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post #191 of 228
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still about 98% done with this machine wink.gif

Really almost done this time-

Heres what I have left-
touch up paint on dash/shifter
install a few games/programs
buy a few more allen bolts and attach one more crossmember in the upper portion of the component compartment.
seat cover (if I can find one I like)
Here's what I got done-

I replaced the 2 HDD's (200gb wd, 500gb seagate) with a new 2TB Western Digital hdd. One of the old hdds was sounding pretty cruncky when data was being accessed so out with the old and in with the new.

Installed a brand new Win 7 64 bit operating system.

Final wiring job for the toggle switch and the 2 port usb switch-
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Installed the toggle switch for switching the wheel from pc to ps3. I put it between the pc leds below the wheel for easy access. I need to touch up the paint here a bit. I discovered a screw when drilling the hole. When I was using my dremel to grind out the screw, it got hot and messed up the paint a little bit. I just went over it with a sharpie for now.
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I bought a couple light bulbs for the cig lighter so the green ring glows now biggrin.gif
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I wired up a button to kill power to the whole machine because intake fans, brake lights, dome light, and cig lighter all have power even when all systems are off. I located the button on the bottom of the shifter box.
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I cleaned up the wiring behind the dash and tied the wires up out of the way (power and reset buttons for pc, cig lighter wires, wires for G27 toggle switch, and main power button)
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Finally, I built another shelf attached a bigger/better subwoofer. The one under the seat was a bit underwhelming. It really sounds good now smile.gif I also made another crossmember for the top-front of the machine to keep the side panels nice and sturdy.
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Edited by bob808 - 2/3/11 at 5:08pm
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drool.gif I can has?
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post #193 of 228
that sub does look worryingly close to your purdy new lcd ohno-smiley.gif
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Man, I would be worried about putting that sub near the screen :/
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do I have to worry about the magnet on the sub? I know that you do for old tube style tv's but does the same apply for lcd's? There is about 5" of space between the sub and the screen. I could get a few more also.
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Originally Posted by bob808;12257489 
do I have to worry about the magnet on the sub? I know that you do for old tube style tv's but does the same apply for lcd's? There is about 5" of space between the sub and the screen. I could get a few more also.

I wasn't aware of this either but I did find this answer.
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Interesting- I read that link you provided (thanks btw vern) and it seems to imply that switching polarity or dragging a magnetic field past diodes and resistors can cause a problem. but the sub is stationary (screwed to the wood shelf) and will not be rotating or moving in any way.

here is some info I have found also to clear things up for those who would like to know more-

"LCD’s, Plasma’s and Magnets

Magnetic fields do not affect these types of sets since they do not use a beam or phosphors but static liquid crystals, which are solid-state unmoving cells. Although they are still sensitive to electric field changes, it would take substantial effort for you to ruin the display. Even then, it would be have to be done willingly.

Moreover, projection displays do not have shadow masks and hence this type of damage does not apply.

Therefore, you should not worry about placing speakers next to LCD and plasma TV’s or about placing a television near any other kind of appliance with a magnet in it, since magnets do not harm them."

this taken from some forum-

"16-Aug-2006, 06:36 PM #4
I have exteremely powerful rare earth magnets here that I use for testing purposes for electro-mechanical equipment and they have zero effect on an LCD. But they affect a CRT color purity from several feet away."

another forum thread on this topic-
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=1785445

heres a video explanation by 3dgameman
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M56bFYVaJzw[/ame]

I think it'll be fine. There is no distortion present at all.
Edited by bob808 - 2/5/11 at 3:30pm
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post #198 of 228
Pretty sure most sub enclosures today are built to protect sensitive items from their magnetic force. If you can't stick anything magnetic to the side of the enclosure, it's likely safe. My Z5500 sub sits literally inches away from the side fan of my HAF932, and it's been that way for about 7 months now.
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after putting quite a bit of time in on this machine, I must say it is awsome. I have discovered iracer and its even more realistic than GT5 eek.gif

I think that I may pull the xbox out of this, as I have not used it since I finished the build. It is not compatible with the wheel so you can only use the controller. May as well do that from the couch- On the plus side, removing the xbox clears up room on the console shelf for the wireless keyboard and ps3 controller.

I'm hoping to sell this bad-boy so I can start building revision 2 with 3-screen eye-finity and d-box motion wheee.gifwheee.gif

Someone buy this! It's perfect for your man-cave or your arcade room.

I'm lowering the price to $4250 since I'm going to remove the xbox 360. A newer driving arcade game like GRID (new) costs like $7500 and only plays one game. I've got the pc in this rig overclocked to 4.01 stable and its got a 295 gpu and a 240 for physics. All driving games play smooth as silk smile.gif
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i'd buy it if i didnt need a real car so badly!
plus shipping to my house would probably be another 4-5k

can't wait for your next project biggrin.gif
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