I am Oldskool.

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  1. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    It has more amps on the 5v rail than the 12v dude. Which I first thought was poo, but after seeing your post I am happy about lol.

    Update. So yesterday I decided to test the hardware itself, after making the Oring and modding the PSU. It's been an awful long time since I used XP and I have had to learn where everything is again. I first tried to install Windows 2000 onto a 16gb CF card but then realised the card was as slow as balls. 20/25. So I gave up on that (hours wasted) and then moved to XP on the IDE drive. I installed a Dell version first (which took a while) and then realised it wouldn't take my genuine XP serial so I scrubbed that install and installed a hacked version (WTG Microsoft, forcing people to do that because you have about 200 versions of XP that all need different serials !). Any way I got that on and then I started having big issues.

    The GPU driver went on and immediately dropped the res to 640x480 and 4 bit colour. That is 16 colours. Not 16 bit, but 16 lol. I tried various different drivers to no avail and almost gave up. Then I thought that instead of constantly keep installing and removing drivers I should look into the problem. Eventually I wound up looking at the monitor properties, and noticed a tab that said "Hide modes this monitor can not display". According to who? Microsoft?

    I disabled that and immediately it jumped to 1024x600 (the full res of my mini test screen) and 32 bit colour.

    Then I spent hours trying to find the drivers for it. Even the ones on Asus's site were wrong. So that gobbled up loads of time continually moving from PC to PC with a memory stick.

    In the end I got there but I still need to locate and install the sound driver. It doesn't help that all of the mainstream web browsers no longer support XP so you can't install them, and the stock IE won't connect to any websites ffs.

    I forgot what days of fighting with software and drivers were like if I am honest. It's just all so easy these days !
     
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    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I got the Via driver OK. Sound is a PITA though. It's listed as being a Soundmax yet I've tried three drivers and none of them work. Will try those when I set it up next ta :)
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Ah. Well there isn't a page for mine in their support any more sadly. It just came up A7V8X. Nothing more on the model.
     
  6. Mankz

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    Im sorry, but if you don't end up being a chuffin' uuuuuge Peltier and a dedicated Maxwell 12V PSU, and then bang a Relay via the PSU to turn on your Eheim pump... you're just doing this wrong mate.
     
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    Can it play Crysis ?
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Water will do :D

    Not a chance :D

    Best update yet :D The block is now being machined. Here is the block being milled.

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    And to size.

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    I had a choice of chamfered or rounded edge. I chose rounded.

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    And the edge finish from the mill.

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    I will be polishing that out myself :)
     
  9. Mankz

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    Flame polish?
     
  10. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    XD AGREE! 200W Pelt and lashings of Neoprene and Vas, or GTFO
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Nope compound and PlastX
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    We are with rad !!

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    Yay, it's a minter :D

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    Massive thanks to Alf.
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    And the rad is in :)

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    Looking good mate, hope you manage to get some good use out of the rad :)
     
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    Thanks chap. Very happy with how it looks :)
     
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    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    You can't even buy these on t'bay anymore. I did find a 230W TEC, though, which I am very very very tempted to try. It would especially well since all CPUs have IHS built in these days so no need for an alu plate.
     
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    A friend of mine used to claim he had one. We lost contact a few years back.. Never knew if he was BSing or not because those were the days before "Pics or it didn't happen" and very few actually had digital cameras, given they were crap and expensive. He claimed to also have a P4 EE but again, never did find out if he was just BSing.
     
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    Back when XS was still a thing, Little Devil was the custom guy to go too.. you can still get his systems, but they are 900+ EUR though he will fully customise them for you.
     
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