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    ALL THE PIXELS.



    I still need to find a dual monitor stand so I can set the ASUS MW221U's up properly, but they're not available in Greenland. The closest I can get to that is a single monitor stand for $150 each.

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    2x ASUS MW2212 1680x1050
    1x Samsung S22B 1920x1080

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    Only noticing very light backlight bleeding on the Achieva Shimian, can only really see it when I make the monitor go full white. Other than that I haven't noticed any dead pixels or dust.
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    it's very spartan

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    Tidied it up as much as I could without spending the entire day moving stuff around. (Even if I wanted to, I've got back problems)

    The girl is my niece, something she hung up when I was in Denmark I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    Only noticing very light backlight bleeding on the Achieva Shimian, can only really see it when I make the monitor go full white. Other than that I haven't noticed any dead pixels or dust.
    What?! Backlight bleeding is noticeable in dark settings, not white ^^
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    I prefer an enclosed case, myself /shrug

    And I think he might be talking about either IPS glow or LED-clouding.

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    Well my whole "wooo lets remove the drive cage and stack drives on top each other like they're pancakes" idea went out the window as soon as I got my 3rd drive -_-
    While separating the drives with bits of sponge worked out wonderfully because my HDD became almost completely silent, the whole stack toppled into my 120mm bottom intake when I wasn't around. FFFFFFFFFFUCK. Luckily the fan seems to be alright.

    So the cage went back in...





    ...and strangely enough, the issues I was having with the side-panels not fixing on properly also went away. Apparently the drive cage is helping to support the case structure, keeping it 100% straight. Who knew?

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    Why not buy a 4-in-3, 5.25" HDD adapter? Or 3-in-2. Disregarding structural integrity.

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    Always loved your rig and internals, Xuvial. Give us a new whole desk picture!

    Also... so I am guessing the computer was off when it all fell? =S

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Why not buy a 4-in-3, 5.25" HDD adapter? Or 3-in-2. Disregarding structural integrity.
    Cables. I would have to find a way to make a power cable + 3 sata cables go across the middle, the only option would be to route them from the top and them have them drop down to the drives if I was to keep the middle "gap" cable-free. No-go since the top area is already full with all the cables coming from front panel fan controller/usb/eSata/dvd/etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Always loved your rig and internals, Xuvial. Give us a new whole desk picture!

    Also... so I am guessing the computer was off when it all fell? =S
    ...nope it was on. Came back from shopping, oh look my Samsung 830 is trying to make babies with the AF120. How curious :P

    edit: As for a desk picture, about 10 million objects of random junk are currently occupying the table. It seems to be human tendency to automatically fill clean areas with junk, so I'm currently in the middle of a big cleanup mission + vacuuming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    ...nope it was on. Came back from shopping, oh look my Samsung 830 is trying to make babies with the AF120. How curious :P
    Oh. Thought it was a HDD, not an SSD that fell.

    Well, now I don't give a damn! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    http://i.imgur.com/9MfYc.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/z2082.jpg
    Man that is tidy! Tidiness is one of the things I miss most about bigger cases, but the convenience of easily transporting my tiny case wins out every time...

    I also like the Sabertooth boards the more I see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    What?! Backlight bleeding is noticeable in dark settings, not white ^^
    I derped, was in a hurry when I posted it :P

    It's at the bottom left part, but as I said barely noticeable. Very, very satisfied with the monitor ^w^ (And the rest of the build)

    The PCI-e on the GPU's are warping a tiny bit, but it's miniscule
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Well my whole "wooo lets remove the drive cage and stack drives on top each other like they're pancakes" idea went out the window as soon as I got my 3rd drive -_-
    While separating the drives with bits of sponge worked out wonderfully because my HDD became almost completely silent, the whole stack toppled into my 120mm bottom intake when I wasn't around. FFFFFFFFFFUCK. Luckily the fan seems to be alright.

    So the cage went back in...

    "images used to be here"

    "here as well"


    ...and strangely enough, the issues I was having with the side-panels not fixing on properly also went away. Apparently the drive cage is helping to support the case structure, keeping it 100% straight. Who knew?
    I have similiar issue with my Ostrog, it has 5 3.5" bays, 2 are solid to the case in a bottom mounted standard orientation bay, the other 3 are in a 90 degree rotated (read the ass of the drives faces the side panel window), removable, tool less (has these slider things that snap in and remind me of Dell hdd rails) cage that sits behind the front 120mm intake. The cage has very few ventilation holes to it, so to be able to use the front intake as an intake (like its designed) you have to remove the drive cage. Which leaves you with space for 2 drives........ I'll throw some pics up of what the hell I'm talking about this weekend, work and college run my life currently so not alot of free time.

    BTW those fans look vaguely familiar..... really can't place where I've seen them.... oh ya that's right cause I've got 4 in my case as well.

    WTB photography lessons from some of you guys, your pics are amazing, mine always turn out looking like crap. Too much flash, too dark, yada yada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    But hey, we're just strangers on the Internet with decades of combined IT and computer building experience, what do we know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Well my whole "wooo lets remove the drive cage and stack drives on top each other like they're pancakes" idea went out the window as soon as I got my 3rd drive -_-
    While separating the drives with bits of sponge worked out wonderfully because my HDD became almost completely silent, the whole stack toppled into my 120mm bottom intake when I wasn't around. FFFFFFFFFFUCK. Luckily the fan seems to be alright.
    Cant you try something with zipties? To tie them down to the bottom of the case, or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeara View Post
    Cant you try something with zipties? To tie them down to the bottom of the case, or something like that.
    Huh...didn't even think of that. *headdesk*
    Anyway I like the drive cage ^_^

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    Finally got myself together and moved my old table from parents house. Now a lot more space on the desk and can finally put PC back on the table


    New monitor looks huge from the back lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjaxl View Post
    Finally got myself together and moved my old table from parents house. Now a lot more space on the desk and can finally put PC back on the table
    [.IMG]http://i.imgur.com/th1Jrl.jpg[/IMG]
    [.IMG]http://i.imgur.com/E3tAXl.jpg[/IMG]
    New monitor looks huge from the back lol
    Nice setup but that chair looks horrible.
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    Get some pillows on that chair and you're good to go.

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