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Big ****** Chungus.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ALXAndy, 30 Nov 2020.

  1. ALXAndy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2010

    Posts: 10,733

    Location: West Sussex

    First off a huge thankyou to Space Monkey. Top chap.

    So I had a load of parts left over from a few upgrades and none of them work 100% so I didn't want to sell them. I decided it was time our squad got a proper gaming server, as we are sick of Claymore Campers (TM).

    Now I originally planned to drop this on our LAN host, Gary, but it turns out he doesn't have room for it (I am not surprised LOL) so I will be hosting it.

    Here is the pile I had.

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    X99 Puke Like (R) (TM) PAT PENDING gaming
    16 core ES Broadwell E Xeon
    Corsair H80i V2, that occasionally sounds like a coffee machine but works fine.
    Cougar Commander 650w
    120gb WD SSD
    Some uber cheap of the cheap RGB fans left over from another project. It was cheaper to buy two kits than one and extra fans.
    An old Quadro FX 4600? something like that. It's an 8800 GT with 768mb
    One 6 pin GPU extension.

    RAM is coming by ways of another squad member, and I ordered some cables from OCUK the other day.

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    Space Monkey sold me the case for very cheap. It had a couple of issues, but they were easily fixed.

    Big Chungus is big, very big.

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    A size 10 Nike for scale.

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    I originally didn't see anything funny in this picture, until I noticed the G4 MDD cowering in the background looking very puny. That did give me a chuckle or three.

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    So it was straight to work spending three hours trying to fit the AIO in all sorts of configurations before realising this case is a total doggy.

    Before that though I had to fix the PSU sled.

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    As it wasn't riveted at the factory and was bent and flopping around. Fit the base.

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    And start wiring. I then found out the HDD area bit was not removable

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    Fit the AIO incorrectly.

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    Then fix it later. Make a back plate for the GPU (still in progress ignore it)

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    And then put it on life support and test the fans. Dear.God.

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    PSU now fitted.

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    Then spent three hours doing this.

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    Only to find I can not even spell my own user name correctly. I am leaving it though, again it makes me laugh.

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    Finish the wiring.

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    And then realise the HDDs look terrible so use an old scrap of glitter red acrylic I had to cover them up.

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    Just need to finish the custom back plate and then get some thermal paste and fit the RAM. I have these lying around also.

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  2. ALXAndy

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    Joined: 23 Apr 2010

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    Location: West Sussex

    I mentioned an oddity with the case a couple of pages back. I promised to take pics.

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    Designer at Kolink, after the case had been made.. "Oh ****, it's totally wrong and doesn't line up !"
    Engineer at Kolink "Hold my beer and give me my hammer !"

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    Did this too.

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  3. Kurgen

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    Joined: 10 Apr 2015

    Posts: 3,410

    Location: Hungerford, UK, Earth

    im sorry but you have bought possibly one of the worst cases ever made. not only does it look terrrible, it got bad reviews, for pretty much everything, airflow, build quality, motherboard stand offs, LOOKS
     
  4. Bluecube

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Feb 2011

    Posts: 2,394

    That looks awesome! More lights required!!
     
  5. Screenbeat

    Gangster

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    Location: Oxford

    Hideous case!!! I love it!!
     
  6. ALXAndy

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    Thank you. That was exactly the plan.
     
  7. chippy08

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    Joined: 21 Sep 2008

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    Good luck with selling it on, you might have to give the case away.
     
  8. Kurgen

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Apr 2015

    Posts: 3,410

    Location: Hungerford, UK, Earth

    hahaha :)
     
  9. Kurgen

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Apr 2015

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    Location: Hungerford, UK, Earth

    i have the same 8800GT, ive just put it in an XP system, i sprayed mine white
     
  10. ALXAndy

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    It looks like this.

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    Which when the RGB is lit catches the light and glows. Pretty cool tbh.

    For those that didn't get it, it's totally a troll build. Like I say, we were going to drop it on our LAN guy, but he doesn't have the space. Talking of trolling. I hated those DS logos on the fans so I drew some up in red. Then my printer ran out of ink and trolled me, so they are stripy pink.

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    Too good to throw away :D
     
  11. Frubeling

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    Location: Plymouth

    I still can't believe they unironically called a case that
     
  12. Stu999

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    Aptly named! Can you post something next to it for scale? Maybe a cat if you have one :p
     
  13. ALXAndy

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    Not got any cats any more :(

    I am now back with the rig. I fitted the cooler (needed TP) and got that sorted. Then I realised that the GPU is DVI only and I have no way of connecting it to my monitor :( so I ordered a DVI - HDMI adapter, but of course it's taking bloody ages.

    Shouldn't be long now hopefully.
     
  14. ALXAndy

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    Joined: 23 Apr 2010

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    Location: West Sussex

    Big Chunguuuuuuus, Big Bad Chungus.

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    Apologies for the water mark. I forgot I had reset my phone recently.
     
  15. Minibiker

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    Joined: 27 Mar 2016

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    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    :eek: :eek: that's is one Huuuuge case... Nice work though
     
  16. OM3GA

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    Joined: 6 May 2009

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    Location: Mars

    What a case lol :D
     
  17. red eye

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    Location: Over the hills and.......

    Should have made it seaside themed like your bed sheets
     
  18. Th0nt

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    Lol love the narrative @ALXAndy :D

    Seasick Steve Andy
     
  19. ALXAndy

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    It's not my house lol. I don't live here, I just visit.
     
  20. nade

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    LOL, first 2 replies like marmite.

    On a sensible note, i don't understand the placement of the power button haha.