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  • Birthday 10/15/1988

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    Computer Building and Design! Gaming, music, writing fiction, ice skating, warm climates, Egypt and Egyptian History, travel, women, interior design, making money through hard work and effort.

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  1. With the new funding source and newly found debt freedom, the return of my desktop computer is going to mark the step over the edge for me into the world of really becoming a professional level enthusiast. With funding sources coming in at about 1K a month dedicated I will be able to finally transform my space into one that is more of a professional computer studio. I have been working to reach this moment for several years and this is the culmination of all of the effort I've put into this. Unyielding dedication to my computer interests has paid off. 

  2. Time to get back on track! I've confirmed that I can pick up my computer tonight and that it is up and running with the 9900KS. The issue was with one of the RAM sticks so I've already ordered replacement RAM, G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 16x2 3200 MHZ. Now to get the computer back, finish the fans and wiring, and on the 6th I have another large amount of funding coming in to continue the work. Next up is a second Samsung 970 Pro M.2 1TB SSD, until I reach 5. Two per month, and then an upgrade to the 1600i from the 12 for the PSU. 

  3. Determined that what I need is an M3x# bolt with a nut. Thankfully, Amazon has a Bolts & Nuts Set for M3x With this, I should be able to use washers and these bolts and nuts to get the fan controller to become perfectly flush with the two front panels at the front of the case.
  4. I'm gonna make a case modification and get this to sit perfectly with the front of the case, it's why I invested so much at the front of this build in various tools, not I'll use them to do exactly what I knew I would probably have to do eventually anyway. I'm gonna drill the holes where I need them to be very carefully, and use a very small bolt and nut system with washers to flush out and secure each part. The bracket screws for the bay that the W200 came with are M3x5 screws, so theoretically an M3x10mm bolt with a nut should suffice to secure the fan controller just as well with a very slight amount of case mod.
  5. UPDATE: So, I figured out that the W200 comes with ODD Mounting Brackets, but I gotta be honest, getting that mounted was a huge pain and it definitely doesn't look amazing. The spacing for the pre-drilled holes isn't right to fit the Thermaltake Commander F6 fan controller whis really just baffles me because these are both Thermaltake products. This is the second time I've used a fan controller for my build and the second time that I have basically had to jurry-rig the controller in place to get it to work. In my Core-X9 build the NZXT fan controller I had didn't have any mounting option and now in the W200 it certainly doesn't seem to fit right. It isn't flush with the front of the panel.
  6. Please help, I am trying to install my Thermaltake Commander F6 RGB 6 channel case fan controller to the front of my W200 computer case in one of the bays. I am certain there's something I'm missing here, but the fan controller itself is too short to fit in the bay. It comes with 4 screws, but so far I don't see any way of securing this to the front of my case short of jury-rigging it in there. There must be a right way to do this unless these two parts are simply incompatible. They are both Thermaltake products so this should be the right place to ask this question, and I haven't been able to find any installation guides or videos for this yet. Please help! Thanks!
  7. I'm coming up on my last small order of parts needed for my 2020 computer build. I really am making good time with this build considering that it's not even February yet. After the small order I have a single additional $2500+ order that I need to make to finish off the last big things and then my computer will be ready for complete construction the way that I want it to be. This is going to be the hallmark build of my career so far I have put a TON of work into this one!  

  8. Hello fellow computer-building enthusiasts! I am deciding how to mount the case fans of my choice into my computer case, and I was looking into the anti-vibration mounting product below. Now, I know that these state that they are for any Noctua fan, but, I am wondering if they will work with my selected fan filters and grills as pictured in the third picture down. Has anyone used these before with this particular setup? If the anti vibration mounts would not work with the filters and grills, I was thinking of instead using just ordinary zip-ties to get everything secured in place. Specs!........ Specs: Case: Thermaltake W200 Fans: Noctua 140mm NF-A14 Industrial PWM 3000 RPM Filters: My Case Fan Filters Grills: My Case Fan Grills
  9. That is a very good point I'm not sure how that entirely slipped my mind but yeah that makes a lot more sense now. Thanks!
  10. I will do my best to describe this issue as plainly as possible. When attempting to install the side-mounted locking fan bracket for my W200 case, with the bracket installed on the side of the hinge panel with the window, it seems to block the hinging door from closing just barely when installed. I tried turning it around to the left and right, but, the only way I can find so far to get the door to close with the bracket installed is to install the bracket backwards, with the locks facing out and the bracket installed from the inside. I am hoping that maybe someone has an idea of how to properly get these installed where the doors will close, and can give me a better understanding of how to install mine. If so I would sincerely appreciate it and this would be a huge weight off my mind. Thanks!
  11. Seriously inspiring! I really wish I had the means to cover this kind of a level of fabrication. In my builds custom fabrication is basically my weakest quality not necessarily because of lack of imagination, but lack of resources. I really need an actual computer workshop, but it's visuals like yours that inspire me to push hard for my goals. Thanks for the post!
  12. VERY inspiring! Where are you building from? I'm building from Sacramento CA USA and my 2020 build is on the way.
  13. Hello all, I pride myself as a computer enthusiast and designer. I have seen many liquid cooling builds in the past and frankly they look amazing compared to any other form of cooling. I have never used a custom liquid cooling loop myself for fear of not doing it right and potentially damaging a plethora of extremely expensive components. That doesn't however mean that I wouldn't like to do one if I really knew how, but, the only way I'd ever be comfortable trying is if I had quadruple checked every ounce of knowledge I had concerning the build. I know there are starter kits out there that come with all of the needed pieces in one kit, but I still have that lingering fear of something failing or getting a faulty product, or getting a just cheap product. Up to now I've just been using the closed loop liquid coolers, that and I know there are a ton of hidden trade secrets in custom loop building like adding a silver coil to the reservoir, coiling the tubing, adding product to the liquid, and other secrets. I have a few questions I'd like to hear from the custom liquid cooling veterans of the world about. Q. When you successfully build a custom loop in your computer, does it require draining and cleaning every few weeks or months, or is it just more of a build once leave forever type of deal? Q. In a custom loop is it better to use distilled water or one of the many colored chemicals that exist? Q. I live in Sacramento CA, USA. What would be the best means of me learning to build a custom loop full scope for my area? Q. If you could give any advice to someone who has never before built a custom loop for liquid cooling, what would it be? I know that the response to this and these questions is an answer of many words, but I am eager and hungry as a builder, and dedicated to building to the best of my ability no matter the cost. Custom liquid cooling is the final frontier of computer building that yet escapes me in the many builds I have done so far over the years but it is also the most risky part of a computer build. I appreciate sincerely any time you may take to respond to this post, and promise that I am hearing you and considering the wisdom you may provide, that it is not falling on blind eyes or deaf ears. Thanks! PCDesignerRy
  14. So, I am currently transitioning from the Core-X9 computer case to the W200. Yesterday I spent about 3 hours building the actual W200 part by part. So far, I have already come across many features in the W200 that I disliked about the Core-X9. > The W200 has hinged swinging doors that magnetically hold to the sides of the case, and are easily removable when removal is needed. The X9 has side panels that slide on and are secured with thumb screws. I have never been able to get the side panels of my X9 to secure properly. > The W200 has fully removable front panel cables in two individual bay sets, so, if something should happen to that bay of wires, I imagine the bay can just be replaced. The X9 has front panel wires that are hard-wired to the front of the case in a way that can't be removed. Out of the 4 USB ports for my front panel on the X9, the bottom two have never worked. The W200's top and side panels snap in in a way that makes them easily removable, and yet, they hold securely when they need to be held in place. The X9's front panel holds are plastic and must be squeezed from the inside to be removed. In my experience they are very difficult to remove, and are easily breakable if done wrong. > The W200 holds two fully functioning computers, the X9 only holds 1. > The W200 comes with wheels that as far as I can tell, can be replaced with a more heavy-duty wheel. The X9 does not come with any wheels. My X9 computer case was good for what it was, but it was my first step into a larger world of expansion that now I find myself coming close to mastery of with the W200 computer case.
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