Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
loving it bud, nice clean and simple
its just the default/most common LED color.
my case has blue LED's in the front, cause it came with it... but it also has an off button for it
i actually dont like LED's at all... PC's, like children, should be seen and not heard... and if possible, not seen at all.
i used to have all red led's. now i have no LED's on anything other then the spot cool. Once i get the NB watercooled i will have no LED's at all
same i never really like LED's but if i ahve to choose i pick blue easier on the eye
I took this off the front of my Mega Shadow only. Fan at full blast was 73ºc load, now fan at slowest speed its 62-63ºc load
that was in need of a cleaning for sure i pulled more then that off of my xiggy when i took the x2 4200+ out to put the 250 (and took the 250 out and cleaned it off it's in the mail going to you now )
Dude the mobo is whitish I have to give them thorough cleaning but at least the heatsink is not clogged up. Temps dropped ridiculously low now! fan is like at 500RPM's
i bet it's easier on the ears.
what is a good way to clean the boards? my black board isn't so black anymore and i am going to have to clean it when i get the WCing parts(since the loop is off and out of the case it will be easier)
A can of compressed air is a good way to do it and for stubborn shit cotton buds and Isopropyl
am so happy that my RV02 comes with filters on the bottom fans i can just imagine how much cat fluff and other dust 3x 180mm fans pushin 300cfm would suck into my case
sheesh where's the PC sit down on a carpeted floor or has it just been a long while since you last did the dusting inside it
I agree. I hate LEDs and Cathodes.
About a month I don't dust it.
me too, i used to love that shit, but now that im older i just want a nice clean rig without too much lights and bling bling
in response to many people above, i want to share an observation on the 'evolution' of a techie that i noticed some time ago.
stage 1: ignorance
stage 2: learns to tweak in-program settings
stage 3: learns about drivers/general OS tweaks
stage 4: starts to modify OS settings
stage 5: learns basic BIOS stuff
stage 6: starts phsically modding hardware - be it coolers, fans, or LED stuff - looks come first, then aesthetics.
stage 7: aesthetics kick in. the LED lights and noisy fans go away, and a more simple appearance is chosen.
stage 8: an overall purpose is deemed for each system, and everything is dedicated to that purpose. un-neccesary hardware (and software?) is removed.
stage 9: ????
stage 10: profit!
this was more or less a patter i observed in many of my LANner friends, but i'm sure you'll all have seen similar trends. most of us are at stage 7/8
^^ what he said im at 8 or above
Still cant lose them since i dont WC
stage 8: you decide you want to either:
- cool the system like a maniac
- light the bitch up like a disco show, or
- make a (near) silent machine
Stage 9 is going anal with stage 8
I liked the way you arranged the evolution stages of a HW hobbyist, Mussels. Strangely enough, by reading this I found that "my evolution" could fit in your scheme, just in a different order.
stage 1: Ignorance. (total, btw)
stage 2: Learns about drivers/general OS tweaks (making systems stable and properly working became essential!)
stage 3: Starts to modify OS settings (You don't own my PC, Windows...I DO!)
stage 4: Learns to tweak core program settings (well, in my case it was mostly tweaking games...I had my GTA Vice City fully modded...by hand)
stage 5: Learns basic BIOS stuff (and later, advanced stuff)
stage 6: An overall purpose is deemed for each system, and everything is dedicated to that purpose. un-neccesary hardware (and software?) is removed. (I usually take as long as 3 weeks to select the right hardware combination to do the job...I really get into details, everything has to fit flawlessly.)
stage 7: Starts phsically modding hardware - be it coolers, fans, or LED stuff - looks come first, then aesthetics. (I just love fan controllers, the perfect cooling is just a few Ohms away . But it really wasn't heavy mods. Just some LEDs and a CPU/GPU cooler.)
stage 8: Aesthetics kick in. the LED lights and noisy fans go away, and a more simple appearance is chosen. (this happen shortly after stage 7, it didn't take long before I realized LED fans and cathodes didn't really made my computer be any faster. My case is actually closed and the power LED isn't bright. It's really discreet.)
stage 9: ????
stage 10: PROFIT!
There are some points missing there, and some info, but I didn't want to modify Mussel's perfect 10-stage program into becoming a HW hobbyist.
I went through this progression myself. Ofcourse I took a detour on the prebuilt gaming rig first and was pissed off at the amount of money I spend for the crappy performance.
that's no detour, prebuilt gaming rig = ignorance
So true; I still feel the impression of my palm against my face...
i should probably modify step 6 to include general hardware knowledge... you know, 'i should buy more of X' to make Y faster'
Heh, I modified hardware drivers before I even saw the inside of a case for the first time
i did hardware first, but modding ini files in video card drivers is what i'd call call an OS level tweak. its something anyone can do, but if you do it wrong, bad things happen.
I know, it was my dad's PC, but I wanted to run some games that the gfx card "couldn't".
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