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Um... GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!!!

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post #702 of 1735
Is that the final build for the XL side windows for the S3? The uneven space on the top and bottom triggers my OCD mad.gif Just me?
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Is that the final build for the XL side windows for the S3? The uneven space on the top and bottom triggers my OCD mad.gif Just me?

Probably, I didn't think it triggered your OCD at all. wink.gif Seriously, yeah it triggered mine a little too - at first - but since it's a horizontal build I think that works still... I think they did that simply because you would probably never want to see all of it, or maybe you would.

EDIT: I actually agree with you now that I've looked at it again... I'd rather it was the opposite if anything (little space at top... bigger one at bottom) than the way it is now... the stuff up top is the interesting stuff after all... the PSU and HDs aren't that interesting IMO. Of course, I think I'm just getting ventilated sides and top so I don't really care one way or the other - but if it were for a desktop build I think I'd just go with the regular window on these.
Edited by DiGiCiDAL - 3/19/13 at 11:10pm
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Yeah..looks to me like it is meant to conceal the top rad a bit...
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post #705 of 1735
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Yeah..looks to me like it is meant to conceal the top rad a bit...

Which is great if you are using one... but if you aren't and you're instead using the top window as well... it would look a little weird (normal window wouldn't tho)
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My PC is overkill for my needs now...guess where its going in the future...yes, even more overkill.

Why: This has become my hobby, its fun, its a glorified erector set, I like to build ****, my knees are blown so no more hardcore atheletics, I have 5 kids (all girls) and its my man cave thing, as I add more stuff I learn more things I can do with it (which is fun), I'm going to cram as much crap into this thing as I can.

I'm at a stage in my life where I can splurge a bit -- and this is better than wasting it on more expensive food, more expensive wine, more expensive booze, I no longer give a **** about having the hot car, I'm not a clothes hound, etc, etc, etc

Hit 50 with a little extra money to spend, the question isn't WHY, the question is WHY THE HELL NOT.

Everybody makes choices what to do with their discretionary time/money...this is mine.

Not to mention those that do all this because it is or supports their livelihood.

And if you're thing is how to create the most optimized thingy in the smallest package you can, more power to you.

I've hit all of that (except the athletic reference, I'm still close to my prime) at 28, so yeah, this is my way of splurging too.
Condo in Aspen? Check.
Wife in new truck? Check.
House paid off in 1/10th the designated time? Check.
No real debts to speak of? Sort of check... Wife manhandles the cards like they're gonna rebel if she doesn't use them...
Mountain bike stable stocked like I want it? Check.
Computers? NEXT!

Life is good!
I've been blessed, and I know who to thank for it.

SO TAKE MY MONEY, CASELABS!!! biggrin.gif

Thanks - T
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I've hit all of that (except the athletic reference, I'm still close to my prime) at 28, so yeah, this is my way of splurging too.
Condo in Aspen? Check.
Wife in new truck? Check.
House paid off in 1/10th the designated time? Check.
No real debts to speak of? Sort of check... Wife manhandles the cards like they're gonna rebel if she doesn't use them...
Mountain bike stable stocked like I want it? Check.
Computers? NEXT!

Life is good!
I've been blessed, and I know who to thank for it.

SO TAKE MY MONEY, CASELABS!!! biggrin.gif

Thanks - T

You need to add a really awsome sound system for a home theater to your list after the computer....

Or build some....bigger bang for your dollar(you can always PM me for details about that one)

Otherwise, congrats! sounds like you have all your ducks in a row(must have stayed at a La Quinta)
post #708 of 1735
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My time here will probably get more erratic as we get closer to launch, but I have a couple of comments:

A solid rear panel option for the pedestal is not a bad idea

I'm not loving the XL window either. We started with an item we had (stock window size) and I wanted to "see" into the HDD/SSD bay, but I'm not happy with it, so I'll play with it some more.
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Probably, I didn't think it triggered your OCD at all. wink.gif Seriously, yeah it triggered mine a little too - at first - but since it's a horizontal build I think that works still... I think they did that simply because you would probably never want to see all of it, or maybe you would.

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My time here will probably get more erratic as we get closer to launch, but I have a couple of comments:

A solid rear panel option for the pedestal is not a bad idea

I'm not loving the XL window either. We started with an item we had (stock window size) and I wanted to "see" into the HDD/SSD bay, but I'm not happy with it, so I'll play with it some more.

Yeah it's something I would want but not for looking at HDDs so much as mounting a reservoir/pump down there and also for looking at your awesome sleeving job smile.gif

The other option would be to use a thinner rad and mount a cylinder res and pump next to the flexbay radiator.
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You need to add a really awsome sound system for a home theater to your list after the computer....

Or build some....bigger bang for your dollar(you can always PM me for details about that one)

Otherwise, congrats! sounds like you have all your ducks in a row(must have stayed at a La Quinta)

I have too many expensive hobbies.

Mountain biking is one, and that consumes a lot if I have to replace components, or even replace a whole bike...

My hot rod is a God-forsaken money pit right now... I can't get the right cab top to SAVE MY LIFE, but I keep buying them sight-unseen and paying for freight to at least *try* and get a good fit.

1st world problems, right? redface.gif

Thanks - T
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