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That's Idle, like if I reboot it after casual use and go into the BIOS. That's what shows in the BIOS
PCH is the northbridge right? It it okay for it to be like that, it is hot to the touch.

A bit of an update:

Welcome to Queensland, Australia, where big storms like to come and cut out peoples internet -_-
I'm currently in one of the area's that is I guess you could say, underattack.
I'm not sure on how the internet works in other countries but I think America mostly uses cable etc.
We however get ADSL through out phone lines, and tonight they went bye bye. Luckily we still have power smile.gif
Lets hope it comes back on soon smile.gif, till then I'll tether my 1.5GB's of Mobile Internet and hope I don't exceed.

I have shortened the SATA power cables length (I just cut off the extra bits tongue.gif).
I ran Prime95 for 2/3 hours or so with no problems (the CPU did get quite warm though, didn't feel as hot as that northbridge did though!)
I am planning to cut the aluminium tomorrow, if not I'll get it nice and clean anyway tongue.gif

I also want to get the bolts to put through the motherboard instead of screws, like this picture but with my motherboard at the bottom.

What size should they be to fit through the screw holes on the motherboard?

The Dutch power grid and data grid is al underground also we don't have earthquakes except the province of Gronningen which doesn't have many inhabitants anyway.
The grid really is very good here and we get compensated when it actually goes out, for a 5 hour outage a year ago we got compensated 200 euro biggrin.gif
As I live in a more remote part of my village we actually also have adsl the rest fo the village is glasfiber already.

how hot dit the cpu got under load and how hot did the northbridge get did you test with it being coverd or laying open as it makes a difference as if it is open the heat can just go up but once it is in a case the heat will be contrapt under the top of the case.

I use m3 screws for al bolt trough holes while mounting however if i was you you'd better use m4 screws for the motherboard mounting holes as they tend to be wider.
m5 might also work but it be a tight fit you better measure the diameter of the holes before getting the bolts.
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The Dutch power grid and data grid is al underground also we don't have earthquakes except the province of Gronningen which doesn't have many inhabitants anyway.
The grid really is very good here and we get compensated when it actually goes out, for a 5 hour outage a year ago we got compensated 200 euro biggrin.gif
As I live in a more remote part of my village we actually also have adsl the rest fo the village is glasfiber already.

how hot dit the cpu got under load and how hot did the northbridge get did you test with it being coverd or laying open as it makes a difference as if it is open the heat can just go up but once it is in a case the heat will be contrapt under the top of the case.

I use m3 screws for al bolt trough holes while mounting however if i was you you'd better use m4 screws for the motherboard mounting holes as they tend to be wider.
m5 might also work but it be a tight fit you better measure the diameter of the holes before getting the bolts.

I doubt we will get compensated, if anything we might get prorata billing, just a month ago we were out for around a week when they screwed up moving our house and we got the $50 moving fee taken off, the bill paid ($119 or something) and prorata for the time we were out. It's been over 24 hours now and we are still out, should be on in the morning they said.

What really sucks is that at about half past midnight last night, the mobile towers went down too (one out of the 3 main carriers stayed up, Vodafone). I am with Optus, so I was stranded... Telstra came back on this afternoon and I am currently tethering from someone else in my family's phone (who is with Telstra).

Anyway!! I was able to work on the case today! We had some old aluminium laying around and that is what I used, it looked yucky but with a quick wash then a bit of 180 (I think) wet & dry emery paper I got it super clean and nice smile.gif I then used a bit of some polish thingo and it looks great I will keep working on it and finish the first piece in the morning with a bit of 180 and some finner stuff, then I'll polish it again smile.gif I'll post some pictures tomorrow probably. The square is 21x21cm, 1cm extra each side.

I am hoping to get some bolts tomorrow as well, I'll keep those sizes in mind! Thanks!!

Ummm, I am not sure how hot it got and I have not had it covered yet either. I'll try and find out if I remember. Is the PCH the northbridge?
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I doubt we will get compensated, if anything we might get prorata billing, just a month ago we were out for around a week when they screwed up moving our house and we got the $50 moving fee taken off, the bill paid ($119 or something) and prorata for the time we were out. It's been over 24 hours now and we are still out, should be on in the morning they said.

What really sucks is that at about half past midnight last night, the mobile towers went down too (one out of the 3 main carriers stayed up, Vodafone). I am with Optus, so I was stranded... Telstra came back on this afternoon and I am currently tethering from someone else in my family's phone (who is with Telstra).

Anyway!! I was able to work on the case today! We had some old aluminium laying around and that is what I used, it looked yucky but with a quick wash then a bit of 180 (I think) wet & dry emery paper I got it super clean and nice smile.gif I then used a bit of some polish thingo and it looks great I will keep working on it and finish the first piece in the morning with a bit of 180 and some finner stuff, then I'll polish it again smile.gif I'll post some pictures tomorrow probably. The square is 21x21cm, 1cm extra each side.

I am hoping to get some bolts tomorrow as well, I'll keep those sizes in mind! Thanks!!

Ummm, I am not sure how hot it got and I have not had it covered yet either. I'll try and find out if I remember. Is the PCH the northbridge?
Don't spend too much time polishing as it might scratch while working on it.
Sanding and polishing should be done as soon as it can be put together.

Really nice that is was almost cut to size, already. thumb.gif
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Don't spend too much time polishing as it might scratch while working on it.
Sanding and polishing should be done as soon as it can be put together.

Really nice that is was almost cut to size, already. thumb.gif

Eeep too late for that xD, I used a bit of 80 today followed by some 180, 360 and 1200, then polished, looks awesome!! I will use that piece for the top most likely.
My SATA cable came today, couldn't shorten it :/ it's broken now frown.gif I'll get a different one.

Almost finished working on modifying the SSD bracket, the sun is almost down (7PM) and it needs the other side spray painted with that Zinc stuff.
I just modified the one that came with the SSD.

The ADSL is STILL NOT ON. And my mobile only just came on.

I'll most likely get the bottom piece of aluminium cut tomorrow.
post #86 of 107
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Eeep too late for that xD, I used a bit of 80 today followed by some 180, 360 and 1200, then polished, looks awesome!! I will use that piece for the top most likely.
My SATA cable came today, couldn't shorten it :/ it's broken now frown.gif I'll get a different one.

Almost finished working on modifying the SSD bracket, the sun is almost down (7PM) and it needs the other side spray painted with that Zinc stuff.
I just modified the one that came with the SSD.

The ADSL is STILL NOT ON. And my mobile only just came on.

I'll most likely get the bottom piece of aluminium cut tomorrow.
Can't wait for the pics hope your adsl is up soon.
You can actually shorten a sata cable you have to strip it then keep about 1cm or bare wire from each of the 6 lines.
Put soldering wax on al the wires best is to lay it down flat as you want to keep al the leads straight.
Then solder on the shortend other end where you have also removed 1cm and put soldering wax on it.
Next sleeve it and you're all good.
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Can't wait for the pics hope your adsl is up soon.
You can actually shorten a sata cable you have to strip it then keep about 1cm or bare wire from each of the 6 lines.
Put soldering wax on al the wires best is to lay it down flat as you want to keep al the leads straight.
Then solder on the shortend other end where you have also removed 1cm and put soldering wax on it.
Next sleeve it and you're all good.
It's back, well it was yesterday afternoon, but I had to do stuff and just relaxed, I'm back at school too. I got my new SATA cable today and will not attempt to ruin it. yet...
I need to get up and finish the second piece of aluminium and hopefully get it drilled and mounted this weekend.
Brought some white 5mm led's (10 & free resistors for $1 shipped on eBay, sweet deal!)
I might get up and finish that aluminium, but this seat is so comfy frown.gif
post #88 of 107
Ooh so you're going Acrylic? Nice! biggrin.gif

Just be sure to give us pics!! rolleyes.gif
   
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post #89 of 107
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Ooh so you're going Acrylic? Nice! biggrin.gif

Just be sure to give us pics!! rolleyes.gif
Of course I am, was always going to do an acrylic bumper hehe!
I will, I managed to get off my ass today and work on the piece of aluminium except it seemed a lot harder than the other one, I'll keep going tomorrow.
post #90 of 107
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I'M ALIVE!

Just finished sanding the bottom because we (dad) drilled the wrong side of the aluminium -_-
And I have glued down the antistatic plastic to the aluminium using silastic.
We had to cut a bit extra off of the aluminium because supposably I'm terrible at maths :$

Here's some pictures smile.gif

Please turn your head for the following image, this was the aluminium before, I didn't buy new stuff because we had this and I'm a tighta$$


Beginning to cut smile.gif


Cutting my extra bit off, because I didn't think...


Now where to drill these holes?


What time is it? HOLE PUNCHING TIME!!


It's drill time :3


You know when dad starts acting funny somethings wrong, yeah he did the wrong side -_- time to sand again :/


IT FITS MWAHAHA


I still need to shorten the bolts and a bunch of other stuff
aaaaaannd dinners ready, I'll report back soon thumb.gif

P.S that's my dad in most of the photos as I am kind of bad at grinding and stuff :L
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