My A2 'blog'...

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Where oh where is @Tufty ?

I had hoped there might be some A2 magic during lockdown part duex...

Perhaps the S3 blew a cylinder again.


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Sorry dude.... lock down has killed any car related work tbh until recently.... both the A2 and the S3 are desperately in need of a clean (both are embarrassingly dirty)...

I haven't been up at Bills at all for the past 12 months due to various reasons but I have actually got off my backside now and finally got around to sorting the aircon pipe on the S3 that the rad fan had cut through...

I still need to sort the oil pump chain on the A2 but ideally needs to be done indoors on a ramp rather than at the kerbside garage (which is where I did the aircon on the S3)

The S3 should be getting the turbo fitted finally this year though and I do have a little work to do to the A2 so will try a little harder now we are seeing the back end of the recent shenanigans...

I have been keeping quite busy though... I have done a load of work on my loft office as I now pretty much WFH all the time so needed to make that more homely and have been gaming loads...

I have changed the cooling loop 3 times over the past 12 months (as I needed something to fiddle with :) ) but this is the current iteration...
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...and finally a bit of car related fun and games...
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Be back on it soon... promise ;)

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Thanks Tufty.

You know, you don’t have to answer to me... but I’m glad to see you are okay and doing well.

Sweet PC rig. Mine is more of a ‘can I make it work?’ Super low budget effort with used and second hand parts and some fine bodging. Honestly once things are ‘working’ I tend to lose interest.

Keep up the fine work and I’ll wait semi-patiently for more awesome updates from you.


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Sweet rig, always a fan on a vertically mounted water cooled graphics cards and I'm a sucker for hardline tubing but never quite had it in me to commit to it and end up just using soft tubing. How is the corsair hydro stuff? I know it's fairly new to market compared with EK but generally a little more affordable.
 

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Sweet rig, always a fan on a vertically mounted water cooled graphics cards and I'm a sucker for hardline tubing but never quite had it in me to commit to it and end up just using soft tubing. How is the corsair hydro stuff? I know it's fairly new to market compared with EK but generally a little more affordable.
I had all Hydro-X stuff originally including the XD-5 pump/res... decided to go with the corsair stuff as it was more a 'complete' system and also managed to grab a few deals on the kit... its pretty nice gear tbh... gets a bit pricey for all the fittings though!!

I wanted hardline and was happy enough with the initial build but I can't leave things alone for long and found myself wanting to tidy the pipework up a bit... then change the aesthetics (hence the EK pump/res and rear res)... I recently changed it again to the setup above (same CPU/GPU etc, just re piped it all up) and finally happy with it all now.... I used a fair few 90 degree fittings before but now have replaced all with actual tube bends... there is one more area I wouldn't mind removing the 45's I am using due to complicated positioning and space but that can wait for the next iteration :)

I have decided to give this generation of CPU/GPU a miss and will wait for the next 'big thing'... I have an R7 3700x and Strix 2080ti so not exactly lacking in frames... will see what the next generation brings

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