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post #231 of 3986
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Could you put Shade19 next to a RoG mobo please?

How about this. Don't own a RoG or even have an extra board not in a box right now. But...I can put it next to some colors you are probably familiar with, to give you a better idea what it looks like. Here it is next to some other MDPC-X you may have already. From bottom up, its Black, Titanium Grey, Shade 19, Grey. I only had one small sample strand of Grey, which is on top.

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Or...here is a more artistic shot, with the aperture wide open (2.8) to create a very narrow depth of field, which blurs everything outside of this field.

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If I had to give it a name....I'd call it Charcoal.
post #232 of 3986
I like the new color! May I ask how much MDPC sleeving cost? I have the hardest time entering the website... I registered, but never got a confirmation email....frown.gif
post #233 of 3986
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Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

Could you put Shade19 next to a RoG mobo please?

How about this. Don't own a RoG or even have an extra board not in a box right now. But...I can put it next to some colors you are probably familiar with, to give you a better idea what it looks like. Here it is next to some other MDPC-X you may have already. From bottom up, its Black, Titanium Grey, Shade 19, Grey. I only had one small sample strand of Grey, which is on top.

400


Or...here is a more artistic shot, with the aperture wide open (2.8) to create a very narrow depth of field, which blurs everything outside of this field.

400

If I had to give it a name....I'd call it Charcoal.
Thanks!! rep+

Was trying to compare it to see if it matched with the almost black on HSses.

BTW, I want to get into photography VERY cheaply; I love taking apart stuff (I actually just took apart the OC Key, loved one detail on it SO much) but my cheap camera is not up to the task. It doesn't let me edit settings further than ISO frown.gif

So I want something to be able to do that sort of thing.

Any suggestions?
post #234 of 3986
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I like the new color! May I ask how much MDPC sleeving cost? I have the hardest time entering the website... I registered, but never got a confirmation email....frown.gif

Not a simple answer. Black is cheaper than some of the other colors, and there are also large packs which are cheaper than small packs. You also pay in euros, so it can fluctuate daily depending on the conversion rate. And since in the states we are used to buying it "by the foot", we also have to translate meters to feet, in order to compare pricing.

Don't hold me to this, but based on recent conversion rates, after you do the euros per meter, to $ per foot conversion, and include the VAT, you end paying about 35 to 40 cents per foot, depending on color, when you buy in smaller quantities. And it can get much cheaper if you buy large quantities, although this is not available for all colors. That's not bad considering there are a lot of places here that sell inferior sleeving for 50 to 60 cents a foot.

And I agree, its kind of a trouble to actually order from them. Even after you get registered, you have to time your purchase for next time the shop is open. I've been thinking about doing some bulk purchases of black and white, and offering them here on OCN for those that don't want to mess with getting registered with MDPC or don't want to wait on an overseas package.
post #235 of 3986
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BTW, I want to get into photography VERY cheaply; I love taking apart stuff (I actually just took apart the OC Key, loved one detail on it SO much) but my cheap camera is not up to the task. It doesn't let me edit settings further than ISO frown.gif
So I want something to be able to do that sort of thing.
Any suggestions?

Photography is addicting. You need a DSLR, but I would suggest getting the cheapest one you can, and put most of your money into glass. You can't go wrong with even the cheapest Canon or Nikon. I went with Canon because they have a larger, and IMHO better, selection of lenses. But even their cheapest DSLR will let you adjust and play to your hearts content with creative settings. Look into the Rebel series for Canon (their least expensive DSLR line)
post #236 of 3986
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Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

BTW, I want to get into photography VERY cheaply; I love taking apart stuff (I actually just took apart the OC Key, loved one detail on it SO much) but my cheap camera is not up to the task. It doesn't let me edit settings further than ISO frown.gif
So I want something to be able to do that sort of thing.
Any suggestions?

Photography is addicting. You need a DSLR, but I would suggest getting the cheapest one you can, and put most of your money into glass. You can't go wrong with even the cheapest Canon or Nikon. I went with Canon because they have a larger, and IMHO better, selection of lenses. But even their cheapest DSLR will let you adjust and play to your hearts content with creative settings. Look into the Rebel series for Canon (their least expensive DSLR line)
Thanks, will do.
post #237 of 3986
SUBBED!!!
This rig looks SO GOOD LOL.
Sitting here at work browsing, on page 3, waiting to be picked up (in only 16 :X)

Youve got money! I only need a SSD and a 680! Lol smile.gif And a good gaming mouse + keyboard...using stock $20 crap.
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post #238 of 3986
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Fittings pictures! I would like some opinions on which fitting you think would go best with my build. I've collected one compression fitting from several manufactures and several different finishes. I've lined up some pictures for review. I greatly appreciated all the voting on the fan color combinations, and want your help on choosing the fittings. Here is a family shot first. From left to right we have:

1. PrimoChill - Black Ghost
2. Bitspower - Matte Black
3. AlphaCool - Copper
4. Bitspower - Black Sparkle
5. Bitspower - Carbon Black
6. XSPC - Black Chrome Low Profile
7. Bitspower - Deep Red
8. Bitspower - Shining Silver

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Now here is a close-up of each one!

1. PrimoChill - Black Ghost
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2. Bitspower - Matte Black
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3. AlphaCool - Copper
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4. Bitspower - Black Sparkle
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5. Bitspower - Carbon Black
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6. XSPC - Black Chrome Low Profile
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7. Bitspower - Deep Red
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8. Bitspower - Shining Silver
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Ok. Now here is a picture of each, while sitting on one of my white radiators, with a little glimpse of one of the fans, and some of the case, to get a feel for how the colors look.

1. PrimoChill - Black Ghost
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2. Bitspower - Matte Black
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3. AlphaCool - Copper
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4. Bitspower - Black Sparkle
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5. Bitspower - Carbon Black
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6. XSPC - Black Chrome Low Profile
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7. Bitspower - Deep Red
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8. Bitspower - Shining Silver
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And finally here is a shot of all of them on a rad with the case color and fan. Same order:
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I want your help! This decision may impact some other things. I might decide to make the fan screws match what I do with fittings. Some other ideas for matching components also. Vote for the one that you think looks best with the color scheme I'm using. Remember you can click on any of the pictures and it will load a nice big one for you. Vote either by number or name:

1. PrimoChill - Black Ghost
2. Bitspower - Matte Black
3. AlphaCool - Copper
4. Bitspower - Black Sparkle
5. Bitspower - Carbon Black
6. XSPC - Black Chrome Low Profile
7. Bitspower - Deep Red
8. Bitspower - Shining Silver


Thanks in advance for your help, OCN!
post #239 of 3986
Hmm.. What color will you use for the tubes?
The deep red ones would look awesome with a black tubing, and the carbon black ones would look awesome with a red tubing wink.gif
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the matte black is the classiest, and gets my vote, but its so common now that makes me think that the deep red will be better, especially after seeing that you gave all your effort to this build (i wouldnt paint 42 fans for anything. really. nothing.) tbh they all look nice, except primochill,the copper one and the shining silver. the black chrome is meh, carbon looks the same as matte (at least from my monitor) the red,matte blacks or the black sparkles would be awesome biggrin.gif
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