SHODAN Reprise

SHODAN Reprise

My workstation, SHODAN, was giving me GPU and PSU errors, so I decided to replace and upgrade the GPU and PSU. Thus, I toiled away to get it working again.

Here I am trying to remove the motherboard so I can do a complete dusting off of all components before installing the new parts.

This is the final phase or version of this current build as I also plan to finally replace processor, motherboard, and RAM, sometime this year.

This is essentially a build that I have been upgrading since 2012 and mainly comprises of:

•Intel i7 3770
•ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
•G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1600 DDR3 (4x4GB)
•Plextor M5 Pro 128Gb SSD; Samsung 850 250GB EVO SSD; Seagate Barracuda 500GB (Primarily use my 8TB Network Attached Storage for my media files)

As mentioned above, the first iteration of this build was in 2012 it has changed many times; swapping out parts, adding parts or peripherals, etc.

This time around I changed my VTX3D Radeon R9 390 to a MSI Gaming Z Geforce RTX 2060, and I replace my Corsair GS700 PSU with a Thermaltake Toughpower Grand Series RGB 650W 80 Plus Gold PSU.

Within this year, it is time for me to replace the processor with an AMD Ryzen 7, a B450 (or X470) motherboard, and still have at least 16GB of DDR4 RAM.

It is nearly time to retire my old workhorse, that granted, can still perform very well in productivity and gaming.

Shooting Information:

•Nikon D7200 with MB-D15 Battery Grip
•Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM
•Manual Mode
•1/15th @ 17mm zoom, f/5.6
•ISO 640
•No Flash Fired

Post Processing Information:

•Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
•Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2
•Cropped

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Tagged: , Adobe , CC , Computer , Creative Clouse , D7200 , Gaming , Lightroom Classic , Nikon , PC , Personal Computer , Rig , Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM , System

HTPC build in a SilverStone ITX case.

HTPC build in a SilverStone ITX case.

What a pain in the butt to build with this.

If you have fat fingers ask your wife or girlfriend to help.
First of all if you are installing a 140mm fan in this case say goodbye to placing a mechanical hard drive in this build. It doesn’t say it in the manual. I’m not even sure if you can have two SSDS with a 140mm fan.

No dust filter for your PSU. I need to add a filter to the PSU fan.

Use a SFX PSU! I have an ATX PSU and the wires are taking so much space I’m having a hard time placing a reference 780 card in it.

Overall it is small and makes a great HTPC, but be warned of the limitations.

Posted by E_milTakesPics on 2015-11-27 09:32:17

Tagged: , HTPC , Silverstone , ITX , PC , Media , Case , Computer , Eletronics , Corsair , Home , Rig , Desktop , SG13B

Dead EVGA GTX 660 Ti

Dead EVGA GTX 660 Ti

Putting together a used computer for my nephew who is a gamer, but does not have enough horse power in his rig to play simple MMO games.

Some signs of warping. Possibly from overheating. There was large amounts of dust in the fan.

Check out my blog on this at:
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Posted by E_milTakesPics on 2015-08-15 09:30:18

Tagged: , Used , Chasis , Gaming , PC , Computer , Rig , Gamer , GTX , Nvidia , 660 , Ti , 780 , Video , Card , Graphics , Motherboard , Asus

Dust Proof Case Fans

Dust Proof Case Fans

I have a PC that runs almost 24/7 to manage and sort my files. I live in Hawaii where the average cost of electricity is three times higher then the national average. That means I cant have A/C running for long periods of time. Windows are open and I live in the dry part of the island. Dust here is crazy.

I just wish they would make dust-proof case fans for computers. There is dust on the frame, dust on the fan, and dust inside where I cant reach. I could add more dust filters, but I think that would just suffocate my rig.

Posted by E_milTakesPics on 2015-06-29 03:17:21

Tagged: , Dust , Corsair , 120mm , Fan , Case , PC , Rig

SilverStone Sugo Chasis

SilverStone Sugo Chasis

Putting together a used computer for my nephew who is a gamer, but does not have enough horse power in his rig to play simple MMO games.

The worst chassis I have ever worked with. I love the small form factor for a Micro-ATX, but at least add some areas for a 120mm fan. There are three locations for only 80mm fans and a weird tower fan-ish thing in the rear. Not the best cooling and the inside has so much dust. No filters at all.

Check out my blog on this at:
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Posted by E_milTakesPics on 2015-08-15 09:30:19

Tagged: , Used , Chasis , Gaming , PC , Computer , Rig , Gamer , GTX , Nvidia , 660 , Ti , 780 , Video , Card , Graphics , Motherboard , Asus