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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Cool breeze through the windows, Pepsi with ice, a bacon sandwich and I'm spending the day modelling and airbrushing.

    ****ing feels like bliss right now.
     
  2. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    Please enlighten me as to what that feels like. It's impossible to cool this house down in any kind of warm weather...
     
  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Furlough payday turned up more cash than expected, as my employer had decided to pay me 100% rate for the recent bank holidays.
    Also, I finally managed to get through to VW Finance to end my car PCP with them before my new Renault Zoe shows up next week.
    The downside is that I have to keep the VW insured for as long as it takes for the collection people to be bothered to turn up.
     
  4. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    That's what I'm looking at right now:
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    That's what's the sky is looking at:
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    Next step: grab a beer, enjoy the day in the sun with my fiancée and a (hopefully) good book.
     
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  5. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    Y'see, for me, that falls into the other thread. It's so hot in my house right now that you cannot move without sweating, sleeping for more than an hour or two at a time is a thing of the past.
     
  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I've already wheeled the AC unit onto the landing, in preparation for the hideously humid and uncomfortable mess that passes for a "nice" British summer.
     
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  7. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    It's 22C in the shade right now, about 27C in the sun. Brilliant weather for sitting out here, enjoying myself, the sun, the Glenmorangie (decided against beer, went for the good stuff), the book (less than I hoped I would) and quality early summer time with the lady of the house. Tonight it'll cool down to below 20C and, with an open window, I'll sleep like a baby. Especially after having had a large serving of that chili con carne bubbling away right now. With some really good Chipotle in it, no less. And fresh homemade ciabatta.
     
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  8. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Leak testing!

    Which means the monoblock did fit. It also means I managed to fumble my way through hard tubing without much blood or swearing. Or bending jigs.

    Also that I made the 140 rad fit where, apparently, it shouldn't. It's tight, but it's in.
     
  9. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Lovely work !
     
  10. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    I am so close to dropping a couple of hundred quid on a proper aircon unit right now
     
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  11. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I bought a portable AC unit last year. One of the best purchases ever made. It can get loud but with headphones on and the sweet tears of people complaining it hot it's fine.
     
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  12. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    What fans are those?
     
  13. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Look like Noctua industrial?
     
  14. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Very close, but not quite!

    Noctua NF-P14s PWM redux's, the 1200rpm models.

    https://noctua.at/en/nf-p14s-redux-1200-pwm
     
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  15. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I have a pair of them waiting to go in my rig to replace the dead vardars. Must have been sat on the shelf 2months doing nothing. Gotta have 1 pc not in bits :hehe:
     
  16. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Are they any good? I'm holding out for the A12x25 black (whenever that damn things get released!) as the added airpressure should make them amazing!
     
  17. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I have no reason to fault them so far, but I'm hardly a connoisseur when it comes to fans. My biggest complaint is that they don't come with the little rubber doodads for vibration damping, and I had to buy them separately.

    You crazy kids and your not immediately installing new things!

    Delivery guy had barely left and my pc was in bits yesterday >.>
     
  18. perplekks45

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    Well, that and being the wrong colour makes them cheaper than the standard (beautiful brown) ones, right?
     
  19. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Ironically, this is one of the selling points of the redux line - it's just the fan in the box and you don't get (and have to pay for) all of the usual goodies that Noctua provide with their standard fans (extensions, low noise adaptors, fan mounts, rubber gaskets etc).

    I guess the other selling point for some is that they're not the standard two-tone Noctua colour scheme. Personally I don't mind it but I know it exercises a few people :)
     
  20. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I bought them specifically because they weren't that hideous brown-beige of the standard ones :p

    I might have gone for the Chromax line, but they seemed unnecessarily expensive for what I wanted.

    I don't know if they were cheaper than the horribly coloured ones, tbh, I have vague recollections of them being the same..
     

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