2018 Hardware Thread

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       12 Oct 2018 #1411

    According to the package tracking my case cables and RGB bling will be here today.
    I've started ripping the In Win 303 apart and sorting stuff (parts & screws).
    Until I get everything rebuilt, I'll be using my off the shelf Lenovo H530 with 2 cores and no hyper threading.
    Amazingly the H530 runs VMs pretty well, but only one at a time of course.
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       12 Oct 2018 #1412

    All done tearing everything out.

    I had a scary moment though, and though I lost a tiny screw(for the HDD to the case's disk sled) inside of my HDD.
    I looked and gently rocked it back and forth(for a while) but saw and heard nothing.

    I was thinking "Oh sh!t" the screw is somehow jammed up on the disks PCB on an SMB or something, and is going to short if I give it power"

    Then I went an smoked one(nicotine helps the thinking process), and thought to wipe my hands around the carpet, maybe it fell and I didn't see or hear it.

    Did the hand search and found it!

    Now just waiting for the new case to get here.
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  3.    12 Oct 2018 #1413

    Cliff S said: View Post
    All done tearing everything out.

    I had a scary moment though, and though I lost a tiny screw(for the HDD to the case's disk sled) inside of my HDD.
    I looked and gently rocked it back and forth(for a while) but saw and heard nothing.

    I was thinking "Oh sh!t" the screw is somehow jammed up on the disks PCB on an SMB or something, and is going to short if I give it power"

    Then I went an smoked one(nicotine helps the thinking process), and thought to wipe my hands around the carpet, maybe it fell and I didn't see or hear it.

    Did the hand search and found it!

    Now just waiting for the new case to get here.
    Don't think I would or have ever did a rebuild on a room with carpet Cliff. I use my kitchen actually, with a piece of cardboard under rig. If I drop something on floor its very easy to see and find. Carpet is a no no ...for me.
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  4.    12 Oct 2018 #1414

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Don't think I would or have ever did a rebuild on a room with carpet Cliff. I use my kitchen actually, with a piece of cardboard under rig. If I drop something on floor its very easy to see and find. Carpet is a no no ...for me.
    Yeah, carpet knows when and what to hide. Only a clink and clonk thru vacuum cleaner tube finds it. I also peek a magnet from a large speaker tied with a string, that usually finds iron objects.
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       12 Oct 2018 #1415

    On a carpet things like screws don't roll/bounce away as far

    An as far as static is concerned, I wear my static proof steel toe safety shoes from work.

    Nice thing about tearing my old build apart early today, is I was able to thoroughly clean out everything.

    After I build this one, I might rebuild my 6700K/GTX 1080 system back into the old case(maybe delid the 6700K first).
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       12 Oct 2018 #1416

    interesting also was my de8auer 8700K that has a nickle plated IHS, looked like new after cleaning off the year old Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut. The heatsink on my AIO had a light stain, but the CPU looks just like the day I received it.
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  7.    12 Oct 2018 #1417

    Winter's coming, will have a lot of time then. I'm presently working on s customizing my Raidmax case. Some red reflecting tape and voltage displays (red LED) and now looking to make some lights to light up front USB2 and 3 ports installed at the front of the case. Normal ones are installed at the top of the case so I have to get up every time to get to them as case is up on the desk.
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  8.    12 Oct 2018 #1418

    We just wanna see the pics Cliff..
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       12 Oct 2018 #1419

    sorry, I don't own a camera, a cell phone, or a smart phone.

    I'll need to wait until someone that does comes over and takes some pics and uploads them to me.

    All i have is a webcam and for photos, it sucks.
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  10.    12 Oct 2018 #1420

    I have these parts coming in today. Can't wait to get it on the bench and start testing.
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