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  1. Bartacus

    Whats your latest purchase?

    Shipping was lightning quick. Ordered June 21st, and shipped the next day, delivered June 25th.
  2. Bartacus

    Whats your latest purchase?

    A buddy of mine from work who's a terrible influence talked me into buying a new joystick. Once my basement gets rebuilt, I plan on getting back into Elite Dangerous a bit, so this was an easy sell, LOL! I was not in love with my Logitech X56 RGB HOTAS, but I will maintain the X56 throttle...
  3. Bartacus

    Whats your latest purchase?

    Sagath, you are a good son, well done!
  4. Bartacus

    Whats your latest purchase?

    I was running so low on fans I resorted to using some old Cougar fans (LOL!). Had to rectify that, so I picked up 10 Darkside Gentle Typhoons from Daz: No frills, no screws or accessories, no RGB, you get a fan and a box, that's it. And for less than $20CDN, there IS no better fan in the...
  5. Bartacus

    Whats your latest purchase?

    Ok, after test fitting some rads in the Define 7, I declare that case to be a solid "meh" leaning towards "crap", and it's getting replaced by a case actually designed with proper water cooling in mind. I already have a TR rig in the same case, but I'll be building him a baby brother:
  6. Bartacus

    Whats your latest purchase?

    Damn, me no likey the Define 7, bad case for serious loops. Gonna eat a restocking fee on that, *if* I can return it. Lian-Li PC011 is a better case for the cash.
  7. Bartacus

    Whats your latest purchase?

    Considering the size of the box, that would be a neat trick, LOL! Nah, this was semi-planned. My all-AMD rig is the nicest PC I have ever built, but it's sitting on a TT Core P3 with only a single 420 rad., and that's not enough rad space for an OCed Radeon VII + CPU. I needed more rad...
  8. Bartacus

    Whats your latest purchase?

    I went for a drive on a beautiful 18C day today, with the intention of buying a breakfast wrap and a coffee. Came back with that, and a new case, Fractal Design Define 7, in white with tempered glass:
  9. Bartacus

    Whats your latest purchase?

    Nothing extravagant purchased here, but I had a strange craving for cinnamon whiskey, so I decided to try this weirdo stuff: Good lord, this is deadly! A decent shot of this stuff mixed with some ginger ale (or in my case, root beer LOL), is like adding a shot of alcohol flavored melted...
  10. Bartacus

    Completed Meshify C, 8700K - my journey to a custom loop

    I don't think you messed up bud, I'd put money on that being 'janky' acrylic. I've had (and still have) plenty of acrylic blocks from Watercool, XSPC, Optimus, etc, never seen fractures like that. Don't blame yourself too quickly.
  11. Bartacus

    Completed Meshify C, 8700K - my journey to a custom loop

    Damn, that hurts to look at! Usually you can't do things like that unless you do something silly like tighten the fittings with pliers. If you only installed those by hand, and assuming you're not a 7th degree black belt in jiu jitsu with forearms of steel, I'd be questioning the quality of...
  12. Bartacus

    Completed Meshify C, 8700K - my journey to a custom loop

    I'm not sure it would matter that much TBH. In your case, what you could do easily is flip the rear exhaust to an intake and leave the others alone. That way you still exhaust warm air out the top, but you have fresh air coming in to your CPU, and you have positive pressure instead of negative.
  13. Bartacus

    Post Your Desk

    It's too bad Nvidia surround doesn't work for dis-similar displays, oherwise I could be gaming in 9440 x 1440, LOL! I put all 3 of my g-sync screens together just for fun, but can't game like this:
  14. Bartacus

    Whats your latest purchase?

    Since my kitchen / basement flood, WiFi has suddenly become a 'need'. Since my cable modem / router are in the basement, where the floor will need replacing, I had to migrate my PCs upstairs. My 3rd rig didn't have WiFi, so I bought this PCIE WiFi card (Asus PCE-AV58BT), supports just about...
  15. Bartacus

    The HWC what you listening to Thread

    I just discovered Devin Townsend. This guy is apparently one of the most epic Canadians ever, and I somehow missed him completely until now. Holy crap, do I have a lot of catching up to do!! And something for the hillbillies. 🙃
  16. Bartacus

    Post Your Desk

    Well since I had a water line crack behind my fridge, which flooded my kitchen and basement, my desk in the man cave got drenched from above. Now since the basement needs to be all ripped up, I installed the extra leaf in my kitchen table so I could set up a place to work from home. Now I have...
  17. Bartacus

    3D Printer / CNC discussion thread

    I went with the Micro Swiss direct drive / hot end kit. But it's still in the box since my man cave got partially flooded, so I haven't had a chance to play with it.
  18. Bartacus

    What game are you currently playing? (Screenshots if possible pls)

    Black Mesa screenshots. These guys did an AMAZING job on this game! The level of detail is nuts if you stop to check it out. Oooo a rocket, wonder if I can launch it. Yes indeedy! I think I stopped to read every one of these kinds of things. Lots of thought was put into small details...
  19. Bartacus

    What game are you currently playing? (Screenshots if possible pls)

    I haven't felt the gaming urge for quite a while, but I recently started playing Black Mesa, and DAMN am I impressed. SUPER immersive single player experience, and no hand holding either. No maps, no objective markers, etc. Feels every old school, but very modern at the same time. *Highly*...
  20. Bartacus

    Rants etc.....

    Here's a fun timeline for a weekend: went to bed Thursday night around midnight, all was well. I stumble downstairs the next morning at 8:45AM, and I hear rain sounds. Considering it wasn't raining outside, this was rather troubling. It turns out the water line to my fridge had cracked...

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