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SpamBrie

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    SpamBrie reacted to Vigilante505 in Scrapyard Wars   
    I immediately regret opening this thread
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    SpamBrie reacted to 50mm in [Worklog] Baby Blue - Breaking Bad themed ITX Build   
    Unfortunately the CNC milled parts didn't arrive yet because there are some problems at the post office..
    In the meantime i already prepared the water cooling parts for the next step. The black finish looks cool but won't really fit the theme, so i'm going to change this.
    I startet taking apart the GPU block because i have to separate the aluminium parts from the rest.
     

     

     
    This is why alphacool blocks also watercool the rest of the card. It might not be the same as a fullcover block from other manufacturers, but it still has contact with the "water part" and not only uses passive cooling for VRM etc. 
     

     
    Since i already assembled the RAM modules a few months ago i'm going to take these apart aswell.
     

     

     
    The motherboard heatsinks are also made out of alumnium.
     

     
    Time to go outside

    To get the black layer off the surface i'm going to put the parts in drain cleaner and leave them for a few minutes. Even though nothing will explode be sure to wear safety gloves and googles due to its high pH. Long clothes also might be a good option.
     

     
    After a few seconds you can already see something happening.
     

     

     

     
    After a minute the aluminium starts to shine through, but i'll leave it a little longer.
     

     

     
    Now i took the bowl and went to the drain. When it starts to foam i take it out and wash it off with water and a brush.
     

     

     
    Sometimes some parts of black are still left on the piece, just put it in the drain cleaner a few minutes to make sure it's clean.
    I then did the same with the backplate..
     

     

     
    ..and the RAM modules..
     

     

     
    ..and of course with the MB heatsinks. The red seems to be another kind of paint, the drain cleaner had no effect on it.
     

     
    The cool thing is, the laser engraved logos are still visible after this procedure. Unfortunately some parts had these stains which only went away after sanding.
    So i tried it with one of the RAM modules and it looks really great. I started sanding with 120 grit, then used some sanding fleece to create the brushed look.
    Looks much better, doesn't it?
     

     
    A big thanks to my friend Matthias from Aquatuning who teached me this procedure!
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    SpamBrie reacted to typographie in need new games to play   
    Arkham City is the must-have from the series if you're only getting one. I appreciated the tone and voice acting of Origins the most, but most people don't like Origins as much as I did.
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from Sharif in Help me setup my case airflow please, plus some questions   
    Hard to tell although I don't imagine it would make a significant difference. Again you may lose a degree or two but if you have good overall airflow it should not make much difference. Slightly outdated but still relevant:

    Personally I'd go with 3 as everything goes in one direction so there is less vortex which could cause air to become trapped which could possibly increase the case temp as there is less room to move. Bit wishy wasy but that's generalized.
    I'd recommend experimenting with different configs and seeing what works best as there are so many variables which make it difficult to calculate!
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from Reece Leu in Do you think this tempered glass desk will hold my computer?   
    If it says it can hold 80lbs they have hopefully tested it so you should be fine. If it does break, I'm not a lawyer, but you should be entitled to a refund. It should hold if it is bowing as long as it is not cracking.
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from Samsterstorm in Needing An Engine For a Project...........   
    I doubt you find one for free but it might be an idea to find an old lawn mower and rip something off. Alternatively ask round your local kart track during an event. I used to race at Red Lodge which is in Suffolk but it's full of great guys who can help. 
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from Tedster in Help choosing low end GPU for SFF   
    Thanks for the generous offer although I think I'll decline. It's probably more hassle than it is worth for the both of us.
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from Recon-UK in Can I Make a Paypal If Im 15 Or...   
    If you want to do Twitch subscriptions you can use a debit/credit card.
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    SpamBrie reacted to FloRolf in Am i Overreacting   
    you saved up $2600 for a power cord?
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    SpamBrie reacted to Grave in corsair link doesn't detect my h100i   
    Someone's made of money. Took a second to search for some troubleshooting. Try unplugging all the cables and trying a different USB2 port header and make sure your firmware is up to date on the Corsair Link.
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from DGPC in Bertha 2.0 (Modded Prodigy with 520MM of radiator)   
    Awesome love to see the Prodigy builds!
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    SpamBrie reacted to qwertywarrior in What is the point of Denial-of-Service attacks, why do people do it?   
    so people like you wont double post
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from technovore in Blue screen of death all of the time O_o   
    What are your tempretures like. Have you overclocked? Is it only when playing BF4? Try other resource intensive games
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from SparkySamZa in Blue screen of death all of the time O_o   
    What are your tempretures like. Have you overclocked? Is it only when playing BF4? Try other resource intensive games
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from .deco. in Just Upgraded my USB stick :D   
    CPU usage -1.0% !
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from Shrubpig in Just Upgraded my USB stick :D   
    CPU usage -1.0% !
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from Beskamir in Nokia Lumia 1520 Battery Test Complete, Explosive Results Inside(Outbeats the Note 3)   
    More phones need bigger batteries like this!
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from ForeseenVisionz in Steam - Fatal error...   
    Looks like you just tried to open it twice
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from CAKEwasTRUE in How many YouTube videos have you watched?   
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    SpamBrie reacted to marto in Woman Kills 3 People Over XBox One   
    ew, if your going to kill somebody, at least do it over something worthwhile. Like a 780ti
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from defunkt in Why is my computer using so much RAM all of a sudden?   
    No problem just http://downloadmoreram.com/
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from Viking Kong in Why is my computer using so much RAM all of a sudden?   
    No problem just http://downloadmoreram.com/
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    No problem just http://downloadmoreram.com/
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    SpamBrie got a reaction from Freaky_spider in Why is my computer using so much RAM all of a sudden?   
    No problem just http://downloadmoreram.com/
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