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The Pentagram HTPC

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DougEdey 14th November 2007, 09:56 Quote
Finally seeing this baby finished makes me smile this morning, perfect timing guys!
Jamie 14th November 2007, 10:16 Quote
Wow, that is nice, relatively simple techniques brought together really well.
p3n 14th November 2007, 10:21 Quote
Looks nice, I cant see how you'd use it as a visual HTPC with it being in the same continent as the display :)

Top marks for using ram that could run faster than the processor :p
Hiren 14th November 2007, 10:47 Quote
Very nice mod. Love the way it's put together. Colour scheme is a little "loud" for me.

What software are you using for a frontend?
DSquareD 14th November 2007, 12:34 Quote
Im loving this project and hating it...
both because i had a project that was literally the exact same idea...well parts of it...so now its once again back to the drawing board for originality...

on a lighter note i love this case, brilliance is simple.
Nature 14th November 2007, 13:35 Quote
Out of all the mods I've seen and never commented on.. This one, for some reason is the best to me.... I'm no Devil man either!

I dislike the colors the weakness of the overall system, yet this is the best mod I've ever seen. Art, this is.
kalm 14th November 2007, 14:32 Quote
I Love it. Looks beautiful.
Meanmotion 14th November 2007, 14:33 Quote
There's something totally old school and awesome about this mod. From an artistic or practical stand it doesn't do anything for me but I just, well, like it.
[WP@]WOLVERINE 14th November 2007, 15:35 Quote
Thank for the kind words :) I just wanted to comment on the colors. The thing is that the case itself has no lights at all im using an external uv spotlight to make it glow and when the uv isnt turned on it really doesnt stick out at all. I really didnt want anything that would have a ton of lights to distract me from the tv screen but when me and some friends ar having a few cold beers to the sounds of Arch Enemy then it can glow all it wants to :) As for software right now its running Win XP and LCD Studio to run the Matrix orbital.
Cadillac Ferd 14th November 2007, 16:15 Quote
Wow, amazingly awesome as always man. I'm loving how it glows just enough to give it a cool vibe without being too overpowering or distracting.
Cheapskate 14th November 2007, 16:37 Quote
Beautiful, and built like a brick!
zoom314 14th November 2007, 17:13 Quote
Nice job.
bahgger 14th November 2007, 17:27 Quote
Gorgeous :) Good job!!!
keir 14th November 2007, 17:32 Quote
wow thats cool, not sure if I'd have it in my living room but it looks the bee's knees!
pendragon 14th November 2007, 18:13 Quote
the pentagram is not my cup of tea, but very impressive craftsmanship nonetheless!
capnPedro 14th November 2007, 18:56 Quote
Ridiculously cool!
Sparrowhawk 14th November 2007, 19:14 Quote
Very, very cool.
Only one thing bugs me: that's an inverted pentagram. Much like an inverted cross or the like...
Kipman725 14th November 2007, 19:48 Quote
loving the dominators in system that can't even run them at there rated speed, nice colours though :D
[WP@]WOLVERINE 14th November 2007, 20:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kipman725
loving the dominators in system that can't even run them at there rated speed, nice colours though :D

Well i do agree that the dominators is very overkill ut i just used what i had and actually i only had dominators and the 8500s was the slowest of them :) Would have been even more mad to have used one of my Pc10000 :D
capnPedro 14th November 2007, 20:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by [WP@]WOLVERINE
Well i do agree that the dominators is very overkill ut i just used what i had and actually i only had dominators and the 8500s was the slowest of them :) Would have been even more mad to have used one of my Pc10000 :D

Crazy Swede!
xrob 14th November 2007, 20:19 Quote
lol this completely insane, what the hell are you smoking?
Clocked 15th November 2007, 01:03 Quote
Stunning - me want big time

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Originally Posted by xrob
what the hell are you smoking?

You have seen the colour of the mod haven't you?? ;)
Nature 15th November 2007, 03:08 Quote
How is this an HTPC? Looking at it again, this would make a very nice coffe table+computer if laid horizontal. That way you could also incorporate an alter of sacrifice within the living area.

Cheers again on your awsome creation!
Tyinsar 16th November 2007, 06:03 Quote
Like others I'm not thrilled by the theme (with the inverted pentagram being ranked below the Nazi swastika in my view) but I must say it's well done.

I like the fact that it glows with UV but that can be turned on or off. The stand made from off-cuts is brilliant (my only quibble being that the bolts in the stars stand out a bit - but that's minor). ;)

How good / easy was the software for the Matrix Orbital GX to work with? (I had looked at their older displays but the software, while powerful, looked like it required quite a bit of work.)
[WP@]WOLVERINE 16th November 2007, 06:26 Quote
Actually the new version of Lcd Studio is very simple. You have a drag and drop function in there so you can easily add the info you want. You can also import images into the program and even show video. I found that the whole thing was very simple and it only took me 20 minutes to make 4 custom screens for the gx.
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