Hardware Discussion General

  • Loko 06-02-2020, 10:05 AM
    I'm planning on doing a shell swap with my old 3DS. Why not? It'll keep me busy.
  • malmon 06-02-2020, 04:30 PM
    (06-02-2020, 10:05 AM)Loko Wrote: I'm planning on doing a shell swap with my old 3DS. Why not? It'll keep me busy.


    Oh cool! I did one on my PS Vita. Unfortunately only the front, since the back never arrived >.> Still looks pretty cool with the black and red though, so it's not too bad ^~^

    (06-02-2020, 10:05 AM)Loko Wrote: I'm planning on doing a shell swap with my old 3DS. Why not? It'll keep me busy.


    Oh cool! I did one on my PS Vita. Unfortunately only the front, since the back never arrived >.> Still looks pretty cool with the black and red though, so it's not too bad ^~^
  • Loko 06-02-2020, 05:25 PM
    (06-02-2020, 04:30 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (06-02-2020, 10:05 AM)Loko Wrote: I'm planning on doing a shell swap with my old 3DS. Why not? It'll keep me busy.


    Oh cool! I did one on my PS Vita. Unfortunately only the front, since the back never arrived >.> Still looks pretty cool with the black and red though, so it's not too bad ^~^

    Yeah, I'm pretty stoked. However the last time I popped it open, I ended up stripping some of the screws, so I ordered a proper kit for that stuff.
  • malmon 06-03-2020, 01:31 PM
    (06-02-2020, 05:25 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (06-02-2020, 04:30 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (06-02-2020, 10:05 AM)Loko Wrote: I'm planning on doing a shell swap with my old 3DS. Why not? It'll keep me busy.


    Oh cool! I did one on my PS Vita. Unfortunately only the front, since the back never arrived >.> Still looks pretty cool with the black and red though, so it's not too bad ^~^

    Yeah, I'm pretty stoked. However the last time I popped it open, I ended up stripping some of the screws, so I ordered a proper kit for that stuff.


    Eh, yeah, it's annoying how every manufacturer uses some fancy screw nowadays.
  • Loko 06-06-2020, 12:31 AM
    (06-03-2020, 01:31 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (06-02-2020, 05:25 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (06-02-2020, 04:30 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (06-02-2020, 10:05 AM)Loko Wrote: I'm planning on doing a shell swap with my old 3DS. Why not? It'll keep me busy.


    Oh cool! I did one on my PS Vita. Unfortunately only the front, since the back never arrived >.> Still looks pretty cool with the black and red though, so it's not too bad ^~^

    Yeah, I'm pretty stoked. However the last time I popped it open, I ended up stripping some of the screws, so I ordered a proper kit for that stuff.


    Eh, yeah, it's annoying how every manufacturer uses some fancy screw nowadays.

    Oh no, they were Philips screws, they were just painfully weak

    My kit arrived so once my shell arrives I shouldn't have the same issue
  • malmon 06-06-2020, 09:23 AM
    (06-06-2020, 12:31 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (06-03-2020, 01:31 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (06-02-2020, 05:25 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (06-02-2020, 04:30 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (06-02-2020, 10:05 AM)Loko Wrote: I'm planning on doing a shell swap with my old 3DS. Why not? It'll keep me busy.


    Oh cool! I did one on my PS Vita. Unfortunately only the front, since the back never arrived >.> Still looks pretty cool with the black and red though, so it's not too bad ^~^

    Yeah, I'm pretty stoked. However the last time I popped it open, I ended up stripping some of the screws, so I ordered a proper kit for that stuff.


    Eh, yeah, it's annoying how every manufacturer uses some fancy screw nowadays.

    Oh no, they were Philips screws, they were just painfully weak

    My kit arrived so once my shell arrives I shouldn't have the same issue


    Oh, that's odd. Philips are generally pretty good, unless you use a screwdriver of the wrong size~
  • malmon 08-06-2020, 05:51 PM
    Went and forgot both PINs for my OpenPGP card, just as I was gonna get some use out of it for the first time :|

    (Not strictly hardware, but I didn't feel like this warranted its own thread ^_^')
  • Backlash 08-12-2020, 04:24 PM
    Ahhh, my combo battlestation/home theater is finally coming together! Now all's I've gotta do is pretty it up. ^~^

    On that note, I rather like how Tech Jesus referred to the Enthoo Pro 2 as looking "like an appliance". He found that aspect appealing, and I do too. One can find all kinds of open loops and RGB adornments these days, but I've always reckoned a computer is best regarded as a silent and powerful machine that's either hidden away, or tastefully integrated into a room. I'm gonna see if I can match my PC's RGB lighting to the VFDs on my early 90's CD player.

    [Image: 68747470733a2f2f7777772e67616d6572736e65...4c2e6a7067]
  • Backlash 08-12-2020, 04:43 PM (Edited 08-12-2020, 04:45 PM)
    (08-12-2020, 04:24 PM)Backlash Wrote: my early 90's CD player

    It's a beautiful thing, by the way. A Sony CDP-515, top-of-the-line unit from '91. It even came with the remote!

    Sound is bright and clear, with all the detail you'd expect. It's also solidly-built; I've got a broken mid-90's receiver and an early 2000's Trinitron, and I've found both of them to have really janky buttons with minimal travel. But this one gets pushed nearly a millimeter, and affirms your decision with a rather tactile Ka-chunk!. Niiice.

    One of the coolest parts is the volume adjustment. Instead of flashing a number on the VFD, that little knob on the right actually has a tiny motor that rotates it, and its tiny red LED flashes to let you know its moving. ^~^

    [Image: 68747470733a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f...612e6a7067]
  • LucianDreamer 08-13-2020, 10:44 AM (Edited 08-13-2020, 10:45 AM)
    (08-12-2020, 04:24 PM)Backlash Wrote: Ahhh, my combo battlestation/home theater is finally coming together! Now all's I've gotta do is pretty it up. ^~^

    On that note, I rather like how Tech Jesus referred to the Enthoo Pro 2 as looking "like an appliance". He found that aspect appealing, and I do too. One can find all kinds of open loops and RGB adornments these days, but I've always reckoned a computer is best regarded as a silent and powerful machine that's either hidden away, or tastefully integrated into a room. I'm gonna see if I can match my PC's RGB lighting to the VFDs on my early 90's CD player.

    [Image: 68747470733a2f2f7777772e67616d6572736e65...4c2e6a7067]

    Yeah, it may look nice enough to run, but mine's a mighty beast, a CM Storm that's running real good and can handle almost anything I can put onto to my machine, comes with real-time temperature tracking displayed in Celsius that changes by the second, animated red lights just above my RTX 2060. As a bonus, the video card is much more powerful whilst consuming less power, and as an added benefit, when the PC is turned off, I no longer have to be bothered by any inactive lights anymore when sleeping, it does a really good job for a few years and still kicking.
  • Backlash 08-17-2020, 10:07 PM
    (08-13-2020, 10:44 AM)LucianDreamer Wrote:
    (08-12-2020, 04:24 PM)Backlash Wrote: Ahhh, my combo battlestation/home theater is finally coming together! Now all's I've gotta do is pretty it up. ^~^

    On that note, I rather like how Tech Jesus referred to the Enthoo Pro 2 as looking "like an appliance". He found that aspect appealing, and I do too. One can find all kinds of open loops and RGB adornments these days, but I've always reckoned a computer is best regarded as a silent and powerful machine that's either hidden away, or tastefully integrated into a room. I'm gonna see if I can match my PC's RGB lighting to the VFDs on my early 90's CD player.

    [Image: 68747470733a2f2f7777772e67616d6572736e65...4c2e6a7067]

    Yeah, it may look nice enough to run, but mine's a mighty beast, a CM Storm that's running real good and can handle almost anything I can put onto to my machine, comes with real-time temperature tracking displayed in Celsius that changes by the second, animated red lights just above my RTX 2060. As a bonus, the video card is much more powerful whilst consuming less power, and as an added benefit, when the PC is turned off, I no longer have to be bothered by any inactive lights anymore when sleeping, it does a really good job for a few years and still kicking.

    [Image: 68747470733a2f2f737465616d75736572696d61...373944452f]

    Oh my gosh, that's amazing love! I've always adored retro cases like that, and especially the classic HAF X. There's just something timeless about those aggressive early-2010's "Gamer"-y aesthetics, from the piles of 5.25 inch bays, to the many strange but often forward-thinking plastic accessories they included in the box. I'm talkin' stuff like an anti-sag GPU riser, a partial power supply shroud, and even a duct for the side 200mm fan that you can swivel around to redirect air.

    That last part may be unnecessary in a world of full panels of tempered glass, but I'd reckon it lives on in high-end towers with fans directly below the GPU. ^^
  • Backlash 08-23-2020, 02:07 PM
    I've been having some mixed thoughts lately about Steve's latest video... not with regard to its quality (which goes above and beyond, as usual), but to my personal build. I've currently got my AIO front-mounted with the tubes up, since a tube-down position would make them intersect the tail end of the GPU heatsink. But I also don't wanna mount it up top, since not only would it make the CPU run hotter, there's a decent chance that push-pull fans would obscure most of the board.

    I reckon I got three options, in this case - pun intended: Either go for a side mount, which wrecks my cable management scheme, and diminishes airflow; try a top mount, which has the aforementioned disadvantages; or simply run the AIO till it fails, and then opt for custom cooling. The Liquid Freezer II comes cheap, at around $150 for even 360mm model, so I reckon that's not bad for three or four years.

Create an Account or Log In to Post a Reply

You need to be a member to make a reply.

Create an Account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Join Us

Log In

Already have an account? Log in here!

Log In

Hardware Discussion General