Case Mod - In Progress Project Black Rain: RIP 2008

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 14 Sep 2006.

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What to do...

Poll closed 30 Jun 2007.
  1. Finish the machine entirely:

    87 vote(s)
    91.6%
  2. Finish the case mods only:

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Just go away:

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. Fozzy

    Fozzy New Member

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    haha your work area looks alot like mine. I'm in the same boat as you MS. Got a ton of weight on my shoulders and modding just seems like a chore. I will return though, when I've figured out some things. But for now, I'll join you in the real world which can reeeaaaaally suck sometimes. I toast you with an e-beer

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  2. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Your O-so right Fozzy.. When modding becomes a chore, it's time to step-away (for the time-being)..
    The holidays also come into play.. A very-busy time of year:

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    it's a wonderful life!
    Christmas in the SlaughterHouse:

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    RME fireface400 click

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    volume control Nano Patch

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    Dynaudio BM6A powered speakers click

    MAN-- it sounds great! Using foobar2000 jukebox
    and MP4 wave-compression.
    Happy-Holidays one and all!
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  3. Bbq.of.DooM

    Bbq.of.DooM Custom User Title

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    I like those speakers. What amplifier are you using? Standard foobar with no plugins + asio kernel-streaming?

    Also, no flac love? :(
     
  4. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    They are powered speakers (amps built-in).. here is the spec-page. They are great sounding speakers and have amazing bass for there size, perhaps someday I will add there matching subwoofer.
    The asio plugin for foorbar is less than great (I played with it for awhile), it's not ready for prime-time IMHO.
    Flac the lossless compression method, also played with that. To my ears the ACC compression (mp4) sounds as good and the files are smaller. On the water cooled computer front, a new product from the good-guys at EkWaterBlocks
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    Ek Supreme universal CPU block
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    they are also making some pretty nickel-plated VGA blocks
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    I love eddies stuff!!
     
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  5. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Excellent mod modsquad! Definitely think you should finish it... someday, when you get that modding feeling. No rush! I, for one, am a patient person.. I can wait, cause I know it'll be worth it. ^_^

    About that solidworks model (looks good), did you model it yourself or did you find it on some site? I'm a sw user as well (not very advanced yet), and good models of computer hardware is nice to have access to. Will need (would like to get hold of) some accurate CAD drawings of some stuff to help me plan a scratch build project of mine (internal space is at a premium).

    Best of luck with life and take care!
     
  6. Colossous

    Colossous New Member

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    You recording your own music then modsquad ? Rme fireface400 is a nice piece of kit !
     
  7. 3000MACHINES

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    Thanks for the welcome Modsquad ! That's a lot of good things that you have here, you have a good taste for pc parts. Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas man !
     
  8. headala

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    Hey, MS, hope you're having a great Christmas. I would really like an update, but know you've been busy with other things....you better not be quittin' on us, though. :nono: :D
     
  9. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Thanks head.. and not to worry I will not give up on BN.
    I just need more-time. After the holidays, things should be back on track!
    Merry Christmas one and all !! :thumb:
     
  10. KayinBlack

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    Great to hear from you, modsquad!

    After the holidays, I should have a new log coming up. Think LOTS of hardwood, watercooling, and chainmail. And hobbitses.
     
  11. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    hehe @ LOTS/R + hobbitses :D
     
  12. Darkened

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    Hey Modsquad, just wanted to drop by and wish you a merry X-mas and a happy new year (also checked the progress, which was great to say the least).

    I'm struggling with the same problems here, no time for modding since I'm working full time, but I'm still hoping for a bit of modding time so that I could bring you guys an update.

    Take your time, we ain't going nowhere.

    Sincerely

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  13. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Merry Christmas Darkened ! Great to hear from you..
     
  14. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I missed alot from my last post

    Looking good :thumb:
     
  15. perkins teh modder

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    where did u get the studs from?
     
  16. headala

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    Any progress yet? We miss you, MS! I'm about to start a new project and need some more inspiration!
     
  17. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    NO-sorry, no progress to report as of yet. Been going through major real-world stuff, and I just have not had/found time for BN.. With any-luck, that will change very-soon! It's nice to be missed, thanks head..:thumb:
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    have a great weekend one and all..
     
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  18. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Oh noes!! it's.. it's.. Death-foam!!!! *points at advancing foam with a terrified expression* :eeek: Run everybody, ruuuuuun!!! <8@ Quick! head over to any popular gardening forum.. they haz leaf blowers, we'll be safe there while we prepare our own defenses and countermeasures. <B¨D :dremel:
     
  19. Teknokid

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    Nice work, i look forward to an update.
     
  20. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Thanks TEk..
    I just need more-- time and money..
    Both of which (with any luck) should be coming-soon..
    I promise, this project is not dead.. It just smells-funny.... :blush:
     
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