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7980XE number 3, and my GK64XS arrived today.
 
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I'd love to but finances are tight due to a major life change.... bitwig was prolly my xmas prezzie too. Hope i can at least breakeven on that cost and for Distro. #starvingartist
Fingers crossed! And let us see some good Black Friday deals on Zen 2.
 
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This just arrived! The MSI MEG Z390 ACE. Replaced under warranty.





I just ordered five AMD Phenom II 960T chips on ebay
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And picked up this big fella for water cooling project. It's a six core Phenom II 1090T, unlocked multi.

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And this motherboard was rock solid for nearly 10 years with my 970BE hexacore rig. So I purchased the same one again yesterday ( Biostar TA880GU3+). Since my previous setup was just awesome for overclocking and stability. Memory tuning in particular, is very detailed on this board and OC features in general are pretty good as well. If you have good memory to throw at it the board does not disappoint. I was actually able to get my memory latency down to 33.9ns in AIDA64 running this board and the same memory (which I still have). Anyone know the lowest latency record with aida64 for a Phenom II?

Anyway, this is the Biostar TA880GU3+ motherboard, rock solid and heart touching. :)
Ordered it yesterday. See my Phenom II restoration thread for progress on all these parts.

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I still find the B450 Tomahawk a nice looking board.
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MSI has come a long way. Very subjective statement here, but I really think they make the most aesthetically pleasing boards on the market today.
Check out this MSI z490 Unify. I have plans to use it in the not so distant future.

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Please let us know how good the 7980XE is :D Still got to track one of them down... or the 99/10980XE chips....
Will do, I scored mine from CEX for only £530 with 2 years warranty, now all that's left is to finish grabbing the rest of the parts I need, should be sorted by January hopefully.
 
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I just acquired a CPU cooler for a micro ATX board I'm working on. An elegant design... from a more civilized age.

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Tbh car tech is mostly well below compared what you get out of other tech related stuff. Like, in Audi cars you actually had a Blackberry modified OS for the MMI for a long time. The NEXT on the BMWs is way beyond though.

As for the CNPS, I remember cutting my hand with it... more than once.
 
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That looks like it requires a lot of space in the case...
The case will be a midi-tower, so it has enough space. Biggest struggle was finding a heatsink that did not collide with the NB heatsink and the VRM heatsink.

And overall this one is not that large, the fan is a 120mm and the cooler fins are barely any longer. So if you have enough room for a normal 120mm to stand upright on your CPU with a 10mm offset for height its fine.
 

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I just acquired a CPU cooler for a micro ATX board I'm working on. An elegant design... from a more civilized age.

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I'm really curious about how they actually made those things, must have been a rather weird manufacturing process compared to most current coolers. If I were to guess I'd say the fins were threaded onto a straight heatpipe, one side (soon to be the inside) of the fin stack was crimped together, the ends of the pipes were bent, and then the whole fin stack was bent around ... a pipe? Or some other BIG bending jig until the ends would fit into their slots in the cold plate. I would guess that's doable with a relatively low degree of automation (I don't think current coolers with fins pressed onto 6-8 heatpipes would be much fun to assemble by hand), but it's still rather weird. Definitely vastly superior to the previous "flower-style" "crush a bunch of fins together at the base and call it a cold plate" designs though.
 
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I'm really curious about how they actually made those things, must have been a rather weird manufacturing process compared to most current coolers. If I were to guess I'd say the fins were threaded onto a straight heatpipe, one side (soon to be the inside) of the fin stack was crimped together, the ends of the pipes were bent, and then the whole fin stack was bent around ... a pipe? Or some other BIG bending jig until the ends would fit into their slots in the cold plate. I would guess that's doable with a relatively low degree of automation (I don't think current coolers with fins pressed onto 6-8 heatpipes would be much fun to assemble by hand), but it's still rather weird. Definitely vastly superior to the previous "flower-style" "crush a bunch of fins together at the base and call it a cold plate" designs though.
I do wonder myself. I am kinda impressed with it.

The copper fins themselfs are soldered to the pipes as well. I would guess they had long straight pipes and shoved the fins on there before bending as the fins are just straight plates and do not bend at all. They must have added some solder paste to the pipes, pushed the fins (with pre-punched holes maybe?) over the heatpipes and bend them into shape before moving them to the final oven for baking the solder.

Adding to the overall quality of this cooler is the baseplate which is lapped and polished from the factory.

Btw it says made in Korea at the bottom, which I also find rather interesting.
 
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Muchest techmobile, loving it, no more bikes for years now.
 
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Nice bike, looks well built and I like the display.
 
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Although upon looking again, I noticed the check engine and oil lights. Probably not light sweep check after starting the bike since the trip computer shows that he rode a bit. I'd suggest having those checked.
 
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Although upon looking again, I noticed the check engine and oil lights. Probably not light sweep check after starting the bike since the trip computer shows that he rode a bit. I'd suggest having those checked.
It will go off after engine is started.
 
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