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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.
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    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.
  14. I haven't played since last year, but Tennocon finished yesterday with the customary big live show/dev stream. Got me interested enough to log on and getting into it a bit again Highlights: Demo of "Empyrean" - The expansion that'll launch Railjack (flying big ships co op) Empyrean will also feature linked group play. So 1 group is up in space doing stuff, needs help from 1 group down on a planet. Linked objectives. Reveal of "The Duviri Paradox" - No one is really sure what it's going to be, but there's some funky shit happening with the big space ships, when they hyperdrive the operator can get torn from their warframe and enter into some other dimension. It SEEMS to be a new open world area, like Fortuna and Planes, but afaik we got no details yet. Working on the next big story chapter "The New War". ETA Christmas. New frames ofc, 2 new ones revealed. New CGI Trailer, which I think is to be linked to a reworked "New player experience". Pretty neat cinematic if nothing else. Here's the demo of Empyrean, and the reveal of "The Duviri Paradox" at the end. Also demo of the coming new engine. The new trailer/intro:
  15. New League came out friday, for those not in the loop. Huge combat rework focused on melee. Animation cancelling is in the game, the melee skills feels "connected" now, all movement skills are A LOT smoother, scaling bla bla bla. The new League mechanic is very fun, albeit AoE-focused. It's a bit like Breach, but you yourself chose how many/which mobs spawn. Pretty fun. It's easily skippable for those that want, and it's a big chaotic mess of mobs for those that are so inclined. Drops are sweet so far, even at my measly lvl 40 it drops an ok amount of currency and stuff. New "Incubation" system where you enchant your items with a drop, and then after you kill XXX mobs with that item equiped it "hatches" into a drop, can be a currency, breachstone etc. Pretty nice small addition. Over all it seems like a good league, and I'll play it til I get bored as always
  16. Sinful

    WoW: Classic

    I'm absolutely giving this a go. I've been playing retail for varying amounts of the time last few expansions, often starting 1-2 weeks into the expansion and playing couple months. It's been ok, but aside from the grafics it's a completely different game these days, for better and/or worse. Seeing streamers play the beta they highlight how much the old mechanics are a big part of why they find it fun. Some systems are of course clunky (hunters needing arrows, no easy switching specs etc) but others are just simplified and it seems a lot of fun going back to it. So just because retail might not be your thing, don't write of classic completely. Not saying you'll like it for sure, I have a big list of things I might not like, but I think it's worth a chance just as much as I gave EQ Progressions servers etc a go.
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    Warhammer Online

    We have the guild on Destruction, where the first people started. I play on both sides, but I think most Ginnunga people who play (Sam, Seven, Ove) are on Destruction. You're not locked btw, you can have like 20 characters over both factions.
  18. Sinful

    Warhammer Online

    Still playing, still having fun. Been leveling a couple order toons too. 20 Sword Master 13 Warrior Priest 24 Marauder 24 Black Guard 21 Disciple of Khain Who cares about max lvl anyway
  19. Sinful

    Warhammer Online

    You're such a disappointment That aside it's still great fun, even though we're not many playing. I still have a severe case of alt anxiety, but since I'm not stressed I just play what I feel like at the moment. So switching between Black Orc, Marauder, DoK and Magus on a regular basis. Also leveled a couple order toons, but something about Destro is just so more appealing. This game/server would be so awesome with more Ginnungans, doing scenario groups, warbands etc.
  20. Sinful

    Warhammer Online

    Wasn't on much last night, will try to see if anyone is online for invites tonight
  21. Sinful

    Warhammer Online

    I've been leveling couple different ones to like 12-13, trying to decide what I want. Right now it's between: Zinful - Marauder Zinfulz - Blackguard Zaintz - DoK Sinsmash - Black orc So either of those
  22. Sinful

    Warhammer Online

    I guess everyone quit? Been playing a bit and having fun, but getting tad fed up only playing with randoms ☺️
  23. Sinful

    The Division 2

    Tidal Basin and World Tier 5 coming April 5: * New World Tier, new max GS. * New Stronghold * Three 6-piece gear sets * New difficulty for missions/strongholds: Heroic. Nothing is locked behind difficulty, it's just more rewarding in terms of higher rarity, and tends to drop higher GS. * In World Tier 5 ALL missions and Strongholds can be invaded by Black Tusk, will be some sort of weekly rotation. Seems solid State of the game video with the reveal and more info:
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