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Knuckledragger

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  1. Craaazy wind here last night.  Power went out early this morning when I was of course dead asleep.  I got awakened by a chorus of UPS alarms.  I got up, shut down all the various electronic bits, sent an outage notification to my beknighted power company and tried to go back to sleep.  The wind continued to make crazy noises.  I had the thought that with proper mics, the sound would be perfect for the ambient background to a horror movie or video game.  [Fun fact: that is exactly how some of the background for the original Evil Dead was recorded.]  I think the power was out for over 3 hours.  I managed to have a doozie of a nightmare before being awakened yet again by the power coming back on and various devices beeping their approval.  Solid B'town/10 evening, I'd say.

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    Like many kids of the 80s I was a big fan of Voltron and a few years ago I discovered the old Castle of Lions toy in my mum’s attic. This is my attempt at turning it into a functioning computer.

    I started this build over 3 and a half years ago, when the CPU and motherboard were new. Since then, despite moving house, having a baby, moving house again interstate, accidentally bending motherboard pins, having 1 RAM stick fail, almost burning down the castle, overhauling the storage from SSDs to M.2s, losing parts in the mail, and a global pandemic... it is finally finished.

    See PCPP link for full details on the build and parts - https://au.pcpartpicker.com/b/mY7TwP

    This project is what got me interested in PC modding and I’ve learnt a ton of stuff throughout the process of building and experimenting. A lot of thanks goes to the PCMR community and plenty of other subs for the endless inspiration.

    Sitting at my desk, reaching over to flick open the Lion’s head, pressing the power switch, and seeing the castle come alive… is satisfying beyond words. Full battlestation pics coming soon.

     

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