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  1. Yeah, didn't turn out super bad at least Ah, good point! Some sort of wrapped iron wire should do very well tbh. If I ever run into a malfunction with this I'll try that But does it have 120mm fans attached?! (❤️) ...
  2. I just got done mounting two 120mm chassi fans on my 980ti, but why on earth would I do that? Let me tell you! I've been considering a major upgrade for a while. Most of my rig is about 5 years old, and even though it's still holding up quite well (overclocked i7 6700k processor, 980ti gpu, 16gb ram, some okish mobo) I'm getting a serious ache for something new. Besides the ache in general I've never really splurged on a rig, and I'm in a financial position to do so. The one thing holding me back is the next generation of GPU's, which are likely to come before the end of the year. A new generation means either buying the old gens top card cheaper, or go for next gen. So I decided to wait. Albeit the rig in general holding up my 980ti has seen better days, no question about it. The version I bought has 3 fans, and the middle one had started wobbling and making weird noices about half a year ago. This is what is looks like. Or rather, used to look like til about 1 hour ago... So there was the odd noice, and sometimes I noticed the middle fan just stopped spinning, while the other two were chugging along. But up until last week it was holding up, so I didn't worry about it. Last week we had some work done in the apartment, and I had to move my computer. In that move the middle fan just popped off. I heard a rattling sound as I lift the computer up, to return it to the desk, and in the bottom of the chassi was the rogue fan who apparently decided enough was enough. He wasn't having any more of my shit. Ok, "not great" I thought, but who needs THREE fans anyway? Suuuurely 2 is enough? So I plugged it back in, and it actually seemed to work quite fine. Temps were a bit up, middle 85 celcius under heavy load, from about 80. That's not good temps, but the card doesn't throttle til like 90+, so I kept at it. That is until yesterday. I loaded up Sea of Thieves to try it and noticed my FPS fluctuating. Like it was at 80 for about 5 seconds, and then dipped to 40 for about the same time. Over and over. "That's odd", I thought to myself, meanwhile I noticed I could actually hear my own thought. What was that sudden silence? Wait, why isn't my computer making it's usual high pitched angry stop-pushing-me-you-shitty-nerd sound? Lo and behold, the two remaining fans on my GPU had after pondering for a few days decided to make a mutual cause with the rogue fan and had gone on a strike. "Not great at all". So there I was, couple months away from a planned upgrade, but out a GPU. Was I doomed to play shitty mobile games for a few months, like Papercuts, while waiting for the next gen GPU:s? Not likely. I scoured the internet looking for 2nd hand GPU:s, or even retail for something that was at least on the same level as the 980ti. I was quite surprised to find that the 980ti actually holds up quite well, 5 years after I bought it. I mean sure it's at best middle of the pack by todays standard, but a card of equal quality is still like 400€, a sum I was not willing to spend for a few months. Financially able or not, there's limits. So I wandered around the internet, looking for replacement fans or consolidation, but found neither. Most options were expensive or too complicated. But then I stumbled upon a video by Linus Tech Tips, called "Video card dead fan repair guide", and I was intrigued. He ripped the stock cooling of two graphic cards and replaced it with... chassi fans, which he like a madman ziptied to the GPU:s! "Now this is something I probably should not ever do, so let's DO IT!", was of course my reaction. Said, done and a visit to my local computer stor later I today gleefully ripped out my graphics card, manhandled the cooling. Only 2/4 screws were actually reachable, so there was quite a bit of violence and metal bending/breaking involved, as can be seen by the former fan holding thingy: Like sensei Linus had taught me I then ziptied two 120mm fans on to the card, smashed it back into the computer hooked it all up: I plugged it back in and... (Those of you hoping for a tragic ending are about to get very disappointed...) It worked! Amazingly! Previously without fans, just passive cooling, temps were about 60ish in windows, with the new fans 30! Booted up Sea of Thieves, and under heavy load temps are maxing out at about 73, so almost 10 degrees lower than it's ever been! So all in all I spent 23€ for the fans and a bunch of zip ties, and the result was better cooling than the card has ever seen AND it's less noice than it has ever produced! So, what's the morale of this story? Of course there is none, and I don't recommend ripping your GPU apart if you can help it, but I had to tell SOMEONE about this feat, and you lot were closest at hand! It's of course now going to be a matter of time before the zip ties melt or something goes horribly wrong, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it
  3. Played this as table top many years ago, wonder if the adaption will hold up!
  4. I got a XBOX pass, was 1$ for first month and it includes this, not a bad deal
  5. Heard it's coming to Steam today, and been watching a fair few streamers play it. Very much considering picking it up
  6. Tbh so far it seems vey f2p friendly. I've got about 800 gems (a 11xsummon is 30, saving up for when the good units come) and beat all available content by just making sure I rolled 1 specific unit at start with the free roll. What I will say is that it's E X T R E M E L Y time/grind heavy. I run it in an android simulator on my pc during the days, so I can afk farm while at work, because it can suck up basically an endless amount of time. Such measures aren't NEEDED to keep up, but it helps a ton. That part of it I understand isn't for everyone. Awesome, I'll check it out as well
  7. Since Relic and Papercuts got me hooked on gachas (AFK Arena) I've gone deeper down the rabbit hole and recently started a new one, Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross - https://7dsgc.netmarble.com/en It's 300% anime - stereotypical characters, jiggly tits, enormous explosions, a talking pig and sillyness, but the gameplay is pretty fun and it's a very cinematic experience (it's based on a show). Just wondering if anyone else is playing?
  8. Hm, not sure that makes sense, but if it works it works You've read the guides I assume? CoC builds are also very very iffy, more is NOT always better, it can cut your DPS by 50% - 60% if you pass certain thresholds and you miss-align certain stats.
  9. It's been a good league, and I've done things I haven't before. Chain run T16's, farmed both Shaper and Elder, farmed endboss etc. Highly recommend giving this league a go, at least to learn a bit about the new atlas and get a feel for it. After ~100 hours I lost interest in my build the last couple days and didn't know what to play. Decided to leave it up to fate and spent ~50ex trying to ancient orb a HH. Failed, but it was a fun gamble and a nice send of to one of my most enjoyable leagues. I am already looking forward to next league though, might jump back into it two leagues in a row this time
  10. End boss is now fixed, only problem now is he's way too easy. But can't complain too much about an easy shot at multiple ex worth of drops I guess. I did beat him 7 times in the first version as well, with multiple deaths some of them. But yeah, it did require some thought and effort or you could easily brick the fight. Metamorphs are rippy if you don't pay attention, but very profitable. Fully skippable if one so choose. The new Atlas is a lot to learn, but once it's up and running I find it infinitely more enjoyable. Just the fact that map sustain is SOOOOO much better has made me actually stay around in this league, instead of burning out around T14ish because I used to need 5 sextants, IIQ, Vaals, Chisels etc to sustain. That I can now chainrun T16:s without thinking much is a huge qol upgrade.
  11. Sinful

    Diablo IV

    Next year they will begin giving QUARTERLY updates of how development is going. So once every 3 months they will give a status update. That doesn't sound like a game releasing anytime soon 😛 I'm thinking 2022 at the earliest. Source: https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/d3/t/diablo-iv-and-ongoing-communication/5257 Did they really specify which gen of consoles? I might have missed it, but all I heard during the reveal was "Developed for PC, Xbox and Playstation". Then again I'm not a console nerd, so even if they said "Playstation 4" I probably missed it
  12. Hehe, yeah, after like 15 or 16 there's nothing new to unlock. And as you've noticed, frames in particular can be powerful at any MR and there's also plenty lower MR weapons that can be amazing if modded correctly. There's so many ways to play, goals to set and things to do it's more a matter of finding what's fun for you at one time or another. I sometimes push MR a bit, or reputations, or aim for a specific piece of gear, arcane etc. Yes, but I'm also playing a bit of Final Fantasy XIV right now so on and off. We need 4 people for Eidolons though, not sure we got it right now.
  13. It's amazing. Would be awesome to get a bunch of people up for Eidolons, would be fun to do some guild runs.
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