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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    erocker...did you paint the fan that way, or buy it?
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    (FIH) The Don

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    its not that i dont like gigabyte, i love the stability and quality, i just think the colors is too light:D
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yeah, GB makes some of the best mobos for OCing, reliability, etc, but what I was saying in my previous post is that I really like the color scheme as well ;)
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Red Krylon spray paint. :D
  5. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Looks good with the ATI vga...I thought it was paint only due to the gloss. Nice!
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    sNiPeRbOb New Member

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    Just be glad they've migrated away from the LEGO colors... lol
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    (FIH) The Don

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    too right, i had the original ud5 x58 board, that had orange and what not, and the old ones was like orange, red yellow and blueXD

    here is the lappie i bought for the GF

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    very nice netbook, 12 inch, atom with HT, 2gb mem, 320gb hd, and it even plays mw2 with everything at low :rockout:
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    I need to tidy up my rig and get some new pics.
    I follow these rules with my point and shoot and get some pretty good shots. Here's a bunch more suggestions for great pics with household items. I feel they're relevant for this thread since anybody can benefit from them while taking pics of their PCs. I'm very amateur, so correct me if I say something wrong.

    Lighting:
    - Avoid direct light. If you have to shine a lamp on something, then diffuse it with some wax paper or a thin piece of white cloth.
    - Try "bouncing" light off of walls and such. Any white or off-white surface should do. Other colors work, but they will color the light. Sometimes that is desirable.
    - Use pieces of cardboard on the sides of the lights where you don't want it bleeding out (ie: keep it from hitting your lens). Also try cereal boxes and such to create "spot" lights.
    - There's all sorts of fun to be had with lighting using household items and some creativity so just experiment!

    White Balance:
    - Use manual white-balance, where you point the camera at something pure white and then tell it that's what white is.
    - Do this every time you change lighting or location. Try to put the white object as close to where your subject is/will be so it gets the same lighting for more accurate adjustment. - For best results, object should have a flat surface without any color variation.
    - Don't use a plain piece of paper, light bleeds through easily and it won't be a pure white. - Thicker materials like cardboard or matte board are better. I like to use the top of a scanner bed that I glued on to a cardboard backing. Also makes a great mouse-pad :laugh:

    Backdrop:
    - Easiest is just to drape a plain white sheet over something and then pull the bottom out so it makes a nice curve without any wrinkles (should look kinda like a vert-ramp for skating and such). Leave enough slack at the end to flatten out so you can place your subject without pulling down on the sheet and ruining your nice curve.
    - The other way is to make a box. Get some big pieces of cardboard, matte board, poster-board, etc. any nice thick board all the same color (white is most versatile, but other colors can be fun, although with white it should be easy to change the color in software).
    - All you need is three pieces; one for the bottom and then two sides. This is generally easier to deal with than a sheet since they don't wrinkle, but the down-side is having to buy the boards instead of just using something you already have lying around.
    - Don't bother with a backdrop when you're only taking macro shots close enough that it won't be seen anyways.

    I'm forgetting a lot of stuff I'm sure, and I know that's all stuff dealing with the environment rather than the camera, but it's equally important and can make almost any camera produce nice results.

    Most importantly, EXPERIMENT!!

    And to stay on topic, here's the most recent pic of my board that I took when I started cleaning my case a few weeks ago. It's crappy and the case was still dirty when I took it.

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    sNiPeRbOb New Member

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    Got my new board in!
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    YAY!
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    That is one sexy pic, but those little specs in the center detract from the awesomeness. Thankfully, they should be easy to clone over.
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    facepalm... didn't even see them til now...
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    That's OK, I did a quick touch-up just for fun. I'm not a pro, but I think I got the major ones out.
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    @theJesus

    PRAISE JESUS! thank you!
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    Don't thank me, thank the GIMP! ;)
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    sNiPeRbOb New Member

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    darr, I have GIMP, i'm just a nOObie at post-processing...
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    Back to i7

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    Just testing but the build is up and running without hiccups. Will try finalizing tmrw and attempt some decent cable management in the CM590.
    I was afraid after seeing many folks with memory issues on the ASrock X58 extreme but it runs like a champ. No overclocking yet:cool:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    hey erocker, rigs looks nice man. Loving the red theme :toast:
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    Reddish :D
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    I dont see what you did there? Enhanced? Quality looks nearly the same to me. :confused:
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    He got rid of the white specs of dust. minute detail yes, but to the trained eye distracting lol
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    Oh, nice then. I need to take some black and white pics with a soft look, they are pretty.
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    I need to get a damn DSLR so I can have more flexibility. It would be really nice if I could just swap the lens on my sd1000 and then use an external flash as well, but i can't think of a good reason why any ultra-compact would have those features.
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    lol, the camera I am using is nearly 13 years old... :)
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    lol, I'd be willing to accept it as a donation when you upgrade xD

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