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All this competitive folding with Oppo served to remind me that Gunther was overdue for a cleaning. I’m slightly ashamed to have let such a fine machine get so dusty. Once I got to end of a set of work units, I vowed to fix the error of my ways.

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This also served as a reminder to fire up the compressor in the garage and clean out my modem and routers, too.

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Blowing out the case was deeply satisfying, and the amount of dust that came out of the GPU and radiator was a bit surprising. It even motivated me to pull off the back cover and clean out my cable management area.

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I rock a Fractal Design R6 USB-C, and it is a very fine piece of hardware. I can’t recommend Fractal Design cases enough to anyone wanting to brew their own. I will be using this quality case for many builds to come.

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Gunther lives on my desk in the spare bedroom, so he can game or fold away through the night without anyone caring.

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I’ve always had mixed feelings about RGB, but the fan lighting on the GPU can’t be disabled without replacing the fans, so I set the rest of it to a matching, steady light blue. No disco light show going on here.

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Specs for the curious:

Fractal Design R6-USB C

MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC

Ryzen 7 1700 running a 3.8ghz all core overclock (the heart originally harvested from Gus, my former Dell gaming PC that got me back in the game after many years away from any kind of performance computing)

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EVGA CLC 280mm aio

32 gb Corsair vegance LPX @3200mhz

Shapphire Nitro+ SE RX590 gpu

Cruical MX500 500gb SSD as the OS and steam drive

An old Toshiba 1TB hd for media storage

Effect: 3-5 degree Celsius drop in temps throughout the various components.

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