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That is a great example! I usually work with a Canon digi cam [those small pocket cameras] and still learning how to get the best ISO and lighting. Let me see if I can whip up a couple.

Scrap that. Let me work on my PC before I whip up some glamour shots. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Originally Posted by Jameswalt1 View Post

Nice, the 17-40 is a great lens, marred only by it's aperture.

Most of what I shoot is inanimate. So I shoot with a very high aperture anyways. At f11 the lens is crazy sharp.
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Yeah if your shooting mostly inanimate subjects the aperture is a moot point, that lens is indeed crazy sharp.

Back on topic, I'm very impressed the the cable management bracket idea. Also from the straight on perspective the GPU and CPU cables have a very complimenting flow on the front side, it looks incredible. Can't wait to see this finished.
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Have the fan controller and SSD mounted. I have a Mushkin 480GB Chronos Deluxe on the way.



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Have the fan controller and SSD mounted. I have a Mushkin 480GB Chronos Deluxe on the way.
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I've been considering the T-balancer for my build, do you like it? I haven't seen many people using them.
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What fan controller is that?
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mCubed T-Balancer BigNG. Haven't seen one in a build for a while.

I think they were the originators of the whole software/curve controlled cooling. They also have the whole accessory line like Aquaero's do. Just not as common anymore.

 

They're supposed to be good controllers, just don't bother with the PWM. When the controller was released, PWM was still kinda new. So they use 3-Pin PWM by pulsing the +V instead of the way it's done nowadays

 

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I've been considering the T-balancer for my build, do you like it? I haven't seen many people using them.

The software hasn't changed in 10 years. It is crap. But hardware wise the BigNG is very beefy. I've had it for 5 years but never used it. I also have two other T-Balancers that I haven't really used, one of them I bought back when Athlon XPs were still a thing tongue.gif. I'd never ever buy one these days.

As for PWM, yes you generally can't use it with fans. A lot of fans will produce loud motor noise. Generally fans with sleeve bearings work. I also have a T-Balancer attenuator accessory that may assist as well.

I know I am going to have issues setting up the automatic fan control since the T-Balancer uses some archaic USB to serial driver. I know I sae a post where the guy was able to get it to work but I can't remember. But once I get it programmed ill never launch the software again.
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Even with the attenuator, doubt it fixes the issue much. I'd only use it for VC. Fans don't like having their +V Signal pulsed like that. 3-Pin PWM is for kinda PWM control of non-PWM fans.

 

I find the FanAmp and miniNG more interesting because you can set temp-based curve controls with pots & jumpers. Too bad they didn't include that on the BigNG. I've always assumed that Aquacomputer put them outta business by expanding on their idea. Dunno if there's any truth to that or not.

 

I can't even imagine how out-dated that software is LOL. I know you're supposed to be able to use SpeedFan and a few other programs to control it also...

    
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