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Chris, you need to change the name of your log to "About To Kick Ass And Take Names" cheers.gif
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"My build log's name is Duke Nukem...and I'm all out of gum..."

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Very nice pictures. What lens do you use?
biggrin.gif and I like the cpu cooler you picked. thumb.gif
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I was just about to ask the same question. After seeing the pics in this thread I decided to replace my Canon point-and-shoot and my Minolta X-700 with a Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i for you guys in the States) and get back into photography. Damn, Chis is making me spend way too much money mad.gif
What aperture did you use for the pics of the CPU pins?

For the normal-ish CPU pictures, it was this lens:



For the close-up shots, I used this lens:


If you want the real narrow field of focus, where only one point in the picture is in focus and the rest is blured...you need to open the aperture as wide as you can, and get as close as you can to the subject. I had this macro lens at 2.8. The biggest difference in a macro lens and a regular lens is just its ability to focus from close distances. For the close-up CPU shots, I was probably just a few inches away from the CPU.
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Check my edited post and see if you think they are any good. I read some build logs and other posts and whatnot and noticed my temps were better. Like mine were similar to Nocturin's in his "kuhler chronicles" original post thread.
Though my friend got like 22C idle in his water loop I believe with an AMD CPU drool.gif

And idle temeratures matter since ...?

And I don't really consider the closed loops real watercooling, and I think I'm not alone on this. Not saying the 212+ is bad because it's great for the price but better than a custom waterloop? Nah, not by a long shot.
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And idle temeratures matter since ...?
And I don't really consider the closed loops real watercooling, and I think I'm not alone on this. Not saying the 212+ is bad because it's great for the price but better than a custom waterloop? Nah, not by a long shot.
Idle temps matter. Keeps a room cooler, for one thing.

My friend who got the 22c idle was doing a custom water loop. But the thing is, is all that extra maintenance, work, etc TRULY worth it over air for a few measly C? ( and thats if it even does beat it).

Plus if water loop breaks....Your whole desktop COULD be ruined, or you could get lucky and nothing is ruined.
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And idle temeratures matter since ...?
And I don't really consider the closed loops real watercooling, and I think I'm not alone on this. Not saying the 212+ is bad because it's great for the price but better than a custom waterloop? Nah, not by a long shot.

Hmm, I believe the CLS systems use water to transfer heat to the radiator so In fact I would say this is "real" water cooling. But setting that aside, custom WC loops are better because they generally have better rads and pumps, not to mention the custom loops can look worlds better in terms of personification. I mean I can't get the most out of my 280 rad with just a wimpy H50 pump. arrowheadsmiley.png
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Nice lens! I should really get a macro lens and get into product photography.

I am pulling it off with my portrait lens atm. tongue.gif




Edited by Quest99 - 8/10/12 at 9:13am
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Nice lens! I should really get a macro lens and get into product photography.
I am pulling it off with my portrait lens atm. tongue.gif

Nice! What camera/lens are you using?
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Nice! What camera/lens are you using?

Right now I am practicing with my Nikon D90 until I get better and go D800e.

My portrait lens is a Nikon 85mm f1.4 aka cream machine.





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Nice lens! I should really get a macro lens and get into product photography.
I am pulling it off with my portrait lens atm. tongue.gif

Don't mean to thread jack but you can get great product shots with a cooler and a few lamps/lights. I prefer to work with a flash but lights work just as well.

I believe this was shot with a few 100 watt bulbs.
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12W6v2small by Adam.Mrugacz, on Flickr

And here is an example with a flash and a cooler.
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For this this shot:
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Canon 135L by Adam.Mrugacz, on Flickr

A few peices of white foam board and/or poster board work well to. Although I have like the cooler solution for smaller stuff, nothing extra to store and I already have it. The key is to bounce light around the subject and don't directly light it to avoid shadows. I like a bright background so I overexpose quite a bit.

Back on topic:
Love this build, I hope you keep it clean. Right now it looks amazing but so many builds like this go down hill at this stage when tubing runs get crazy and wiring gets sloppy.
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I've done some updating of the index and parts list in the opening post. The index can be pretty useful since this thread has grown to so many pages.


Separate note...I'm expecting a couple of packages today. The first is 16 Vertex 4 SSD's from Amazon. The 512GB have come down to $545, which isn't bad. I'm also expecting a CaseLabs package with the remainder of my crimson items, and some more accessories. The thing I need the most from this shipment are the PSU sides that I had crimson powdercoated. To get the PSU's working again I'll have to solder some wires back together, and I've needed the PSU sides back before I can do this. I've also had the fan grills for the PSU's copper plated, but those won't be back until probably Tuesday. Some other fun stuff in the CaseLabs order include all 3 of my case tops, the new XXL window doors, the USB 3.0 switch retrofit kit, and various accessory plates.

I've also still got a custom bottom plate for the pedestal that I've already received and need to take some pictures of to show you.

More later today.
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I've done some updating of the index and parts list in the opening post. The index can be pretty useful since this thread has grown to so many pages.


Separate note...I'm expecting a couple of packages today. The first is 16 Vertex 4 SSD's from Amazon. The 512GB have come down to $545, which isn't bad. I'm also expecting a CaseLabs package with the remainder of my crimson items, and some more accessories. The thing I need the most from this shipment are the PSU sides that I had crimson powdercoated. To get the PSU's working again I'll have to solder some wires back together, and I've needed the PSU sides back before I can do this. I've also had the fan grills for the PSU's copper plated, but those won't be back until probably Tuesday. Some other fun stuff in the CaseLabs order include all 3 of my case tops, the new XXL window doors, the USB 3.0 switch retrofit kit, and various accessory plates.

I've also still got a custom bottom plate for the pedestal that I've already received and need to take some pictures of to show you.

More later today.
16 V4s? drool.gif
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