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post #1 of 33
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So, to continue on my naming scheme; Questionbox shall be sent to a new home, and Stonebox shall take it's place. The name for Questionbox came after it was built, and I realized that the rig itself posed me a lot of questions. Practicality? Did it have a point? What did I want to do with it?

Over the past several months, I have answered these questions.

Here is a teaser for now...The rest just needs to be picked up (Hoping the CPU will be dropped off soon):

Stonebox
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post #2 of 33
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Okay, so the teaser was truely weak, and had no intel content:

I rectify!


Went and picked up everything minus 1 critical part from purolator.

Inside the mystery box?




The "Staged" shot:


Opening my first Silverstone:






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post #3 of 33
What a teeny case
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Core i5 4670k Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 - ATX - LGA 1150 Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB 
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G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Samsung 850 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk EK-Supreme LTX - Nickel CSQ 
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post #4 of 33
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Yes, yes it is. But it has some truely interesting features, which I shall document in a few minutes now!

First of all, this case is quite easy to disassemble. Screws are everywhere, and rivets only hold the major structure together. All panels are screwed on. In the bottom corners some extra bracing was added to stifen the chassis; I like this.









Here's the thing about the face of the case: It is not a sheet of aluminum bent into shape. It is an actual machined aluminum plate. with some machine aluminum end caps top and bottom.





Only one thing I can complain about is: Do they need front panel cables that are about 6" longer than the case itself?


Edited by Oscuro - 9/11/08 at 12:31pm
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post #5 of 33
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And now...I have come to the point where I can go no further.

I need the CPU!


Strider 500w with the Short Cables. And they mean short! Course, this aids cable management greatly. Would be perfect if it didn't have 3 regular molex cables, and one SATA cable....I need SATA for both DVD and HD....damn I need an adapter.
In this pic, I have done as much cable management as I can for now really. Notice; fan wires are all but missing. (Dammit, they are peeking! I need tape!)


Massive difference.
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post #6 of 33
Do you live under a blue tarp?
post #7 of 33
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No, I think I had the camera's white balance set for tungsten lights, but the sunlight is drowning it out...but, not enough light in total.
On ISO 100, I was getting down to really slow shutter speeds with the aperature wide open. Which is why several of them are slightly under exposed, so as to avoid camera shake.
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post #8 of 33
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post #9 of 33
What´s this pc for?
 
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Crucial M4 256gb SSD WD Caviar Black 500GB Sata II WD Caviar Green 1TB Sata II Toshiba DVD Burner 
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Deepcool Gamerstorm Assasin Windows 8.1 Pro x64 32' inch Phillips Led TV Logitech G105 
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Crucial M4 256gb SSD WD Caviar Black 500GB Sata II WD Caviar Green 1TB Sata II Toshiba DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Deepcool Gamerstorm Assasin Windows 8.1 Pro x64 32' inch Phillips Led TV Logitech G105 
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Sentey Solid Power SDP-750 750W NZXT Phantom 410 Black Wireless Genius  Onboard  
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AMD Phenom II x6 1055T @ 4.0 GHz 1.49 VID ASUS M5A99X EVO 990x AM3+ Sapphire 7950 OC DUAL-X(950MHZ EDITION) @1200/1475 8GB(4x2GB) Mushkin Blackline Radioactive 1600MH... 
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Crucial M4 256GB WD Caviar Black 500GB More older WD Caviar Toshiba DVD BURNER 
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Schyte Orochi Windows 7 ultimate x64-bit LG W2243s 22'' 1080p General electric multimedia keyboard 
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post #10 of 33
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It's going to replace my sig-rig.
Mostly for gaming, watching downloading videos, possible minor photo/video editting if I get into that.
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Vista Premium x64 LG Flatron L222WT Silverstone ST50EF-Plus-SC Silverstone TJ-08 
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