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    The most amazingly detailed mod ever...ORAC3...the final installation .

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    Certainly, the amount and quality of the work it impressive.

    But I can't help feeling that he could have organised the placement of some of the components a little better.

    A look at just a few of his pics leads me to one conclusion - Spaghetti.
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    IMO, a good project made bad by overengineering.
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    The attention to detail is unbeleivable, go that man!

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    Originally posted by lynx@17 June 2004 - 05:18
    Certainly, the amount and quality of the work it impressive.

    But I can't help feeling that he could have organised the placement of some of the components a little better.

    A look at just a few of his pics leads me to one conclusion - Spaghetti.
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    IMO, a good project made bad by overengineering.
    maybe becuase if it was neat it would look less sophisticated?

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    Lynx,
    Have you followed the project from it's inception?
    The clutter is intentional.

    One can only imagine what it would look like if he had gone for the sleek, clean look.
    I can understand how the final product might not appeal to all, it's the scope and detail of the project that blows me away.
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    I'm totally in awe of this project but i tend to agree with lynx. Imagine if something fails like say the motherboard. Think of the amount of work involved in replacing it.

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    Originally posted by Virtualbody1234@17 June 2004 - 11:25
    I'm totally in awe of this project but i tend to agree with lynx. Imagine if something fails like say the motherboard. Think of the amount of work involved in replacing it.
    I agree,
    Convenient?? no...
    Eye candy?? Very much of it!
    But I must say, it is a piece very very well done. My congrats go out to the maker/owner.
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    Clocker,
    Yes, I've followed it from the first post. I somehow missed out on part 4, but I've caught up on that now. I didn't realise at first that it was going to look so cluttered, it wasn't until about part 3 that I saw what was happening. Personally I think it detracts from the overall look.

    The other question is, will it be reliable?

    Even though he's gone for water cooling, I still foresee overheating problems with all that "clutter" getting in the way of having any sort of reasonable airflow, I also suspect his pump may get a little warm in such a snug case.
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    I was also thinking about that Lynx, what about the components that aren't watercooled, such as Hard Drives and Ram?? I can see those overheating quite quickly.
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    K and Lynx,

    Must you allow reality to intrude into this fantasy build?
    I must admit that I'm curious about the performance also, but assume that it's actually of secondary interest to g-gnome.

    Maybe he'll post some info about the running characteristics in the future.
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