Monday 12 November 2018

and now for something completely different.....

WOW I can't believe its been over a year since I have posted in this blog.

The reason? Pretty much not been cycling much at all over the last couple of years other than commuting to & from work.

I’ve kept up to date with the Facebook group London Brompton Club which is still going strong but not posting, maybe the odd comment every once in awhile. I have to say that I am very proud of the LBC and how it still growing and many active members all the time. I've been going though some personal issues over the last few yrs and seeing the LBC still going strong gives me a warm fuzzy feeling and makes my dark days a little brighter. So thank you to everyone in the LBC.

I’ve been considering posting about other things I'm also doing. Blogging was a kinda of therapy for me in someways, I look back at my blog to see the things that I have done and think to myself, damn I really did do that.

So on with something a little different.
New case for next PC
Currently I'm in the process of building myself a new PC. Only the last couple of yrs I have been gaming more and my current is PC is 8 yrs old and just a couple of hardware updates in that time. Basically its showing its age in regards to gaming.
I've been planning this new PC for about a year now but waiting for the optimum time to buy components. Getting the balance right between price & latest tech is tricky as  technology doesn't wait around. As soon as some new tech comes out its pretty much outdated within a couple of months, probably less.

As you can see the case its basically black but will have programmable lighting. While I wait for the availability of of certain components I will be working on the case to give it a little colour.

First thing to do is strip down the case to its bare bones to see exactly what I've got to work with.

First idea that came to me was when stripping the front panel & top panels, which consist of a frame and wire mesh panels.

Front Panel
Front Panel Stripped

Top  Panel Stripped

First thing I thought was spray painting the mesh, give it a little pop. Well you folks should know by now I'm a bit of a fan of black and yellow so how about the mesh panels in yellow. Will be trying out tests on small bits of strap metal to see how this paint goes as I've never used it and its been a long while since I've spray painted anything. I MAY look for a professional spray painting place to see if they could do these little bits for me if I don't feel I will get good results.

Proposed Specs:
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero
Processor: Intel i9-9900K Processor
CPU Cooler: Hydro Series™ H115i RGB Platinum 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4
HardDrive: 970 EVO Polaris 1TB M.2 NVME Solid State Drive
Display Card: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ROG STRIX OC Graphics Card

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

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