Thursday, 6 December 2018

HiVE 2.0 is Online

Well HiVE2.0 is finally here.

After swapping out the power supply the screen blanking issues disappeared. I thought it was all over and finally got a working system. Started up my game and it started without any problems. Soon after I heard the fans on the graphics card going at full speed. I thought shit something broke somewhere. I checked the fans where working but the case wasn't getting much cool air in or moving inside the case.

Took apart the water cooling system and moved it to the roof of the case so the 2 big fans up front can pull the air inside. Managed to clean up all the wires as well so the case so it looks VERY clean inside.

Booted up again, played my game watching the temperatures and CPU never went over 35C and graphics card didn't go over 65C when before it was hitting 90C. So its up and running without any issues now.

I present to you, HiVE2.0











till the next ride, bee safe.....

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The power of yellow

So like I said I would do something with the mesh panels that can be taken apart which gave me the idea. Saw something on Overclockers Forum where someone did pretty much the same but with multi colours. 



So I got some primer & yellow spray paint from my local DIY/car part store. Don't know if they are any good or not but the bits I want to do are pretty small and mistakes can be hidden if needed.


First of some primer, not too bad for my first go in many years.



I let it dry over night and did some yellow in the morning.


Safety first right? :D



Seems to be pretty good for the first coat of paint. Let it dry for a good couple of hrs even though it probably won't need it. Better to be safe than sorry I guess.



Hoping the end result will be as good as I have it in my head.

till the next ride, bee safe.....

Saturday, 24 November 2018

The gathering of Project HiVE 2.0

It's here and delivered right on the time they said they would too. Both packages from different sources but same courier.
Thank you Overclockers.co.uk & scan.co.uk
The gang's all here



Is it only me that hears that song "I Need a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler when I read that? Well I just got my hero :D



Now I was expecting something special with the retail version of the i9 processor is why I held out to get it as well as the warranty being 3yrs instead of 1yr with  OEM version.

Mysterious bubble wrap
Mysterious black cloth bag
SEXY or WHAT??????!
Seriously, OMFG.


ok how do you open this thing up?

Hello in there
Yay finally worked it out :D

FINALLY
We meet in person
Ok I will tell you the truth right now, it took me AGES to open this thing up, atleast 10 solid minutes. I didn't want to break it but DAMN it was a tough one figure out to open. I may even do something with the Hex case in future, maybe add lights to it.

Now this is something new on me as this is the nano ssd drives that stores your data, next level of  solid state drive which is tiny but still holds just as much if not more than the drives before it.

1 TB 970 EVO M.2 nano SSD
Now a few people have said to me that I don't need so much memory, but this isn't just for gaming I will probably do video and photography work with it at some point too. Plus all the extra 3rd party programs I have running so need the extra. You can never have too much memory or drive space, you will always fill it in time.


4x 8Gb = 32Gb
Yeah I know I went over board with the RGB lighting but I don't care.

Watercooled CPU Cooler
and finally a new OS, this will be the tough bit as when I tried Windows 10 as a free upgrade I uninstalled it after a few hours as I just couldn't get on with it after using Windows 7. Hopefully this time will be better.

Time to build this thing, if I don't hit any issues it will be up and running soon, if I have issues then it may take me while but I have a whole week to figure it out as I'm on holidays from work. Whole reason why I ordered everything to get delivered pretty much same time. :)

till the next ride, bee safe.....