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Good evening LTT It has been quiet around me for a long time now, but there are new ideas and plans to supply the scene of cultivated modding with new content. You know there is a new Call of Duty in the starting blocks and that is Modern Warfare 3. The series will be continued and from what I have seen everything will be a little different than before, including my career the last few months. I left my team to reinvent myself and to go new ways in terms of "content creation", as well as to be able to develop a bit and to plan my way as I want to entertain the readers and also the small but very nice community I have. To put it briefly, back to the roots and realise clean worklogs and unique projects again. But enough from me now to the actual topic. Now I'm 32, it's been some time since I actively played eSports.... But it all started back then with CoD 4 Prestige 10 and some hours of game time were on the account then. Towards the end I came by chance to a German clan called Modern Primitives from then on it really started EU far place 1 later then also in the MLG (Game Battles) far in front with it.... Ahhhh those were good times but unfortunately too early to become a pro because it was not as big as it is now. The story would go on but then my intro is getting too long so if you want me to reminisce a bit more let me know. That's why I had the idea to realise a project for the release that has accompanied me for a long time - a CoD tribute mod. There was actually a different concept that looked like this: Here, everything should actually sit on a 540mm radi and also be cooled by it. The mainboard sits in the box and the GPU as you can see outside, because unfortunately there is no room for a dual or triple fan GPU in the box. The power supply sits in the back to distribute the weight a little. An Alphacool Rise Flat Reservoir with D5 pump was planned as the AGP pump combo. But things always turn out a little different than expected, due to leaving the team I wanted to take a break until 2024, but a friend of mine said come on and do something for the release of CoD MW3. That's why I came up with this almost new idea: Now everything finds its place in and on the ammunition box. The whole thing is cooled by a Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora Solo and a 55mm 140mm Nexxos. The GPU unfortunately doesn't have room inside as it will be an Intel Arc A770 16GB that I'm currently using. Unfortunately I can't find a 4060 single fan GPU, so there would be room for one inside. The interior is designed in such a way that it sticks to the box with strong magnets, so it is also possible to place everything inside in a second moment. The power supply will be a Seasonic Focus SGX-750, this thing is so small it's amazing how much technology fits into so little space. The progress is already a bit further, but I didn't know if I should write the worklog before or after the release, but it makes more sense to document the progress bit by bit, so stay tuned, an update will follow soon. Until then, have a nice rest of the week. @Admin if the links are not allowed I will delete them.
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You know me. I build lots of computers for no apparent reason. Actually, there is a reason, but this is deeply personal to me. So hear me out.
During my career as an electrical engineer, I reviewed lots of things. I was a reliability engineer, a component engineer, a system safety engineer, a project engineer, and even a senior systems engineer. I worked on things I cannot talk about, but we are talking satellite systems in general. I've been in the payload bay of a space shuttle while it was on the launch pad back in the 1980's, which means that I've had the excitement of participating in launch operations. I've been involved with spacecraft for many years. Yet - I never designed anything significant during my career. Sure, I reviewed designs, looking for single-point failures or a lack of safety inhibits and such. But I wasn't a design engineer or subsystem engineer. So that part of me wasn't developed to it's fullest potential as a working man. That's why I get creative with my computer builds in retirement. I have modded many computers and built computer cases from scratch. My website documents my builds and LAN parties. I have way too many computers on my LAN, and yet I keep building them. I built 3 this year. So I am not planning on the usual December holiday build.
But............I want to hear about what you are planning for a December holiday build. I want to see your early ideas on how it might come together, what computer components you are going to use and things of this nature. I want to feel that I am somewhat involved in another person's build. It's to get that excitement of pulling things together and pressing that power button to see the fans spin up and the display come alive. I want to see pictures of your progress. It can be in another discussion topic, one that you create for your December Holiday Build. Make me a happy retired engineer and start thinking about what you are going to do.
I paid top dollar for the AMD 5800X CPU in this January 2021 build of 'Through the Looking Glass'.
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Alienware has taken two of its peripherals, the Alienware AW420K mechanical keyboard and AW720M gaming mouse, and faithfully re-created them both at 14 times their original size. And with that, you've got the world's largest mechanical keyboard that's over 5 meters long (or 16 feet) with a spacebar the size of a person.
The space apparently took three days to 3D print, and each mechanical switch had to be custom-made because there's no reason for an existing keyboard switch to require over 4 inches of travel distance. Alienware partnered with Team Liquid on the project and even got them to play a round of DOTA using the oversized equipment - naturally, it took the whole team to control a single character.
The mouse, too, is fully functional, with giant mechanical switches and a scroll wheel - though it requires a lot of effort to move around.
The Alienware AW420K mechanical keyboard that the oversized monster we see here was based on uses tried and true Cherry MX switches, but in creating a 14:1 replica, the team has to use a mix of PVC piping, rubber bands, and even the metal bits from the end of a tape measure to replicate the mechanical switch feel and click accurately. They did this for every single one of 84 keys - which is impressive.
Team Liquid's DOTA team is one of the best in the world, but even so, using the oversized keyboard and mouse took training and coordination. Watching them grapple with simple tasks like typing and using Paint before jumping into DOTA is a lot of fun.
Team Liquid playing DOTA on a five-meter-long mechanical keyboard.
Are you feeling a bit small today?
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