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Nasa called. They're saying they're out of budget soon. biggrin.gif
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Just took me a total of 3hours and 57minutes to get through all 331pages:thumb: ! Time well spend and subbed biggrin.gif
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I love that crimson/maroon color.
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Originally Posted by adi518 View Post

Nasa called. They're saying they're out of budget soon. biggrin.gif

I can't help but sidetrack from this:

NASA's budget is less than 0.5% of the national budget: so about 17.5 billion. Methinks he has a ways to go... It's actually pretty sad that NASA loses about another 0.03% of their budget every year. It's also sad that President Obama has shut down most all of the programs that kids used to dream about NASA for: the space missions are classified and done by the air force now.

Kudos to Elon Musk for looking forward and founding SpaceX.


Is it okay for me to derail so much? Hmm.
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When? You must be nearing completion. All hail your new primary machine!
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Interesting on your SATA data cable shortening.....I never had better than a 50% success rate with that. This is using the Akasa cables.
But now Rosewill (Newegg's house brand) is selling mini slims from Germany that look identical to the Akasa's, and for a much better price as well. I've bought two sizes of them and it appears one could disassemble them the same way as with the Akasa's.
I didn't buy them to shorten (though they really need it) but to fit through a slot from my case to the pedestal HDD cage.
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I don't like the idea of a 50% failure rate on data cables even the ones that don't fail I wonder if you are losing some performance from them??
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Hey guys,

I would just like to say what a shame it is for me to discover this thread only now.
About 3-4 weeks ago to be exact, but it's 1 year bit too late.
Yes I am a new user, although I have been hiding in the oc.net bushes for about
8-9 months now, and only ever visited the website when I needed some
new/clarifying information, but THIS build made me do the next step and register.
I'm sure I'm not the first and last person to do so smile.gif

cpachris,
Hats off to you Sir.
I spent an amazing week going through every single one of your logs.
The sheer ridiculousness of the build and the meticulous attention to detail,
that would put my OCD girlfriend to shame (don't tell her I said that haha)
is what made me join and is definitely worthy of my first comment.

Good luck with it. I'm hoping you're not done with it yet and
that it'll keep all of us entertained for quite some time.

I'll be watching. ph34r-smiley.gif
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Today I'm working on case lighting. I've opted to use these 5050 Hitlights for this go around instead of the 3528 Hitlights I was using last time. They are bigger LED's on the strip, use more wattage, and are definitely brighter than the 3528's I used in the pedestal. Just like the others, you can trim them to whatever size you want with scissors. Just like the others...they are dirt cheap. You can get a 16 foot roll for less than $20.





This shot it looking up at the top of the case. The strip I cut runs along the top on the motherboard side of the case. You can just make out the white MDPC-X sleeving and heatshrink I used to make everything pretty.





The strip runs the full length of the case....and I put a 3pin connector on one end so I could plug it into my FC8 for dimming.





Daylight right now, so you can't really see much in this picture...but it really lights up the entire case nicely. Very bright. When the case door is closed...you really don't get a sense of where the light is coming from. It just floods everything with amazingly bright light. I'm using the "cool white" instead of the "warm white". I tried both and the cool white matches the CaseLabs interior matte white color better.





Working on a similar one for the PSU side right now. I'll take a couple of pics tonight when it's a little darker.
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Are you finding these LED strips on Amazon? I bought from http://www.modelersbrand.com/html/category/ledtape.html and they were pretty expensive... also, where do you find the connectors?

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cpachris,
I spent an amazing week going through every single one of your logs.
The sheer ridiculousness of the build and the meticulous attention to detail...

I've considered reading from start to finish again to make sure I've picked up all the useful tips for my build. Would be like reading Lord of the Rings again, lol
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Are you finding these LED strips on Amazon? I bought from http://www.modelersbrand.com/html/category/ledtape.html and they were pretty expensive... also, where do you find the connectors?

Jeffinslaw

I got some off eBay - like Chris said, dirt cheap (about £12 per 5 metre roll for 60LED/m splashproof 5050s)
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