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Peter Brands

Scratch Build : L3p D3sk - Small update :P 15-7

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For 10 years i always used the "better" soundcards.

But the last year i used onboard, somehow i didn't like it.

And last week my eye fell on the Asus Xense.

I fell in love instantly !

Specially cause it would fit perfectly in the desk with the chrome look.

So i was already saving some money for it.

Andy PSU died ... And we can't run without it

Here some unpacking pictures.

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More tomorrow :)

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2 days from 09:00 till 23:00 and 10:00 till 17:00

Still seems like nothing has changed ^^

Breaking down already took a few hours :)

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Too small holes for those cables.

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couldn't find those cables in another color :(

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Removed the hdd stickers.

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Ready to take off.

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Like a bomb exploded.

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measuring and drilling.

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Changing the tempsensors.

This is so i can put them at the in and outlet in the desk.

I can measure the in and outgoing temperatures more accurate then.

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Pff it still works :)

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Aluminium rain.

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Sleeved the ugly red sata cables.

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Cutouts for the dvd-r drives.

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BP bucket.

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Done.

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Further on with the loop.

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Tempsensors mounted, just a tiny piece of barb.

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Sleeved cables sleeved again :)

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Now the worst part, connecting the cables again and placing the new PSU.

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Also done.

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Custom made molex of 1.30m for the Asus Xense.

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piece by piece ....

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New molex for the "underground fans cable".

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Ready to fill it up.

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Almost done filling the new loop.

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wtf, ghosts in my res ...

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Loop running, all thats left getting the pc running.

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Wow, it booted, luckily i got normal voltages now.

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Almost forgot the extra hole for the bulgin switch for the lighting :)

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First temporary, later with sleeve.

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They work !

Power switch/power led -- Reset switch/hddled -- Lighting switch/lichting led

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Screens off

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Works like a charm.

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Hdd temps lowered 17-20 degrees.

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Still in love :)

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It fits :)

You can also see the Xense molex

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Pc heats up the water with 1.7 degrees.

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Hmm needs some polishing.

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Perfect spot for the Sennheiser Xense :)

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Ready to type this update !

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Finally a dream came true !

BIG

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Removing films, i love it !

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe ... :P

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Took me only 10 minutes to switch the old one with the new one.

Changing the old DVI cable to a new Dual link DVI cable took me more time.

Need this cable cause of the higher resolution.

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Very useful, i could start using it right away for the pics of this update.

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Bling :)

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And time for a little test ..

It really looks fabulous !

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Maybe i won't be the last now anymore ;)

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Still a lot to configure, but already looks awesome.

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And ready to go on again :)

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All i want now is another Dell 17" in portrait mode

Conclusion :

I think i'll add this to my list of special hardware of the last 15 years.

Next to the Diamond Monster 3D 3DFX 4MB and the Intel x25m ^^

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Yep, i like the new one more .

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Rather have plex.

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Ordered to see what it is, green fan and a Lamptron 22mm Blue led momentary.

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Looks very good. Pushing goes softer then a "real" Bulgin.

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Something i wanted to do a long time.

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Wtf ? :P

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Lets clean that up too.

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And done.

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And that afternoon @ the door ..

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No one could have told me there's a trick to hold the rubber in place ? :P

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Totally happy again !

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My Silverstone Strider had to go back for RMA so ...

Back to Corsair :)

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Nice sleeved cables.

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100A !

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First i thought they were made of plastic, but im glad they are aluminium.

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Such a nasty job this ..

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4 hours later ..

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Another 4 hours later :)

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Leak testing

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Now without stud.

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Gold status now :)

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I love it, also a better flow then the other block

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Lamptron ddr3 slots :)

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Transformers !

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I liked the ssd's there more.

Also temporary used the plexi's from the Intel ssd, somehow i liked it.

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Some benchmarks with 2 x Corsair F60 in raid0

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Up and running !

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Temps also lowered another 1-4 degrees compared to the old block.

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Beast in his cage

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And some random pics..

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Lamptron Pci-e covers.

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I love EKWB :)

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Thinking of using 6 of these inside the desk.

(Others will remain Scythe GT's)

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Total picture.

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Added a third ssd ^^

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Wanted to connect the extra ssd when i had 10 minutes spare time, but ...

Both multilane cables i had connected were full :(

So had to drain the loop AGAIN so i could add an extra multilane specially for the ssd :)

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Still need to think of something to make it look better.

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Very satisfied with the speed, i guess i can't get more out of it cause of the iop341 limitations.

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