PUBG crate. The spares build.

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I do need a spare. Not that I have ever had any serious issues with the main PC at my place, but I do think I would suffer not having one if it did go down. I'm autistic and agoraphobic, so having the PC is essential, given it is my main means of comms and gaming etc. This is why when I built the dream rig (the Lian Li PC12) I did so using AIOs, because the main cause of down time before was sodding about with a loop switching out parts etc. I do still have all my WC gear in my set up at my mother's house, but thankfully it has been very reliable so far and I don't get itchy wanting to continually mess with it and change out parts etc.

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It also has a 2080Ti which is slightly dodgy. What I mean is the VRAM does not work at the stock forced overclocked setting. It is fine in everything but Unreal Engine and Bethesda's engine for FO4. I then have to under clock the VRAM and the card simply does not work on air at all. It just gets way too hot, and crashes due to said VRAM issue. I did think about possibly modding the Kingpin with one of these.

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And then putting it in that rig but in all honesty there is just no point. Modding a £1700 GPU would be a bit daft, given that the Aorus behind the Bitspower block does function very well once you take 100mhz off the VRAM. In PUBG of course, which again is about all I play now. I did play through FO4 on it a while ago and had to down clock it by 400mhz, but again it was more than enough to smash the FPS limiter of 60 FPS at 4k with the 4k extreme texture pack.

That's why the spare rig will be AIOs again, and reliable. I would buy a second gen TR for it but man they sell for insane money. In fact, looking earlier the original TR4 boards still fetch £300 on their own which is pretty mad.
 
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Oh ho ! up yours Lian Li.

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I knew it would have to be somewhere. To avoid any confusion in the future I think I will literally just solder in a proper RGB connector. Like they should have done.
 
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I do need a spare. Not that I have ever had any serious issues with the main PC at my place, but I do think I would suffer not having one if it did go down. I'm autistic and agoraphobic, so having the PC is essential, given it is my main means of comms and gaming etc. This is why when I built the dream rig (the Lian Li PC12) I did so using AIOs, because the main cause of down time before was sodding about with a loop switching out parts etc. I do still have all my WC gear in my set up at my mother's house, but thankfully it has been very reliable so far and I don't get itchy wanting to continually mess with it and change out parts etc.

0qtq05Q.jpg


It also has a 2080Ti which is slightly dodgy. What I mean is the VRAM does not work at the stock forced overclocked setting. It is fine in everything but Unreal Engine and Bethesda's engine for FO4. I then have to under clock the VRAM and the card simply does not work on air at all. It just gets way too hot, and crashes due to said VRAM issue. I did think about possibly modding the Kingpin with one of these.

5txpyWP.jpg


And then putting it in that rig but in all honesty there is just no point. Modding a £1700 GPU would be a bit daft, given that the Aorus behind the Bitspower block does function very well once you take 100mhz off the VRAM. In PUBG of course, which again is about all I play now. I did play through FO4 on it a while ago and had to down clock it by 400mhz, but again it was more than enough to smash the FPS limiter of 60 FPS at 4k with the 4k extreme texture pack.

That's why the spare rig will be AIOs again, and reliable. I would buy a second gen TR for it but man they sell for insane money. In fact, looking earlier the original TR4 boards still fetch £300 on their own which is pretty mad.
I can't imagine mate, it must be tough though but im glad you've found a way to manage it and to make life a little easier. Its very therapeutic for me when im building a pc and creating something that i've imagined. Gets the creative juices flowing and i can be at it for days just changing things and making things work the way i want it to or the way i've envisioned it.

Hey if the 2080ti works it works lol, no point binning it or trying to sell it as some geezer will want it for peanuts. Especially if you still have use for it now, just use it until you can find a decent replacement. I did this to a 1060, totally pointless but i wanted silence in a media/emulation rig so i used a Thermosphere waterblock from EKWB and it worked like a charm!
 
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Oh yeah dude I am always doing something. My mind never stops. Just finished the subwoofer, and major upgrades to my bike.

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Always doing something.

I don't like selling things tbh. If it's not a really high value item I just donate it to my gaming friends. I don't have any kids, so I am OK. One of my pals works his ass off and has an autistic son, so I gave him my monitor when I upgraded, and sent down some parts for the guy who hosts the LAN (they go every Weds) to keep the rigs running.

But yeah, I do like to keep my brain busy.
 
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Wow. That tool is actually insane. I've never used one that required absolutely no force whatsoever and no yanking and wrecking your hands. I figured I would be there all day, it took about 5 mins to do all of it !

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I originally did 4. I thought I was brave doing that ffs. But it wasn't enough, 6 looked better. I then changed two of the blue 8 pin to red (so it works out the same on 3 8 pin PCIE) and removed the extra 4 pin from the secondary EPS (I need an 8 and a 4).

So the cabling is done.

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SSDs were in a bad way. Labels were torn and scraped. So I tarted them up a little.

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Still waiting for more decals. That said you don't see much of them any way.

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Rear fan in, first hose clamp fitted.

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GPU and tons more wiring later.

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I've also double clamped the hoses. Stops them from pushing out onto the case window.

I managed to get the RGB working beautifully. It comes out of the mobo into the left side of the lower strip, up the case into the right side of the top strip and out of that into the fan. So any chase effects go around the case beautifully. Right now she's farting rainbows as I am way too busy on the software side to worry about it.

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I ended up going with the SB ZXR.

Still to do. Get more extensions on the fans and fit the hub to the floor of the case. Then fit the memory coolers and wire those in.
 
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