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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    You know that they will say "Chris needs our support now more than ever!" and put their hands in their pockets yet again. At this stage the sunk costs are so great that they will continue to fund CR until either he publicly gives up on development or SC actually launches.
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    As Pringle says, it's not that it's hard to believe (and I've seen more than my fair share of corporate bullshit when it comes to this sort of thing), it's that the roadmap to a roadmap is being presented as a sign that they are making progress. On a game that is x years and y millions deep in...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    This is like something from The Onion :LOL:
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Yeah, for now there are enough people sufficiently invested to keep putting more in, but realistically, how long can that continue? As long as income > expenditure they're golden, but eventually all but the biggest whales must get to a point where they become unwilling or unable to continue to...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Obviously it's impossible to audit these figures, but that seems like a lot of money to pull in in a week. What would the catalyst for that have been? I know they get funding spikes in line with certain events, but what happened at the end of May to trigger such an increase in pledges? I do...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    As Nobu says, there are actually two LEDs in the power button. One is for power and the other for drive activity (incidentally, you can use either LED for either purpose), but the important thing is that LEDs have polarity so you have to connect the negative and postive pins to the correct wire...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    67°C seems okay to me. Sure, you could definitely get it lower with other cooling solutions but it's not like these chips will suffer from being run in the mid-sixties.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Nice. I have a very similar setup although I attached the rear 92mm fan to the case rather than the heatsink as that seemed to make a marginal improvement - my logic was that I'd rather draw hot air out of the case directly than have the CPU fans pushing it towards the back of the case, but the...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Survival mechanics feels like yet another example of a non-core gameplay feature that should be added after everything else is ticked off. I know that it's possible to work on more than one thing at once, but this just seems like another example of chucking everything and the kitchen sink into...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I have both of the fans on my U9S running on the low noise adaptors and even at full speed (1,600rpm iirc) they are not loud by any means. They're audible, but it's a quiet whoosh and far from unpleasant on the ear. The C14 is discontinued, so if you can find one then buy one.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I don't have a picture, I'm afraid. But rest assured it was as ghetto as it comes - I cut a circular section out of a plastic drinks bottle, cut it down to the required height and used tape to seal it at each end!
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I experimented with a duct between the case floor and the blower fan, to see if it made any difference, but it did not. I think that's in part because the ventilation on the floor of the M1 isn't great and the stock feet don't give much clearance which again hampers airflow. It does feel like...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Indeed, but my point was that two fans should be able to run slower, and thus quieter, than a single fan in order to move the same amount of air. And I didn't find that the blower was 100% effective in getting rid of all of the heat - temperatures elsewhere in the case would increase notably...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    FWIW I went from a blower-style 660Ti to a non-blower 2070, and whilst to a large extent that's not a fair comparison, I have to say that the blower was really very noisy at full bore whereas the 2070 is extremely quiet until the fans get up to maybe 60%. But they very rarely need to do that...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Sorry for the late reply: I used rubber fan mounts as I found that the heads of the normal fan screws were too narrow to sit nicely in the slots in my M1 (v2). I prefer the rubber mounts in any event, but I did have to trim them down so that they didn't foul the GPU. Edit: worth noting that I...
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