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mattlef May 4, 2013 08:54 AM

Motivation 2.0

Motivation V1 is dead.
The TJ07 is gone, new plans new ideal and a new vision.

Starting new

This build is going to be all over the place and will feature a lot of my new friends :)
I cant wait to share this experience with you guys.

Oh, and by the way. There will be giveaways. Quite a few actually :) So it'll pay to follow me!

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Follow me on one or all!!!!
And always check back here for the complete, and HWC unique content :D

She's sitting apart on the table right now :s
I7 2600k on a Z68X-UD4-B3
2 Galaxy GTX 660ti's in SLI and some SSD's




As well, as a part of my Youtube portion of this build
I'll film portions (unboxing, and hand held review parts) using my GSIII and my webcam to start. Once i get a 1080p capable camera, then i'll use that!
But for now, its this little guy:


The rest will be revealed later as things change an adapt!

Expect some big news coming in the next few weeks!

Bungwirez May 4, 2013 01:01 PM

subscribed. hopefully this one will be dragged out as long as your previous build log,

...cause that was months of entertainment!

mattlef May 4, 2013 03:16 PM

Hey guys, new video is up :)
May 4th Sleeve update! - YouTube

As well, i decided to take a few pics, showing you what watercooling bits I'll be using.

but first Caffeine and a brown box!

Inside of it?

My MCP655, with a OCool top. Love this thing, and i love the copper stoppers :)

Now, i do plan on using compression fittings, like in my previous build.
However, i plan on using some smaller ones. i'll go in more detail later ;)
for now, just take a look :)

Attack of the clones!!!


Thanks guys!!!! Any don't forget to follow. Links below!

Cptn Vortex May 16, 2013 07:57 AM

Build, build!

mattlef May 17, 2013 03:07 PM

New Camera :)


Means i can actually start taking some serious macro shots, and some some Bokeh stuff too! woot!
Massive sponsorship updates coming guys.
Expect some giveaways too :)

lowfat May 18, 2013 08:02 AM

Do you intentionally strip the EXIF from the pictures?

What ISO, f stop, and exposure length did you use?

mattlef May 18, 2013 08:08 AM


Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 709501)
Do you intentionally strip the EXIF from the pictures?

What ISO, f stop, and exposure length did you use?

It was shot Raw, so not sure. I dont manually do anything. Maybe i need to check photoshop to see if its being removed.
Iso was 100, F9 i think and shutter was a 1/4 i think.

found the cause. Photoshop was in fact removing the EXIF data i think.


hopefully this works:

lowfat May 18, 2013 08:24 AM

With the T1i can you use the LCD as the view finder? If so try using that w/ manual focus, use the + - buttons to zoom in and double check the focus is good. Your hardware pics above have too much light. Natural light is king but too much light will wash the pictures out. If you have a window w/ Venetian blinds that would help a lot. Otherwise try taking the pics just below the window. Or wait for a cloudy day, but since this is summer who knows when that would be.

mattlef May 18, 2013 09:04 AM

Hows this?

lowfat May 18, 2013 09:17 AM

Definitely better.

Take like 10 to 20 pictures of the same thing with various focus and angles. I also find when taking pictures of hardware that small and close up a higher f stop helps a lot. I use f11 a lot.

On something like acrylic blocks or sleeving try to catch the light. But you really need to have it cloudy or in the late evening an hour or two before the sun sets. Like so.

Camera and lens don't matter near as much as figuring out how to use light. That was taken w/ the same lens you are using.

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