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Just bought the arc mini, though it would seem my parents wanna keep it away from me for a while, I don't blame them, I have schoolwork to do.

Jeez Are you in HS? If so you're pretty luck to be getting gear lol. These days you have to spend at least around 1k for a good ( not decent ) gaming rig vs in the late 90's when all I needed was a 4 MB (yes Megabyte not GB ) Trident Video Card that supported Vesa 2.0 and an AMD K6-2 biggrin.gif back then AMD rocked it since there was nothing to really pull Intel above them for the 100$ premium over it.

Voodoo changed the world w/ their cards though and that's when pricing started to hike up. Nvidia was sure to keep that bloodline flowing too haha.

Anywhoo glad to see you're getting your items, I know how annoying it can be to wait too. I've been nonstop running into walls with mine finding out that X part doesn't work w/ Y etc. Just made my last (HOPEFULLY) order tonight.

Keep the pics comin!
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Jeez Are you in HS? If so you're pretty luck to be getting gear lol. These days you have to spend at least around 1k for a good ( not decent ) gaming rig vs in the late 90's when all I needed was a 4 MB (yes Megabyte not GB ) Trident Video Card that supported Vesa 2.0 and an AMD K6-2 biggrin.gif back then AMD rocked it since there was nothing to really pull Intel above them for the 100$ premium over it.

Voodoo changed the world w/ their cards though and that's when pricing started to hike up. Nvidia was sure to keep that bloodline flowing too haha.

Anywhoo glad to see you're getting your items, I know how annoying it can be to wait too. I've been nonstop running into walls with mine finding out that X part doesn't work w/ Y etc. Just made my last (HOPEFULLY) order tonight.

Keep the pics comin!

Yup, high School. I have 545TTD (84USD) put away, but I'll probably have to pay all of that in customs duties for the case and some other gear.
It would seem I paid 530 or so for Black Friday Abuse.
650 if it had the HD7850 in it.
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3 weeks later and still don't have my arc mini. By that I mean its right there, but I can't use it. Gonna keep updating this till its liquid cooled.
not like anyone cares but whatever.
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3 weeks later and still don't have my arc mini. By that I mean its right there, but I can't use it. Gonna keep updating this till its liquid cooled.
not like anyone cares but whatever.

lol yay an update! No worries, this is part of the reason I waited a few months to start mine, and I still ended up delaying it quite a bit.
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lol yay an update! No worries, this is part of the reason I waited a few months to start mine, and I still ended up delaying it quite a bit.

I wasn't intending to get an Arc Mini at the time, bunch a random changes. I dunno whats next and this is my build log.
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I got another monitor today. No stand and discoloured in the corners. However, since that means I don't have to keep moving my dvi-vga adapter around and I don't have to deal with the CRT anymore, I took it6e5adyja.jpg

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

This, for the record, is my old monitor, not the one I got today.
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Multiple months later, this is what I had in the arc mini, of course it didn't last very long that way, ehehehe. Phenom II System (Click to show)





Undervolted Phenom II X4 965 @ stock 3.4GHz. Served me well, but the archaic AM3 (not +) platform, was beginning to annoy me. Not to mention the retarded connector placement having the case MESSY.
Enter the FM2+ Rig. A6-6400K overclocked to 4.5GHz.
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Thats the update, now for what I did this morning.

After taking a read of This article, it would seem the way corsair recommends installing their fans, and has it installed on display pictures, was a ways better than how I had it installed, (Pull, exhaust, they have pull, intake) So here goes.
This is how I usually use it


And here is how I want to install it


It would seem the mounting hardware only allows mounting as pull exhaust or push intake, neither of which I want. SO I ghetto rigged it (somewhat) 2 screws holding the rad, 2 holding the fan.
Here's a poorly done picture.


It worked though, here it is in its full glory (somewhat)


I tried removing the top 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, to mount it with the rubber mounts.


Nope, thats as far as she goes WARNING! Bad Picture! (Click to show)

So it goes back right the way it was.
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