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oh johnnyfive thats lookin really good looks very steampunk esk

and rad your's looks good too damn I need some LED's or maybe some EL wire lighting mine looks like a cave without lighting
 
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sooooo... decided it was time to get out of the point and shoot style and get an entry level dslr. I got a nikon d3000 with at 18-55mm nikkor af lens and omfg. It makes otherwise crappy stuff just look better..

mind you be nice if you decide to critique my photography skills, i litterally just found out what aperture settings were and the difference between iso 100-1600. so i got a lot to learn, and it took nearly 5 hours to get almost 500 shots of the computer trying every possible combo this thing has from auto to macro to pure manual mode focus and all. lemme know what you think















 
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hell yeah, white tubing so much better with a dark case like mine
 
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Looking good there exodusprime1337.
 
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Looking good there exodusprime1337.
i'm working on it, i have a basement apartment, and the lighting sux for dslr.. and my inherent lack of knowledge on the topic doesn't help, it took forever just to find out how to change the aperture settings lol
 
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Nice pics, especially for a first try :)

I dunno much about photography either, and I don't have a dslr, but I have some basic laws:
- No flash unless it's dark like the night and you have to.
- Lowest ISO with higher exposure owns Higher ISO with lower exposure
- Tripods rock. Gorillapods too :D
- Use time delay so your press on the button doesn't influence movement.
 
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Yeah, I almost managed them today, but had to work on moving a freezer. I should be able to take a crack at them sometime this week. But I have to work on a few customer computers as well.
 

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prime you got some good shots there my friend, very good job and clean looking rig :rockout:
 
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Forgive the odd placement of the 240, now I've cleaned up underneath I'll be able to put it next to the 360 when I do a swap out with a couple of bits
 
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Got some Tygon R3603 16/12,7mm tubing for latest project.

BTW, is it ok to have Nickel plated EK Supreme LT in same loop with regular copper acetal HD 5870 block? Water + glycol...


 
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Got some Tygon R3603 16/12,7mm tubing for latest project.

BTW, is it ok to have Nickel plated EK Supreme LT in same loop with regular copper acetal HD 5870 block? Water + glycol...
Sure, the supreme is only nickel plated copper

I run the Heatkiller LT and I'm about to put an EK nickel + acetal block into my loop
 
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Sure, the supreme is only nickel plated copper

I run the Heatkiller LT and I'm about to put an EK nickel + acetal block into my loop
Excellent! Thx. :)
 

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YAY! Somethings coming in today compliments of a friend on here!

 
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if gigabyte only would choose other colors, dark blue would be nice
 

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if gigabyte only would choose other colors, dark blue would be nice
I must say I rather like their color scheme(s), I much prefer it to brown *cough* MSI & Asus *cough*. I used to think that it was ugly, but after several GB boards it's really grown on me :cool:
 

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erocker...did you paint the fan that way, or buy it?
 
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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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its not that i dont like gigabyte, i love the stability and quality, i just think the colors is too light:D
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 ;)
 

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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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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







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.
Nice pics, especially for a first try :)

I dunno much about photography either, and I don't have a dslr, but I have some basic laws:
- No flash unless it's dark like the night and you have to.
- Lowest ISO with higher exposure owns Higher ISO with lower exposure
- Tripods rock. Gorillapods too :D
- Use time delay so your press on the button doesn't influence movement.
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.