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Yeah I just decided I want an M2 drive for OS so now my build will have to be put off until Monday now...Decided on a 970 EVO plus 500GB my current 1TB OS array is barely using 300GB and the array will have to get rebuilt anyway switching from Intel to AMD anyway so I’m gonna just go M2 and sort the arrays thing out after.
 
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My university recently aquired a whole bunch more EPYC Rome based CPU nodes.

We had a few of EPYC gen 1 during one of the "sales" a while ago. The performance and user reviews from university was so good that more purchase have been made.

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The Shiny Thing arrived bang on time and I must say, it's a much better mouse than the AFX in so many ways.
I really like the aluminium body, the weight system and the iCUE sync, but I've yet to try the sniper button so I've got that to look forward to.
In fact, I sent a message to the supplier asking them to hurry the order up as it's my birthday and they came through. Kudos to them.
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The Shiny Thing arrived bang on time and I must say, it's a much better mouse than the AFX in so many ways.
I really like the aluminium body, the weight system and the iCUE sync, but I've yet to try the sniper button so I've got that to look forward to.
In fact, I sent a message to the supplier asking them to hurry the order up as it's my birthday and they came through. Kudos to them.

I have the M65 Pro and really like it. As for the sniper button, I have a love/hate relation with it. I find my self accidentally hitting it during intense gun fights and sometimes it screws me over. Absolutely love the mouse otherwise!
 
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Hi,
XII maximus formula returned to amazon
Bought XII maximus Apex once newegg got them saved 110.us vrm's do not need a water block so far not over 55c
Apex Dimm_2 m.2 card is better all pch not cpu/ pci-e lanes used.

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The Shiny Thing arrived bang on time and I must say, it's a much better mouse than the AFX in so many ways.
I really like the aluminium body, the weight system and the iCUE sync, but I've yet to try the sniper button so I've got that to look forward to.
In fact, I sent a message to the supplier asking them to hurry the order up as it's my birthday and they came through. Kudos to them.
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has it got the weights ?
 
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still waiting for my lf2 360 to ship
getting impatient
cant wait to freeze my cpu with this monster
sadly lf2 360 is out of stock with no info for when/if it'll be back.

dunno if I want another clc,prolly not.this was the best perf/price and nothing comes close.maybe the 280mm

anyway,I'll probably buy an 8bitdo sn30 or a pair of ST2000VN004 drives instead,they're absolutely amazing in acoustic performance.I always wanted a st2000dm005 too

barracuda vs ironwolf testing will be fun
 
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Hi,
XII maximus formula returned to amazon
Bought XII maximus Apex once newegg got them saved 110.us vrm's do not need a water block so far not over 55c
Apex Dimm_2 m.2 card is better all pch not cpu/ pci-e lanes used.

Congratulations, and nice choice Apex over the Formula. Totally love 2-dimm performance boards.

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Update on the blackout bench transfer build named Max - new can of Plasti-Dip spray paint arriving tomorrow along with some tiny hobby brushes to black out the chrome on the USB 3.0 hub, and the second Vandal switch arrives, this one a 16mm momentary Lamptron white dot for reset.

So what's the advanced transcending logic behind a white dot reset switch? None whatsoever, the blue dots were out of stock. :laugh:

This computer has always been named Max, since building my first PC, grabbing a Maximus V Extreme way back in 2012. Yep, not a very creative naming scheme but some things should remain simple.

(needs some cable-management)

Good Morning Max! :)

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Congratulations, and nice choice Apex over the Formula. Totally love 2-dimm performance boards.

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Update on the blackout bench transfer build named Max - new can of Plasti-Dip spray paint arriving tomorrow along with some tiny hobby brushes to black out the chrome on the USB 3.0 hub, and the second Vandal switch arrives, this one a 16mm momentary Lamptron white dot for reset.

So what's the advanced transcending logic behind a white dot reset switch? The blue dots were out of stock. :laugh:

This computer has always been named Max, since building my first PC, grabbing a Maximus V Extreme way back in 2012. Yep, not a very creative naming scheme but some things should remain simple.

(needs some cable-management)

Good Morning Max! :)

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Hi,
That demas is on my list :peace:
You get that at modmymods.com ?

Looked into a bot test bench but out of stock.
 
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Hi,
That demas is on my list :peace:
You get that at modmymods.com ?
Looked into a bot test bench but out of stock.

The Mini v2.0s totally rock. :peace:

Yep, ModMyMods. They sold out of the metallic grey, have a few gorgeous Graphite Black ones left in stock.

Can't believe I went this long without one. What have I been doing with my life? :D

All the photos at modmymods are Mini version 1.0, but they will send you a version 2.0. Slight differences in design, my pics are all v2.0, with the two USB ports on the front panel.

 
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The Mini V2.0s totally rock. :peace:

Yep, ModMyMods. They sold out of the metallic grey, have a few gorgeous Graphite Black ones left in stock.

Can't believe I went this long without one. What have I been doing with my life? :D

All the photos at modmymods are Mini version 1.0, but they will send you a version 2.0. Slight differences in design, my pics are all v2.0, with the two USB ports on the front panel.

Hi,
Yeah metallic gray I wanted the big daddy not the mini but probably would of settled for the mid sized with one fan arm if they had it :)
 
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Hi,
Yeah metallic gray I wanted the big daddy not the mini but probably would of settled for the mid sized with one fan arm if they had it :)

The Mini's have the fan arm also, I'm just not using it. But only one. Believe the large-size Dimastech Easy v3.0 benches with (2) 360mm rad support come with (2) fan arms.

I just wanted the smallest footprint on my work desk that would mount an E-ATX mobo for a simple air build. The larger Dimastech benches are just too darn big for my needs. :oops:

Plus, they are like $100-$150 more, a lot of extra metal - I'll never use. :oops:

If you get one large or small, post up some pics.

They do have this Big Daddy in stock. :)

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The Mini's have the fan arm also, I'm just not using it. But only one. Believe the large-size Dimastech Easy v3.0 benches with (2) 360mm rad support come with (2) fan arms.

I just wanted the smallest footprint on my work desk that would mount an E-ATX mobo for a simple air build. The larger Dimastech benches are just too darn big for my needs. :oops:

Plus, they are like $100-$150 more, a lot of extra metal - I'll never use. :oops:

If you get one large or small, post up some pics.

They do have this Big Daddy in stock. :)

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Hi,
Yes it's killing me lol so much pressure :banghead:
 
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It looks a little Mad Max to me.

Lol, good one. Every test bench build is gonna look a bit unfinished and thrown together - no side or top panels, rough around the edges. :D

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Congratulations, and nice choice Apex over the Formula. Totally love 2-dimm performance boards.

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Update on the blackout bench transfer build named Max - new can of Plasti-Dip spray paint arriving tomorrow along with some tiny hobby brushes to black out the chrome on the USB 3.0 hub, and the second Vandal switch arrives, this one a 16mm momentary Lamptron white dot for reset.

So what's the advanced transcending logic behind a white dot reset switch? The blue dots were out of stock. :laugh:

This computer has always been named Max, since building my first PC, grabbing a Maximus V Extreme way back in 2012. Yep, not a very creative naming scheme but some things should remain simple.

(needs some cable-management)

Good Morning Max! :)

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man these test bench setups are frikin the ducks guts max :rockout:

Lol, good one. Every test bench build is gonna look a bit unfinished and thrown together - no side or top panels, rough around the edges. :D

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the MFP AUS Ford Falcon XB coupe Cleveland ( USA Block ) 5.8 4V heads Interceptor is Legendary in Australia

Indeed it has and I've left them in because I prefer some weight in a mouse.
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i must have 1 now lol
 
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Got some new 140mm fans:
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I hope they get some air through my radiator.
 
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I always liked the beige-brown look of noctuas,black and brown is even better.
 
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Got some new 140mm fans:
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I hope they get some air through my radiator.

Congrats, those are awesome fans. I'm running (2) of the 2000rpm PWM Industrials - one in each rig.

Grab some of these below if you want to swap out the brown for black. Why is Noctua still into the brown color? :confused:

Anyhoo, $6.95 gets you (16) enough for two fans. :)

I know it's an additional expense, why Noctua why??? :cry:

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I always liked the beige-brown look of noctuas,black and brown is even better.
I swap out the brown-beige stock fan that arrives with the cooler, then buy a Noctua Industrial fan to take it's place and then swap out the brown corner pads for black ones, another additional expense, but I'm weird. lol :oops:

Now that's a Noctua fan. Woohoo! :clap:

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Got some new 140mm fans:
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I hope they get some air through my radiator.

Awesome choice. Mine stands in for a 180mm Air Penetrator and it still pushes comparable amounts of air at less than half of its full rpm, and it's only a 2000. They're a little buzzy at high rpm though, but I feel like you won't be spinning it up that fast lol.
 
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Awesome choice. Mine stands in for a 180mm Air Penetrator and it still pushes comparable amounts of air at less than half of its full rpm, and it's only a 2000. They're a little buzzy at high rpm though, but I feel like you won't be spinning it up that fast lol.

That's only because you're Super-Smart. :p
 
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