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Beta Orionis

With Absinthe complete – well, pretty close as of the time I write this – I’ve started planning out a similar build for my system. Absinthe got its name from the green lighting, and the blue lighting in my system has lent to the potential for several different names. There were a couple names I […]

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Teach hackers to not hack!

We need to teach people to not hack instead of teaching people to not get hacked! – Said no computer security specialist, ever… Just as guys learn how to overtake women in order to rape, computer hackers learn their trade in order to cause harm to others – the "black hat hackers" including the ones […]

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Games for Windows Live (GfWL) and Windows 8.1

If you are: Running Windows 8.1 or 8.1 Pro Trying to log into Games for Windows Live Marketplace because you have a game that requires it (such as GTA IV), then before you will be allowed to log in, you need to make sure the account you are using on Windows 8.1 is connected to […]

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Computer build tip: External enclosures, revisiting cable management

A lot of your time in building a computer is going to go into cable management. In October 2013, I upgraded the power supply in my wife’s computer from a Rosewill 500W supply to a Corsair GS850 in preparation for higher-end upgrades coming down the road. In making that changeover, I spent probably three hours […]

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Project Absinthe – Intermission and future plans

Contents: All articles in this series Well Absinthe is basically complete now. There’s not really anything left on it. Everything is installed that was planned to be, though there may be some adjustments in the future. I do plan to build out another water cooling loop in my own personal computer in the coming months, […]

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Project Absinthe – Part XV: It’s alive!

Contents: All articles in this series If you’re going to use Koolance’s coolant in your loop, don’t try using the little spigot that comes on the bottle. It’s worthless. Just pour it out into a jar and use a syringe to feed it into your reservoir. You’ll save yourself a bit of trouble. But speaking […]

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Project Absinthe – Part XIV

Contents: All articles in this series For the record, trying to drain a loop that has a vertical radiator with its fittings toward the top is a pain. But that was necessary before I could pull the tubing. And will be necessary again before putting in the coolant. Brasso is the polish of choice in […]

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Project Absinthe – Part XIII

Contents: All articles in this series Finally the day arrives that I can finish tubing out the build. The night before I made sure to get some tubing from Home Depot. In the afternoon I made sure to remind my wife to walk over to the apartment office to pick up the package. All was […]

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Project Absinthe – Part XII

Contents: All articles in this series While waiting for the overnight order to arrive, I took advantage of the fittings I did have to see if I could get tubing bent for the two runs I wanted to clean up. Everything is to be torn apart eventually anyway, so this provided a slight bit of […]

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Project Absinthe – Part XI

Contents: All articles in this series Finally we come to the part of the build that I have been looking forward to for weeks: connecting the dots. The first order of business, though, wasn’t running tubing, but testing the drainage system I had earlier worked up with fittings. I wanted to make sure everything was […]

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