Originally Posted by socketus
Surely you don't mean like this ?
Definitely not like that.
Originally Posted by seross69
Bart it don't take a lot of skill. just need to be able to cut, strip and soldier wire and then use heat shrink on your splices. cover it all with sleeving and you ready to go... that way you don't have to worry about crimping pins or getting them out of connectors... easy way to do it. and can still look nice
I bought a PCB for the LEDs. If I could figure out how to properly replace those molex pigs with 2 pin connectors, it would make life a lot easier, since this PCB has 8 2-pin spots. I did hit up a local electronics place and got some connectors (forgot the wire stripper though, DOH!). But I have no idea how to crimp the wires / pins properly. Or beyond that, how they fit into the 2-pin connectors.
Originally Posted by Prof Aronnax
First, the Professor disputes entirely the notion that any fellow in his 40s is "old", at least, for any reasonable value of "old."
Second, applause for your bravery in putting a build log online. It requires a certain degree of humility which I have yet to muster. Every "build" that I've done until now has been so much shoe-string, duct-tape, and paper-clips, that I would be embarrassed to show it in public. Bravo.
Third, and most importantly, if my misapplied jigsaw and disastrous dremeling has taught me anything (a debatable proposition, I should note) it is that a build is not a destination; it is a journey. Enjoy the trip, because one can never really go back.
Well I feel old.
This was my first time putting up a build log. I did it because I was going underwater for the first time, and figured if I was about to do something disastrously stupid, someone here would point it out before I got burned, or wet.
Don't be afraid to post on OCN. They take it easy on you. As evidenced by how few people pointed out how awful my tube runs look.
Originally Posted by PepeLapiu
Amen to that. Usually, as soon as I finish a build, I go and play a couple of games and then I'm bored and I wanna build an other one. I wish I could sell me builds for a decent price, and just move on to an other build.
What I need is a backup gaming PC. When I get the gaming itch, I'm even less motivated to tear down / redo my system properly. And this pig needs a serious tear down, re-tube, etc. Heck, I still have a 50W / channel fan controller I haven't set up yet. Plus, I need to drill some holes in the 800D, or wait on the 900. I can't bring myself to part with my little 140 rad, and it doesn't fit properly in the rear exhaust area, so that needs fixing (hopefully just a few drilled holes).
So much to do:
1) drill holes / move 140 rad so that it actually fits in the 800D with the case window on.
2) make tubing neater, possibly by relocating the helix res to the bottom, beneath the video card.
3) set up loop drain (already have some QDCs, just need to figure out how to re-arrange everything).
4) Go push/pull on the 360? I have the fans for it, just not sure if I have room. That would be a tough fit.
5) Find out how to eliminate as many molex connectors as possible. Further to that, possibly replace UV light in tube res with LEDs instead of a cathode + inverter.
I need some more cables too. I have another PCB for the fans. It has 8 3-pin connections on it, but I want to run that off one channel on my new fan controller. Its a molex too (grrrrrrr). So I need a cable with a male molex on one end, and a 3-pin female fan connector on the other. Even if I go push / pull and use 6 fans, I should still be able to run those off one channel. I REALLY need to learn how to do electrical stuff!!