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Its like a rags to riches story. Im all teary eyes.
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More updates wheee.gif

I decided to do some more work on the test-bench itself, and thought that pulling the psu-compartment out of the old Lian Li would be a good idea.


The darn thing was riveted though. So I took out the trusty old drill, and got going. After drilling out two or three dozen rivets, removing the roof and some more, the plates were free. I'm amazed how well the case maintains stiffness even when there's NOTHING holding it together. I could build a rig in it, and carry it around, and still it would not fall apart, given that I don't hold it up-side down. But for good measure, I put two screws in it, and called it a day. It's now back to it's usual job, being a footstool. What a downgrade this case has had in it's use tongue.gif


Here you can see a mock-up of of how I want it to work. The two plates are differerent in height, so I need to cut a 1-2cm chunk off one of them. I also took out the HDD-cage, which proved to be very useful indeed.


Since I could not be bothered doing any more "hard-mods" today, I fastened the PSU and the drive-cage with double-sided tape on the bottm of the motherboard-tray. This is temporary. The HDD-cage makes it more stable, and prevents it from tipping over.


In case none of you have noticed, here's a true nvidia-"fan". Bad pun intended. You know, it's important to have a Nvidia Geforce-optimized fan on your cpu-cooler, because, you know...It's...better tongue.gif
Edit: Actually NForce, not GeForce. But point still stand, sort of.


The full rig running, currently installing windows 8. To my pleasant surprise, the sluggishness I experienced yesterday was only in the BIOS. Once it's booted up, it's all gone. And I found out how to stop the motherboard from failing to post. I'm used to hearing the beep after it's gone through the post, but on this board, that's not the case. If I press anything, it will stall the entire process. Good to know...


Installed a wireless card and taped the antenna on top of a fan just for giggles. It works and I have absolutely no use for it, so why the hell not? rolleyes.gif


I feel like a real LN2-clocker, ghettorigging fans to cool off the motherboard wheee.gif Without the LN2. Or DICE. Or a pot. Or grease to insulate. Or the neccesary skills. sad-smiley-002.gif Oh well...


I also found this in my bag of goodies. I already have plans biggrin.gif


And here's what many of you have been waiting for smile.gif Will do some benches later, and then overclock. Maybe even buy a C2Q Extreme off ebay once I get comfy with the board, they're so darn cheap.

Edited by Hattifnatten - 3/12/14 at 2:01pm
post #23 of 27
hey try this i was reading on some other forums most post seem to say you can bump the fsb
to 400 and set the pci to 100 and it makes for an easy 3.6 overclock and didn't even need to touch
the chip voltage.
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Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate mild cpu oc
Edited by Hattifnatten - 3/12/14 at 3:36pm
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Cloud Gate

Very nice & congratz mate.

Isn't 3Dmark a Dx11 only bench? I thought the 295 only does Dx9/10...

Either way, have fun with your new toy (need 650MHz on those 280s devil.gif)
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Firestrike is DX11. Cloudgate is DX10, and Ice Storm is DX9 wink.gif
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That's a pretty sweet thing to find in a dump. The high end 775 boards are hard to find these days, and thus expensive smile.gif. CPU's are cheap for sure. Especially if you get a socket 771 chip and do the 771 to 775 mod.
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