Category Archives: Computer Gaming

Boys and Their Toys

Hubby recently built himself a new PC with help from a friend of his.  It is a pretty awesome piece of gaming kit with 3 top of the range graphics cards.  All good so far, except it had a problem with overheating.

Much head scratching and searching of Google ensued until a solution was found.  It was concluded that  a bigger case was needed (bigger case?  This thing is like a cupboard!!) and a water cooling system was to be installed.

Hmm…interesting times seeing as Hubby and Friend had never installed a water cooling system before…..

This was the finished result which looks pretty cool:

Looking pretty cool!
Looking pretty cool!
Orange is the CPU cooling and green is the graphics card cooling
Orange is the CPU cooling and green is the graphics card cooling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see the reservoir with the cooling liquid.
You can see the reservoir with the cooling liquid.

The result of several Saturdays spent working on it, some ad-hoc modifications when things went wrong, new connectors being ordered when there weren’t enough to finish the job, much swearing, searching of Google, tea drinking, chocolate eating, taking up my kitchen table, working into the early hours when I’d gone to bed long ago….

But I’m sure you’ll agree that the final result is worth it!!  It does look quite sexy.

My machine next but I think I will keep it simple and give the watercooling a miss…..

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Geek Envy

When hubby and I buy a new game for the PC he always buys the collectors edition.

Nothing wrong with that at all but it hurts me to often pay double for the same game so I don’t bother, after all we can always ‘share’ the art book and free stuff that comes in the box (not the in-game stuff unfortunately!).

However, I do have serious geek-envy at the Guild Wars 2 collectors edition box.  It’s really well done and the figure looks amazing.

Figure and tin from the Guild Wars 2 collectors edition box
Figure and tin from the Guild Wars 2 collectors edition box

‘Wow!  She’s behind the times’ I hear you cry, ‘Guild Wars 2 has been out for aggggess!’. 

Very true but this weekend was the first time that we unpacked the collectors edition box. 

Sacrilege?  Maybe.  I can understand that some people like to keep things in mint condition but it’s also nice to take them out and enjoy them.  This figure is a thing of beauty and definitely worth enjoying!