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2022/06/23 07:31:56
harley262
i think i have all the parts i still need ordered, including a support request to noctua for a free cpu fan mounting clip set. i requested yesterday using their super easy web form, and they emailed me today that it is on the way. i didnt pay the fee for express service, since the last time i did a request i had the free mounting kit i required in 8 days via dhl.
 
and to celebrate a successful re-repair, in goes the 980ti. i put in the riser cable in so now i can leave the gpu installed while i wait for the parts.
 

2022/06/26 10:12:34
harley262
i still have a couple minor things coming in the mail but the unsponsored noctua cooling solution is near completion. pretty much all the parts installed, just need to mount the ssd, a few more cable ties and buy some nail polish. i may exercise myself over to the dollar store this afternoon and check their selection.
 

2022/06/26 12:00:42
nofearek9
noctua :) the BEST!
2022/06/26 15:21:57
harley262
a little change to the parts, switched to 3x8gb instead of 6x4gb ram and added the ram cooler, which i painted with what looked like a bronze colour nail polish, but since its dried looks sparkly rose (ill try to find a better colour). i did replace the psu fan grill and i spray primered the 3 sided cover. i also removed the led screen that was mounted in the middle of the chrome look front power switch assembly, i have an idea to put something there but will need to order some stuff. 
my only real gripe is the front fan controller. when the knobs are at min power the lighting is blue, slightly increasing the power to all the way to max the lighting goes red, not terrible but not pretty.
i do have a mounting kit coming for the 92x14mm fan and some fan guards...
 
asus p6x58d with x5690
corsair dominator 3 x 8gb 1600 mhz with corsair airflow triple fan
noctua nh-d9dx i4 3u cooler with 2 x 92x25mm and 1 x 92x14mm pwm fans
6 x 80mm, 1 x 120mm and 1 x 40mm noctua 3-pin fans with 3 y-cables
seasonic focus+ gold 750w psu
silicon power 256gb ssd
five dollar case of unknown manufacture
lian li vented aluminum 5.25" drive bay covers
lian li aluminum 3.5" drive bay covers
4 channel fan controller of chinese manufacture
modified thermaltake vertical gpu bracket
8x80mm, 2x120mm, 4x40mm fan grills
galax gtx 980ti hall of fame
 
two front 80mm, front 120mm and top 80mm fans are intake. the two 80mm rear and the one 80mm side fans are exhaust.
 

 





2022/06/26 23:58:45
rjohnson11
Looks quite excellent. Two thumbs up. 
2022/07/03 19:12:43
seth89
I'm looking at this and I'm reminded of all the money I wasted in my teens and twenties. Should have purchased random lots of land.
 
Thanks for the flash backs, cool build.
2022/07/03 19:18:23
Flybye
seth89
I'm looking at this and I'm reminded of all the money I wasted in my teens and twenties. Should have purchased random lots of land.
 
Thanks for the flash backs, cool build.


Don't beat up yourself too much.  I could have purchased a home or condo in the late 90s, but I didn't figuring why even bother.  I could have purchased a condo for about $80k now worth close to $600k.
2022/07/04 03:55:04
harley262
seth89
I'm looking at this and I'm reminded of all the money I wasted in my teens and twenties. Should have purchased random lots of land.
Thanks for the flash backs, cool build.

thanks. haha, yes purchase land and bet on the pats to win the superbowl each year also. funny wasting money, i bought a 10 pack of 40mm fan guards and i now have 6 left over... im not sure ill have an immediate use for them.
2022/07/04 03:59:04
harley262
Flybye
seth89
I'm looking at this and I'm reminded of all the money I wasted in my teens and twenties. Should have purchased random lots of land.
Thanks for the flash backs, cool build.

Don't beat up yourself too much.  I could have purchased a home or condo in the late 90s, but I didn't figuring why even bother.  I could have purchased a condo for about $80k now worth close to $600k.



tru, instead of a condo you got gtx 285s in sli? seems like a better deal. and think of the capital gains tax money you saved but not buying the condo.
2022/07/04 13:20:32
cotter32
I really like the stereo knob looking fan controller knobs .
Very cool .
 
To the Moon !
 
 

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