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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. phill

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    If your 3 580's are anything like mine, they use a massive amount of power and I was even tempted to upgrade my 1200W PSU to a 1500W as it was getting close!!

    Very nice setup :D
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Silver27, you really shouldn't lie hardware like motherboards on carpet/rug like that. Electrostatic discharge can kill components...
     
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    To be fair, the equipment is just as likely to spontaneously die.

    I've rubbed motherboards up and down carpets with no ill effects.


    I think static shock damage is well over hyped.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    What are yo doing with those 580s? Because they max out at about 300W if you disable the limiter. But then I assume you will not run Furmark 24/7. :p
     
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    It depends on your environment. IF things are relatively humid, static is not that much of a concern, but in a dry climate, static can do it's damage. It's not usually immediate damage, but it can shorten the lifespan of electrical bits and bobs.
     
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    Well that would explain why I've not really experienced it.

    Gota love England and it's rain :laugh:
     
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    No wonder I've never had anything die from static, south Florida is like a friggin sauna.
     
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    It get's real dry here in the winter months...so when I put a rig together in the winter I always remove my socks and wet my hair. Works like a charm. And motherbaords always sit on the anti-static bags they came in until the get installed - humid or not. :)
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Yeah, we get to deal with both, and I make sure to take steps to prevent static damage during the winter, for sure. OEMs are building boards now, with a focus on both dry and humid environments, as both can be problematic.
     
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    See, and I'm in mid-florida(less than a mile from the shore) and have killed components with ESD.
    Luckily it was in the classroom and not my hardware, but it still goes to show you can't just assume you're safe from ESD.
    Needless to say the teacher lectured us about the importance of wearing our anti-static wrist straps, but at least he wasn't upset...:roll:
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Not as fast or sexy ad cavedca's rig, but here's what I have:
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    Yup...that's a stock Intel cooler and a PentiumDC sticker on the case...but an i7 875k w/ 8GB of RAM
     
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    Got my hands on a Cosmos II a few weeks ago. What a giant this case is!

    No color coordination here either. I'm just kind of obsessed with cleanliness right now. :)

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    If anyone has any suggestions to clean those pesky USB wires at the bottom I'll gladly take some advice. Those wires kind of irk me right now. :laugh:
     
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    I usually have a hoover close by and a new/clean paint brush with a can of air for the best part of my rig, for cables with braiding on them there is nothing better than a clean but damp cloth to wipe them down with.
     
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    yep damp cloth or add little bit soap to remove old dust
    if you use little soap, wipe the last step with damp cloth to avoid any residu that may left from soap :toast:
    repeat several times then you done
     
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    It's not quite complete. Third reference card is inbound, fans need to be purchased too. I think I'll go with some Corsair fans, as they'll match real nice.


    Thanks!



    Whadda you think about the TridentX kit? I got one from G.Skill before they launched, and have been using them in my motherboard reviews, but have yet to do a proper review of them.
     
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    Rock solid so far! Can't say I'm too familiar with the specifics on what makes good RAM though. :) All I do is mostly game out so I can't say I notice too much of a difference from G.Skill 1600 MHz I have on my other computer.

    No errors in memtest = happy me. :laugh:
     
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    Just installed a new radiator and tidied up the inside a bit.

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    Excuse quality using an ICS rom on my phone and ICS doesn't work very well with my phone :laugh:
     

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    I'm in the process of modding it, just want to get my cooling system up to scratch first. Seems my pump is no good :laugh:

    Things still to do :

    Tidy up cuts I've already made.

    Paint it black

    Proper Tubing fittings etc instead of my ghetto cacophony of bits and bobs.

    Paint Radiator shroud?

    Get water cooling components that can fit inside the case.

    Cable extensions so I can hide all the wires, airflow wise they're out the way but they look so horrible! :laugh:
     
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    Finally looking more "normal" - temps haven't dropped as much as they usually would though :s

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