bit-tech.net

Go Back   bit-tech.net Forums > Modding > Project Logs

Reply
 
Thread Tools View Mode
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 04:54   #1
E.E.L. Ambiense
Acrylic Heretic
 
E.E.L. Ambiense's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 2,950
E.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run Crysis
Project BIO-A10 by E.E.L. Ambiense - Completed



Infinitely-Lazy Shortcut - Finished Final Pics


Well, hello there! It's been a little while; not too long though, right? I think? Actually, it's been way too long, indeed. I have some explaining to do and some dirty laundry to air before we get started on this new project log; the 1st of quite a few project logs that have been clogging up E.E.L.'s brain like three runs to Taco Bell in one day does to a lactose-intolerant without any fiber intake, so please afford me this much if I run off-topic before there really IS a topic, okay?

I'm going to answer the main Q that some of you may be thinking right now, assuming you're familiar with me/my work from the past, so here we go.

1). What the bloody-jumpin'-freakin'-hell happened to you!?

Well, see, the short answer is, my life has been turned upside down and back again.

The long answer is, my long-time career-shattering job I was in possession of for close to two decades was ended. Not by choice, but by necessity (because of the piss-poor economy Stateside). I worked for a small business; family-run. I was the only non-family employee, but the odd thing was I was probably the most-valuable considering I was keeping them afloat with over 60% of the income from my department, but I was let go because the company was going to go under if they didn't let SOMEONE go; that person was me because I didn't share the last name with the rest of the employees. The worst part was, I was told on the SAME DAY I SIGNED A LEASE FOR NEW PROPERTY; was given the bad news when I returned to work that early afternoon. Needless to say, I was VERY irate about it. The pseudo-boss I had gave me the news with tears streaming down her face, along with her brother. I'm sure they were crying because the only person who could actually DO any of the work was being swept out the door like a two-day old turd on the brand-new carpet. But I digress.

For those that didn't know, I was (am) a graphic designer and t-shirt printer. I have been tinkering with it since I was 11 years old. To put it into perspective, I worked on Macs when they had a killer reputation for quick and powerful processing, and it was the ONLY graphics platform available. My first "illustration" program I touched was MacDraw. I recall when Photoshop came out--the first one. Illustrator 88+. Etc, etc. Bottom line is, I had been around it for quite a while. And I loved it. I enjoyed every minute of it. I miss it more than I could even begin to iterate here in a stupid project log. It was (still is) a big part of me, and not having my print-room makes me feel naked and incomplete in an odd way. I spent so many hours there; so many records played in there; so many gallons of sweat spilled there because of no A/C on occasion and working in a 100+-degree room. I remember watching the Sept. 11 attacks on an old tube TV from Sears-Roebuck (with wood-grain!) in that room.

I enjoyed that place, and enjoyed my job. And it really wasn't a job to me. It gave me an outlet to push my creativity out and flex that muscle we all seem to have (at least those creative types out there). I put in overtime, but wasn't paid because I was salaried. I loved those 2 hour lunches too. And my own keys to the place. And the 2-am modding escapades in that building! I was modding there when a hurricane dropped right on top of us and my car was flooded out. Bottom line is, I was very sad to see it go.

So now I was unemployed. That fast. I was given what they could afford to me to help me out, but I was screwed, plain and simple. The hell was I going to do? I needed something QUICK, even if it was temporary because of the lease on the new rental being a major increase in rent. But, those $30/hr paychecks will be hard to match.

Then I recalled something. The manager of Performance-PCs had offered me the modding dept about 6 months prior and I kind of laughed softly in his face about it because it was a couple tax-brackets lower. Hell, that could work. Right? So I talk to the owner about it all; explained the situation, etc. I'm hired easily. But things are really bad, financially speaking. I won't go into specifics, but things really sucked in comparison.

A month later, I'm miserable. Work is so different. And irritating. And suffocating.

The lady is feeling a little ill, but nothing really clicked. Then, on a whim we get a pregnancy-test... Yup. Positive. Oh. My. God. So life gets any more interesting.

We scramble to get the wedding plans cemented; making everything from scratch including the clothes and cakes. We get it done. And it was beautiful. Perfect. PERFECT!

And we get the house we were fighting with the bank over and I rely on my impeccable and exorbitant credit to float us into the house. I really believe had I not had such stellar credit, we would be sleeping in a cardboard box right now.

And nine months later, the most-beautiful thing in the world to me was born. And it changed my life. For the better. Made me, along with his mother, a whole person. Complete in every way. Except, for those awesome paychecks I still miss.

There is so much more to the story, like failed business attempts and massive debt, but I'll leave it there. Enough has been said, IMO. You get the picture.

I miss my laser.

-----------------------------------------

Now, time to move on the dirty laundry I mentioned earlier. Heh. Heh.

Now, those that know me personally know I do not take kindly to being snubbed or mistreated in any fashion. I'm a very easy-going kind of dude, and I afford respect to everyone. But sometimes, some just piss me off. And that includes companies. Computer supply companies.

For those with a longer memory can recall I was graciously given an article in Custom PC for my Blu-Bawx I scratchbuild project, thanks to the infinite kindness of Antony Leather and the rest of the staff at Custom PC magazine and Bit-Tech. But--there's a downside to this. There was prize-pack from misc. companies for having your mod or whatever in the mag. Prizes from companies including Corsair, Cooler Master, MSI and QuietPC. Guess what? I only received the gear from Corsair and QuietPC.

***update - As of August 27th, the issue has been resolved with Cooler Master due to the exhaustive help, support and badgering from Bill Owen, Antony L., Richard S., as well as some help from Nic - Cooler Master US and the Cooler Master rep that actually has a brain in his gourd - - Mr. Wu from Cooler Master Taiwan who put his foot down and fixed the whole issue. Infinite thanks, Mr. Wu! Your reputation proceeds you, kind sir.

And it should be pointed out that there was no help at all from the UK team. Shame on you guys! ***


MSI didn't respond to ONE attempt at contacting them. Nothing. Nothing!

So, here's the bottom line with this issue. I didn't necessarily care that much for the prizes I was supposed to receive because they were mid to low-end gear and I tend to use good stuff myself, but I WAS going to give it to my step-daughter for a system for her.

So, good job, MSI! You made my step-daughter cry, you morons! I had been using MSI boards off-and-on for a while as well. Socket 478 days I loved their red-PCB'd boards, since red-n-black was always my color scheme. But, because of this snubbing, you guys have lost me as a customer and supporter as well. You guys suck.

You have a new name to me.... or three...

I think "MSI" probably stands for this, since they don't seem to want us modders to use their gear, right?


Or, perhaps this in my case:


Nah....I think it just means this:


So here it is, you jackasses. Enjoy it. It's for you. Eat my @$$ Award just for you.



--------------------------------------

Now, finally, with all that BS out of the way, let's get to some friggin' moddin'! At least, assuming I haven't been banned at this point for my rant.

This project is based around a Lian Li PC-A10 chassis. Back when Lian Li really new what the hell they were doing. What an awesome case. And so much potential!

Being the new, svelt, and affordable E.E.L., I was able to snag a couple of these extinct cases from work on the real-cheap because they were both missing mobo trays and one was pretty beat up. I was basically sponsored these cases, for the low cost I paid for them.

The irony of it all was, I happen to have an A10 mobo tray in my arsenal of computer parts I've pack-ratted over the years. So, that takes care of that.

This build is for my best friend, who has been extraordinarily patient with all of this. He gets the 1st stab on these cases. His theme is always a "biohazard" type of thing. Some recall my previous build for him based around this idea. Well, he loves it. And who am I to mock him for it? ...I do. Yes. But still. To each their own, right?

So, here's what I'm going to do:



That's what he saw a little while back when it was in the preliminary stage of design, but-- I gave him the option of a "weathered" build or a clean build. He chose clean. ....sooooo, he gets weathered. I'm such a rebel.

Let's take a look at the chassis, shall we?



Nothing special. At least, at first glance. Some one had applied a horrid psuedo-carbon fiber vinyl film to the front door. I'll fix that. Oooooh, I will.



It's in bad shape, but I've seen a lot worse. I can turn it around.



Some dents on the panels, etc. I think it'll add to the theme though.



I love the layout inside. Seriously. For the smaller size of the case, you can really fit some serious cooling in here.



I love it.



Let's start stripping her down. A lot of surgery needed.







A lot of wiring I'll no longer need!



Oh yeah...these are gone.



Let's remove the racks, here...











These are definitely gone!



This too...





Let's get rid of the top IO ports too.



I'll need some room to work and maneuver so this will make it easier.



There. Simple.



I'll keep this thing for later. They always come in handy!



There's a little fan controller built in. It's gone too.



Peek-a-boo!



This is going to be really fun!



Now, hopefully I can post again within a couple more years! Forgive me; It's been a little while since I've been in the driver's seat and my log-fu is a bit rusty. Not unlike this case will be.

I'm sorry, guys. Truly. I'll be a better modder. I promise.

__________________
Latest Builds:
LilyPC V.2 - completed!BIO-A10 - MotM Jul. '12 Nominee Loser!"Movie Sign!" - in progressCheckMate - MotM May '09 Nominee Loser!BluBawx I - MotY '09 Nominee Loser!Lumière Noire - MotM Apr. '08 Nominee Loser!NOTalis w/ MNPCTech"Building Better Worlds" - MotM Feb. '08 Nominee Loser!

Last edited by E.E.L. Ambiense; 23rd Sep 2012 at 16:39.
E.E.L. Ambiense is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 05:17   #2
jhanlon303
The Keeper of History
 
jhanlon303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Box under a Bridge, Iowa
Posts: 9,270
jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Welcome back young one. You are purged and vented, now mod. Eager we are for updates. Ban us both they might for comment I have.

Missed you. Sry. Emotions. . Next time better will I do.

john
__________________
Coming to a forum near you. January 2014.
jhanlon303 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 05:28   #3
kelmannen
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sweden, next to polarbears.
Posts: 358
kelmannen has yet to learn the way of the Dremelkelmannen has yet to learn the way of the Dremelkelmannen has yet to learn the way of the Dremelkelmannen has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Welcome back eel! =) have read some of your older logs and wondered ehere you went, mod on!
__________________
Works as a tool retailer, glad if i can help someone with tool questions!

Hopes that i someday completes my first scratchbuild...
kelmannen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 06:05   #4
Attila
still thinking....
 
Attila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,213
Attila should be considered for presidentAttila should be considered for presidentAttila should be considered for presidentAttila should be considered for presidentAttila should be considered for presidentAttila should be considered for presidentAttila should be considered for presidentAttila should be considered for presidentAttila should be considered for presidentAttila should be considered for presidentAttila should be considered for president
Quote:
Originally Posted by E.E.L. Ambiense View Post
Snip........... I'll be a better modder. I promise.

I doubt it. One of the reasons I'm a big fan is because of your clean work and sense of style, Lumiere Noire is still one of my favourites. The other is your sense of humor. I've had occasion to chase prizes as well, but have ended up getting everything I'm owed. I never chased the manufacturers though, I kept nagging the publishers. But I should also mention that CORSAIR were always the first prizes to arrive, without any prompting, on three occasions.

Hooray for Corsair, an honorable company.
__________________
stillthinking
Attila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 06:17   #5
Balder
Calmer than a monk on morphine
 
Balder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Winter wonderland
Posts: 332
Balder is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Balder is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Balder is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Balder is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Balder is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Balder is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Balder is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Balder is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Balder is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Balder is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Balder is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.
Wow, alot to take in here, first of all, welcome back, it's awesome to see oldies back, I loved your other mods!

Congratulations on the wee one, I know how kids can change alot, and the wedding to!
Hopefully the economy and all that sorts it self out (Thank god I live in one of the worlds most stable places).
__________________
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Balder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 06:52   #6
stonedsurd
Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian
 
stonedsurd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Delhi, India
Posts: 7,103
stonedsurd is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.stonedsurd is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.stonedsurd is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.stonedsurd is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.stonedsurd is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.stonedsurd is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.stonedsurd is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.stonedsurd is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.stonedsurd is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.stonedsurd is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.stonedsurd is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Holy moly. That's one hell of a story. John wasn't kidding when he said life caught up with you.

I'm glad you're doing better now, many congratulations to you and the missus, and welcome back.
__________________
stonedsurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 07:33   #7
dbradford32
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 120
dbradford32 has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
hey E.E.L, keep on this one! i love the older lian li cases, and this one looks like it could turn out sweet! and i understand your story 100%! I am ,ind of going through some of it... lol i have 2 kids since the podcast back in 2010! and a job im not totally in love with, but it payz the bills... Stress sucks! but remember, yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today a gift, which is why it is called the present!
__________________
Yesterday is history, Tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift, which is why it is the "present".
dbradford32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 11:58   #8
E.E.L. Ambiense
Acrylic Heretic
 
E.E.L. Ambiense's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 2,950
E.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run Crysis
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhanlon303 View Post
Welcome back young one. You are purged and vented, now mod. Eager we are for updates. Ban us both they might for comment I have.

Missed you. Sry. Emotions. . Next time better will I do.

john
Heh-heh, thank you John! Oh, I'm slightly purged, yes. But I've barely scratched the surface on things. Believe me, I pulled the punches too, lol.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kelmannen View Post
Welcome back eel! =) have read some of your older logs and wondered ehere you went, mod on!
Thank you, kindly! I appreciate you reading those long-winded beasts! I will mod on, that's for sure!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Attila View Post
I doubt it. One of the reasons I'm a big fan is because of your clean work and sense of style, Lumiere Noire is still one of my favourites. The other is your sense of humor. I've had occasion to chase prizes as well, but have ended up getting everything I'm owed. I never chased the manufacturers though, I kept nagging the publishers. But I should also mention that CORSAIR were always the first prizes to arrive, without any prompting, on three occasions.

Hooray for Corsair, an honorable company.
Thank you. I always try to inject a couple of laughs, usually at myself. Which really isn't that hard.

Honestly, I didn't see this as an issue with the publishers as they did their job and well, I might add. The spread was beautiful! Even got a direct copy in the mail fairly fast after print-run. But never wanted to bark at the publisher because I didn't want to look or sound ungrateful for their attention. I'm not like that. I truly appreciate any kind of honor bestowed upon me, and always have and will. The Corsair pack came direct from Dennis offices, and first. QuietPC was just amazing; they didn't have what they were supposed to send so the kind lady over there let me go on a shopping-spree of sorts. She even emailed me first! But the other asshats, well... you read it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Balder View Post
Wow, alot to take in here, first of all, welcome back, it's awesome to see oldies back, I loved your other mods!

Congratulations on the wee one, I know how kids can change alot, and the wedding to!
Hopefully the economy and all that sorts it self out (Thank god I live in one of the worlds most stable places).
Thank you kindly! I appreciate it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stonedsurd View Post
Holy moly. That's one hell of a story. John wasn't kidding when he said life caught up with you.

I'm glad you're doing better now, many congratulations to you and the missus, and welcome back.
Heheh, thank you! Hopefully, I can keep things under control now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbradford32 View Post
hey E.E.L, keep on this one! i love the older lian li cases, and this one looks like it could turn out sweet! and i understand your story 100%! I am ,ind of going through some of it... lol i have 2 kids since the podcast back in 2010! and a job im not totally in love with, but it payz the bills... Stress sucks! but remember, yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today a gift, which is why it is called the present!
Thanks, man! Jeez, you'd think you'd have learned the 1st time to keep that thing bagged! Nah, seriously, congrats on the kids.

Yeah, during the p'casts, there was so much BS I couldn't even begin to explain. I had to back away from all of that because I just didn't have the time and my head wasn't in it either. I feel like I let everyone down too because of it. I miss doing those things, the p'casts.
__________________
Latest Builds:
LilyPC V.2 - completed!BIO-A10 - MotM Jul. '12 Nominee Loser!"Movie Sign!" - in progressCheckMate - MotM May '09 Nominee Loser!BluBawx I - MotY '09 Nominee Loser!Lumière Noire - MotM Apr. '08 Nominee Loser!NOTalis w/ MNPCTech"Building Better Worlds" - MotM Feb. '08 Nominee Loser!
E.E.L. Ambiense is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 14:21   #9
mnpctech
bit-tech sponsor
 
mnpctech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Mpls, MN
Posts: 3,672
mnpctech is definitely a rep cheat.mnpctech is definitely a rep cheat.mnpctech is definitely a rep cheat.mnpctech is definitely a rep cheat.mnpctech is definitely a rep cheat.mnpctech is definitely a rep cheat.mnpctech is definitely a rep cheat.mnpctech is definitely a rep cheat.mnpctech is definitely a rep cheat.mnpctech is definitely a rep cheat.mnpctech is definitely a rep cheat.
I felt a rumble in the Internets and tracked it down to this thread Your project logs set the bar for many people who first discovered bit-tech, and are now loyal members.

It's Good to have Jeremy Back!

lol @ logos
__________________
Shop Our Case Mod Store We Ship International Orders!
mnpctech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 14:57   #10
E.E.L. Ambiense
Acrylic Heretic
 
E.E.L. Ambiense's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 2,950
E.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run Crysis
Quote:
Originally Posted by mnpctech View Post
I felt a rumble in the Internets and tracked it down to this thread Your project logs set the bar for many people who first discovered bit-tech, and are now loyal members.

It's Good to have Jeremy Back!

lol @ logos
Hahaha! Thanks for the kind words, man. I try to just do my thing; it makes me feel good that others would actually read this long-winded crap since the majority of the population seems to have some kind of attention-deficit disorder and gets distracted when reading the directions on the back of a Ramen package. "Boil water, and add dried noodles to..... wow, look at that shampoo commercial!"

Having me back is mostly your doing too, bro. If it weren't for your constant encouragement and support and the occasional phonecall to kick me in the arse, I would've hung up the rotary tool out of frustration. Here's to MNPCTech!

Edit: And the logos are me being nice. Those guys suck!
__________________
Latest Builds:
LilyPC V.2 - completed!BIO-A10 - MotM Jul. '12 Nominee Loser!"Movie Sign!" - in progressCheckMate - MotM May '09 Nominee Loser!BluBawx I - MotY '09 Nominee Loser!Lumière Noire - MotM Apr. '08 Nominee Loser!NOTalis w/ MNPCTech"Building Better Worlds" - MotM Feb. '08 Nominee Loser!
E.E.L. Ambiense is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 17:05   #11
Cown
Multimodder
 
Cown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Denmark
Posts: 90
Cown has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Awesome to see another modder doing some damage to the same case as myself I really love this case!!!

Looking forward to seeing more of this mod, subbed!

Sad to hear about your troubles, but the part with Cooler Master made my LOL hard, creating stares from some co-workers Nicely written Congratz on becoming a father aswell, I myself became one 11 months ago, it's a bliss you can't even begin to describe!
__________________
Finished Project:
ROG Meets Lian Li

Last edited by Cown; 23rd Apr 2012 at 17:36.
Cown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 17:31   #12
Cheapskate
↓ Don't trust that face!
 
Cheapskate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,662
Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.
From anyone else I would have skimmed that first 3 pages. Good to see you back. It feels like you smashed through a brick wall and started screaming, though.
MSI customer service is legendary...for not existing.

Rage on, brother!
Cheapskate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 18:15   #13
KayinBlack
I Endure
 
KayinBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Jasper, AL
Posts: 4,957
KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.
First off, congrats on the kid. Mine's 15 months old.

Second, I'd be gone a lot too if that happened to me.

Third, thanks for the heads up. I know a lot of companies that are acting like that these days. Even though this is my last mod, I'll still probably have to buy parts for others. And I remember things like this. I'll add your names to the list. It's extraordinarily long, to see what some people turn up with.

I'll PM you later over some of this, but if you're at PPCs then you're only a state away. We might have to come visit you.
KayinBlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 18:22   #14
Burnout21
Is the daddy!
 
Burnout21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bindi's cupboard
Posts: 8,551
Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
I got such a horn on when i spotted your name back in the threads, im not ashamed to say that.
__________________
Project log Mocha70
Workstation: Q6600, DFI P45-T2RS Plus, 8GB Reaper HPC, Quadro FX3450, 60Gb Vertex 2
Game: i7 930, GA-X58-USB3, 12GB Kingston, GTX280, 1Tb Seagate, WC
Burnout21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 23:23   #15
E.E.L. Ambiense
Acrylic Heretic
 
E.E.L. Ambiense's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 2,950
E.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run Crysis
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cown View Post
Awesome to see another modder doing some damage to the same case as myself I really love this case!!!

Looking forward to seeing more of this mod, subbed!

Sad to hear about your troubles, but the part with Cooler Master made my LOL hard, creating stares from some co-workers Nicely written Congratz on becoming a father aswell, I myself became one 11 months ago, it's a bliss you can't even begin to describe!
Thanks, man! I'll check your build out and see what's going on over there.

Kids rock!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheapskate View Post
From anyone else I would have skimmed that first 3 pages. Good to see you back. It feels like you smashed through a brick wall and started screaming, though.
MSI customer service is legendary...for not existing.

Rage on, brother!
Hahaha, good ole Cheaps! Thanks bro!

Believe me, I felt like doing that; busting through a wall. I just don't get it sometimes I suppose. I assume too much in that people would maintain a certain level of implied respect for their fellow man, but I guess not.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KayinBlack View Post
First off, congrats on the kid. Mine's 15 months old.

Second, I'd be gone a lot too if that happened to me.

Third, thanks for the heads up. I know a lot of companies that are acting like that these days. Even though this is my last mod, I'll still probably have to buy parts for others. And I remember things like this. I'll add your names to the list. It's extraordinarily long, to see what some people turn up with.

I'll PM you later over some of this, but if you're at PPCs then you're only a state away. We might have to come visit you.
Thanks, Kayin! Yours is about the same age as mine then (14 months here).

Yeah, definitely. I practically live at PPCs, so feel free to pop in and say hey! It'd be awesome.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnout21 View Post
I got such a horn on when i spotted your name back in the threads, im not ashamed to say that.
LOL! Horn on, huh? Man, you best be careful with poachers around...

Thanks for the kind words, man! I miss doing this, so it'd good to be back, even if it's not as much as I used to (totally online all the time and really trying to contribute to the community/trying to make people laugh and vomit simultaneously, etc).
__________________
Latest Builds:
LilyPC V.2 - completed!BIO-A10 - MotM Jul. '12 Nominee Loser!"Movie Sign!" - in progressCheckMate - MotM May '09 Nominee Loser!BluBawx I - MotY '09 Nominee Loser!Lumière Noire - MotM Apr. '08 Nominee Loser!NOTalis w/ MNPCTech"Building Better Worlds" - MotM Feb. '08 Nominee Loser!
E.E.L. Ambiense is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Apr 2012, 23:27   #16
jhanlon303
The Keeper of History
 
jhanlon303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Box under a Bridge, Iowa
Posts: 9,270
jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.jhanlon303 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Burning question from me is "Does your modding space have a ceiling?" You never made a mod in a place with a ceiling. Ever.

john
__________________
Coming to a forum near you. January 2014.
jhanlon303 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th Apr 2012, 00:40   #17
E.E.L. Ambiense
Acrylic Heretic
 
E.E.L. Ambiense's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 2,950
E.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run Crysis
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhanlon303 View Post
Burning question from me is "Does your modding space have a ceiling?" You never made a mod in a place with a ceiling. Ever.

john
I assure you I have a ceiling. I do. I swear! Actually, I have made quite a few mods at home (wherever that was), but most of my modding was done at the Cave.

I meant to say something about this, but was sidetracked in the chaos.

I built the 1st of two or three workbenches I'm going to build in E.E.L. Cave 2.0:

Progress on it after leveling, etc. She's 8 feet in length. The other I'm possibly going to build in a giant lazy-Susan for easy spinning of cases, etc. She's bolted directly to solid concrete poured walls via Tapcons right through the frame.



And after getting the carpeting finished up and starting to get shtuff moved in/on it:




I still have some work left out there, but it'll get done when it gets done. The garage originally had boxes EVERYWHERE; so much you couldn't actually walk out there....and I have a 2-car garage. It was lit by a single 50w closet light. So I ran electrical and hung twin T5 High-output ballasts up there for some friggin' LIGHT.
__________________
Latest Builds:
LilyPC V.2 - completed!BIO-A10 - MotM Jul. '12 Nominee Loser!"Movie Sign!" - in progressCheckMate - MotM May '09 Nominee Loser!BluBawx I - MotY '09 Nominee Loser!Lumière Noire - MotM Apr. '08 Nominee Loser!NOTalis w/ MNPCTech"Building Better Worlds" - MotM Feb. '08 Nominee Loser!
E.E.L. Ambiense is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th Apr 2012, 00:45   #18
Cheapskate
↓ Don't trust that face!
 
Cheapskate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,662
Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.
@John - The answer is yes, and it's lower than it's ever been before, apparently.
@EEL - I know how you feel. I have more appliances in my garage than in the house.

... and the toilets behind the garage can seat more people than the average minivan.

Last edited by Cheapskate; 24th Apr 2012 at 00:52.
Cheapskate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th Apr 2012, 00:55   #19
E.E.L. Ambiense
Acrylic Heretic
 
E.E.L. Ambiense's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 2,950
E.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run CrysisE.E.L. Ambiense can run Crysis
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheapskate View Post
@John - The answer is yes, and it's lower than it's ever been before, apparently.
@EEL - I know how you feel. I have more appliances in my garage than in the house.

... and the toilets behind the garage can seat more people than the average minivan.
LOL, Cheapskate beat me to it!

Hahah, man. I'm okay in that dept. Only a couple ovens laying around.
__________________
Latest Builds:
LilyPC V.2 - completed!BIO-A10 - MotM Jul. '12 Nominee Loser!"Movie Sign!" - in progressCheckMate - MotM May '09 Nominee Loser!BluBawx I - MotY '09 Nominee Loser!Lumière Noire - MotM Apr. '08 Nominee Loser!NOTalis w/ MNPCTech"Building Better Worlds" - MotM Feb. '08 Nominee Loser!
E.E.L. Ambiense is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th Apr 2012, 01:12   #20
Cleveland216
Carbon Fiber King
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 482
Cleveland216 has yet to learn the way of the DremelCleveland216 has yet to learn the way of the DremelCleveland216 has yet to learn the way of the DremelCleveland216 has yet to learn the way of the DremelCleveland216 has yet to learn the way of the DremelCleveland216 has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
I was wondering what the heck happened to you!!! Why such a talented modder dropped off the radar. Well now I know! Really glad to have you back

You mention carbon fiber or fixing "that" in this build. I'm doing a carbon fiber build as we speak, check it out for how to make carbon fiber and if you have any questions, jus ask. Also, if you really need a piece, give me some dimensions and I'll see if I have something lying around and I'll send it to you. I have alot of raw carbon fiber fabric lying around too...if you want some fabric I'll send some to you.

Anywayz, Glad to have you back, MOD ON
Cleveland216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lian li, mnpctech, s p i d e r s !, spiders, watercooling

Thread Tools
View Mode

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:37.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.