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Schnoz

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About Schnoz

  • Title
    The Forum Nose
  • Birthday February 8

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  • Discord
    i'm lonely
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  • Heatware
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Profile Information

  • Location
    In the middle of your face
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Taking things apart, delidding things, tinkering with computers and other electronics, heat transfer and thermal management, filling computers with entirely too many heatsinks, ĉ̴̛̛̼̈̒͊͆̀̈́̈̐̈̕͝͝ͅy̵̔̀̎͐́͠ͅa̸͕̟͈̫̤̼͚͌̈́͗̅̅̄̈͆̊͝ņ̶̡̡̭͓͚̰͕͔͔͔͆̀ͅs̶̛̘̟͒͋̚̕͝é̵̢͍̬͕̞͊̈́̃͌̈́̇̑̅͐͌ͅͅ
  • Biography
    I probably won't type much right now because I'm going to pop open my rig right now and probably mess something up and
  • Occupation
    Exhausted HS Senior

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600 @3.5 GHz
  • Motherboard
    AssRock AB350M with custom-designed thermal solution
  • RAM
    16 GB T-Force Vulcan DDR4-3000
  • GPU
    "Modded" (read: massacred) Sapphire Nitro+ 5700 XT
  • Case
    Cougar MG110, AKA "I regret spending $20 on this case"
  • Storage
    Silicon Power 256 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD with custom heatsink
    5 TB WD Se WD5001F9YZ 7200 RPM HDD with custom heatsink
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 650 GT (contrary to its name, I'm pretty sure it won't explode)
  • Display(s)
    LG 2560x1080 Ultrawide because productivity™
  • Cooling
    Kewl Master ML240 AIO, 7X Arctic P12 PWM PST 120mm fans, custom VRM, HDD, SSD heatsinks, various other fans that shouldn't be in my PC in the first place, ducts made from office paper
  • Keyboard
    Azio Retro Classic (thanks Den-Fi)
  • Mouse
    $5 cheapo logitech rodent mouse with the logo flaking off
  • Sound
    Realteck ALC887 integrated garbage
    2002-era Dell speakers
    Beats Studio 3 headphones (thanks again Den)
  • Operating System
    Miachelsoft Binbows 10 Pro Education that I had to reinstall like eight times in three weeks
  • Laptop
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400 with a modified BIOS
    - Core 2 Duo T9900
    - 8 GB DDR3-1066
    - 250 GB SamSinging 850 EVO
    - Intel GMA 4500 integrated graphics
    - Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 7260
  • Phone
    ded

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  1. Quote out of context:

    Spoiler

    Teens Are Merely Big Children

     

    And Adults Are Even Bigger Children

     

    Related out-of-context image:

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    Bonus points if you know where these are from!

     

  2. this is nose, hes king of likes, notifications and most impotantly noses. be like nose.

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    1.   Show previous replies  2 more
    2. TheCoder2019

      TheCoder2019

      59 minutes ago, adarw said:

      me like noses.

      then why complain?

    3. adarw

      adarw

      Just now, TheCoder2019 said:

      then why complain?

      im not complaining. 

    4. adarw

      adarw

      oh wait i wrote dont be like nose. sry @Schnoz i meant be like nose....

  3. I recently finished another one of my college application essays after something like 14 drafts! To celebrate, I made new ducts for the CPU VRMs and HDD yesterday. I also put that 10TB Ultrastar I pulled from the school e-waste bin into my computer.

     

    Here's the second revision of the air ducts, which was what was there before I put in the new ones:

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    First, I put the Ultrastar (and my redesigned duct) in. Two of the drive's rear mounting holes are in different positions compared to those of the WD Se that was in there earlier, and my case doesn't have holes in those positions. So, I mounted the drive with two screws and a double-stacked strip of Scotch mounting tape. I also dug up a Noctua NFA4x10 that I had laying around from my prior research, and I added that to my computer. Unfortunately, this is the only position in which I can place the fans due to clearance constraints between the HDD plate and the side panel, so I couldn't place them side-by-side or on either diagonal of the drive.

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    I had to clean the mess of fan splitters and cables up sufficiently to get the second NFA4x10 to fit. Exhaust air is blown out a large gap that's under the Gordian knot of cables.

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    Next, I made a new VRM duct. While the existing solution works, I wanted to do a cleaner job in making the duct as well as improve on some aspects of it.

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    The oddly-shaped adhesive pieces are leftover scraps of thermal tape to avoid wastage. The 3M-branded tape sticks to the motherboard and CPU bracket, and the blue thermal tape sticks onto the case to form a good seal. Exhaust air flows around the top edge of the motherboard, through the top VRM heatsinks on the other side, and out through the CPU AIO fan.

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    Here it is, stuck onto my case:

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    There's a second smaller piece of paper that helps keep air from rising up between the outer edge of the fan and the shroud. It's smaller than the earlier revision to allow more air to enter. This, combined with tighter distances between the fan and the shroud and a slightly better seal with the case, should help to decrease turbulence and make the VRMs run at least a bit cooler. It also looks a whole lot cleaner.

     

    Here's the end result:

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    There's no noticeable difference in noise, but I'm quite happy with how it turned out!

     

    I transferred the contents of my WD Se to the Ultrastar He10. It's healthy and fast, but it's also considerably louder than the WD Se when doing random writes. I'm fine with the noise, as it's not audible when idling, and because it sounds quite pleasant.

     

    At least for now, I don't really need the full 10TB of storage; I use its higher areal density to write more data to the drive's outer diameter, where sustained transfer rates will be faster, which is important for what I do on it. Also, it's more reliable than the WD Se, with a MTBF that's 2.5 times higher, a load/unload cycle rating that's twice as high, and a sealed helium environment that prevents problems with humidity or debris ingress. (Also, I think the name "Ultrastar" just sounds really cool.)

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  4. me: awake at 3 am

     

    brain:

     

    Spoiler

    t-shirt is an abbreviated term for tyrannosaurus-shirt because of the short arms

     

  5. me: awake at 3 am

     

    brain:

     

    Spoiler

    the difference between a well-dressed person on a unicycle and a poorly-dressed person on a bicycle is attire

     

  6. me: awake at 3 am

     

    brain:

     

    Spoiler

    i don't trust trees; they seem a bit shady

     

    1. Red :)

      Red :)

      some trees also seem a bit slim

  7. Youtube ads can actually work without an internet connection because they appear to be downloaded automatically, which is why ads play flawlessly while videos take time to buffer.
  8. When the engine overheats so much that the temperature gauge reads "Full gas tank":

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    1. RockSolid1106

      RockSolid1106

      Overflow the fuel(gas?) tank and you'll see the two fighting against each other.

       

      And also consider going to bed now.. 1146PM(right?)

  9. image.png.676b300548ec150b18d1c87fe0c33856.png

     

    Title text: [shortly] ... "He ate ALL of it?!"

     

  10. me: awake at 3 am

     

    brain:

     

    Spoiler

    a chicken coop can only have two doors because if it had four doors, it would be a sedan

     

  11. me: awake at 3 am

     

    brain:

     

    Spoiler

    how many conspiracy theorists does it take to change a lightbulb? do your own research!

     

  12. me: awake at 3 am

     

    brain:

     

    Spoiler

    eggs don't tell jokes to each other because they'll crack themselves up

     

  13. me: awake at 3 am

     

    brain:

     

    Spoiler

    chicken strips are now a currency; they're legal tender

     

  14. The best reason to buy an EVGA 3080:

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    1. Evolution.

      Evolution.

      but how did you manage to get one lmao

    2. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      1 hour ago, Evolution. said:

      but how did you manage to get one lmao

      I forgot to mention, I found this on PCMR.

  15.  me: awake at 3 am

     

    brain:

     

    Spoiler

    when you're swimming in the sea

     

    and an eel bites your knee

     

    that's a moraaaaaaay

     

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