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Helps that you have a neutral LIGHT colored wall.

About that retirement fund, get started on it NOW ! yes, if its an employer based IRA type of fund, it can fluctuate or even be cashed out by the company.

But there's no time like the HERE AND NOW to start a fund .. of some kind. Yah, interest rates REALLY SUCK on any kind of traditional CD, but if you don't start NOW ... then WHEN ???

Sorry. felt the need to push and shove a bit ;-) I'm in that leaky boat now, and no regrets, but wishing I had curtailed some of my spending from the '90s.

Well, I've got plenty of savings.... and I'm pretty frugal in most areas (other than electronics biggrin.gif) so I'm not worried about hitting my savings for something frivolous... basically, my mid-life goal was to have enough savings that I could live for 2-3 years without income if I had to - and own everything I have outright (including the house). Then play with my income for a few years (hence - pool, Porsche, PC, etc...) without worrying about 'retirement funding' per se... then go back to grinding out a few heavy years developing a business or acquiring more rental properties, and then slow down but basically keep working at that until I can't any more... at which time I won't be here much longer anyway.

I do have a small portfolio which I manage - but I'm not really funding it at the moment because I believe we're in for a really ugly correction this year... however, once the last few 'toys' are acquired... it will all go back into saving/investing again - as I actually live far, far below my income level... biggrin.gif Add to that the fact that my wife and I aren't having children, and were both raised in very frugal (a.k.a. "Dirt-Poor") households... and I think we'll be OK - if that's actually possible in 30 years or so. If not, then all the money in the world won't help, and we'll be glad we enjoyed some of the things it can buy while it was still possible. thumb.gif

If all else fails... I can be pretty happy in a shack with a lantern, nearby water, and a big stack of books. (Although I definitely would miss my computer and stereo for the first few months). wink.gif
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lookinb grat will be glad when I can catch up with you!!!!! thumb.gif
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lookinb grat will be glad when I can catch up with you!!!!! thumb.gif

Thanks!

Well, considering the amount of work ahead of you... I'm thinking I'll probably be done with a second or even third system (or maybe third rebuild of this one) before then! Get to it man! We're all waiting impatiently for that progress to unfold! biggrin.gif
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Thanks!

Well, considering the amount of work ahead of you... I'm thinking I'll probably be done with a second or even third system (or maybe third rebuild of this one) before then! Get to it man! We're all waiting impatiently for that progress to unfold! biggrin.gif

Take a look at my log u want computer or this????
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Take a look at my log u want computer or this????

I'm often in your log actually... however, there still isn't anything actually IN your computer other than an optical drive and a humongous res+pump combo. So in that sense, yes - I would actually prefer mine.

When yours is finished... then my answer will be different as your amount of hardware alone for any one of your four systems dwarfs mine by comparison. But considering the sheer amount of hours required to assemble (let alone mod/sleeve/etc) your system... you've got at least 2 more work cycles before it's done - and probably 4. wink.gif Don't get me wrong - it's awe-inspiring in it's scope (and it's physical size for that matter) but for me a working system that's 'mediocre' is 10X better than a monster system that is in pieces all over the office.
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I'm often in your log actually... however, there still isn't anything actually IN your computer other than an optical drive and a humongous res+pump combo. So in that sense, yes - I would actually prefer mine.

When yours is finished... then my answer will be different as your amount of hardware alone for any one of your four systems dwarfs mine by comparison. But considering the sheer amount of hours required to assemble (let alone mod/sleeve/etc) your system... you've got at least 2 more work cycles before it's done - and probably 4. wink.gif Don't get me wrong - it's awe-inspiring in it's scope (and it's physical size for that matter) but for me a working system that's 'mediocre' is 10X better than a monster system that is in pieces all over the office.

You are so right i have such big plans and then nothing happen. I want to do perfect as i never have been able to... Maybe i am better at buying than doing??? I just know i do envy you guys but some how i am going to do what i dteamed of!!!!
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You are so right i have such big plans and then nothing happen. I want to do perfect as i never have been able to... Maybe i am better at buying than doing??? I just know i do envy you guys but some how i am going to do what i dteamed of!!!!

Analysing the spelling and grammar here I'm guessing that Scott is at least a little drunk
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Analysing the spelling and grammar here I'm guessing that Scott is at least a little drunk
That man likes to have a good time! biggrin.gif
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Analysing the spelling and grammar here I'm guessing that Scott is at least a little drunk
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That man likes to have a good time! biggrin.gif

Nuthin' wrong with dat! biggrin.gif
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OK I lied... I'm not quite ready to stage the final pics since I want to keep it on my desk for another day or two while waiting for my coolant to arrive. I've decided since this is going to be left for a least 6 months (but knowing me probably closer to a year) without touching it that I wanted to run something with at least a little glycol in it for corrosion inhibition... so I got a couple bottles of THIS. I'll be running a dilution of it in the system that's a little less than the standard as I don't have to worry about galvanic corrosion (as I have all brass & copper throughout) but I wanted a little bit just to inhibit any corrosion that might be caused by any remaining impurities that didn't get flushed out of the blocks, rads, etc...

So I thought I would go ahead and throw up some pics of the 'embarrassing side' of the build... it's still relatively neat, I guess, but it's definitely not for show.. biggrin.gif Of course, that won't matter as it's covered with the ventilated panel so you can't see anything when it's all closed up! Also added a final 'mod' of sorts...

Definitely not clean - but secured (mostly for tension relief) and out of the way (for the most part) of airflow.

A little super glue and the IR receiver for the LED panel is secured to this fan filter...

Which becomes completely invisible behind the front panel - but will still allow changing of the color/brightnes with the remote control without having to touch the case.

The rear-end - I still have to do a different fastner setup to cover the back... it's not really necessary as there's nothing happening there, and it does need to be easily removable since I need to get at the drain (left 140mm hole) - so I'll either be working up a magnetic mount for some finger guards, or perhaps some dust filters - so air still has an easy time exhausting, but it won't let in spiders or cat hair into the pedestal. wink.gif

That's about the only drawback to aluminum - but the advantages are significant, so I'll just figure out a way to put some ferrous metal in the mounting points for the back piece... might just do a pair of DEMC 140mm filters - but I could also just use some steel screws in the mounting holes and some strong micro-magnets (I have a ton of these) in the eyelets of the fingerguards.

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