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About DJ46

  • Title
    Geek on a budget
  • Birthday Jun 04, 1998

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  • Gender
  • Interests
    Modding, tinkering, VR


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-4790
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte B85N
  • RAM
    Adata 4GB + Kingston 8GB
  • GPU
    XFX GTR RX 480 8GB
  • Case
    Advantech IPC-510
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM1000i
  • Display(s)
    HP Compaq LA2306x
  • Cooling
    custom loop
  • Keyboard
    Drevo Gramr modded to ortholinear with Cherry MX Blues
  • Mouse
    Logitech G305
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD555
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (+StartIsBack)

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  1. Yeah, a 3D printed knob probably wouldn't hold up. What I had in mind is some form of enclosure for the trimmer that would hold it in place and also have a slot for the outer knob that you turn, which would have a thicker slot inside for a flat piece of metal or a hex hole for a screwdriver bit which would actually turn the screw on the pot. It's probably an overbuilt mechanical solution but in my mind a lot easier than the electronic solution of making a custom PWM controller. If I had to use PWM I would probably just look for a way to attach the PWM signal generator Noctua makes
  2. I can't really tell what CPU block you are using but I would highly recommend using nothing but EK Fluid Gaming parts to anyone considering a loop like this. Car rads like this are completely made out of aluminium, so it makes sense to run nothing but aluminium in every other part of the loop - CPU block, GPU block, pump, even the fittings. Mixing metals is generaly considered a bad idea in the long term, especially aluminium and any other metal (brass, copper and nickel plated copper are considered similar enough and shouldn't react too much with eachother, but aluminium is very dif
  3. Could you make a custom knob that has a flathead bit or just a flat piece of metal on the other side and turns the screw on the trimmer? It might require desoldering the pot and attaching leads to it and the PCB but it would give you the amount of control you are used to.
  4. The case looks quite good actually. Your motherboard has support for up to 3000 series Ryzen CPUs with the right BIOS. But being an A320 board, the VRM most likely isn't great, so higher end CPUs might require a fan pointed at the power delivery on the motherboard. 65W CPUs should work fine without it. Depending on your budget and typical use case, you could go with an R5 3600 and get higher fps or something like a 1700 with more cores.
  5. I would say that in this case there is a definitive answer - those wires are 26AWG from the factory in all computer cases. I don't have much experience with crimps and terminals so I'm not sure if you can get something that will fit a front panel switch/LED connector and use a different gauge, especially when everything in the industry is set on one gauge. It might be possible, but I don't think that was the question. Anything thicker than 26AWG will be able to handle the current all day long, but that is a different thread in my opinion.
  6. One of my ports is dead thanks to a pin that bent completely flat. AND the connector housing came off when I unplugged it. Without the housing I can actually have 2 fully usable USB 3.0 ports but it feels like the pins will get torn off of the motherboard while I am asleep
  7. Linus-size hands gang assemble! I feel like we were born to work on this stuff.
  8. I'm with you on that when it comes to DIY projects I often use oversize wires and just trim the copper strands on the end to solder them to something because stripping these thin wires feels like trying to cut a hair into pieces of string.
  9. The current through these wires is quite low, but I would stick to 26AWG or higher, since that's what the manufacturers are using. And using thicker wires seems pointless when you can just hide the thin ones. I wasn't going specifically after you, but everytime I open up a thread I can provide a useful answer to, there's already 3 responses that provide no actual information. While it's nice that LTT can say that their forum offers quick answers, it is often misleading when you consider what those answers are like - a joke, a generic fact from someone who only read the ti
  10. Pretty much What motherboard do you have? (And what case/CPU cooler?)
  11. Upgrading the CPU should help quite a bit with video editing. Thankfully, you have an AM4 socket CPU, so depending on your motherboard chipset, it should be pretty easy to pick up an older Ryzen chip that fits your budget and maybe a cooler for it to have a quieter system (if you care about that). GPUs are are about as easy to buy right now as paper documents from Atlantis, so I would just drop down the resolution if you're getting low fps in games you play and hope that it doesn't fail anytime soon (a friend of mine had his GPU die on him a few days ago ago and looking for a repla
  12. Gotta love how useless this forum can be sometimes. I dug through my bin of case parts and the gauge marked on this type of wire is 26AWG. I don't think I've ever seen a case use a different gauge of wires for these cables so I am willing to say they are all this size. As far as I know, most people who sleeve them just use the same sleeve they would put on other PSU cables (which tend to be 18AWG) and just cover both wires with one sleeve. (IMO, it is easier to just bend these thin wires so that they hug the connector and the edge of the motherboard and
  13. Bought right after release, pumped out frames like a dream. Repasted several times, cleaned, taken care of.

    The screen went black while idle 2 days ago, hasn't shown a single sign of life since.


    R.I.P. RX480 4GB

    My deepest condolences to my friend whose it was (paired with an R5 3600 so no iGPU).



    1. Murasaki


      Yup mine died the same way. Don't even remember where I put it..

  14. This is exactly why it had me worried. But I doubt my GPU could ever be so unstable that it affects the iGPU in my laptop and the SoC in my phone I was wondering whether I should have used that subforum. My bad.
  15. I just find it odd that noone else even mentions it. I'm quite used to the issues that Youtube tends to have but this one is getting ridiculous.