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MotF Bane

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The good news... my next build can be a mid-budget build, instead of a higher budget build. Technology has progressed to the point that we're way on the bad side of diminishing returns.
 

MotF Bane

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My PSU is still squealing like a bitch. I hate this thing, but removing it would take a few hours of aggravation, then a week or more turnaround, before the POS gets back and needs another few hours to install.
 

MotF Bane

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This case and cooling equipment should last a long time. The PSU was supposed to last a long time too, but that seems unlikely.
 

MotF Bane

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So the case is powdercoated black steel, which means heavy, sturdy, but prone to scratching, and difficult to move. It's also large.

The cooling is good stuff, although the pump is a little noisy, it'll need a new waterblock every so often.

The PSU squeals under pretty much any load.
 

MotF Bane

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Dec 22, 2006
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It's a beautiful build, an artwork, my masterpiece.

And now it's a plagued relic; plagued by vague hardware issues and software bugginess, a relic of a hobby that is now dead to me.
 

MotF Bane

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Dec 22, 2006
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I don't really want to ever go back to air cooling, because I view overclocking as a necessity, and air cooling is forever a limitation.

That alone sets a pile of limits on the case.
 

MotF Bane

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Right now, I have Opera and Firefox active; one of them running YouTube. Also, a pile of standby programs, foobar, Steam, Dropbox, Pidgin, etc.

This is enough load to drive the PSU to ramp the fan up from idle.
 

Rubycon

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It's a beautiful build, an artwork, my masterpiece.

And now it's a plagued relic; plagued by vague hardware issues and software bugginess, a relic of a hobby that is now dead to me.
Get a Dell or Mac then. :biggrin:
 

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