Build night it was!  Tongue out
Processors arrived from Megaware via AusPost, picked up around  1.30pm.
Tone started the install around 5, on and off with distractions, Parts joined in about 7, just as tone bolted down the spanking new GTX N260OC.
While Tone got on with BIOS updates & messing about with SATA drivers, Parts busied himself with hands on hardware. .
2 different case designs chosen posed their own problems, my older revived Antec Lanboy was a very snug fit, while Part’s Cooler Master™ RC590 SECC Case enjoyed luxurious space, but the bottom mounted power supply forced some challenging wire routing decicions.
After a gueling session,  Parts departed at 11.30, and Tone ploughed on with the software install untill the wee hours. When do you stop eh! I figured when I had tested the first game on this beast. Grid has just finished intalling. PARTY TIME!

Sorry for the late update Raw, been a bit distracted 🙂

After setting everything up in Grid, then determining that turning off Hyperthreading was a good idea, I settled into a lap of Spa! Beautifully rendered smoke billowed from the tyres, and minute details, like sparks comming off the disk brakes completed the smooth running scene. I was thrilled when an AI car rolled in front of me, with bitties of detailed debris flying off in all directions! Before I’d completed a lap, the phone rang, with the missus asking "don’t you think it’s time for bed?". At 5am, I left the enclave, content that Deep Thought truly could answer the problems of life, the universe and everything. Well, in my gaming universe for a few years anyway.

Hopefully an intended run of early nights this week will see me in good steed for Friday, where our new rigs can be pitted against the Edge Elite’s best and brightest. Yes Raw, I’m talking about … Stormy .. lol.

Update .. finally.

090206 Mission Debriefing
PRESENT: Darklord,  Raw,  Canon, Parts, Kieren, Nadz, Tone.
MGX Power SVG shield – Collision off, damage on.
Shanghi Grand Prix – D 1.53.72 P T C retired
Power failure: units 1-5, kettle turned on upstairs.
Gaming resumes 9pm.

Hockenheim GP – D 1:14.75 T R C P timed out – lost throttle.
Zandvoort – D 1:13.41 T R P
Adelaide Street – D 1.08.44 P R T C retired
Nurburb Ring Short – D 1:07.04 R P T C
Bahraine GP 1:36.98 R P T
RESULT: D 60 P 37 T  36 R 36

Spa Frans – D 1:58.56 P T R
Brands Hatch – D R 1:03.74 T
    D 1:26.26 R P T
Olshershleben D 1.07.56 R P T retired 1st lap
    P 1:07.84 D K R
RESULT:D 954 P 912 R 906 T 888

Carentane T 19 R 15 P 7
Carentane Deathmatch R 33 T 23

Mission Ends: 12.40.

090306 Mission Debriefing

PRESENT: Raw, Woodie, Nadz, Tone.
A small gathering of the clans, bit of a social night while we locked and loaded up EMPIRE EARTH.
The period of WWII on islands was chosen. We built up our armies for over an hour, with a few minor skirmishes over a central island, a bit of a tussle between Woodie and Raw and side border disputes had just begun. I’d finally just figured out how to launch the mass of aircraft I’d built from my hangers, when THE GAME QUIT, not allowing us to finish the game. Nadz even played.

Finca Housewarming – Deathmatch around the pool to finish off the evening.

Apologies for the late update Raw 😉
been a bit busy lately, hope this makes amends lads.

With any luck, which we don’t seem to be having much of lately – for Parts and I, the night of the 20th of March could be BUILD NIGHT, IF and that’s a big IF some spanking CPU’s arrive before then.

We still have no refund from Yadnum Computers or processors, so are ordering elsewhere while we chase our money. I have reported them to the ACCC and have initiated steps through my bank to recover the funds, though I anticipate it may take some time, I remain hopeful. Office of Fair Trading will be next. I won’t wish a POX anything bad on Michael Munday, cause karma can bite back & I just want our money back.