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54596 No. 54596 ID: 0dcdc8
Post'm if you got'm.

My recent 4k upgrade.
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>> No. 57216 ID: b2a950
I got goosebumps
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Ugh, what an adventure this was....
>> No. 57430 ID: 9dcda2
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I was just going through my pictures and found the pics of my Carry On Computer. I scrapped the project after I accidentally the power supply, but I did it, and it worked. A full gaming computer that fit into a carry on pelican case. (The TSA was very confused.)

The Best Buy monitor that fit perfectly.
>> No. 57431 ID: 9dcda2
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Test layout.
>> No. 57432 ID: 9dcda2
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Made the chassis out of 6061-T6 Aluminum. Used a sheet metal break from Harbor Freight and a saber saw with metal blades to cut the material. The saber saw sucked hard. (A sheet metal shear is the way to go.)
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With motherboard mounted.
>> No. 57434 ID: 9dcda2
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The real trick to the case was the PCI-Express ribbon cable. That allowed me to rotate the video card and reduce the overall height.

It was also the real problem. The cable wasn't shielded. So in the first config here, the cable would pick up noise from the processor fan.
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For version 2, I flipped the video card over and rearranged the layout.
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The compeleted and operational Carry On Computer. Well, mostly operational. Any heavy graphics use would blue screen. So I ordered a shielded PCI-Express cable.
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Getting impatient, I decided to make my own shielding with Aluminum foil and blue tape.

Turns out blue tape is more conductive than I thought.
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And here it is on a hotel room table in Harrisburg, PA. No workie. Pulled everything out to trouble shoot. Power supply dead. I probably could have warrantied the power supply, but I was traveling so much I just went out and bought a ASUS Laptop with Nvidia 860M. The laptop has been working great since, and (to be honest) is much more convenient. The COC took a little time to set up and take down. I'm sure I could have ironed out the bugs, but work shit got in the way.
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I made this. Things Happen here. I have since gotten a larger center monitor.
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And finished... maybe? It's never finished.
>> No. 57772 ID: f197c2
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Dat barracks life tho.

Pic is my battlestation.
>> No. 57773 ID: f197c2
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And the rig.


That's a fantastic looking loop.
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>> No. 57785 ID: 9dcda2
That's sweet. I was considering doing the over/under monitor when I was playing a lot of Flight Simulator X.
>> No. 57904 ID: 7d8bca
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I changed it again.

I call it Burple Rain. The Mayhem pastel purple wasn't the same color as the sample photo showed... so I ordered some dark blue dye to darken it up. Still looks pretty neat with the blue and purple LEDs going.
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....and again.
>> No. 58163 ID: 0dcdc8
I have liked all your builds. I just don't have time for all that custom water cooling and block work.
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I would really like to do custom loops and fancy computers as a business... but there's no demand for it in central GA. Oh well.
>> No. 58192 ID: f197c2
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Have you had any issues with dye gunking up your rads/water blocks? Any problems with moving it (if you've moved it)? I keep debating on building a custom loop, but I'm going operational at the end of the year and dunno if it's worth it or if I should just get an AIO CPU watercooler.

Pic partially related.
>> No. 58262 ID: 7d8bca
You can always get one of the expandable loops from EK if you want custom loop quality without the headache of making it look pretty.

I've traveled with my rig quite a bit to parties showing off the Vive's capabilities. A soft tubing rig with compression fittings is probably more shock resistant than my hard tubes because I can literally yank out the hard tubes from their fittings while the soft tubing is held in a bit more firmly and doesn't rely on O-rings, but I'd never go back to soft tubing for a display rig.
>> No. 58274 ID: 33338c
This thread is almost making me want to redo all the wiring on my rig. All these machines are so cleanly put-together, while mine looks like some kind of electrokraken with power supply cables and shit going everywhere.
>> No. 58278 ID: 90a126
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I feel your pain, my system looks like a rats nest. I'll probably clean it and maybe zip tie some wires together when my new graphics card comes in and I'm forced to crack the bitch open but still won't look great.

Its funny back when I used to build and repair computers semi-professionally I used to be a perfectionist. Always had to make the computers looks spiffy, wipe up the cases, bundle the wires, give everything a once over even on simple jobs.

I tried to actually take pride in my work.

But then that optimism and pride had two in the back of the head and I'm stopped caring even about my own shit.

Pic thankfully not my set-up. Because Red Bull is fucking ass tasting.
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Upgrades! Time to bleed the air out. Just replaced 980 SLI with a 1080.
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Finally somewhat set up.

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Witness the earth-shattering computing power from this incrementally upgraded over ~8 year box.

I live life on the EDGE.
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>> No. 58660 ID: 19518e
Damn I used to have that lamp.

chris is that you
>> No. 58676 ID: 19c6f3
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My incognegro battlestation is a bit of a mess, but I like that I can close the doors and no one knows what it is (if you disregard the gigantic watercooled monster sitting next to it anyways)

Also it's comfy as fuq
>> No. 58680 ID: c10b88

That's such a good mouse but I still can't believe they went for that "dented to hell" look. It's similar to my disdain for pre-ripped jeans except... it's not even really the same, because mice aren't made out of metal and futhermore wouldn't get dented to shit to begin with.

I want to meet the guy who pitched this idea in a boardroom, "Alright fellas, it's a quality gaming mouse... but it looks like it's made out of aluminum that some guy went apeshit on with a ball-peen hammer."
>> No. 58681 ID: 90a126
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Shit, I didn't even realize that was pre-dented.

Yeah I feels ya on the pre-damaged look, really the whole fashionably damaged look in general. I mean sometimes its cool for like custom shit, battle damaged costumes and crap like that. What really gets me all pissed off is when people try to do that to imitate physical damage. Back in my goth days, such as they were, I'd regularly see people with painted on scars on their faces and arms. Douchebags are so fucking pussyfied they can't even actually cut themselves because mommy and daddy didn't buy them a Playstation or N64. I actually got complimented by fucktards on how good my makeup looked, how realistic my scars looked. Wall, meet head.

Apparently people do that shit with like firearms, take a nice weapon and fuck it up, bubba it, to try to make it look like it went through a war or some dumb shit. Not just weathering the weapon, but actually damage it to give it a battle damaged look.

If something looks damaged through wear and tear and you want to leave it like that, thats fine. Fuck, I got a pocket knife I literally dug out of the ground, blade is corroded as shit, wood is nasty look, brass ain't shiny, it looks like the Grim Reapers pocket knife. I like it that way. But to try to get looks like that artificially seems wrong.

Now that said something like the dented mouse would work with some computers. Shit like the Stalker inspired rigs wouldn't look good with just a normal mouse. You'd need a battle damaged look for it.
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Made a dual loop last weekend.
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Oh look a fellow VR-naut, here is my Vivarium.
>> No. 58818 ID: 7e827c
Where does one acquire that Mini-Nuke?
>> No. 58819 ID: 90a126
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The Fallout Anthology. Unfortunately if you want it now you are going to be paying out the ass for it.


>> No. 58820 ID: 8eaab2
But I already have all the games....

Fallout Tactics came on THREE CDs. That's a son of a bitch on a 6x drive CD rom drive.

It's like Resident Evil. I have the GC, Wii, and PC versions of RE4.

Hell, for Metal Gear Solid, I've got the PS1, GC, and PC versions. (With the GC version, Twin Snakes, being the best.)

Srs gamer.
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Reason I unfortunately didn't buy it. It was almost, almost, worth the 50 bones when it came out just for the mini-nuke but I must have some jewish ancestor because I just really couldn't bring myself to pay $50 for what is no doubt a cheap ass paperweight.

I know the feelings of being a srs gamer. Red Faction 1 and 2 I've bought 3 times on PS2, PC, then Steam. Have Fallout 3 twice, physical GFWL version and Steam. Jedi Academy I've bought 4 times, launch day PC version, Xbox version, a replacement for the original PC version after a family member nabbed it and a replacement for that one because the discs were starting to get worn from overuse. I'm pretty positive I've had atleast 3 copies of GTA 3.

I've had 4 copies of DOOM 3, original I still got despite the fact the cardboard is falling apart, the castrated Xbox version, a Steam version of BFG edition that I could never fucking get to work, and a PS3 version of the BFG edition I bought after getting royally pissed I couldn't play the Steam version. Thats not even getting into all the other versions of DOOM I got.

Resident Evil 4 I used to have the PS2 version and played the GC version and now got it for PC. By the Force I'd forgotten how wonky the controls are and how cheesy Leon is. I understand them wanting to leave the original play style intact but goddamn is it bad. Not nearly as bad as the other Resident Evils that came before, couldn't even play those games at all, but its going to take a bit of getting used to again.

Much as I love the game I'd love to find some mods to improve the graphics and maybe add less Micheal J Fox style aiming.
>> No. 58834 ID: 9315da

hey as long as it works... but yeah might want to look into finding a replacement for that drive :)

oh lawd
Been wanting to get into custom liquid cooling. watching tons of youtube vids about it but haven't got around to trying it myself.
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Probably blurry enough for PERSEC. I just got a new chair and threw the one in this pic out though.
>> No. 58842 ID: 19518e
Recently celebrated 8 years of power-on-hours for that drive.

I think I'll be doing a full upgrade soon enough though, maybe next month.
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Upgraded to X99 chipset with an i7 6800k. Broadwell- chips run super cool, so the loop was unnecessary... Already had the equipment and it looks cool, so why not.
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>start to make parts list to upgrade 8ish year old mess here >>58638
>it's more of a whole build as nothing of old computer save the PSU can be used (and a new GPU I got like two months ago)
>aforementioned 960 GTX out of the picture because reasons
>rest of build is Evo 850 500gb M.2, Gigabyte Z270X mobo, Corsair 16gb ram, 7700k CPU
>gpu bottleneck?
>whatever it's good enough for now
>can't install win7 because no USB drivers for USB install
>own a hardcopy of Vista
>install it to a random old platter HDD
>boot vista
>use it to install Win7
>oh hey an old PSU from ages past
>throw it in old computer along with old GPU (9600GT)

And now I have two computers!
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Redid the loop again. Added a second 1080.
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And again, probably the final change until I upgrade it
>> No. 59080 ID: f2400b

What's the card in your lowest slot?
>> No. 59081 ID: b2f1ce
Intel 750 series SSD
>> No. 59082 ID: a10255
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