Level Twelve

Discussion in 'Worklogs' started by slipperyskip, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. etosha

    etosha n00bie

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    I understand your disdain for optical drives, and I can understand commitments to sponsors, however, when you do employ an optical drive what dictates it being a slot, or tray design? It would seem that recessed slot installations would hardly be noticeable. Please enlighten us. Cheers!
     
  2. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Gawd

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    First off, I have no commitments to sponsors. I don't like the word "sponsors" because it smells of some sort of legal agreement that doesn't exist. They are friends and fans of my work who are smart enough to know that giving me stuff helps me do what I do and in the end turns out to be a cheap, effective marketing strategy. You might notice that no company name or logo has ever appeared on one of my projects. The subject has never been raised.

    I am an early adopter of new technology and also an early disposer of old technology. Optical drives are dead whether people realize it or not. I only used an OD in this project because I thought using one in conjunction with USB 3.0 technology would be pretty cool. I didn't even use it to load the OS but instead used one of my trusty external USB OD drives instead. Purely out of habit. I'm confident that history will prove me right as it did when I rejected floppy disks. :D [/rant]
     
  3. etosha

    etosha n00bie

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    Mea culpa on the use of the word "sponsors." You're the best in my book. Cheers!
     
  4. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Gawd

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    CPU OC Adventures

    Stock clock on an 875K is 2.93GHz. I achieved a 4.0GHz clock "cause I thought that was a nice round number. Ran my Far Cry 2 bench again with the 5750 OC'd and got 66FPS average, 91 Max and 53 Min. Core temps rose to 67 degrees C from an idle of 49 degrees. Stock idle is 33 degrees. All of this was done with the Delta case fan running at half-speed. The PSU didn't seem to care at all and I didn't detect a speed up of its temp controlled 80mm fan.

    So the bottom line for me is that OC'ing the CPU is a waste of electricity when playing graphics intensive games. More importantly, I can safely replace the Delta with a quieter fan that gets me 40-45 CFM assuming speed is linear to capacity (prolly isn't).

    Sorry to all you "burst into flames" fans. Maybe next time. :D Peace out.
     
  5. kschaffner

    kschaffner [H]ard|Gawd

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    First thing, I love the build, it looks friggin awesome so keep it up :p

    Secondly, what about the possibility of adding a nice ambient light for when it is on maybe have it protrude from the bottom where the GPU is (big open hole easy to place). I also understand the desire for a minimalistic design and not having one. also for temp reasons placing a fan in the wood space above the computer either closer to front to push or closer to back to help pull the hot air out of that space. :D
     
  6. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Gawd

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    Thanks. I'm happy with the vent system. Maybe you mis-read me somehow complaining about it. My initial plans had fans mounted to the bottom and top attached to the wooden sections and being powered by the support box power supply. This setup was complicated so I thought I would try something simpler first and prove that I actually needed more.

    I'm not a big fan of flashy, blinky lights especially when I'm trying to watch a movie on my HDTV. I don't need a power light to let me know the computer is running or if the hard drive is working. Nothing wrong with people needing that kind of visual aid but I don't. With that I had better shut-up before I get into trouble. :).
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  7. JessAlba452

    JessAlba452 Gawd

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    Great worklog! I really enjoyed reading this, and seeing the finalized wonderful piece of computer art you have created. :D Keep up the great work!
     
  8. kschaffner

    kschaffner [H]ard|Gawd

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    Haha it's all good just throwing it out there. I myself also pull out the led's in all of my cases :D

     
  9. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Gawd

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  10. cnealjr

    cnealjr Gawd

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    Just voted again, but looks like you are winning by a landslide already. Great work, look forward to the next project featuring that shipping "mistake" Intel sent your way!
     
  11. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Gawd

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    Thanks! Gigabyte approached me to use one of their new Killer-series gaming motherboards (Oops - was I suppose to keep that a secret?). What I need is a decent video card to do the 980X justice. Video cards are the hardest things for me to get a hold of. I'm thinking Sandy Bridge is about to make the 980X obsolete here in a couple of weeks or maybe not, I'm not sure. I haven't had much time lately to keep up with the news. (I wonder why?) :D
     
  12. Korben Dallas

    Korben Dallas Gawd

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    Level 13? :p
     
  13. kschaffner

    kschaffner [H]ard|Gawd

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    Just call up nVidia or AMD and ask for one :p