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post #371 of 3109
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Yeah it'll be tough not to leave that black faceplate just as it is. I really wanted all white & red on the front of my rig, but i love the way that faceplate looks. Makes the Pro look soo much better IMO. It's real easy to switch out too. No glue on it like the XT has, just unscrew it biggrin.gif
    
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post #372 of 3109
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Anyway, here's some pics of me taking the Aquaero apart and installing the faceplate and clock module. I also have the 3 Pol Switch Relay and 2 x 2 Pol LED PWM Relays plugged in. Not sure what's gonna be routed to what yet, but i'll definitely be using all 3 of em for different lighting.

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So, kpoeticg, t(s)ell me (why I should buy) the Aquaero 6! biggrin.gif
post #373 of 3109
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LOL, well i haven't exactly turned it on yet so i can't say anything based on personal experience. It's def the most advanced fan controller on the market right now tho. The Aquaero's kinda one of those things u either NEEEED to have it or ya don't. 4 Fan Channels that each have 2.5A & PWM. No other fan controller has more than 1 PWM Channel right now. And you can control most or all your of your cooling & lighting with it. Plus it has an extra switch relay on it that works the same way as Vandal/Rocker Switch. Plus all the accessories for it like the flowmeter

How'd i do? biggrin.gif

Just a small update. I'm officially buying an EK Supremacy Plexi/Copper Clean CSQ. So I'll be replacing the Apogee Drive II with that & running dual MCP35x's for my pumps biggrin.gif

I'm also ordering my lighting setup, extra camera battery, camera USB cable, & maybe a backdrop for my camera today. I'm just trying to decide between a few different lighting setups. There's some decent combo's i've looked at that come with lighting & backdrop together thumb.gif
Edited by kpoeticg - 12/9/13 at 1:28pm
    
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post #374 of 3109
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I'm trying to decide between something like this + a backdrop


Or maybe one of these kits instead



Anybody have any input?
    
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post #375 of 3109
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

LOL, well i haven't exactly turned it on yet so i can't say anything based on personal experience. It's def the most advanced fan controller on the market right now tho. The Aquaero's kinda one of those things u either NEEEED to have it or ya don't. 4 Fan Channels that each have 2.5A & PWM. No other fan controller has more than 1 PWM Channel right now. And you can control most or all your of your cooling & lighting with it. Plus it has an extra switch relay on it that works the same way as Vandal/Rocker Switch. Plus all the accessories for it like the flowmeter

How'd i do? biggrin.gif

Just a small update. I'm officially buying an EK Supremacy Plexi/Copper Clean CSQ. So I'll be replacing the Apogee Drive II with that & running dual MCP35x's for my pumps biggrin.gif

I'm also ordering my lighting setup, extra camera battery, camera USB cable, & maybe a backdrop for my camera today. I'm just trying to decide between a few different lighting setups. There's some decent combo's i've looked at that come with lighting & backdrop together thumb.gif

excellent biggrin.gif

So I was wondering, with all this hardware in the bottom, where do you leave the hard/solid drives? And how many?

Edit: dude, are you loaded or did you won the lottery?
post #376 of 3109
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HAHAHAHAHA. Neither loaded nor a lottery winner biggrin.gif
I just wanted a top quality PC that was small enough to take around with me when needed.

As far as the drive bays, my 360 in the bottom only sacrifices 1 drive bay max. I have a Silverstone FP58 that holds a slim optical + 4 SSD's & also a Thermaltake Max 5 Duo that holds a 3.5 + 2.5. I've also toyed with the idea of having a full door panel window with the bottom half having a solid piece of plexi across it with HD's mounted it.

FP58



Max 5 Duo


There's a definite possibility of that i'll be sleeping in my empty HAF XB box by the time i'm done with my build tho redface.gif
I can always turn off the WC'ing and snuggle with it in the winter to keep me warm.....

Edit: Just completed the purchase for my Supremacy. Got a great price on it used wheee.gif

Don't know why, but i'm freakin exhausted today. I need to take a nap.
If anybody has any input that'll help me choose between my lighting options it would be greatly appreciated. I really wanna order the rest of my camera stuff tonight thumb.gif
Edited by kpoeticg - 12/9/13 at 2:51pm
    
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post #377 of 3109
The light boxes you showed I order one and they are good for taking pictures of small items but even a motherboard is about all you will get in them. the big lights would be more useful to you as if you want to do a box you can take a big cardboard box and cut it out but a white sheet in it and do the same thing with the big lights!!

I wasted my money getting the light box
post #378 of 3109
Lights on stands for sure! So much more flexible and produce much better light IMO than the tent things. I use a similar setup but flashes and softboxes as opposed to bulbs and umbrellas.

Just to be sure you're doing the right thing though, those umbrellas are 'shoot through' meaning you point them umbrella first at your subject and the light shoots through the umbrella then onto the subject. I've seen loads of people incorrectly use those as 'reflector' style umbrellas where the light shoots into the umbrella then bounces back out at your subject rolleyes.gif

As for backdrops, get some seamless paper as opposed to the cloth backdrops. The cloth ones are unavoidably creased whereas the paper is lovely and smooth smile.gif I have a big 2.7m wide roll of grey seamless that I use. I cut a length off the bottom of the roll to use as a smaller background and have the full roll for bigger things.
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post #379 of 3109
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Thanx both of you for the help. I'll definitely go with the umbrella's then!!

I also thought u were supposed to reflect of them tongue.gif I'm glad you mentioned that thumb.gif

So which of these 2 types of umbrellas are better for build log pics, the white ones or the black reflector ones?


Edited by kpoeticg - 12/9/13 at 5:25pm
    
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The white ones I believe
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