
If I don't use ECC RAM, I'll loose all my data.
If I have less than 8GB of RAM and use ZFS the best file system ever, I'll loose all my data.
If I use UFS, I'll loose all my data.
If I use ZFS, I'll loose all my data.
If I use FreeNAS, I'll loose all my data.
If I don't use expensive sever class hardware and disk drives, I'll loose all my data.
If I use ZFS and the pool crashes, I'll loose all my data an ZFS recovery software doesn't exist.

Just keep an external 3TB HDD laying around and put everything on it, They were or sale here in Australia for $120delivered the other day lol.


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------------------------------| White '94 Celica | Bought 11/05/12 | Sold 12/05/15 |------------------------------
------------------------------| White '02 N-Edition Caldina | Weekend Car |------------------------------
post Jun 13, 2014 - 2:11 PM
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Forgot about this thread, but a few weeks ago I purchased an Asus ROG G750J.
Absolutely amazing laptop.

17.3" Screen with 1920x1080 res.
i7-4700HQ
12GB of DDR3L memory (expandable to 32GB)
1TB HD
Nvidia GTX 860M graphics - 2GB GDDR5 memory
HDMI and Thunderbolt outputs
4 USB 3.0 ports
And a bunch of other crap, but that's the most important part hahaha

Now to just get a second monitor for it.
post Jun 23, 2014 - 5:38 AM
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Any reason why external monitors on a laptop?


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post Jun 23, 2014 - 7:40 AM
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QUOTE (rentaspace @ Jun 12, 2014 - 11:45 PM) *
QUOTE (Bitter @ Jun 12, 2014 - 11:48 PM) *
I did some reading and it seems that...
If I don't use ECC RAM, I'll loose all my data.
If I have less than 8GB of RAM and use ZFS the best file system ever, I'll loose all my data.
If I use UFS, I'll loose all my data.
If I use ZFS, I'll loose all my data.
If I use FreeNAS, I'll loose all my data.
If I don't use expensive sever class hardware and disk drives, I'll loose all my data.
If I use ZFS and the pool crashes, I'll loose all my data an ZFS recovery software doesn't exist.

Just keep an external 3TB HDD laying around and put everything on it, They were or sale here in Australia for $120delivered the other day lol.

Bitrot, I've been bitten by it once before.


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post Jun 25, 2014 - 9:16 PM
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Got a free laptop, was failing randomly, it would black screen, not post, loop cycling on/off before post, etc.
I let a guy take a stab at it for $40 he told me it needed a new motherboard. I declined his repair as the price was way too high, I took it home and opened it up to just double check everything and I found that. So I ordered a new stick of memory and took a good look at the memory socket and found 3 pins on the bottom row on one end and 2 on the top row on the other end that were corroded and pushed flush with the plastic socket. I made a special tool out of a safety pin, scraped them clean, and pulled them back up, socketed the memory, and I'm running Memtest86+ for 24 hours and then going to run Prime95 blend for another 24 hours.

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post Jun 25, 2014 - 11:26 PM
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Sounds like a score if it pulls off...

I carbon wrapped my 3DSxL top case today, looks alright, could of done better but hey, first attempt smile.gif


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post Jun 26, 2014 - 12:09 AM
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Yea, I was pretty excited when it posted with both memory installed. It's nothing special but it's decent. P6200, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, integrated graphics which are teh suck. I can drop in an i5 480M for like $60 and a 256GB SSD for about $100 and then it'll be somewhat decent except for the weak graphics. All I really care about is 1080P playback since I watch a lot of anime and stuff on my laptop.


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post Jun 26, 2014 - 3:11 AM
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Not the best, but first time I've ever wrapped anything:




Now gotta get another small sheet and do the bottom smile.gif


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------------------------------| White '02 N-Edition Caldina | Weekend Car |------------------------------
post Jun 26, 2014 - 12:27 PM
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Looks good to me.


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