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About Hasle

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  • Birthday 1986-08-26


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.2 GHz
  • Motherboard
    EVGA Z170 Stinger
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 32GB (2x16GB)
  • GPU
    nVidia Titan X (Pascal) 12GB G5X
  • Case
    NZXT Manta (White)
  • Storage
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 256GB / Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair HX850i
  • Display(s)
    ASUS Rog Swift PG278Q
  • Cooling
    Custom hardline setup.
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB "Sails" (MX Reds, white Ducky caps)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
  • Sound
    Edifier Luna Eclipse 2.0 (Orange) / Audioengine D1 DAC / ATH-M50X
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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    Building computer systems, casemodding, watercooling, gaming and cars.
  • Occupation
    Parts Manager at a Renault dealership.

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  1. The reason they're so keen on shutting down OpenIV specifically, is because it allows people to gain access to Online-only DLC content in Single Player. That way, people can enjoy the content without spending hours upon hours grinding repetitive missions in Online, and more to the point - without being presented with a dozed different ways of speeding up said acquisition, namely by purchasing Shark Cards. When players access the content, without having micro transactions waved under their noses, T2 are potentially losing money in a way. That's what they want to stop. Not "hackers". The only people affected by the ban, are people enjoying their single player mods and content creators (Twitch-streamers, YouTubers) playing mods like LCPDFR, which is - I mean - WAS quite entertaining. EDIT: The current 50% sale on V is kinda pathetic - seems like damage control, no? I bet they wouldn't have even put it on sale, if not for the OpenIV debacle, and the poor ratings.
  2. Pretty sure they're Argon Octave 5. I used to have the same pair.
  3. *when the final build looks better than the renders* It's been such a pleasure following this project from day one. The result is beyond fantastic! PS. You need some new speakers bro. Badly!
  4. My initial idea was actually going parallel loop, but the ports on the CPU and GPU block didn't line up quite right, and I knew it would bug the hell out of me if the runs weren't straight. I spent weeks pondering how to do the loop, and settled on this solution, as I liked the simplicity of it - especially the "stealth" fittings on the GPU, hiding the tubing under the card, mimicked by the upward-facing fittings on the CPU block. Your idea with feeding the ATX cable through the acrylic plate is ingenious - why didn't I think of that? Would have looked so awesome! The plate was a bit of an afterthought in the final stages of assembly, so it actually never crossed my mind. Thanks for the kind words everyone! There a matter I'd like to discuss a bit, regarding... #temps'n'overclocking Before I chose the Manta for the project, I did hear talk about its relatively limited ability to dissipate heat, but figured I would be in the clear with just the four fans, and was willing to sacrifice some overclocking for the design of the case. After doing the initial light benchmarking, I jumped straight into overclocking, but soon realized that there wasn't much leeway with the way I had things set up, and soon decided to stick to stock values, to have a more silent system. My CPU idle temps are good, hovering around 28-31C, and a GPU temp around 26C, with a practically silent system - very low fan RPM, and the pump speed at around 70%. But as soon as I delve into games that put a heavy toll on my system, like my heavily modded SweetFX-induced and beyond-Ultra set Witcher 3, things get quite toasty with CPU temps hovering around 68-71C spiking up to 80C if I mess around in nVidia Ansel too much, but GPU temps staying in the low end around 50C as the highest I've seen - maybe there's some headroom here for some light GPU overclocking, but that would again affect the CPU temp, so I'll just leave it. But again, it's a very compact system - most of the airflow is restricted on either side - small indirect air in- and outlets on the front and top of the case, and the reservoir, pump and cables hindering the airflow through the front radiator. Just something to keep in mind if anyone here's thinking about investing in a Manta. I think I'll try installing a slim 120mm fan as rear exhaust, and try to see if that helps circulate the air a bit better.
  5. Just spamming some more Witcher screens. Such a gorgeous game.
  6. Thank you! I hope you still enjoy your build though, looks like a great mix of parts - and the InWin 301 is an awesome case - plenty of potential for modding!
  7. I certainly considered doing just that, but the SSDs are identical, so the same exact finish and such, and as you say, not very visible, so I didn't bother.
  8. Thanks dude! Although, a little more pzazz has never hurt anyone... What's that lurking in the bushes? Oh god... YES! ' Sorry.
  9. Thanks man! A few more shots to wrap things up (sort of accumulated some orange peripherals over the past few months ):
  10. #fillingherup Tissues are in. Let's do it! Going with Mayhems Pastel Orange. Been leak testing for a while here, and everything seems perfect! Air bubbles are slowly receding, and it's nice and quiet. The only "leak" I had, was when I got a bit to overeager with the filling, and some fluid came out the fill port, ran down the side of the reservoir, and dripped onto the power connectors for the Titan. All was good, though. No biggie. Final state of cable management. Could be neater, but I just needed it to be flat, so the covers would fit over them... Voila! Really love the way these came out. It might seem silly spending so much time and effort on something you won't really see that often, but yeah. But this is more or less it! Here it stands in its, potentially, final form, ready to crush some games! Thanks for sticking around, hope you enjoyed the build and the result, I certainly do. I'll shoot a few more glamour shots in a bit.
  11. #jigsawpuzzle pt.2 Onwards! #8 Time to cram the pump in place, attaching it to the inlet on the front rad: Really have to stuff it in there, and it's so exhausting sliding it into the fitting, making sure it passes both o-rings. Phew. #9 The front bottom case foot is removed, and the pump is secured with M4 bolts. The two extra holes are for ventilation, I didn't measure wrong, you hear?! #10 The case upright again, the reservoir is slid into place, and wiggled into the fitting on the pump inlet, barely clearing the power connectors on the Powerlink, and the PSU shroud: #11 I had to assemble this monstrosity to secure the bottom left screw holding the reservoir bracket to the rad: #12 Tube connecting the CPU block to the reservoir inlet is mounted: #13 The top of the case bearing the top rad and fans is reattached, the 90-bend from the top rad being pushed into the CPU block inlet: #14 As the last piece of the loop, the Bitspower flowmeter is mounted between the GPU outlet and top rad inlet: The top fill port just barely clears the top rad. I noticed that it had been scraping the rad finish a bit, and I was afraid it would cause some resonance, the reservoir being so firmly attached to the pump and all - so I fashioned a quick decal, protecting the finish on the rad, and cushioning the fill port a bit. I had this piece laser cut when I was filling out a sheet of acrylic anyways, fits snugly, and gives the top area a nicer, more finished look. I'd also read that some were reporting a lot of "false air" being sucked back down into the case, in stead of going out of the side vents in the top. Dunno if this helps that much, but maybe a bit. #15 Doh - this should have been #1, but I forgot the darn things. All done, after a minor surgery removing the RAM and detaching the ATX power connector (worst thing in the world next to plugging it in the first time). Almost ready for leak testing. Stay tuned!