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  1. Chevalr1c

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    ROFL
    No worries dude, I am "sponsoring" them as well. ;)
     
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    Did you get to play with the LN2?
    Nice babebooth pics:toast:
    How did your "inserted" speakers sound?
     
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  3. l3p

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    They did all the playing for me :)
    I took everything for the speakers with me, however, since it was a pretty small corner I didn't connect them cause it was already very noisy there. Didn't want to do disturb the OC guys 2 full days with my noise :)
     
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    I must admit that your attention to detail is amazing!!!
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  5. l3p

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    Cross back to her room :)

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    That went much faster somehow :)

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    A few orders with my last available money :)

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    So assembled it right away.

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    I like the new block a lot ... except the pci plate sticks out a bit.

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    So tried to bend it without a folding machine.

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    I'm satisfied with the result.

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    Draining the right loop ... by blowing on it :)

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    Swap the blocks.

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    Tight fit!

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    Got a (spam) mail with an offer to order posters in 100x75cm format for €4,90 each ... So thought I could try it for that amount of money.
    I really think they succeeded! Nice to fill up the empty walls :)

    For who's interested in these big format photos..
    -> http://www.l3p.nl/files/Poster/ <-

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    And testing the loop again.

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    Small photo shoot :)

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    And playing around with the effects of RGB.
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    Getting both systems running again.

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    Idle usage .... oops.

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    That evening Shawn came with the cool idea to use the RGB leds, meant for the legs, in the lamps next to the desk.
    First thing I did in the morning .. but the effect wasn't really visible cause of the sunlight.

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    But at night ... wow :)

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    Personally I like clear white ...

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    ....and blue/purple most.

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    Here a video of the RGB effect .. and testing the speakers :)

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    Till the next update!
     
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    I like the room color lighting. I have HUE in my Vulcan, and the variety is cool.
     
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    I've done this several times, especially when trying to flush the loop completely - it works!
     
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  8. l3p

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    Played around with some acrylic remnants this weekend.
    Not going to order large amounts of acrylic for these prototype legs/build (hint :p )

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    Once you're busy I got the tendency to keep improving it.

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    Really love this cutter.

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    Would love to do the small ring too.

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    I had 3 small pieces of black mat, transparent and glossy acrylic, think the glossy looks best.

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    Testing it on the 'UV bench' :)

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    Drilling the holes.

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    Maybe I will add a ledstrip in the future. (would need to saw in the legs)

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    Next leg .. next weekend :)

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    Didn't have much time to play with the hardware yet.
    However, on request, here some temperatures of the CPU/GPU with a bench of the SSD's on the left system.

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    And some temperatures of the CPU/GPU with a bench of the SSD's on the right system.

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    Those temps are absolutely insane. Two 7970's on one System Board at full usage @ 42 C? I didn't think that was possible without using sub-ambient cooling. The 5Ghz 3960X @ 60C is also very impressive. I know you've got a lot of rad surface area, but damn.
     
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  10. l3p

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    It has been over 2 months, time for a small update. :)
    Needed some time to finish some things up and save up money for the screens and stand.

    In the mean time also finished up a small passive cooled Htpc mod 'L3p AlCu'

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    And busy on a watercooled Acrylic build 'L3p - Parvum'

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    Also gathered a small collection of 'Desk Pc' builds I walked into the last few years.
    Desk pc build collection.
    (Send me a pm if you want yours added :) )


    So here the photos from the last 2 months.
    First bought a second hand floorstanding monitor mount.
    Decided to buy this since I like to work with the desk and hardware inside and adding another 25Kg to the existing 80Kg ..

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    Dell 17" mounted for the looks .. bit small :)

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    Tested some other stuff in the meantime with the desk and some hardware.

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    And the first one out of 3.

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    Was in love with the design since day one.

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    Few weeks later also got the second one.

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    Still need to find a solution for the 'missing' Vesa mount.
    (Sometimes you have to sacrifice for design)

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    Warranty voided .. but the leg is off :p

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    The original Vesa mount from the RS Stand won't work on the 1.5mm plastic.

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    So thinking of something else.

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    Will be be the fixation from the original foot.

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    Gladly have some 15x15mm aluminum bar left.

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    Also glad Asus and RS work with metric :)

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    So some drilling and tapping.

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    And assembled.

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    First one hanging like a rock!

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    2 outside monitors will need a small different way but should be no problem.

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    Waiting for the third monitor :)

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  11. l3p

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    Small update again.

    First the gaming package for this build from SteelSeries.

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    And made the two other monitor supports.
    The photos will explain it all :)

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    At this moment I'm fully investigating a problem I had with the memory since the start.
    The mainboard doesn't recognise the memory from slots B1 and B2. (More info here)
    Seems I got scammed with a second hand cpu :(
    No idea what to do yet...


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    Hopefully soon the third monitor :)

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    There has been quite a change in GPU's here.
    Had the abillity to trade the 7970 for a GTX690.
    This card was perfect for the Parvum build.
    So decided to trade the second 7970 for a GTX690 too.

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    Will also polish both blocks and bridge like in the Parvum build as soon as they are here.

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    So played around already with them this week.

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    Under full stress.

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    After buying 2 239H's myself I got a third ASUS 239H from Asus Benelux for helping them on the Firstlook event.
    Thanks for everything Rogier and Sven!

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    Couldn't wait to get it working.

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    And have my first triple screen experience :)

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    Here a small video, monitor isn't aligned yet and please don't mind my gameplay :)
    Really an awesome experience!

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    Soon the final pics.
     
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    Did the last photoshoot last weekend.
    Will be sorting them this week and make a final post including 2 nice videos.

    Here the last pics right before it was finished + something extra :)


    Bought an LSI Megaraid from someone to replace the Highpoint.

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    Also decided to place the monitor power adapters inside the desk .. enough room for it :)

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    And the last cable management... pfff

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    Got my last order thanks to Highflow!

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    And on request a small 'howto polish EK CSQ blocks' video.

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    Inside Cross I will use Red coolant off course .. still couldn't resist to show the result with UV Green :)

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    Final pics!

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    First a shot of the inside. There's just one power cable coming out of the desk to feed the 2 pc's, speakerset and 3 lcd's. This next to the 'standard' cables and watercooling :)

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    And the rest :)
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    Lights off!

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    Taking my word back on surround-gaming .. pretty awesome :)

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    So is dual benching.

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    This wasn't just a casemod/build .. on the background the last 8 months I was able to to fully test the prototype on temperatures and compatibility etc. with the used products.

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    I want to thank² all the sponsors for helping on this project!

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    Some words from Thomas Nunn - CEO Red Harbinger:
    "Well, it has been a challenge, and we appreciate the extreme levels of patience as seen within our fan-base.
    We had no idea of all the complex logistical issues that would arise when manufacturing and distributing the large Cross desk around the world.
    After several design iterations and manufacturing tweaks, we finally got the process down and have a viable means to store and ship out the desks to both North America and the EU.
    Cross is meant to be our high-end flagship product, but while we were ironing out the key details, we designed several other products as well; we won't tease those photos until they are in production!
    Our North American retailer is awaiting their Cross desk sample to arrive so that we may conduct final quality inspections on the finished product.
    Once we review, you can expect the button to be pushed for final production and delivery to our North American and EU distributors.
    As a status update, the desk is finished, with packaging development in the process as we speak.
    Make sure to visit our facebook page or later our website to keep updated on future products and contests."

    Thomas, Scott, Shawn, Chuck, Youri, Daniel, David .. you guys are awesome! :)

    Next to the sponsors I also want to thank all other people that helped Red Harbinger or me personally on this project!
    And off course ... you guys :)

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    At the end of this week I'll upload 2 different videos. An unpacking/buildlog video and a final video!

    Is there a specific photo you guys like?
     
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    Wow!!!!!! That ended up turning out just frigging awesome man!!!!!!!

    A pure work of art!
     
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    I like the word "amazing":toast:
     
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    Truly gorgeous and superb :toast:
    Me so jelly. :D
     
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    You've outdone yourself. Again! :D
     
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    - Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is? - Vaas
    - Yes, Vaas, you did! And you know what: IT'S NOT FARCRY3!
    [Punches crate aside violently. His agitation towards me is visibly growing]
    - You think I am bullshitting you? Drag you sorry ass and look at this place! Just look at it man! PC inside a PC, inside a PC!
    - PC-seption?!? - Vaas
    - Exactly. [whisper] Did I ever tell you the definition.....of insanity? ....you are looking at me....but the one you should be really looking at, is that little looper in the corner: l3P. ;)
     
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    Thanks a very lot guys, really appreciate it! :toast:
     
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    Any info on pricing for the Cross desk or when it will be available?
     
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    And the buildlog video :)

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    Thanks again everyone!
     
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    A truly magnificent build l3p. Your hours of hard work has paid off. This is truly a work of art. You should be proud!
     
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    =O...oh my god. Definitely a nerdgasm. You a truly a god among men :toast:.
     
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    That is fantastic. I want one, however i get the feeling id have to sell the car, and most of my other belongings to own one. But it would be worth it :p As Darkleoco asked any news on price?
     

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