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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    To be honest what i have currently is working. Using as a plex server to the whole house. Normally 2 streams at a time 3 on occasion and ive not noticed any hiccups.
    Ive also been using it for day to day stuff. I dont really game on pc so apu is best i think.
     
    Im just wondering what the new 4000 apu will bring.
    The only things ive done is turned of boost and set negative offsets on the cpu and chipset and notching them down 1 at a time each day and testing with daily use and cinebench.
    Its helped bring the temps down i think the new pads i added to the chipset and mosfets have helped. The fans are only spinning at 800rpm ish. Ive liked noctua fans since the 1st time i brought some. Silent and powerful enough to do the job.
     
    New year upgrades im looking at
    4000 series apu
    Corsair rgb strip
    New m.2 drive
     
     
     
     
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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Family and life has delayed any modding but this is where i am at the moment.
    Been up and running for a short while and a single slot gpu or slightly over fits fine.
     
    Debating if to stick with a apu or full cpu and gpu. I know the cooler is overkill. I replaced my old one as had it a long time and got this cheap new in box with no fans.
     
     

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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Stripped down and front fan installed.
    Just starting to tear down the cougar to start installing parts


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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    This build took abit of a backburner when i had a couple of issues with the weather being rubbish for painting and my custom cables taking forever. 
     
    Well while the weather still crap and getting worse. I have all my cables and this lil jem. When i saw it i had to have one.
     
    This is the black version.. no where in the uk could i get this.. had to get it from germany (unsure if can say the name)
    Im going to leave it stock with all my gold accents
     
    Ordered tuesday arrived today and was cheaper than our uk pricing in total.
     
    Build pics coming soon
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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Update time:
     
    My cables have arrived  loving the look feel and colours. I think though i should have gotton a slightly longer 24pin but ill find out.
     
    As for the 2mm clearance for gpu ive also brought these. Hopefully i can move the fans to the underside.

    Drawer knobs as case feet
     
    Weather is crappy at mo so cant paint them yet
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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Still not finished.. waitin cables from pexon so routing isnt final and need to add leds.
     
    Slight upsetting news is my idea didnt work.. i was out by 2mm on clearance
    Some modding though will have one fit
     
    Had a quick power on to check it boots. Couldnt leave it long as no sata power cables


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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Unsure if these hoses are going to cause issues. I was going to mount the pump sideways but no way it would install
     
     
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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Hi guys..
     
    Its moving day well for the pc it is
    Im going to wait abit more for ryzen 3000 to settle in and probs pair it with a x470 but for now my b450 n 2400g will suffice.
     

     
    Just replaced all the stock vrm and chipset pads with some that came with my ek backplates from a long ago project. It should be tons better than the white chewing gum that came off it.
     
    Removed old cheap ssd

    To add in my larger one

    Kingston HyperX Predator 480 GB. Stickers were removed when put into the kryo m.2

     
    Now onto case assembly
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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Cables from pexon have been ordered
    will up pics when they arrive. Ive left out pcie at the min as i dont know what card ill be using.
    cant wait to get this together
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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    I got a gpu to fully test my plans.
     
    Such a small world as i brought it locally on ebay to save hassle and it was one of my colleagues from work.
     
    As 2 slots wont work this hopefully should.
     
    Palit Gtx 750 1gb with shroud removed


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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Some bad and good news...
     
    I broke my side window again dropping it and ordered wrong screws for the radiator twice.
     
    Ive got some new ones on order but since i was doing an amazon order last night i got some stand ins and painted the heads gold

     
    I also got a 24pin angle connector

     
    I found a piece of .3mm acrylic from a project years ago.. since i have the old window cracked but intact im going to try and use it as a good template.
    One thing that will be better is that it sits flush with the side panel
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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Amazons just made their delivery and ive gone to install on the radiator in the hopes of using my chopin motherboard cpu and ram to test thermals ect.
     
    I however hit a snag.. i ordered hex head screws 5mm 18mm and 30mm
     
    The 18mm ones work putting the top fans in but the radiator needs 22mm ones due to the recessed screw mounts.
     
    Leds should also come this week to be rewired.

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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    I got sun burn sunday. Blistered but healing.. wasnt out in the sun long that will teach me.
     
    Anyway ram cpu and mboard and ssd is undecided. 
    Im holding out to see what x570 brings but i dont know if new ram will be out at the same time if atall.
    I was looking at the dominator plats and painting the bars.
     
    If anyone has any suggestions let me know please.
     
    As for gpu ive seen a rx570 with a broken fan for sale.. since ill be either running it passive or modded it isnt a issue. Im just waiting on my cheeky offer to be accepted
     
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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    @_Hustler_One_ @Tony77
     
    Put together and looking good.
    Need to get more bits and pieces together to finally complete.
     
    Ps sorry for the wall of updates today

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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Its not 100% perfect but for my first time painting and modding pc parts and with limited supplies this is the aio in all its gold glory.
     
    Im unsure if to paint the mesh on the rear and the pump top.
     
    Waiting on the coolermaster 24pin angled connector to come and that will be painted also


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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Radiator all in primer ready to go gold
     

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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Just the first coat
     
     

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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Its warm and bright but little windy today.. however
     
    Painting has begun on a couple of bits.
    Were in primer atm. 
     
    Rad is prepped and will be done later today or next weekend.
     
    More pics to follow
     
     
     


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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Sorry i dont know how to edit the post to add more pics. And im on my mobile.
     
    For my first attempt im happy with it. However i will fix it in the future
     
    There is a couple of marks from where i was cutting the tape with my scapel. Thought they would blend in when painted.
     
    Learned more for next time
     

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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    @_Hustler_One_
     
    Build going a little slow. Im waiting on x570 and a couple of bits and pieces.
     
    However after breaking 2 pieces of acrylic i had the acrylic supplier do all the cuts..
     
    For measuring with a ruler and pencil it fits like a glove ?
     
    Just need to prep to paint the edges to cover the inner frame
     

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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    Hopefully it wont as the aio will intake and top fans will exhaust.
     
    Looking around for a 92mm aio and gpu still atm..
     
    Board and cpu will be decided soon once ryzen 3000 comes out
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    richie30 got a reaction from Ben17 in Black & Gold   
    @_Hustler_One_
     
    Small update:
     
    Acrylic turned up yesterday while i was at work.. postman nearly ruined it.. look like a dog had been shredding the wrapping.
     
    Anyway i should have brought more than 1 piece as i ruined it cutting the corners. Scored using my acrylic cutter while viced down.. cut it straight, snapped it off and it cracked the window.
     
    Ive asked around if someone will cut it for me. if not ill just buy an oversized peice and lay it ontop to make it easier.
     
    Got some paint, painters tape and double sided tape to stick them together and make it look nice.
     
    What would be your opinion

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    richie30 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Black & Gold   
    This build took abit of a backburner when i had a couple of issues with the weather being rubbish for painting and my custom cables taking forever. 
     
    Well while the weather still crap and getting worse. I have all my cables and this lil jem. When i saw it i had to have one.
     
    This is the black version.. no where in the uk could i get this.. had to get it from germany (unsure if can say the name)
    Im going to leave it stock with all my gold accents
     
    Ordered tuesday arrived today and was cheaper than our uk pricing in total.
     
    Build pics coming soon
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    richie30 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Black & Gold   
    Update time:
     
    My cables have arrived  loving the look feel and colours. I think though i should have gotton a slightly longer 24pin but ill find out.
     
    As for the 2mm clearance for gpu ive also brought these. Hopefully i can move the fans to the underside.

    Drawer knobs as case feet
     
    Weather is crappy at mo so cant paint them yet
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    richie30 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Black & Gold   
    Still not finished.. waitin cables from pexon so routing isnt final and need to add leds.
     
    Slight upsetting news is my idea didnt work.. i was out by 2mm on clearance
    Some modding though will have one fit
     
    Had a quick power on to check it boots. Couldnt leave it long as no sata power cables


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