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About frokes

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    Simulation, 3d modeling and a bit of gaming


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
    Aorus Ultra Gaming x470
  • RAM
    HyperX Fury Black 16gb x4
  • GPU
    ROG Strix RTX 2070
  • Case
    Corsair 300r Carbide
  • Storage
    Corsair MP510 1tb nvme + 3tb mechanical storage
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-12d
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft X6 Sidewinder
  • Mouse
    MadCatz R.A.T 7
  • Sound
    HyperX Cloud Alpha

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  1. FINAL UPDATE: It's been a while but for anyone having a similar issue in the future; MSI sent back an identical replacement card that worked flawlessly, though I've never had a card with this much coil whine...but hey!
  2. Uuaaahhrrgghh, stay far far far away from the seagate barracuda compute disks D: I'm pretty sure (looking at amazon reviews) that the exact disk you've chosen uses SMD wich will greatly mess with your read speeds. Sadly I don't really have any suggestion other than looking at maybe a firecuda or some WD drive but there are SMDs on both seagates and WDs sides so read some reviews before you buy the disk. Other than that I think the updated parts list looks good, waiting for the upcoming amd chips is probably the best option honestly, unless you want to upgrade your cpu in a few months time.
  3. Nice progress! The backplate from any case, no matter how cheap, will save you so much time and frustration later on :P Keep it up!
  4. That's really hard to say. If you end up going for 2mm then it might not be bad at all but at 1mm it might be quite severe. Gotcha, most companies I've had contact with are quite relaxed when it comes to scrap and the pricing of it. To give you a reference, prices might vary for you, we charge 8 - 11 €/kg at our makerspace for stainless (304 I think...) which is basicly the price we buy it for, scrap prices are a bit lower. You could also have a look at regular mild steel ( usually 1.5 - 3 €/kg ), though you'd have to coat/paint the surface in that case. I'd love to see a build log once you start building, I think it could look really nice!
  5. Thank you! I mostly used the ATX documentation (the one @startrek03 linked above), manufacturing specification (for aftermarket coolers etc.) and measured components I had access to. I don't quite remember exactly what formats are supported but if you are using a mainstream CAD software like Autodesk Inventor you should be fine.
  6. Hi! I think your concept and ideas are solid and that you are on the right path! Keep in mind however that those fancy stainless panels will be prone to flexing and bending (even if they are 2mm and screw/rivet them to the frame) if you do not add any bends or reinforcements to them. These things tend to not show up in CAD but you'll forever look at the distorted reflection on the sides and regret not reinforcing them. I'd also go with thinner material as 2mm stainless gets pricey in no time and really does not serve a purpose if you engineer the panels correctly. Other than that I can't really say anything as I've always opted for internals out of acrylic or PMMA on my cases as they are way easier to work with. Good luck!
  7. Hi! I recently built a PMMA case for my NAS (Build "log") for which I did all of the CAD myself and while it is quite different from what you want to do I thought I'd just mention some of the things i ran into. One of the most frustrating things was to actually find exact measurements for all components, having the components next to you helps a lot but the wonderful mix of freedom and real-units used for the different standards makes it take more time than one might expect. As with all projects, be prepared to iterate! Access to a lasercutter can help you during this step as you can quickly iterate designs out of ply-wood or similar. I would also recommend trying a few different types of glue before you start assembling stuff, if you are going for a mostly acrylic or plastic case that is. I started out with super glue and while it was strong enough I found it to be a bit too brittle for my design. Finally, I don't know how serious you are about air flow but there are a few good and simple CFD/Thermal softwares out there that can give you an idea of the thermal performance. ANSYS Discover is probably the easiest and fastest way to sanity check your case flow and while I havn't used it for PC cases I've used it for other stuff to get a rough idea of what the air is doing inside. AFAIK there is a free trial for it.
  8. Sounds like you are almost looking for some kind of malware. Why not just replace her phone with one that can't do the stuff she's not supposed to do? There are a bunch of "elderly friendly" phones that are restricted/simplified in what you can do with them.
  9. 700W for the mac pro sounds very high. As a reference, Apple lists the early 2008 mac pro at 318W. Then again power consumption is one thing, the other thing you have to decide is how long do you want to be able to operate on battery power? do you want just enough time to shut down everything (15min or so), in that case it would be unlikely (and unadviced...) that you consume the full 1000W all the way to 0% UPS battery
  10. Have a look at the calculator APC priovides. APC Calculator
  11. Damn that sucks! The water damage could just be condensation from moisture being trapped in your packaging that then condenses at altitude. As for the other dmg, I have friends who worked at our local airport and I've heard quite a few horror stories about the handling of luggage. Even if the ground crew themself are carful there is still a chance of severe bumps occuring during the sorting and handout, especially the belts are apparently rough AF on some luggage
  12. Yep! My bag was treated, let's just say, differently when it came out of the x-ray ^^ Got to keep the cheese in the end tough
  13. You could also just buy a replacement off-brand fan from ebay or similar and replace it yourself. I'm unsure how this affects your warrenty though.
  14. Don't put any components in your carry-on luggage, don't know how a GPU looks on X-ray but Cheese and charging cables apparently look like C4 with wires...xD Just use check-in luggage and the parts should be fine given suitable packaging. Keep in mind that your luggage will be tossed around by ground crew to some extent so package accordningly.