PC Build (part 3, finis)

I got all of the components into a case today. They still work and everything is running as I had hoped. I installed Sequoia 12 and have that working as best as I can for now. There will be all kinds of tweaking and settings after I get the audio interfaces connected in, but so far so good.
The computer is super quiet just as I had hoped and I can only hear the optical drive when it is active. The rest of the time, it is like the computer isn’t even there. I hope everything else can work as planned as I progress through the buildout. This is a good omen for sure. It is overbuilt but not too crazy, and moderately complex (raid array to keep 2 copies of everything as I work, etc.) but no big surprises. Lets keep this working like I planned thing going.


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I came home to a great surprise for the day the PC became usable. Guess what I install tomorrow.


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PC Build (part 2)

Why wait for a case? I’m too excited about getting all this stuff as far along as I can as quickly as I can. The case should be here this afternoon, but everything is running and Win7 is getting installed now. There will be plenty of tweaking and modifying and configuring after the case gets here, but I’ll take every step forward I can find.
It’s getting closer.


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Acoustic Hangers Started

I sure hope the guys at SAE know what they’re doing. I’m just a little adhesive and some insulation on both sides of these away from what should be low frequency control in the back corners of the room.
I’ve made 6 for each side an they’ll be hidden behind fabric walls and strung up with twisted cabling. From what I’ve read, the panels will resonate with various frequencies and the insulation will convert that energy into head as it dampens the vibrations. I hope they work. We should know in a few weeks.

Low Frequency Control


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PC Build

I haven’t used anything besides a Mac for over a decade. It feels weird to be building a PC again. I’m really looking forward to Sequoia though.
Now to see how far I can get without a case.


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Open the Flood Gates

I would say things are starting to trickle in, but trickle is a gross understatement. My custom build PC is coming in 4 shipments (1 yesterday and 3 today). Behind that I’ll have 2 shipments for the TV and mount. Then a few PC accessories on Monday.
With financing being approved and the PO being cut, I should start getting my Vintage King order next week. That will be a mountain of 2 channel goodness. So now I watch FedEx and UPS tracking numbers all day and try not to sit on my porch salivating.
It’s getting more and more real.
I’m crazy excited!

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New Framing

New framing is up. Next is a little more framing for the room treatment. After that we rough in electric and run the new 20 amp circuit. Then insulation. Then fabric. Then wall slats. Then furniture. Somewhere in there I need a floor.
So much to do.


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