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Work in progress PrinTus MaXimus - The RETURN of the TEC!

Valkyrie

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Still trying to fully understand it. Thought the entire bottom of the socket was effectively sealed and would not allow anything to pass into it. clearly that assumption was wrong. Whats interesting is it seemingly worked it's way upwards... Gravity defying conformal!

Gets somewhat worse, the memory stick closest to the socket is also stuck. I'm not attempting to remove it. Memory socket getting stuck is even harder to understand really. If I ever do this again... well FAR more precautions will be done.

SO... now that i've cheated death of board and processor....snip...

Apologies chibi_man. In my previous post I was assuming (which I should never do) that you were conflating conformal coating with the eraser coating. In subsequent posts, I realized that you sprayed conformal first and then applied the eraser. It all made sense then as it was so unlikely that something weird happened with the eraser application. Stronger spectacles and zooming in helped too.

Conformal coating has great ability to wick into places you don't want it to and very judicious masking is necessary.

For my purposes, I just build a moat of eraser putty around the CPU socket and use toweling and airflow to deal with the moisture. This certainly influenced my interpretation of your post, ie. jumping to the wrong conclusion.....a definite Homer DOH!

I follow with interest and look forward to seeing bench load temps. Cheers!
 
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chibi_man

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Apologies chibi_man. In my previous post I was assuming (which I should never do) that you were conflating conformal coating with the eraser coating. In subsequent posts, I realized that you sprayed conformal first and then applied the eraser. It all made sense then as it was so unlikely that something weird happened with the eraser application. Stronger spectacles and zooming in helped too.

Conformal coating has great ability to wick into places you don't want it to and very judicious masking is necessary.

For my purposes, I just build a moat of eraser putty around the CPU socket and use toweling and airflow to deal with the moisture. This certainly influenced my interpretation of your post, ie. jumping to the wrong conclusion.....a definite Homer DOH!

I follow with interest and look forward to seeing bench load temps. Cheers!
No worries here.

Learning experience regardless of how many times we do things!

Should have some very interesting updates soon enough.
 

chibi_man

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Back in the GOOD OLE DAYS... I did a hard pipe system... well MOstly hardpipe, copper pipe to be exact. Oddly enough, that project got named after the legendary BrainEater. Really wish the old photos were still available. Any body know if the old form post photos can be recovered? Did I miss a Memo on that?

So this is my first attempt at Acrylic hard pipe... This stuff is HARD to work with (Full Pun intended). Well, after i sacrificed 2 Meters worth to do this little bit it became a BIT easier... Learning Experiences ARE FUN RIGHT!

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AS much as I would like to make it ALL hard pipe, I'm not that good. At least with this bloody tight of space.
the intake port of the pump to the radiator is to close and too tight of a bend for me to accomplish... TRUST ME... most of one meter got destroyed in my attempts. I have tried.

So to save me the grief, I will be doing the rest out of soft tubing and fittings. Including the remaining connection to the block.

Stay tuned, will be committing a cardinal sin against my PSU:devilish:
 

chibi_man

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OK, we are MOSTLY assembled.

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SHE BE UNIQUE for sure. Have one or two more parts I intend to print yet. As of now things are functional.
Have POPos installed right now. Attempting to get Cinebench to work. To my understanding, it can be done on linux. Have yet to find a lot of documentation on success for that.

Open to thoughts on test I can run to see how well she will actually perform. So far I am very happy with things and may not attempt a custom overclock.

Do want to post some numbers, let me know what you think.

And yes, the madness behind my PSU is a custom PCB board I made up to terminate the existing non-modular hookups. Originally had plans to sleeve all of it. Now however, I just don't see much point in doing so (Not that I had any REAL point to do most of this in the first place).
 

chibi_man

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SO not much of an update here. Been playing Doom (2016) as of late. RUNS LIKE A DREAM! well it should....so to be expected.
Runs solid at 75fps so i'm very happy.

However, i got home today and shes turned into a brick. No physical issues i can see. PSU checks out. No posting of any kind. Tried clearing the CMOS for no better idea, no dice.

Words of wisdom anyone? silent prayer for the fallen to early in it's life?
 
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