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* '''2022-07-04:''' i conclude a long 3-day weekend of [[Schwarzger%C3%A4t_III_upgrade#Bespoke_parts|3d printing numerous parts]] with which i intended to "complete" my build. the goal was that no cables ought be visible—a formidable task, given everything in the box.
* '''2022-07-04:''' i conclude a long 3-day weekend of [[Schwarzger%C3%A4t_III_upgrade#Bespoke_parts|3d printing numerous parts]] with which i intended to "complete" my build. the goal was that no cables ought be visible—a formidable task, given everything in the box.
* '''2022-07-05, 0700:''' i wake up, smoke a cigarette, check my mail, and go back to sleep
* '''2022-07-05, 0700:''' i wake up, smoke a cigarette, check my mail, and go back to sleep. as i do every morning, i note that my condo is not full of the smell of burnt electronics.
* '''2022-07-05, 1000:''' i wake up again, and smell a horrible acrid odor suggesting burning plastic. i go to find out who's been smoking crack in my condo. nope, the electric stink is coming from my machine, where the four leftmost power pins of my RTX 2070 Super have melted into the PCIe slot ([https://www.reddit.com/r/watercooling/comments/vset9i/press_f_for_respects/ press 'f' for respects]). it is immediately obvious that the card will never again multiply a matrix. the motherboard, somewhat shockingly, still posts.
* '''2022-07-05, 1000:''' i wake up again, and smell a horrible acrid odor suggesting burning plastic. i go to find out who's been smoking crack in my condo. nope, the electric stink is coming from my machine, where the four leftmost power pins of my RTX 2070 Super have melted into the PCIe slot ([https://www.reddit.com/r/watercooling/comments/vset9i/press_f_for_respects/ press 'f' for respects]). it is immediately obvious that the card will never again multiply a matrix. the motherboard, somewhat shockingly, still posts.
* '''2022-07-05, 1100:''' i look into what's required to replace a motherboard's PCIe slot, shake my head, and order another Gigabyte Aorus Master TRX40 off Ebay. aftermarket TRX40 motherboards are not plentiful. i pay about $450, similar to the cost paid back in 2020-03 when i originally bought it. i order an EVGA Copper Hydro 2080ti for about $750, and marveling at freefalling GPU prices, pick up another 2070 Super for $300. i sell the scorched 2070 Super for $40, unsure why anyone would pay even that. i throw an air-cooled Radeon 6650 XT into another slot, forcing me to pull my Hyperx4 NVMe card, meaning my two SSD-based RAID1s are running in degraded mode.
* '''2022-07-05, 1100:''' i look into what's required to replace a motherboard's PCIe slot, shake my head, and order another Gigabyte Aorus Master TRX40 off Ebay. aftermarket TRX40 motherboards are not plentiful. i pay about $450, similar to the cost paid back in 2020-03 when i originally bought it. i order an EVGA Copper Hydro 2080ti for about $750, and marveling at freefalling GPU prices, pick up another 2070 Super for $300. i sell the scorched 2070 Super for $40, unsure why anyone would pay even that. i throw an air-cooled Radeon 6650 XT into another slot, forcing me to pull my Hyperx4 NVMe card, meaning my two SSD-based RAID1s are running in degraded mode.