Author Archives: Saate
This will be my first worklog, and my first time doing any modding! The extreme nature of the build and my lack of experience make the name ‘MASSIVELY’ appropriate I think :)
In my WoW days I ran a blog called Massively Obsessed (www.saate.net) covering similar crazy/obsessive achievements. This build will hopefully follow in a similiar obsessive fashion :) There’s something really comforting about throwing myself into the research and reading for projects like this.
Everything you’ll see in this log is a first for me. No compromises though! If I’m not happy with the result I’ll rework it until I am :) Feedback and idea sharing as I go would be great.
I’m some way into the build already with around 180 pics taken. If you want more pictures of any particular parts let me know – chances are I’ll have plenty :)
I’m a big fan of space so will be using the Corsair 800D case as the base for this mod. The system will be water cooled with the top of the case modified to fit a 480mm radiator and the single loop flow will be hard copper piped.
The 5.25″ optical drive bay will be removed or modified, I’ve developed an overstated hatred of it that I can’t quite explain :) The hot swap bay is also on the chopping block, it’ll either be removed completely or modded and relocated.
The system will be powered by a Corsair AX1200 with customised cable lengths and MDPC sleeving (remember, no compromises!). I’ll also be designing my own ‘Massively’ branded stickers to replace all the stock ones on the fans, power supply and memory to give the finished build a unified feel.Equipment:
Case: Corsair 800D
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z
CPU: i7 2700K
Memory: Corsair Dominator CMP32GX3M4X1600C10 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3
HDD: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD (Main/OS Drive) plus 3TB and 2TB internals for storage
GPU: 2 x GTX670 (Not yet purchased)
PSU: Corsair AX1200 (100% Modular)
Pump: Koolance PMP-450 (variable/tach wire) with silver housing
Reservoir: Phobya Balancer 150
Radiator: Black Ice SR1 480mm
Fans: Enermax Magma Batwing 120mm
CPU Waterblock: Koolance CPU-370 CPU Waterblock
This is my current desktop setup the new PC will eventually be driving, triple U2711 screens running at 7680×1440 res:
My cable sleeving tools:
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! Will post up AX1200 and the start of sleeving shots next round.
Sorry, couldnt resist the reference :p Have been uploading pics of a recent trip to New Zealand and thought this clip might be worthy enough to share!
We did an 8 day tour of the north island in New Zealand. One of the optional daytrips in the Bay of Islands was an afternoon on a fishing boat. I’d never caught a fish in my life so I thought it might be satisfying to be able to tick the “Caught a fish” box (must resist making additional achievement references! :p).
Pretty early on I caught an undersized fish that we threw back and I was happy, job done. My luck seemed to run out after that and I didnt have a bite until near the end of the afternoon – then hooked this one. Took about 20 minutes to bring in and being a complete novice I had no idea what I was doing. I was well and truly ready to give up (you can hear me say it!) but glad the group encouraged me to see it through to the end – an amazing experience I’ll remember for some time to come I think!
A little bit of an Alliance versus Horde theme today. Have to say I was pretty amazed at the Orgrimmar shots! Where should I head next?
Did a couple of requests from the Consortium thread tonight. Thanks to Supes for passing on the /console commands to improve the quality and format of the screenshot save files!
The files in my screenshots folder are up to 30mb/each in size so for the sake of practicality (and my server’s bandwidth!) I’ve converted them from the TGA to high quality JPG files. If you’re especially interested in any of them let me know and I can upload the original files.
Also a special shoutout to [Cthulhu Ftagn] who I’ve learned has (bizarrely!) had a great panogramic screenshots thread going on MMO-Champion forums for the last couple of week. Definitely worth checking out!
Have been running WoW in triple-screen mode lately for a change. My setup runs with triple 27″ DELL U2711 screens so it makes for a pretty cool immersive experience! One cool thing I realised is that screenshots were saved at that same 7680×1440 resolution. I ended up taking a bunch of different shots to test it out:
Finally here’s a quick phone pic of how the screens are setup:
Let me know if there’s any locations you think might make cool shots and I’ll see what I can do :)
Shout out to Latreau, a friend from EU-Argent Dawn, this week! He’s into gathering professions so that’s the theme for this one.
There are no warcraft-specific words so should be fairly easy. As far as I’m aware the scoring is still broken (giving an ‘error’ on completion).
I’m looking at changing that functionality to leave a timestamped comment when the jumble is completed. So until then leave a comment to let me know how you found the puzzle :)