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post #1581 of 1963
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Originally Posted by Nightm4re! View Post
Looks very nice girl
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Thank you!

One last little update for now.

2 pictures from my first attempt at sleeving a normal cable. This is the 8 pin CPU power cable.





The last part of this small update is regarding my RAM. If I have to take back the stuff I've got, the plan is to ditch high performance memory altogether for this build. DFI boards are much too fussy with the high performance stuff and I've found some really decent looking generic ram at such a price that will allow me to replace my 4GB of RAM with 8GB and probably still cost less than what I paid for the Team Group stuff They are bare sticks so I hope to be able to buy some of the Arctic Cooling Arctic RC modules to go on them.



I think for now I'll just try to potter along and get as much done as I can over the next few weeks, without updating here. Then I'll hopefully have a nice big update to put up in a little while.

And to close with, (because no good build log is complete without a picture of a cat) here's a photo I took of my cousins cat Mocha.



I believe this update is now finished!
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post #1582 of 1963
Dem eyes
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post #1583 of 1963
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Originally Posted by Dilyn View Post
Dem eyes
That's just what I was about to say.

The colours in the eyes are so vivid that it almost looks 'shopped.

OT: Very nice sleeving, I like the look of those RAM 'sinks too. I need want some RAM heatsinks, I just can't be bothered to spend any decent amount of money on them.
post #1584 of 1963
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Dem eyes
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Originally Posted by ellisbodds View Post
That's just what I was about to say.

The colours in the eyes are so vivid that it almost looks 'shopped.

OT: Very nice sleeving, I like the look of those RAM 'sinks too. I need want some RAM heatsinks, I just can't be bothered to spend any decent amount of money on them.
They're beautiful aren't they! I made sure to not touch the saturation of her eyes at all. Looking into her eyes is like falling into a beautiful blue ocean. Most striking looking cat I've ever seen.

And yeah I agree on the RAM heatsinks too. There were quite a few to choose from but these looked the nicest. They're $20NZ each so it'll be $80 excluding shipping for the lot. I don't mind paying that though since the RAM is very cheap and I know I'll use these over and over again in the future.
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post #1585 of 1963
The sleeving looks really good Spider

And the cat is really awesome too!
I must say you know how to take pictures.
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post #1586 of 1963
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They're beautiful aren't they! I made sure to not touch the saturation of her eyes at all. Looking into her eyes is like falling into a beautiful blue ocean. Most striking looking cat I've ever seen.

And yeah I agree on the RAM heatsinks too. There were quite a few to choose from but these looked the nicest. They're $20NZ each so it'll be $80 excluding shipping for the lot. I don't mind paying that though since the RAM is very cheap and I know I'll use these over and over again in the future.
, I also really like cats that have that fur, although I don't know what breed they are (you can tell I don't know much about cats )

I think those RAM heatsinks could be a bit extreme for me seeing as the only thing I can do to my RAM is tighten the timings (thanks P31 chipset - I hate you). Been looking for some on the marketplace to no avail though.
post #1587 of 1963
Before you spend money on those ram sinks try mounting two 80mm fans above the ram to cool them. The four mobo standoffs by the ram slots on a full sized ATX mobo are spaced exactly to match two of the mounting holes of an 80mm fan. Depending on the threads of your standoffs you would either need four 6-32 SAE thread screws or four M3-5 screws to fit. I believe that CM uses M3-5 or the most part so that should be what you need. Screws about 8cm in length should be about right.

You would be doing basically what SPRice is doing in this post. To test how if it works well enough you only need the four screws in the four corners. You can use zip or twist ties to attach the two fans to each other in the middle for the time being. If if works out and cools the ram enough then you can work on a more permanent and better looking mount. I used to have a sheet of acrylic that I cut out with two fan openings to accommodate 2 fans for my old DFI NF4 LP. That worked out pretty well and wish I hadn't misplaced when I moved the last time.
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post #1588 of 1963
One other thing. The packages are supposed to have four sinks which would be enough to do two sticks of ram. If they aren't selling them that way you are getting ripped off.
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post #1589 of 1963
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That's a good idea Papa! This has also brought up something that I hadn't even considered... If the motherboard is in the same position in relation to the top of the case in the CM 690 2 as in the first revision, neither the RAM coolers or fans will fit. The reservoir hangs from the top of the case leaving only a small amount of room between it and the ram. I may have to do some experimenting and possibly move the res around in the top. I can probably work around it, but one of the 4 standoff holes is actually covered by a heat pipe, leaving me with only 3.
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post #1590 of 1963
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, I also really like cats that have that fur, although I don't know what breed they are (you can tell I don't know much about cats )

I think those RAM heatsinks could be a bit extreme for me seeing as the only thing I can do to my RAM is tighten the timings (thanks P31 chipset - I hate you). Been looking for some on the marketplace to no avail though.
might be a Himalayan cat, and those pictures are very nice
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