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Forum: Article Discussion 19th Oct 2012, 18:44
Replies: 12
Views: 2,635
Posted By whatsthatnoise
They will save about $190 million a year by...

They will save about $190 million a year by cutting those jobs. It's totally common for a company to save on salaries first when in need. And money almost always outweighs the "benefit" of an...
Forum: Modding 11th Oct 2012, 22:15
Replies: 17
Views: 4,057
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Joe is right, for the M3 screw to pass through,...

Joe is right, for the M3 screw to pass through, you want something like 4mm drill to be comfy. I thought you wanted to tap. :)

If you tape properly, the screw heads should hide the holes and the...
Forum: Modding 11th Oct 2012, 20:29
Replies: 17
Views: 4,057
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Don't be afraid to just try it. Some trial and...

Don't be afraid to just try it. Some trial and error makes up for a good experience in the long run. ;)

And yeah, try it out on some junk piece first before you go on to your working piece.
Forum: Modding 11th Oct 2012, 11:19
Replies: 17
Views: 4,057
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Just mark your holes directly on the tape, since...

Just mark your holes directly on the tape, since you have to tape the panel anyway (to prevent scratches while working with it).

As for the painting, tape areas you do not want to tape > rough up...
Forum: Modding 11th Oct 2012, 10:51
Replies: 17
Views: 4,057
Posted By whatsthatnoise
You need a 2.5mm standard metal drill bit for the...

You need a 2.5mm standard metal drill bit for the hole, not 3mm.

Tape the area, mark the spot, get a pointy tool and mark the center of the hole with it. This will make sure your drill will be...
Forum: Modding 5th Oct 2012, 01:09
Replies: 10
Views: 4,204
Posted By whatsthatnoise
I didn't mention a 90 mounted mobo, because the...

I didn't mention a 90 mounted mobo, because the OP didn't make clear what case he has and/or if he wants the ideal theoretical cooling or one that fits 99% of the cases you can buy. AFAIK, only a...
Forum: Article Discussion 3rd Oct 2012, 16:10
Replies: 50
Views: 7,164
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Seems not really worth to overclock this one,...

Seems not really worth to overclock this one, does it? The performance gain is really small, compared to an even higher power draw.
Forum: Article Discussion 3rd Oct 2012, 16:01
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By whatsthatnoise
There's a review with a pre-production sample of...

There's a review with a pre-production sample of it over here (http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cooling/45993-enermax-elc240/).

Seems like it it's pretty comparable to an H100. Not quite clear which...
Forum: Modding 30th Sep 2012, 22:51
Replies: 10
Views: 4,204
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Aside from all the general stuff for good temps;...

Aside from all the general stuff for good temps; a side fan can do a lot for GPU temps. However, it's possibly adding a bit of noise, too. Since it's one more source of noise by it's own and the side...
Forum: Modding 30th Sep 2012, 22:41
Replies: 8
Modding Paint Effects?
Views: 1,717
Posted By whatsthatnoise
If paint can't go with a specific type of paint,...

If paint can't go with a specific type of paint, it's noted on the paint. For instance, I have some paint that doesn't like to be painted with acrylic based paint, but it's fine with other types of...
Forum: Modding 30th Sep 2012, 19:19
Replies: 8
Modding Paint Effects?
Views: 1,717
Posted By whatsthatnoise
You kinda gave yourself the solution. You have to...

You kinda gave yourself the solution. You have to handle the spray can "wrong".

-don't shake it enough
-start to spray directly on your objects instead of coming from the sides onto it...
-...
Forum: Project Logs 30th Sep 2012, 17:35
Replies: 20
Scratch Build Project - Nia One
Views: 5,025
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Here's the new outer shell for the case. No...

Here's the new outer shell for the case. No cutouts yet, just some bends and screws. :)

Using M3 Thumbscrews all over the place, at least until everything is completed (comes in handy with lots of...
Forum: Project Logs 26th Sep 2012, 02:46
Replies: 329
Views: 148,957
Posted By whatsthatnoise
That must have taken the hell a lot of screws....

That must have taken the hell a lot of screws. Stunning work, love the paint job! :D
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Sep 2012, 13:21
Replies: 32
Views: 3,315
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Yeah, definitely. :)

Yeah, definitely. :)
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Sep 2012, 12:01
Replies: 32
Views: 3,315
Posted By whatsthatnoise
I remember seeing this a few month ago. Anyway...

I remember seeing this a few month ago. Anyway the price point is new.

They really should have made it compatible with some of the bigger model train railway sizes. Maybe they have but I doubt...
Forum: Project Logs 19th Sep 2012, 21:26
Replies: 49
Views: 75,936
Posted By whatsthatnoise
You could try to "disassemble" a permanent marker...

You could try to "disassemble" a permanent marker to reach less accessible parts. Or a less adventures way, get some model paint (from Revell or something alike), a precise brush and lots of time and...
Forum: Project Logs 19th Sep 2012, 18:32
Replies: 20
Scratch Build Project - Nia One
Views: 5,025
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Fooled around a little bit more with paint. ...

Fooled around a little bit more with paint.

Dismissed the scratched red, sticked with the "dusted" red and added a few paint drops instead. Already clear coated it, too.
...
Forum: Project Logs 19th Sep 2012, 18:20
Replies: 118
Scratch Build Tenuis
Views: 203,542
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Love the small footprint! Top job :rock:

Love the small footprint! Top job :rock:
Forum: Project Logs 19th Sep 2012, 14:12
Replies: 329
Views: 148,957
Posted By whatsthatnoise
This makes me feel like I should be quite a...

This makes me feel like I should be quite a little more bold on weathering down and roughing up my scratch build, that to is aiming for a rugged look. Looks awesome! :thumb:
Forum: Project Logs 17th Sep 2012, 18:17
Replies: 20
Scratch Build Project - Nia One
Views: 5,025
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Thanks a lot! :) Played around with paint...

Thanks a lot! :)

Played around with paint for the first panel. Aiming for a rough, rugged look. Using spray cans only.

Basically it went like this: primed > black > some red > scratched it >...
Forum: Project Logs 16th Sep 2012, 17:22
Replies: 20
Scratch Build Project - Nia One
Views: 5,025
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Had some time messing around with the mesh going...

Had some time messing around with the mesh going into the side and top panel.

Also sleeved some fans I had laying around with black paracord and painted them to fit the theme. Not sure if I'm...
Forum: Project Logs 11th Sep 2012, 23:08
Replies: 60
Scratch Build Project Eterne
Views: 28,136
Posted By whatsthatnoise
That card really seems awesome for modding. Nice...

That card really seems awesome for modding. Nice catch and awesome case. :)
Forum: Project Logs 9th Sep 2012, 22:32
Replies: 105
Views: 24,884
Posted By whatsthatnoise
[x] third one Seems to be the one not...

[x] third one

Seems to be the one not blocking 70+% of the airflow, too. ;)
Forum: Project Logs 6th Sep 2012, 01:06
Replies: 83
Views: 39,463
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Stop cutting and hurting yourself - or your stuff...

Stop cutting and hurting yourself - or your stuff - and show us more progress! :D
Forum: Project Logs 2nd Sep 2012, 22:59
Replies: 83
Views: 39,463
Posted By whatsthatnoise
Normally, if you do something yourself, you don't...

Normally, if you do something yourself, you don't have to pay for it if someone else has to do it. Given that you care for keeping costs down. ;)
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