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Poll Results: Should i plan a built-in "extra" monitor ~9-13" modded into a transparent window or built in speakers?

 
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post #1411 of 3109
How is the onboard audio? Or are you gonna go for a dedicated sound card?

If you had space on the side panels you could have placed 1 or 2 on each side..or maybe where the 80mm fans would go..alas wink.gif
remove the front rad and place 3 massive speakers there biggrin.gif
post #1412 of 3109
Post the most recent picture of the chassis so we can decide where your new speakers are going Matt biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

Speakers > monitor.

 

Hrmmmmm, interesting concept

Definitely gonna have to ponder this a bit

Quote:
Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

How is the onboard audio? Or are you gonna go for a dedicated sound card?

If you had space on the side panels you could have placed 1 or 2 on each side..or maybe where the 80mm fans would go..alas wink.gif
remove the front rad and place 3 massive speakers there biggrin.gif

 

The RIVE BE is supposed to have pretty good onboard audio. Haven't really tested it yet. I'd try to use that first before trying something else

 

The bottom left side panel is where i'm mounting my permanent HDD, SSD's, & Aquaero PCB on a piece of red acrylic. Kinda shrouding the 360 & Drive Cage. 

Those 80mm fan mounts are long gone. If you remember i cut that space out for my 360 rad + Drain Port + Vandal Switchplate

 

Definitely not willing to sacrifice watercooling on this build :p

Also gonna have a 240 mounted on one side. Can't decide if it should be top left, top right, or bottom right.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

Post the most recent picture of the chassis so we can decide where your new speakers are going Matt biggrin.gif

 

Lol, recent pictures of my chassis are meaningless at this point. I'm revamping everything. I actually feel kinda bad about some of the mods that i've done that are becoming more and more pointless as my plans reach closer to a scratch build =\

 

Either today or tomorrow i'm gonna be breaking down my entire build to get ready for my acrylic being delivered. Breaking down means every rivet, screw, panel, and everything else is gonna be taken apart so i can rebuild it from the ground up. :D :wheee:

 

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Originally Posted by Mosquito Mods View Post

There's always another option to try biggrin.gif
http://www.origaudio.com/shop/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=29778

 

Lol, woww i've never seen that before. Definitely interesting, but now you guys are making me wanna put some real speakers in. Just don't know how i can fit anything larger than 3" speakers with all the watercooling. Even though i'm rebuilding, i'm REALLY gonna try to keep this as close to an XB as i can

    
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Yey biggrin.gif Acrylic bending is fairly easy! Dont listen too much to all of those who had the acrylic bubble up or crack or what ever smile.gif
I did 3 bends so fare, all of them PERFECT (imo)

Im stuck on the last pipe atm, not sure how to run it..




The port in the 120 rad is slightly higher than the GPU port.. or I would have just gone straight up from CPU and bend it at the gpu->cpu bend for some symmetrics.. but then I would have to go up again further down the line to make it hit the radiator port..

Or make a bend JUST over the CPU, go to rad line up, then bend upwards and a last bend to the radiator.

OR straight up, but higher than GPU->CPU bend, then line up with radiator and a last bend to radiator.

First and second setup requires 3 bends where the third only requires 2.

Gonna ask in acrylic 101 thread smile.gif maybe someone has some good ideas there tongue.gif

Anyways, off to a good start ^ ^ Hoping I can get some gluing done tomorrow and start leak testing tongue.gif

BTW, tell me if I post too many updates / pics in your thread wink.gif Im almost posting more updates / pics than you youself, lol ^_^
 
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post #1416 of 3109
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Great job brotha. Those bends look awesome!!!!

 

Some people use angles/rotaries/extenders to keep all the acrylic bends on the same plane. It's not necessary though. Really personal taste. I'm sure you can get alot of tips in BNEG's Pipebending thread.

 

You're off to a great start though. I definitely don't mind you posting pics in here. Especially during my downtime (brainstorming & ordering time really =P ). I love seeing creative builds. Only helps me get creative myself :thumb:

    
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:doh:

You guys are a bad influence on me LOLLL

 

I wonder if 1/4" acrylic back panel could support a triple monitor mount if i went with built in speakers instead of monitor :thinking: 

 

Edit: I made a poll. Help me decide =)


Edited by kpoeticg - 2/27/14 at 12:47pm
    
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Actually, i'll be putting my 240 side-mounted rad on the CPU side. Because if i shift my mobo tray closer to the GPU side, then i can watercool my ram without it interfering with my UT60 120 in p/p

 

I could fit speakers if i plan it right. Gonna need to learn about it though. 

 

Anyway, my acrylic panels get here on March 3rd, and i have plenty of stuff to occupy myself in the meantime b4 i have to plan speaker or monitor placement. So i'm just gonna leave the poll open indefinitely for now

    
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

Hrmmmmm, interesting concept
Definitely gonna have to ponder this a bit

The RIVE BE is supposed to have pretty good onboard audio. Haven't really tested it yet. I'd try to use that first before trying something else

The bottom left side panel is where i'm mounting my permanent HDD, SSD's, & Aquaero PCB on a piece of red acrylic. Kinda shrouding the 360 & Drive Cage. 
Those 80mm fan mounts are long gone. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
If you remember i cut that space out for my 360 rad + Drain Port + Vandal Switchplate



Definitely not willing to sacrifice watercooling on this build tongue.gif
Also gonna have a 240 mounted on one side. Can't decide if it should be top left, top right, or bottom right.


Lol, recent pictures of my chassis are meaningless at this point. I'm revamping everything. I actually feel kinda bad about some of the mods that i've done that are becoming more and more pointless as my plans reach closer to a scratch build =\

Either today or tomorrow i'm gonna be breaking down my entire build to get ready for my acrylic being delivered. Breaking down means every rivet, screw, panel, and everything else is gonna be taken apart so i can rebuild it from the ground up. biggrin.gif  wheee.gif


Lol, woww i've never seen that before. Definitely interesting, but now you guys are making me wanna put some real speakers in. Just don't know how i can fit anything larger than 3" speakers with all the watercooling. Even though i'm rebuilding, i'm REALLY gonna try to keep this as close to an XB as i can

I know, I was just throwing some ideas around..maybe change your case again tongue.gif
Better go with a good headset than onboard speakers, so I voted for a 1080p projector..erm monitor
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Yeah i considered a projector back during the Bit-Tech MOTY competition with that sick R-Kade Revolution build. 

The monitor would just be an extra monitor though. I wouldn't use it for anything heavy. Just if i wanna browse the internet real quick, or have it viewing Aquasuite while i'm gaming, or things like that. I feel like it wouldn't be worth it to put a projector in with a Tri-CFX 290x build. I'm still most likely gonna have at least a triple monitor setup regardless of my decision. Or a TV + 2 monitors setup for eyefinity

 

Edit: Anyway, i'm overtired and have a bunch of "New Product" pics to take; a 290x, 4TB HD, maybe SSD, fittings, acrylic working supplies, & other random stuff to order; and i also should probly take a cpl pics of my current setup before i drain it and break it down to the mobo tray. 

 

I'm gonna take a nap and recharge my batteries so i can be motivated when i wake up, now that i'm back home =) :kookoo:


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