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hardware junky

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  1. hardware junky

    Poll: What Content Do you Want to See from Linus Media Group

    well linus you used to get tremendous amounts of views from hobby stuff like the fire truck and the excavator videos so i think the toy idea is great. I would personally like to see some gaming videos focused on games that aren't triple A titles but are still awesome games like trine 2. i voted for using both. good luck with your new channel. im sure it will be very successful
  2. hardware junky

    redecorating my pc for the 780

    Ill try that. I wonder if I just go through their tech support and ask will that work?
  3. hardware junky

    redecorating my pc for the 780

    The problem isnt that it feels nice but that its plastic and hard to work with. For example when I cut the ends its hard to cut straight and when I burned the ends they would melt together. This might happen with other sleeving as well man I just dont know but I have figured out how to work with it either way. The really bad part was that it was suppose to be a kit with all the sleeving and heat shrink I needed to sleeve a power supply. Well most of the sleeving was too big to fit any cables on the psu and I ran out of the size I needed pretty quick. The heat shrink that came with the kit was way too big and wouldnt shrink down small enough to hold the sleeving so I had to go buy the right size heat shrink from home depot. Now I have a lot of extra sleeving and heat shrink that I will never use because its just too big to fit on any cables that I have. Does that make more sense? I really dont know much about sleeving so I really cant say weather its bad or good but I guess I want to try another brand so I have something to compare it to and have a better knowledge of sleeving.
  4. hardware junky

    redecorating my pc for the 780

    THanks man. The funny thing is that the dust wasnt really that noticeable in real life but in the pictures it really stuck out a lot. The whole reason I cleaned it was because I saw all the dust in the pics I posted heh
  5. hardware junky

    redecorating my pc for the 780

    Yes the sleeving is very cheap. Feels like its made of all plastic and its kind of hard to work with. I bought it from newegg for about $10 for a whole kit but the heat shrink was too big so I had to buy some from home depot. This is my first sleeving job and I didnt want to buy high dollar sleeving untill I knew I could do it. Now that ive got it down I want to buy some better stuff and maybe even tackle an entire psu :) I was thinking of getting something from frozencpu or mnpc. Do you know of any good brands?
  6. hardware junky

    redecorating my pc for the 780

    ARe you talking about the 200mm fan because I took it out and replaced it with a 120mm. Check the last batch of pics cause I tore down the entire pc and cleaned it. The fan thats there now does have some dust on it but looks better and im replacing it with a 140mm fan in the next few weeks or so :)
  7. hardware junky

    redecorating my pc for the 780

    The sticker covers up the ugly one that came on the power supply heh and I figured if im redecorating for the 780 then what better way than to put an nvidia sticker on it right. I had a lot of other ideas but that one looked and matched the best so I went with it. Not the best but its kind of cool. Im sure the fan boys would like it lol. :) Far as the sleeving goes yea that sounds like a great idea but im out of sleeving right now so I have to order some more. Id like to get a different kind next time. Some with a little better quality. And thanks for the positive posts man. I think one of the hardest things for me and a lot of enthusiast is getting a lot of negative criticism when posting on forums and kind of stops people from posting. :) THe led's on the I/o shield is the best! I got them from autozone for about $15 and just spliced the wire into an old molex from an old fan. Works perfect
  8. hardware junky

    redecorating my pc for the 780

    i got another update; the other night i got bored and decided to tear down my entire pc and clean it. it hasn't been cleaned in awhile and it had quit a bit of dust in it. i also reran all the cable management and made a few other adjustments. check it out i broke the cold cathode light when i took it out. i dont know it just wouldn't turn back on when i tried to put it back in so i bought some LED strips from auto zone and put them in i cut the wires to the red led lights to the front fan so no more red light on the front i also installed some LED lights on the back so it would be a little easier to see where to plug stuff in. very very useful! if you didn't already notice i made a "the way its meant to be played" sticker for the power supply. i also took out the plastic bottom and opened that up after i cleaned up all the cables. i also added more fans to the h100 for a push/pull configuration! i think its looking A LOT better! I'm still not done so keep checking back and stay tuned heh
  9. hardware junky

    redecorating my pc for the 780

    thanks!
  10. hardware junky

    changing the color of the phoebus sound card to green

    the thing is i would have to unsolder the LED's that are on there now and then solder on new ones. theres just too much of a chance to wreck the thing. theres 6 LED lights on the PCB. 3 red and 3 blue. i know its hard to see in the picture because they are so small but it doesnt look like a very easy soldering job to me.
  11. hardware junky

    changing the color of the phoebus sound card to green

    thanks guys i dont know how to solder. i wouldnt do that to a $200 piece of equipment anyway.
  12. hardware junky

    redecorating my pc for the 780

    ok so im back with an update. i sleeved the 24-pin connector and changed the phoebus card color to green. check it out its getting there thats for sure! im going to try to go pick up some new 140mm fans and another light tomorrow so i can change out the front red fan. if you want to know how i changed to color of the phoebus card to green you can check out my post in the mod section. its here go check it out it was kind of interesting i think anyway. stay tuned for more from your host.,,, Hardware Junky Joe!
  13. so i am going for a green theme build to go around my 780 that i just purchaced. the one thing standing out was the glowing blue/red LED in the phoebus sound card i have. so i came up with a solution. i know its not the best but it does work and it is green so let me begin. here you can see how the blue looked before the mod; it stands out a lot more in real life than in the picture. trust me. heres the card out of my case; heres the stuff im using. just a pair of scissors, some poly project pockets and some 2-sided tape (i forgot to mention a screw driver and some glue.) on the back of the card there are 4 screws. all i did was take the screws out and the shroud came right off; here you can see the LED lights on the pcb. i have no idea how to change those or turn them off since they are soldered to the board; on the shroud you can see where the light shines through is white; here on the back of the shroud you can see the white strip the LED's shine through; im going to take some of the poly project pockets and cut them up and stick them to the back of the shroud; one piece alone is not enough to change the color to green so i had to glue 3 pieces on top of each other in order for it to work. once that is done take 2 small pieces of the 2-sided tape and stick them on each side of the white piece on the back of the sound cards shroud; now take the green "window" that was made earlier and stick it to the back of the white part; now just put the shroud back on the pcb and install it back into the system; in the picture some of the red is shining through but in real life i just dont see it. it doesnt shine as much as the rest of the green in the case but it did what i wanted to do and that was change the blue/red led in the phoebus to green. heres my build log go check it out B)
  14. hardware junky

    redecorating my pc for the 780

    thanks a lot guys. yes im totally getting another light. i bought it just to see how it would look and i likey. im going to get another fan for the front but im also getting another fan, or 2 for the top. reason; because i cant put the light in the top because the 190mm fan in the top is blocking the whole roof. im thinking it will work alot better if i put the light in the roof and another one at the bottom. fan controller worked great. i don't even hear it over the other fans anymore. im going to do a little more sleeving on the 24 pin and the 8 pin power cables. im also thinking about sleeving the fan cables for the h100 and get rid of the plastic cover thats on them now. i dont yet maybe. i would have already done that but i ran out of heat shrink. im trying to figure out a way to change the light for the phoebus card too. i think i might have an idea but i will try it out on my days off this weekend.
  15. hardware junky

    redecorating my pc for the 780

    i finally hooked up the third monitor. i dont know why i didn't before. just laziness i guess :P im still not done. i plan on getting some more heat shrink and doing the same sleeving to the 24-pin and the 8-pin power cables. i think that will work until i get a new psu, then a new case, then a new cpu cooler then..... the list goes on and on and on hah
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