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That's too bad.I thought the plan was to keep the site open, but I guess not.
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Yeah he did keep it open for 1 year. He hasn't really done much this past year.
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Ah, well. There's enough people here that use them that can probably answer any questions if you get one. Usually I find out the wrong way to do everything the first time, anyway. wink.gif
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I do believe that he burned out - there was no money to be made, his curiosity and interest drove him, and I'm betting that he got very little in return but demands for more tests.
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Sorry guys, but my hosting and domain are expiring.sadsmiley.gif
The question for me becomes, do I pay the $200 to keep hosting stuff I don't care about anymore, or do I treat myself to a few new games on steam. headscratch.gif
I am choosing the latter option...thumb.gif

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It's a yearly subscription, but more importantly why bother? It is pointless to attempt measuring fractions of a degree anymore when practically all the like products anymore perform pretty much the same. At a 5C water/air delta (which is what I like to run), the difference between worst to best radiator(17-24% max differences) is a measly 0.8C. If my house fluctuates in ambient temperature by 10C due to using a woodstove for heat, then a fraction of a degree really means nothing at all.
I got into this originally because I liked the craftsmanship required to fabricate a loop back in the days. I migrated to testing because I liked learning about the science behind it. Today everything is pretty much bolt together, people ***** about missing warning labels, and putting a loop together requires little to no fabrication or mechanical skill.
For $6/mo, I could treat myself to a monthly BBQ chicken sandwich, seasoned fries with ranch, and a medium diet pepsi (It makes up for the sandwich..lol).
I just bought Crysis 2 on steam for $12, Portal 2 for $5, and that $6 BBQ sandwich is looking REAL good right now..lol.smile.gif
As always, anyone that wants to can test and publish their results on the boards. There is no need to host a site or do anything special, just go do the work and share it and stop waiting for other people to do the work for you..wink.gif

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Redid my USB 3.0 cables using cpachris's method of stripping off the outer plastic layer with a very hot xacto knife so the 3/8" Techflex shrink will slide over.
Plastic stripped

Wrapped the cables with white electrical tape and sleeved them. I used 20mm shrink.

...and the end that bolts up to the case that holds the four USB 3.0 jacks and the HD Audio.
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Did you use the same Moddiy heatshrink with the printing on them that cpachris just unboxed ?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1266202/build-log-the-big-budget-boomer-box-aka-the-bbbb/2470#post_18685204
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Did you use the same Moddiy heatshrink with the printing on them that cpachris just unboxed ?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1266202/build-log-the-big-budget-boomer-box-aka-the-bbbb/2470#post_18685204

Looks like it his have prints on there too.
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I bought some 20 & 22mm shrink from modDIY. I didn't know when I bought it that it had printing on it, but it's not that big a deal to me as it's barely noticeable unless you are right up on it. I had thought about trying to remove it with a little acetone or goo remover, but didn't get to it today.

Have only the two front panel cables to sleeve, and that will take care of the case cable sleeving.
Since the SATA power cables didn't turn out as I had planned, I will be remaking those however so just a little more sleeving.
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It appears alcohol takes the printing off the shrink with a little rubbing. thumb.gif

Sending my PA2 off tomorrow to Aquacomputer to get checked out.
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It appears alcohol takes the printing off the shrink with a little rubbing. thumb.gif

Excellent. I'll give that a try. thumb.gif
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