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Wow.... if I were ordering photography equipment from you i'dbe scared,,, lol thats so out of focus! LOL

So you set black paper on top of it, right?
Normal paper wouldn't do a thing...

Ok, so i am waiting for Soloz2 to call me so we can figure out the final details... it seems I will be getting a Modded Extreme Music from him because he allready has one and that will save time, as well as a 1/8' to RCA balalced (third down on the Left) to connect my Makie Monitors speakers (80% chances I'll have to get a cheaper set)... I believe in his knowledge so I am glad to be buying the cable and the card from him... However I will need to get it this week so there is still a chance I'll have to go with the stock card a d mod it myself if he is too busy to get it shipped to me...
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??? I think you placed another piece of foam over it...right? Ideally, how far away should soundcards be from videocards?

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Dude, I need you to let me in on this!

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What is this paper-foam for?
    
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What is this paper-foam for?
To shield against RFI and EMI emissions that would otherwise degrade the 'perfect' sound
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Wow.... if I were ordering photography equipment from you i'dbe scared,,, lol thats so out of focus! LOL

So you set black paper on top of it, right?
Normal paper wouldn't do a thing...

Ok, so i am waiting for Soloz2 to call me so we can figure out the final details... it seems I will be getting a Modded Extreme Music from him because he allready has one and that will save time, as well as a 1/8' to RCA balalced (third down on the Left) to connect my Makie Monitors speakers (80% chances I'll have to get a cheaper set)... I believe in his knowledge so I am glad to be buying the cable and the card from him... However I will need to get it this week so there is still a chance I'll have to go with the stock card a d mod it myself if he is too busy to get it shipped to me...
nah, I just snapped that pic a few minutes before I left for work. I can take nicer pics I really do need a better camera though...

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??? I think you placed another piece of foam over it...right? Ideally, how far away should soundcards be from videocards?

Brendan
Probably as far away as you can get it. The bottom PCI slot would be best

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What is this paper-foam for?
the ERS paper acts like a shield against interferance. The foam acts like an insulation because the ERS paper is conductive and thus can't be placed directly to the back of the card.

The config I did was as follows:

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foam: insulation
ERS paper: Shield
foam: cosmetics
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Oh? So you used black foam to cover the ERS paper and make it look good? cool
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Oh? So you used black foam to cover the ERS paper and make it look good? cool
yeah, the picture is a little blurry, but that's what I did. It's hard to get clear shots inside my computer... there are too many lights that contrast off the black interior of my case. I'll probably try to get a better shot of the card outside my computer later this week.
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Sometimes consumer cameras let you focus manually... to make your life easier zoom all the way out and then move the camera in and out till your object snaps into focus instead of messing with the focus via buttons... if you are far away that will only make it easier for you since you will only have to crop it and it will then be a more manageable size than the 2048x1536 (3.15MP) picture you uploaded... if you crop it to half the size you'll get a 1024x768 which is the average screen size in the US, and as a full resolution JPEG you will get it to 700KB, compress it a tiny bit and you'll get a 300KB pic and will hardly tell the difference...

get Photoshop... Under Image you can resize to whatever you want, telling it the pixel size or even using percentages... (50%) Under Images, Adjustments you'll see Curves... pull the middle of the line towards the bottom left a tad.

BTW, I know you can snap great ones... the pics on your site look great... but try messing with the gamma curves to get closer to film, it does wonders with no effort.
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yeah, the picture is a little blurry, but that's what I did. It's hard to get clear shots inside my computer... there are too many lights that contrast off the black interior of my case. I'll probably try to get a better shot of the card outside my computer later this week.
Is this this what you've been "cooking up" for the aesthetic ERS paper? Or is there more to come?
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