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  • tadka replied to the topic AMD my new buildish in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 6 days ago

    I gave you the first like  😉

  • tadka replied to the topic Time for Tasers? in the forum UK 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    The phrase “those who would give up their freedom for security deserve neither” comes to mind for some reason. Even though it doesn’t really apply here. But I always disagree with people who want a big change because of a single incident. I don’t read or watch the news but from what I occasionally see it seems we are no longer allowed to use force…[Read more]

  • tadka replied to the topic Lol fun pop video just came out. in the forum Music 1 month ago

    which one is Ed Sheeran?

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 1 week ago

    Looks like I have to eat my hat.

    I added the fibre washers on both sides of the motherboard and tightened it just as hard as last time. After all I didn’t think pressure was the problem here.

    So, I tightened the #1 nuts. Then I tightened the #2 nuts. Only this time I added a metal washer between them to help me tighten #2 against #1. I…[Read more]

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I do struggle with the concept of it having problems due to being not perfectly straight. It gets bent quite a lot each time I am removing it or fitting it back in a case. It flexes every time I handle it. But it works fine after. I think there got to be another explanation. But then I’ve been proven wrong many a time when I thought something just…[Read more]

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Who knows. It is working now. Once the fibre washers arrived I’ll try again. I read online that motherboard screws’ head should not be wider than a certain size. These washers definitely are wider. At the moment I’m hoping that’s the case and the fibre washers will solve the problem. I really don’t want to spend days trying to figure this out. I’m…[Read more]

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    It’s working for now. The motherboard is just laying flat in the case not attached at all. The fibre washers should be delivered tomorrow by Amazon. I just hope they are not conductive.

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    can’t be distortion, it’s all lined up perfectly with perfect spacing. can’t short the screws either, it’s just plywood. when I say tight I mean the washer and nut on both sides of the hole sandwiching the circuit board. I’m ordering some fibre washers for insulation and I won’t tighten the nuts as much. but until then I’ll try running it with the…[Read more]

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I disconnected everything but ram and cpu. no change. then I removed the motherboard from the plywood and removed the screws going through it. now it is powering up with just ram and cpu. so that seems to indicate that the screws are causing the problem. but I had them in when I did the test last time. the only difference this time I had them…[Read more]

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    finished fitting the fan and filter and put it all together but it is not working… the leds are lit but when I press the power button it just gets a little burst of energy to the fans and goes still. any ideas what I could have done wrong? it worked last time I had it all connected. I hope I have not killed it.

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I like the frame idea. I’ll staple it first then see if it worth the effort putting a frame on it. Though I don’t have a staple gun, bought some U shaped staples and will try hammering them in.

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Looking for ideas to attach those mesh pieces to the board. Glue as I planned won’t work as they are twisted and wont stay flush with the case. How else can they be fastened in such a way so it won’t look horrible as this is the side that will be facing the room?

    Also looking for good ideas how to hang that box on the wall easily.

  • Not too bad over here. I think the wind is helping a lot. But it’s meant to be 29 tomorrow  :*(   I hope I’ll be done at  work by midday so I can head straight for the beach and have a nice soak in the sea.

  • tadka replied to the topic Where might I in the forum Other Stuff 2 months ago

    The SSD I bought a few years ago did come in a box big enough for a medium size computer case  😀  But the case fan box I received yesterday was a tad too small for a computer case. Just a tad 😀

  • tadka replied to the topic Where might I in the forum Other Stuff 2 months ago

    The SSD I bought a few years ago did come in a box big enough for a medium size computer case  😀  But the case fan I received yesterday was a tad too small for a computer case. Just a tad 😀

  • tadka replied to the topic Selling A PC on ebay in the forum PC Talk 2 months ago

    I don’t know what kind of PC it is but regardless personally I would take it all apart and sell every component and the case separately. You should get more money that way.

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 2 months ago

    Alright, I’ve just put this thing together and it’s working. Typing this on it now.

    No DVD drive to keep things simple. It can always be connected temporarily if needed. The PSU and the SSDs will be held in place by some double-sided foam-tape.

    All that’s left to do is to figure out how to fit a fan, power switch and some sort of mounting…[Read more]

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 2 months ago

    I’ve now have everything I need to finish this case. I think. Still haven’t decided how/where I am going to fit the the fan. But I should be able to have it all working once it’s assembled.

    There is only one thing that is bugging me – the grounding. In the end I decided all components are going to be attached directly to the wood. The only…[Read more]

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks Boris. This PC is a dinosaur. You are not the first one to offer me better stuff 🙂 But it’s doing the job adequately for my needs so I can’t be bother to do any upgrades. I’ve got a C2Q 2.4GHz (Q6600) that someone on here donated me a few years back (I had a C2D prior). I’ll leave it as it is for now until one day I start feeling the…[Read more]

  • tadka replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    One more question guys.

    The PCI Express x16 cable is gen 3.

    My PCI Express x16 I think is gen 1.

    Will the cable be backwards…[Read more]

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