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Compassionate Homicide

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About Compassionate Homicide

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  • Birthday 1977-01-04

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Detroit

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 1700x (OC 4.0Ghz @ 1.2375Vcore)
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    GSkill TridentZ 3200 2x8gb (XMP2)
  • GPU
    GeForce GTX1060
  • Case
    Raidmax Smilodon
  • Storage
    1xSandisk Ultra 3d ssd, 1x WD Blue 2TB, 2 x WD 1TB Gold
  • PSU
    Thermaltake TR2 850w
  • Display(s)
    1x Dell s2409w 24in 1920x1080, 1x Acer 22in 1680x1050
  • Cooling
    Lapped CM Hyper 212 LED, 1x120mm Delta AFB1212HHE, 1x120mm Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM, 2x80mm Noctua NF-R8 redux-1800 PWM
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G510, Belkin n52te Nostromo
  • Mouse
    Thermaltake Tte Talon
  • Sound
    Sony Gold wireless headset
  • Operating System
    Win10 Home Premium, Manjaro Deepin

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  1. Compassionate Homicide

    Drakken Technologies Prothera Spektrum KB

    You should be able to find alternative keycaps somewhere. After all, Kailhl's are fairly common switches. I have a love/hate with the cap font. My inner, old school, gamer loves it, but the more mature me is on the fence. As I stated previously, the wheel does not adjust volume. Only dimming. (However I haven't installed software to see if it's been updated to do so). Secondly, for some reason, maybe because I haven't installed software, the KB stays lit when PC is off. Might just be a fluke with my setup. I'm installing software tonight, so we'll see. Will report back I'm REALLY diggin it man. For a sub-$100 mech....I can't think of any other I'd recommend.
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    Drakken Technologies Prothera Spektrum KB

  3. Compassionate Homicide

    Drakken Technologies Prothera Spektrum KB

    The thing is solidly built. Frame has a "rubberized" texture. Like old IBM thinkpads, if you've been around long enough to remember those. Also, next to no flex at all. I can "twist" it, very little, but you can tell it isn't a plastic chassis. Packaging was great too. For a sub-$100 mech with Kailhs, I honestly can't not recommend it. I've been looking at a new KB, that's mech, for months now. Nothing in this price range can compete. Again, I haven't installed the software yet, but hot keys work out of box. Honestly not sure about macros, as I have a N52TE for that duty. Linus seriously needs to review this thing,
  4. Compassionate Homicide

    Drakken Technologies Prothera Spektrum KB

    Finally broke down and ordered a Drakken Tech Prothero Spektrum. This KB is solid! Ordered it with Kailh browns. Haven't even installed the software yet. Weight is heavy, lighting is great, came with 5 extra key switches, plus tool to change them. Switches are hot-swappable. I highly recommend this KB. Its only $80 USD (Amazon), and solidly built. Sleeved cord, with USB and audio pass-through. Chassis is metal. https://www.drakkentech.com/product-page/drakken-prothero-spektrum-coming-summer-2017 https://www.amazon.com/Drakken-Technologies-Mechanical-Programmable-Anti-Ghosting/dp/B073VDMXBN?th=1 I emailed them about software updates to allow the wheel to function as volume, they said they were working on it. In the meantime, I'm fine with the FN+F2/F3 for volume. That was my only gripe. I miss the LCD on my old Logitech G510, but damn...it's nice to have the tactile feel back. Each key can be programmed with its own color with the software. Here's a short vid of default LED colors - Sorry for vid quality, turned all the lights off for best effect. LINUS!!! REVIEW THIS KEYBOARD!!!!
  5. Compassionate Homicide

    Walmart Blackweb RGB mouse. Do it Linus!

    I want to see Linus do a review of the Walmart "Blackweb RGB Gaming Mouse" for just under $40 USD (How many CAD Shekels is that?) https://www.walmart.com/ip/BlackWeb-RGB-Programmable-Gaming-Mouse-with-Adjustable-Palm-Rest/158901013 It looks fairly decent from description, all things considered Walmart. Can't possibly be worse than the no-name $20ish gaming mice he did in his "cheap gaming mouse" comparison...or could it? DO EET!
  6. Compassionate Homicide

    Noctua NF-F12 PPC-3k vs Delta AFB1212H-R00

    Ah yes, the blowiematron! Having my own 120VAC, 140mm, "blowiematron", I'm pretty sure that Linus' isn't a 12vdc fan. I misread you're first post and thought it said "1000RPM". I wondered how a 120mm 1000RPM fan would outperform a 2500-3000 RPM fan.
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    Noctua NF-F12 PPC-3k vs Delta AFB1212H-R00

    That def wont work...need less than 1A current draw. But only 1k RPM? My curiosity is still intrigued.
  8. Compassionate Homicide

    Noctua NF-F12 PPC-3k vs Delta AFB1212H-R00

    Is it 120x25mm? Does it have comparable static pressure? If so, please provide a link and I'll be glad to look into that. I can only have 120x25mm in this fan location, and it needs to be high static pressure/flow, as my exhaust is a 120x38 Delta AFB1212HHE-F00 (120cfm/9mmH2O).
  9. Compassionate Homicide

    5.25 or 3.5 head unit / integrated amp

    Well, I didn't find many other options in my search. I did however find a couple of amps that should fit in a 3.5 slot though, which is a huge bonus! Tang Band KIT0058 2 x 5 Watt Amplifier with Bluetooth Tang Band KIT0059 2 x 10 Watt Amplifier with Bluetooth Both are made by a good company, just under 4in x 1in and probably class-D. Only problem is they run off 15vdc, so I'd have to build a small step-up/boost circuit in order to run it off my PSU. Found another, but it's also a DAC. It should be able to make fit a 3.5 bay, it's 1.14in high. SMSL SA-98E TDA7498E Stereo Amplifier 2 x 160W This would surely be class-d based on output, and input voltage (about 36vdc). Not sure if I'd feel comfortable wiring 3 12v PSU lines in series to power it though. Not to mention the higher output and heat generated. Granted, that 160w rating is peak, but it would still be a measurable amount of heat dissipated into the case. It's also twice as much.
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    Noctua NF-F12 PPC-3k vs Delta AFB1212H-R00

    Trying to decide between the two as my main case intake fan. I need more positive pressure Similar in specs - Delta AFB1212H-R00: Dual ball bearing 2500 RPM 82.67 cfm (140.5 m3/h) 6.25 mm/H20 38.5 dBA Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-3000: SSO2 bearing 3000 RPM 109.9 cfm (186.7 m3/h) 7.63 mm/H2O 43.5 dBA The noctua moves slightly more air at full speed, but at 5dBA more in terms of loudness. My biggest question is whether there is a justifiable price, and sound level, difference between for the Noctua (about $5 USD more) for the SSO2 bearings, noise level and static pressure. Looks are not of importance! I was looking for something a little better than the Noctua PPC-2000 in 120x25, and if I had to guess, the Noctua 3K would probably perform very similarly to the Delta at 2500RPM. Delta's have just as much a fantastic reputation concerning reliability. So, is the SSO2 bearing, extra 5dBA, 3-phase motor (does the Delta have 3-phase?) and extra $5 worth getting the Noctua ppc-3000? Delta's have just as much a fantastic reputation concerning reliability. If someone could provide any kind of comparison graphs, it would be greatly appreciated, but I won't hold my breathe. Thanks!
  11. Compassionate Homicide

    5.25 or 3.5 head unit / integrated amp

    I know from searching a few years back, that there were a couple (very few) car stereo type head units made for a 5.25 bay. Anybody here old enough to remember these and who made them? I found the current Scythe SDAR-2100-BK / Kama Bay AMP 2000, and while I dig the analog style VU meters, it's class D...which, meh.
  12. Compassionate Homicide

    ATX SGI Octane conversion....should I?

    I've been putting it off and putting it off. I got it for free from a guy off craigslist, along with a couple of parted out Optiplex servers. The only thing I kept was the Octane. It wouldn't be a "dual system setup". I've already gutted it (need to put parts on Ebay). It'd be a dual boot Arch and Win10 system. There's been a couple of others who have done the conversion. It's not simple, but not exactly hard if you know how to do simple fabricating stuff. I love the door on the front, would probably repaint it white and back, rewire the front lights as red. Wouldn't happen until beginning of 2019, but I could fit any height cooler in it I wanted to! lol
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    ATX SGI Octane conversion....should I?

    Yup! Mines an Octane, like the one you posted, not an Octane 2.
  14. Compassionate Homicide

    ATX SGI Octane conversion....should I?

    I've had an SGI Octane collecting dust in my closet for the last 3 years. I got it for free because of how cool and badass they used to be. So I've been contemplating over the last couple of years about converting it. What does LTT think of this? Go for it, or blasphemy?
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    Need guage type widgets or software for monitoring vitals

    Hell with the gadgets and widgets. I can live with this
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