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Posted · Original PosterOP

What do you mean? I'm probably taking this the wrong way...

 

Imagine this conversation when applying for a job:

"What would you say your biggest strength is?"

"Well, I haven't murdered anybody yet."

I'd say that's not a particularly high standard to have. And I'm just

applying that on a larger scale to humanity as a whole. Not having wiped

each other out is not a very big accomplishment IMHO, but it's at least

something, and when I'm really disheartened with mankind I cling to that.

(On another note: I would really like to be in such a comfortable position

to be able to waste a job opportunity and actually give that answer just

to see their faces once, but alas :lol: ).

That about sums up the topic :P

Haha, touché, my friend, touché. :lol:


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I went for a job last week. They asked what my weakness was..

 

"Honesty."

"I don't think honesty is a weakness."

"I don't give a fuck what you think."


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(On another note: I would really like to be in such a comfortable position

to be able to waste a job opportunity and actually give that answer just

to see their faces once, but alas :lol: ).

If you ever do that, make sure you capture it on video :D

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I was actually wondering the same thing as I was writing the previous comment. We must be pissing of all the subscribers of this thread, I guess :P

 

Don't worry, I enjoy reading you and Alpen ramble on.  :lol:

 

At least it's something interesting when I get a notification about a reply to this thread.  ^_^  :P

 

A build update is just a bonus  ;)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I went for a job last week. They asked what my weakness was..

 

"Honesty."

"I don't think honesty is a weakness."

"I don't give a fuck what you think."

 

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If you ever do that, make sure you capture it on video :D

 

Oh, you can count on that. :D

 

Don't worry, I enjoy reading you and Alpen ramble on.  :lol:

 

At least it's something interesting when I get a notification about a reply to this thread.  ^_^  :P

 

A build update is just a bonus  ;)

Happy to be of service. Now, if you excuse me I need to go check on my

GPU block to see if it's ready for its photo shoot (been away all day).

Until later, hopefully. :)


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 Until later, hopefully. :)

 

Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet? 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet?

 

 

Damn, you beat me to it :D

Aaargh, sorry guys I forgot about one small detail and need to fix

that before I'm willing to upload the pics. But I'd rather have it

done properly and not half, which I'm sure you'll understand.

ETA: Tomorrow! It's already done, I just need to wait for the paint

to dry (again...).

Again, sorry! tomatoes.gif


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ETA: Tomorrow! It's already done, I just need to wait for the paint

to dry (again...).

You need to buy yourself one of these... Your paint will be dried up the nanosecond you applied it :D

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Aaargh, sorry guys I forgot about one small detail and need to fix

that before I'm willing to upload the pics. But I'd rather have it

done properly and not half, which I'm sure you'll understand.

ETA: Tomorrow! It's already done, I just need to wait for the paint

to dry (again...).

Again, sorry! tomatoes.gif

 

Haha, was only teasing! No problem! Fully understand and don't expect much else from you. 

Can't wait to see! 


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You need to buy yourself one of these... Your paint will be dried up the nanosecond you applied it :D

 

I think amazon had one for sale, think it was 50% off! They only would not ship it to you. 


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You need to buy yourself one of these... Your paint will be dried up the nanosecond you applied it :D

 

It's a bit on the heavy side, is there a pocket variant? :lol:

 

Haha, was only teasing! No problem! Fully understand and don't expect much else from you. 

Can't wait to see!

 

Glad to hear that. :)

I think amazon had one for sale, think it was 50% off! They only would not ship it to you.

I think there would be export restrictions?


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I think amazon had one for sale, think it was 50% off! They only would not ship it to you. 

AW will figure something out, I'm sure. He talked about starting a company, might as well be a transport company ;)

 

It's a bit on the heavy side, is there a pocket variant? :lol:

Well, that depends on the size of your pockets. The smallest one currently in stock is the OTS 44 . Only weighs in at 29.82825 x 1027 kg. That's only 1.5% of the original offer!

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@MG2R I like this guy.. 

 

AW will figure something out, I'm sure. He talked about starting a company, might as well be a transport company ;)

 

Well, that depends on the size of your pockets. The smallest one currently in stock is the OTS 44 . Only weighs in at 29.82825 x 1027 kg. That's only 1.5% of the original offer!


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ooooo you dirty rotten tease !

 

Sorry mate. In the end I decided against the clear coat though, otherwise

it would take even longer. ;)

 

AW will figure something out, I'm sure. He talked about starting a company, might as well be a transport company ;)

I did actually work in logistics at some point, the Swiss post... 

Well, that depends on the size of your pockets. The smallest one currently in stock is the OTS 44 . Only weighs in at 29.82825 x 1027 kg. That's only 1.5% of the original offer!

Oh, that might work. Although, maybe pooof.gif

 

 

Alright then, going to bed now, it's been a very long day. Cheers everyone!


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 Alright then, going to bed now, it's been a very long day. Cheers everyone!

 

Why can't I do this? :( Goodnight all!.. 

 

....

 

Nop.. still here.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..Gosh, I have a problem


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You and me both man, got to get up at 6 in the morning, but still here (00:16)

 

Yeah, i had to get up at 6:30, same time zone as you. Oh well, im still alive.. so.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Colour-Coordinating the Kryographics Titan

I really like this block, but it's not black and copper. Can't have that now, can we?

The block comes in a nicely sealed bag:

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...and without the plastic wrapping. You can see the steel bracket which is used to hold down

the acrylic cover. It really is a very nice concept because you're almost certain not to crack

the acrylic with this method of bolting it down. Plus, it allows for some subtle modding... :D

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The bracket itself. I just so happened to have exactly as many copper screws left over as I

needed for this mod. I did have to shorten them with the cutting wheel though.

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The acrylic itself looks like this below the bracket:

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TADA! lauded.gif

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Some glory shots...

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Naturally, I needed to paint these screws as well (that's what I had forgotten to

do yesterday :o ):

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I really like the rough powder coat finish on the Caselabs cases, so I tried to approximate

that with a simple spray can. First I gave it a coat of etch primer, then three coats of black.

I let it dry and sanded it (wet) with 5000 grit. Finally, I gave it one last coat of black, but from

rather far away (~50 cm/20", as opposed to the manufacturer-recommended 20~25 cm),

which results in small droplets instead of one contiguous coat. I'm definitely no paint expert,

but I'm pretty happy with the result, it's certainly a lot closer to CL's powder coat than a

flat coat would have been (plus, I'm painting the Raystorms' alu brackets, which have a texture

that also results in a similar finish to this, so it matches rather nicely that as well). :)

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As always, thanks for stopping by. :)


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:o :O and thrice :o

 

That's nice dude. Like really, really nice. I love how it comes shrink packed with the air removed like a parcel of drugs hahaha.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

:o :o and thrice :o

 

That's nice dude. Like really, really nice.

Thanks mate! :)

I love how it comes shrink packed with the air removed like a parcel of drugs hahaha.

Hehe, yeah, that's pretty neat. Although it's not completely devoid of

air, there's still some left. I think Alphacool actually do a much

stronger vacuum on their GPU blocks from what I've seen, not totally

sure though.


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