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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    This looks to be the same fan setup that I use (albeit with a 2070 rather than a 3090, and a different CPU). Do you have the fans underneath the card as intakes or exhausts?
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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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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Yeah, the 15s are intakes, the side panel fan is an intake, and the rear is an exhaust with the CPU cooler also pushing air from front to back. My case is also backing onto the wall, but there's about 10cm between the case and the wall given that the power cable sticks out a fair bit and isn't...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I have a non-blower 2070 in my Ncase and it runs beautifully. Mine is an EVGA XC Gaming which is a two-fan open cooler and it's very quiet and runs as cool as you like. I stuck a couple of Noctua 120 x 15mm fans under mine which has helped - it doesn't necessarily make the card run cooler, but...
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    Why does raytracing suck so much, is it because of nvidia's bad hardware implementation?

    Yeah, this isn't really any different from a number of new technologies where being an early adopter means paying through the nose for what is ultimately a sub-optimal experience. It's almost always better to wait for the second generation or later, as the tech becomes cheaper and more capable...
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    Graphics Card Necromancy, Continued: Radeon R9 290X

    I love this stuff, although it's way over my head. Looking forward to reading more!
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    AMD’s Navi GPU coming July Radeon RX 5700 OFFICIAL

    Agreed. So if it's a choice between VII or 2080 for £700, I'd pick the 2080. And if these new Navi cards match their Nvidia RTX equivalents on performance but are priced the same, many people will still choose Nvidia, which I think was Auer 's point.
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    Graphics Card Necromancy: Resurrecting a Dead GTX 690

    Yeah, I think a new thread would be best, but please stick a link to it in this thread so we don't miss it :) This stuff is way over my head but I find it absolutely fascinating. I've really enjoyed reading this thread. Great stuff.
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    GTX 16 Series Owners Club

    Yep, an nice open "test bench" (aka sitting on a cardboard box) has much better ventilation than a closed metal box. Of course, said metal box can be good for keeping the sound of what's inside, well, inside!
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    GTX 16 Series Owners Club

    Aye, it seems like EVGA's double-fan, two slot coolers for Turing cards are excellent. I have a 2070 with a two-fan, two slot cooler and it's incredibly quiet and cool. Very impressed.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    A black sharpie might be your best bet, to be honest. The case panels aren't painted, they're anodised, so touching them up is going to tricky. In terms of the expansion slot, you could go for a nut & bolt solution rather than a screw.
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    Games that you have replayed the most

    Yeah, no doubt. I've spent many an hour setting up tons of mods for the likes of Skyrim, getting everything set up perfectly, and then not actually playing the game itself!
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Ah, thanks for clarifying. Makes sense, although it's a shame it breaks compatibility for such an edge case.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Do you mean that it can be rotated 90° so that it's behind the front panel and "across" the case? What is the advantage of that orientation compared to the standard "side mounted" one? Wouldn't it impinge on the clearance at the side panel? Sorry if these are silly questions, but I'm trying to...
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    Games that you have replayed the most

    Sorry to hear that, man. And I wasn't trying to be an arsehole, just impressed by the dedication!
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    Games that you have replayed the most

    That would be 11 hours a day to accrue 4,000 hours in a year...
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    Games that you have replayed the most

    Fuck. Me. That is a lot of time. To put it in perspective: Fallout 3 came out about 10.5 years ago, or about 92,000 hours ago. You've put in 15,000 hours, or on average about 4 hours every single day for the last 10.5 years? That is... impressive.
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    Navi Rumors

    I don't think Nvidia will make any price cuts unless they are forced to. Part of the reason for that is because significant price cuts to the 2060, for example, would have to cascade down the product stack.
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    Navi Rumors

    Yeah, I could have sworn that I'd used the term "halo product" in my post, but reading it back it appears that I haven't :D I meant to, though!
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    Navi Rumors

    I'm not sure it's marketing lies, just marketing full stop. AMD have done a piss poor job of being able to convince people that their GPU products are actually worth buying, hence their minority market share. They might not be able to compete at the very top end of the market, but that...
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    RTX 2080 Seemingly Died

    He already has, and it works fine in another machine. So we know it's not the GPU, and the question now becomes which other component is at fault. And I don't think RazorWind was exactly being 100% serious in his reply...
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    RTX 2080 Seemingly Died

    I would do everything you can to isolate the faulty component(s) before you return anything, to be honest, otherwise you're just kicking the can down the road. If any of the CPU, RAM or PSU is fucked then a new motherboard is just going to lead you right back to where you are now. As said...
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    RTX 2080 Seemingly Died

    Unless it's so faulty that it's going to kill components as soon as it's switched on, then I think it should be fine to see if the system will POST. In my experience, faulty PSUs manifest in one of two ways - they operate normally and then fail under load, or they blow things up as soon as...
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    RTX 2080 Seemingly Died

    It sounds to me like this issue is with one of the motherboard, the PSU or the RAM. Given that your GPU works fine in your son's card, I'd be surprised if it's the GPU that's faulty, especially as the problem originally occurred while you were overclocking your CPU rather than GPU. The good...
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    Navi Rumors

    Yeah, speculation is good fun but there's no point getting ahead of ourselves trying to score points about power consumption, price or performance in the absence of reliable data. Once we see the reviews then we can decide.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Thanks man, but as previously stated I'm in the UK so shipping isn't going to be economically viable!
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