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Project - 37a (Wendyhouse)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Steveocee, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. Thekwango

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

    Posts: 11,656

    Location: Northern Ireland

    and subbed.......i ain't losing you again :p
     
  2. Steveocee

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 5,170

    Location: Derbyshire

    Disappointingly the seller has just emailed me and they aren't able to get the LP brackets I need for 2 of the cards so the project is back on hold.
    Have some other bits on order though so all isn't lost yet.
     
  3. Steveocee

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 5,170

    Location: Derbyshire

    Bank holiday has been and gone and with it the PC got an end of summer upgrade. I was hasty initially in buying into Z370 and bought a fairly low end board. That has now been removed and in it's place a "staple" of the 9th Gen platform, the Aorus Z390 Pro. Surprisingly the swap went really well with no problems, even booted first time!!

    Ordered at 3PM on Friday and with the FREE forum member shipping it arrived before 11AM Saturday!!! @Gibbo please pass on my appreciation for that!
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    This was literally "thrown" together to get it back up and running, I am intending on de-lidding soon so I can hopefully push it up to 5Ghz with reasonable temps.
     
  4. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: Oct 23, 2005

    Posts: 39,775

    Location: North Yorkshire

    I found this thread from your unfortunate thread in GD. Enjoyed reading all this and seeing the pics. Fantastic work! My man cave is in the house but because my wife games I made room for her too :p
     
  5. Kyrne

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 21, 2007

    Posts: 683

    Indeed. No way you can sell after building this beast.

    Just pay some John Wick type fellownto off the ***** next door.
     
  6. Steveocee

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 5,170

    Location: Derbyshire

    Small shuffle around. Feels a lot tidier now and being as the new job allows me to work from home now and again, is ideal.

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    Also whilst everything was pulled apart I pulled the 8700K out and delidded it. Not done any real testing yet but on a quick ROG stress I'm seeing a 15-18 degree drop.
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  7. Thekwango

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 11,656

    Location: Northern Ireland

    nice work fella......now that you're done faffing about get yourself back on to Apex!! :p
     
  8. Montala

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 2,842

    Location: Herefordshire (U.K.)

    It looks nothink like a "Wendyhouse" now... lovely job though! :)
     
  9. Steveocee

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 5,170

    Location: Derbyshire

    I know. I'm struggling to get down time ATM :( When I do get it I end up doing silly things like pulling the cave apart or pulling the CPU apart. I'll be on soon, like really soon! Haven't played new map yet even.

    Thank you :) The Wendyhouse was a nickname the Mrs gave it initially. It's now just referred to as "the cave".
     
  10. thisandthat

    Associate

    Joined: Sep 24, 2010

    Posts: 54

    Location: Birmingham England

    this was awesome.
    an inspiration for others..... thx for sharing.
     
  11. Steveocee

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 5,170

    Location: Derbyshire

    Little tiddly bit of an update on the PC front.
    Thanks to @Illuminist for another set of 8Pack RAM so I'm now at 32GB and thankyou fo me for a 9900K. It wasn't "all" simple as the i9 needed a bit of a tweak to get working (LLC) but seems to be OK now and is ready and waiting for a nudge up the frequency ladder.

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  12. Wegason

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 27, 2011

    Posts: 217

    Location: Essex

    That is a lot of CPU upgrades in the past couple of years. I love the mancave, certainly not a wendy house, wish mine had windows!

    How deep that desk? I've always found Ikea desks and desktops to be too shallow for my liking at 60cm deep, my previous desk was too shallow for me at 55cm and I got a new one was 1.8m wide and 80cm deep.
     
  13. Alan1969

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Leek staffordshire

    nice looking wendyhouse.
     
  14. Steveocee

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 5,170

    Location: Derbyshire

    The desk is a worktop, from Ikea, I think it's 65 or 68 cm deep. Plenty enough for my stubby little legs lol.

    Thank you. Thinking about a fresh new look this year. Sky blue outside and then black ceiling inside?
     
  15. Alan1969

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,034

    Location: Leek staffordshire

    is the mic used for a youtube channel? do you want to tell us what it is so you can a few more subscribers/viewers?
     
  16. Alan1969

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 16, 2019

    Posts: 1,034

    Location: Leek staffordshire

    I have a miniature schnoodle (mini schnauzer/min poodle) that looked like your dog about 4yrs ago. now that she is 4yrs old she has gone grey - sleeps in various beds like that around the house though..
     
  17. Steveocee

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

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    Location: Derbyshire

    It's mostly for discord/team chat but occasionally I use it for work (voice recording). I did used to do a few YouTube tutorial videos on MikroTik and I have no shame about plugging my channel https://www.youtube.com/c/steveoceecouk

    Yeah she's just turned 2, most placid dog I've ever known, barely moves out of her bed.
     
  18. Alan1969

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 16, 2019

    Posts: 1,034

    Location: Leek staffordshire

    our dog goes bonkers when theres someone at the door or if a tall man (yes the dog can tall the difference between human men & women) tries to enter the house - as the schnauzers were bred as alpine sheepdogs to protect the flock. Doesn't your protect your wendyhouse against visitors?