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What I did was I have a spare internal disk drive. I open the side of the case, plug it in a SATA slot, give it power, and boot from it. When I'm done installing, I shutdown and disconnect it. I've been doing that for years. USB installs have been hit or miss (mostly on server gear.) I haven't installed a CD/DVD drive in my computer for 4-5 years. I hate those things. Too loud and they look bad.
 
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post #272 of 572
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Originally Posted by seross69 View Post

You can not tell the difference I have done it both ways and is no slower using USB, but if you want it fast you can ripe DVD to a Flash stick and do it like that now that is a lot quicker.


Yeah, I'd heard about the flash drive option, and I might actually do that... Not sure yet! Speed isn't the issue, it's just getting a trouble-free Win8 install done on this thing!

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Originally Posted by subyman View Post

What I did was I have a spare internal disk drive. I open the side of the case, plug it in a SATA slot, give it power, and boot from it. When I'm done installing, I shutdown and disconnect it. I've been doing that for years. USB installs have been hit or miss (mostly on server gear.) I haven't installed a CD/DVD drive in my computer for 4-5 years. I hate those things. Too loud and they look bad.


Yeah, I have an internal on my current rig, but only because it was free, and I had a free slot. I don't know that there is anything I play that even requires a disc, but there are very few things I use them for otherwise....

Thanks - T
post #273 of 572
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AAAAAAAAAND I'm pissed. mad.gif

Nothing went well today at all.

I have to strip my front flex bay down because I didn't wash my radiator out, and my cables aren't ready yet, so I can't run them to get a feel for where to go with that.

On top of that, I am not fully sure what my plan for radiators is yet, even though I keep saying I have one, so I can't start cutting down tubing because I don't know which way I'm going to face the 280 in the drop-in...

Ugh. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif




Thanks - T
post #274 of 572
It's part of the build process. I had to tear mine down multiple times because I forgot something. I take it as time to get to know my rig.... rolleyes.gif

So, have you figured out the rad situation for the top mount yet? You going to wait on the 180.1? You could always get everything together and add the 180.1 when Case Labs builds the mount.
 
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It's part of the build process. I had to tear mine down multiple times because I forgot something. I take it as time to get to know my rig.... rolleyes.gif

So, have you figured out the rad situation for the top mount yet? You going to wait on the 180.1? You could always get everything together and add the 180.1 when Case Labs builds the mount.

Yeah, I took my doors off yesterday, looked at it, said out loud "Go Away." and went and played SWTOR all night.... cheers.gif

HAD to get away....

As for the 180.1, that's not a current plan, since CL is going to have to design a completely new extended top to accommodate the wider fan flow profile, and I'm not in the mood to buy another top too. I hadn't thought about that part. redface.gif
I'm looking to get my controller in today, and I will be looking at fitment and all that jazz over the weekend.
If I can't make it work - and there's a thought in my head that it just WON'T - I'll be selling the 280 and buying the new 140 by Monday.

Holding that 280 in place, it a BIG BOY up under there.... wth.gif

Thanks - T
post #276 of 572
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devil-smiley-019.gifPARTS, HOES!!! devil-smiley-019.gif


Here's the eagerly anticipated Lamptron water cooling controller, and a few new fittings.
(Crap first pic, sorry... Didn't realize it didn't focus...)

gunner2.gif
GET SOME!!!






Cleaning cloth. Nice!





Hot.





Ah-hah! So fine! biggrin.gif





Rear end. Very well done...





Spanky! I'm gonna love having this in my rig, guys... yessir.gif





Nicely sleeved cables, straight from the box. Very well done, Lamptron!






I've fallen away from Bitspower for one needed device, a 90 degree female-to-female "L", and I chose Alphacool.
The four of them are lined along the right side, and a few new Bitspower ones are mixed among some that I already had!
















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So that's it for today. This brings me firmly to the decision that I MUST switch from my 140.2 to a 140.1 radiator.

I think I'll stick with Alphacool, another XT45, same way as these, unless anyone's got any other really bada$$ ideas for me? thinking.gif



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Thanks - T
Edited by Thrasher1016 - 5/10/13 at 3:12pm
post #277 of 572
why not a 120.2? I know it's been asked before, but I haven't seen your answer as to why.
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go the Lamptron! still waiting for a listing here! not happy.

just a side note with the quick release. i hate the twist type, i have that type and the newer QDC3 and the newer is a lot better to use with no drip. but i dont think they come in black mad.gif
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post #279 of 572
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why not a 120.2? I know it's been asked before, but I haven't seen your answer as to why.

To be different tongue.gif

I like the direction Lamptron is going. Their models keep looking better with each release. I really like the black PCB, its a nice touch.
 
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why not a 120.2? I know it's been asked before, but I haven't seen your answer as to why.

It's kinda silly, really, but I already bought these nice fans for it, and now I mave them taken apart, and painted, and I don't want to waste the investment in 14cm fans if I'm not going to use a 140 rad of some kind!

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