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About ScubyUK

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  • Birthday September 24

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    Cornwall, England
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    Music Production, Movies and Tech
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    Infrastructure Architect (Storage, Compute and Virtualisation)


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  2. Day 6/7 It done and finished! It's so quiet! It booted first time (which was a relief ) The white streaks in the last pic is just the Sun coming through the Windows. Handy coincidence, the q-code LED is visible through the Top Vent.
  3. Actually, the B550-E board has 2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, so I could in theory move the GPU over one?
  4. Hmmm, hadn't considered that, there is also a decent vent centre-rear of the lid of the case and with all the air from the bottom front intakes as well... Plus all of the fans are PWM. I'll keep an eye on the thermals though, thanks for the feedback, will definitely consider it if I need to!
  5. Day 5 - Progress but a little disappointment! So, the Be Quiet PSU I wanted is now not available until October, so have switched to a Corsair for the time being. Can always switch it out later. Have installed the GPU though!
  6. Day 4 - Super Happy with the cool Air Cooler!
  7. Trust me, I've explored all options To give you a better idea of what the drive enclosure looks like. Going from right to left (the enclosure is rotated 180deg for the pic) 3 x 3.5" Drives (or 9 x 2.5" SSDs with a bay converter) 4 x 3.5" Drives depending on GPU length (or 12 x 2.5" SSDs) 2 x 5 1/4" Optical Drives with space for 2 x 2.5" SSDs mounted to the underside of the storage chassis roof 1 x 3.5" (or 3 x 2.5" SSD) vertically mounted at the end. To be fair, the case is an 8 year old design and was never intended to house a water cooler, it was worth a try as I didn't need Optical Drives in my rig. The AIO was configured with the Fan on top as exhaust, so fresh air from the intakes at the bottom push up and the idea was the AIO Fan would then pull air through in the Optical Bays. There's no mounting holes on the inner partition which is why the L brackets were only attached on one side. Having the hoses facing up doesn't allow the lid to close and puts too much tension on the correct position of the cooler block due to the small VRM fan that's part of the Arctic Liquid Freezer II. There is not enough clearance at the side for a side-mount due to the rad thickness and drive enclosure, and no space above the I/O plate at the rear. I had toyed with the idea of using a PCI slot mounting kit but couldn't find one suitable.
  8. Day 3 - Disappointment So, as it turns out, even though I managed to mount a AIO in the 5 1/4" Bay, there isn't enough clearance for the hoses to get over the memory modules. Have order an Be Quiet Shadow Rock TF2 to take it's place.
  9. Day 2 - Motherboard prep
  10. Case manufacturer recommendation (their online/included manual is really excellent for stuff like this!) When using an ASUS ROG ATX systemboard (actually any ATX system board where there SATA ports are at a right-angle) then use a 1 x 120mm 3 x 80mm configuration.
  11. Day 1 Silverstone Grandia GD08B case arrived today. Swapped out the 3 stock 120mm fans for 3 x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 120mm PWMs and 5 x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 80mm PWMs. Front and Sides are intake, Rear are exhaust. Also swapped out he front I/O plate from the stock 2 x USB 3.0/mic/headphones to 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A/C/mic/headphones.
  12. Hi Techies, looking for some advice on radiator fan orientation. ROG STRIX B550-E with Ryzen 3 3300X (will upgrade the processor in a year or so) ROG STRIX RX5500 XT 8GB 6 x 2TB Sandisk x600 1TB with upto 16 more going in as and when space is needed. 2 x WD RED NAS 3TB (will be replaced with SSD over time) Silverstone GD08B HTPC case Fans (front to back) All fans are Be Quiet Pure Wings 2 PWM. Along the Front bottom of the case as intake 1 x 120mm and 3 x 80mm under the drive chassis Right side as intake 2 x 120mm Rear as exhaust 2 x 80mm Silverstone says to allow a max of 138mm for the cooler rules out most Tower Air Coolers, the two TF coolers I did like sound of wouldn't provide much clearance once the lid is on which is why i'm opting for a 120mm AIO which will be mounted into the bottom of the 5 1/4" Optical Bay above the 120mm intake. That will obviously push air into the radiator, my question is do I mount a fan on top of the radiator pulling air through or should I mount it on top and push cool air down and have the warm air circulate around and out the top vent?. Thanks! Nick
  13. OS? If it's Windows, then SyncToy is pretty handy for that. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=15155
  14. It's Friday evening here in the UK, which means watching Rodgmusic's live DJ set on his Twitch Channel.