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    Quote Originally Posted by Biernot View Post
    Your order for they day: Cleaning time!
    But seriously, all that dust in/on the radiator isn't good, it blocks cooling. And i don't want to know how the graphics cards look.
    How would I do so without damaging shit
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    Oh would you now? It truly is amazing how many heroic people we have wasting their time on internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LolretKJ View Post
    How would I do so without damaging shit
    Pressurized Air works best. Vacuum is not good.

    If you are not going to do it often, then canned air is probably the cheapest solution: http://www.amazon.com/Innovera-51505...dp/B000U08SYK/
    But if you plan on doing such things regularly, then you might consider this little toy: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-E...dp/B001J4ZOAW/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biernot View Post
    Pressurized Air works best. Vacuum is not good.

    If you are not going to do it often, then canned air is probably the cheapest solution: http://www.amazon.com/Innovera-51505...dp/B000U08SYK/
    But if you plan on doing such things regularly, then you might consider this little toy: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-E...dp/B001J4ZOAW/
    Cool, I'll get on that.
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    My brother's Cosmos II as it looks right now. We don't have compressed air or anything on hand, so it's dusty as hell, lol.



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    A vertical standing tube res with a white led strip behind it (maybe cover the LED strip in thin black cloth (muslin, tights that kind of thing) to make it merely lit up and not have the LEDs reflecting all over the place) next to the HDD cage could look quite good.
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    I'm frankly not a fan of LEDs, so that's not happening. Especially with my brother, who doesn't even fancy aesthetics at all. However, we agreed that the bay-mounted reservoir is a PITA to work with and is more hassle than it's worth, so we want to replace it.

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    Just ordered me a pair of AKG Q701 Quincy Jones Specials to replace my tiamat. Epic sound upgrade inc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllishaPally View Post
    Just ordered me a pair of AKG Q701 Quincy Jones Specials to replace my tiamat. Epic sound upgrade inc!
    Those are really nice, hope you have something good to drive them with
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Those are really nice, hope you have something good to drive them with
    I've got a phoebus and from what people say on head-fi that should be enough to drive them well. Otherwise i'll be picking up a fiios e09k (or whatever the model number is)

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    Remember to kill image-tags when quoting images, please!


    Yeah, the Phoebus provides more than enough amplification for a pair of 62 Ω headphones. They're nice audio quality, but I don't prefer its sound signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllishaPally View Post
    I've got a phoebus and from what people say on head-fi that should be enough to drive them well. Otherwise i'll be picking up a fiios e09k (or whatever the model number is)
    Definitely, enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doril View Post
    Welcome to the jungle(click me).

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    Just as a small tip: put the snake pit behind the hdd's, there is enough room.
    Also, why on earth are you using those Molex -> PCIe adapters, when your psu has PCIe connectors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biernot View Post
    Just as a small tip: put the snake pit behind the hdd's, there is enough room.
    Also, why on earth are you using those Molex -> PCIe adapters, when your psu has PCIe connectors?
    same problem, bigger jungle in my rig due to 800 GS version but just keep them tie wrapped as low as possible. (also hiding behind hdd cage is hard due to length and route of certain wires)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biernot View Post
    Just as a small tip: put the snake pit behind the hdd's, there is enough room.
    Also, why on earth are you using those Molex -> PCIe adapters, when your psu has PCIe connectors?
    If you mean the cables towards the front panel, then that's a no-go. I have 2x 120mm fans in there as you can see from the pic.

    As for the Molex -> PCIe adapter thing. I'll quote your sig: "Why do something simple, when there is a complicated way?" (the day i installed the new parts was a low sleep/super tired day. I grabbed the molex from my old GPU, and installed it to my new GPU. So that's my bad! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by LolretKJ View Post



    Alienware Aurora R3, got it as a gift 3 years ago, still runs amazingly well.

    Specs:
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    Mobo: Stock Alienware Aurora R3 Mobo
    Doubt it.

    i7-2600K got released less than 2 years ago. Also it is 4.1GHz. :P MHz would be so obnoxiously slow. XD

    What I bet you were given was a LGA socket 1156 based system, with either a first-gen i5 or 800 series i7, because as I recall those i7s were also on 1156.

    Definitely not an i7-2600K though, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Doubt it.

    i7-2600K got released less than 2 years ago. Also it is 4.1GHz. :P MHz would be so obnoxiously slow. XD

    What I bet you were given was a LGA socket 1156 based system, with either a first-gen i5 or 800 series i7, because as I recall those i7s were also on 1156.

    Definitely not an i7-2600K though, sorry.
    http://www.amazon.com/Alienware-Auro.../dp/B005DSS5U6

    It could be an i7 2600K :P His motherboard looks exactly like the LGA 1155 I just linked on Amazon. His timeframe is likely just off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saithes View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/Alienware-Auro.../dp/B005DSS5U6

    It could be an i7 2600K :P His motherboard looks exactly like the LGA 1155 I just linked on Amazon. His timeframe is likely just off.
    Yeah, that's why I bolded that part too. :P

    3 years though... is just very off. >_>
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    Any particular reason you chose the FX-6100?
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