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In Topic: Build Time: Firebreather

Yesterday, 03:21 PM

Nice build man, look forward to pics!  


On the side note, we use velcro instead of zip ties... Hate zip ties and need to cut them so higher risk when updating. So much easier when replacing or running more cables later in the racks.  I use velcro on my builds now too. It's cheap, reusable, lots of color options and easy to work with...


Sorry for a bald like - never have got the hang of 'typing' on the 'phone.


Anyway... Yes, I agree about velcro - much quicker for stuff that may need reconfiguration, as a cabinet like that probably would.  As I said: not my work - but for something that clean, I'd overlook it. ;)




In other news: After a couple of fainting spells, I've decided to get a local shop to assemble it for me.  I'd much rather spend a little dosh than wreck a mobo or that monitor by falling on 'em, even if it does mean I don't get to do build pics.


I'll take a set of the finished product, though.


If folks are interested and would like to suggest some, I can run some free benchmarks on it once it's up and running.

In Topic: A quick question about views

Yesterday, 03:09 AM

...it's now over half the lifetime of Atomic ago.  And given the number of active accounts now, not much to worry about anymore.


Random thought: Atomic:not much left now... We're all decay products of an isotope with a halflife ~2 years.  Hot, hot, hot!

In Topic: Build Time: Firebreather

22 May 2018 - 01:04 AM

"Cable dressing" - PMSL.  With best intentions and plans there's almost always some hitch that comes up and blows your plan out of the water and leaves you with the unwanted pair of dog's balls.

I'm a r/cableporn addict, and enthusiastic novice. I've done enough of it to something always goes wrong, but also that you eventually get there.

[not my work, but an aspiration]

In Topic: Build Time: Firebreather

21 May 2018 - 08:56 PM

Nup, waited for the past list to be complete. Build time w/ half decent cable dressing (the box has a window after all) + burn-in, should be in use in a couple days.

In Topic: Build Time: Firebreather

21 May 2018 - 04:18 PM

Final component (RAM) arrived today.

That monitor, btw, is freakin' enormous. Maybe some folks have bigger, but as a desktop monitor, after 4 years with a 19" laptop screen... I have to turn my head to comfortably see the very edges of the thing. (Not a lot, but still)