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IKEA RAST rack mount

In a previous article I rambled about various rack mount projects I have in mind. Before being able to actually do any kind of rack mount project, I kind of need a rack cabinet. And since I didn’t want to spend several hundred dollars on such a cabinet, I looked around for various ideas on […]

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Ramble about rack mount and other project ideas

Projects are one thing that kind of keep me rolling — thank you to my father and grandfather for the genetic circuitry keeping that rolling. It’s what led me to build Absinthe and Beta Orionis — and the upgrades that will soon be coming to Absinthe. And it’s what is leading me to want to […]

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Beta Orionis – Part XIV

Contents: All articles in this series It’s still on the heart lung machine. The replacement AX860 I received is exhibiting the same problem as before under load. Initially it was fine for a couple days, then it started cutting out on me. This actually makes be believe the mainboard may be the concern, not the […]

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Beta Orionis – Part XIII

Contents: All articles in this series I remounted the Koolance water block, but the temperature differential still continues. Now when originally running Unigine’s benchmarking tools after putting together the loop in parallel, I noted that there was a good 10C difference in temperatures between the cards — see Part XI for details. Changing to series […]

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Beta Orionis – Part XII

Contents: All articles in this series The system is back on the heart-lung machine, unfortunately. The AX860 stopped being able to handle any kind of power load for some reason, so it’s going back on RMA. It was symptoms very similar to what I saw with my CX750M when it stopped working correctly while I […]

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Beta Orionis – Part XI

Contents: All articles in this series Since the last incarnation in this series, the loop is done. Mostly. I’ll fill in that detail in a little bit. For now let’s talk building this out, starting with the memory. Forget about the memory I’ll just say this up front: trying to install the Koolance RAM-33 block […]

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Beta Orionis – Part X

Contents: All articles in this series Building finally begins! As I mentioned the tubing straightener shipped on October 31. It arrived November 4, so that was pretty quick, certainly sooner than I expected it to arrive. The tool was also a bit smaller than I thought it’d be. And it works like a charm. It […]

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Beta Orionis – Part IX

Contents: All articles in this series Courtesy of a train that was going through the western district of KC that includes Kemper Arena, I barely made it to UPS on time to pick up the package. When I got home, I did the obligatory inventory confirmation (everything correct) and started to work. This order was […]

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Follow-up on AquaTuning

It has been a while since I’ve written about the situation I’ve had with AquaTuning and the concern with regard to the CPU block catastrophe. I’m not going to recap what happened. You can instead read all about it in Part V of the original build log. Where I last left off, I had yet […]

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Beta Orionis – Part VIII: Delays

Contents: All articles in this series Delays, delays and more delays. That is the one thing I really, really hate about places getting orders wrong. It easily turns what should’ve been only a few days wait for components into a week or longer, depending on how quickly they correct the situation. Performance-PCs was typically quick […]

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