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Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

An absolute piece of artwork mate! Shame the PCPP homepage is rendering build images so poorly nowadays, otherwise I'm sure you'd have more votes than this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New website layout! Thoughts?"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Well said...couldn't agree more. Seems a little odd given the site itself is about building desktop computers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New website layout! Thoughts?"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

The home page looks really odd and simplistic. Images of builds, in particular the featured build section are extreme close ups and fuzzy. Wasted space abounds all around the single, fuzzy image. It all kinda ruins the impact of the page entirely.

Throughout the site itself the default size of text is huge, and takes up way too much space as a result. Spacing is so awkward that it seems design was an after thought. I get that this new layout will work across platforms and devices, but I have to say respectfully, you seem to have missed the mark on a lot of the basics.

I'm on a 1080p 13" laptop using Chrome, or my 1440p desktop. I can see from the comments that things have improved greatly for mobile, but that really isn't the case for traditional PC's. That's a great shame, as that's what this site is all about.

Comment reply on mshagg's Completed Build: Taichi-themed Tower 900

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Great build and congrats on the feature!

On a side note, WTF has happened to this site? Worst redesign in the history of history.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Preview the upcoming responsive layout at Cycling Builder"

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 points

Not sure if you've just rolled out the cycling code onto the PCPP, but either way I can confirm the UI for PCPP is now officially a complete and utter mess! Love you guys, but this is definitely not good. Kinda looks like some primary school kids have had a crack at it

Comment reply on OllieManMan's Completed Build: [Pelican-X] --- The shockproof travel PC in a pelican case

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Or maybe Morpheus and Neo for a spot of Matrix hacking!

Comment reply on OllieManMan's Completed Build: [Pelican-X] --- The shockproof travel PC in a pelican case

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This thing is ridiculously cool! Imagine rocking up at a LAN party with it....you'd be the coolest cat in town no doubt. Great work!

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Announcing Cycling Builder"

  • 1 month ago
  • -1 points

It would be cool, but by the time they finished it everything will be EV and autonomous anyway. Very few people will own their own car by 2030.

Comment reply on blackfire757's Completed Build: Frostmourne

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic build mate! Congrats on the feature, clearly well deserved :)

Comment reply on thorkon77's Completed Build: 8-Bit Black Mage (A build from 11 years ago!)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Love the pic of the mage at the LAN party! Classic stuff, and great build!

Comment reply on Mnpctech's Completed Build: Metro Exodus Gaming PC

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely love this...exquisite work! As much as the pistons and smoke are super cool, I love the circular cutouts for the 2080 intake fans. Such a simple yet fantastic idea...case manufacturers take note, could be a great optional extra to sell side panels for certain popular GPU models.

Comment reply on willweiser's Completed Build: Maximum VR Rig

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I also have a Vive but have to admit to not using it much these days. What are your favourite games right now that you would recommend to get me back into it?

Comment reply on DocH's Completed Build: Polar Ice

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Such a beautiful office you have my friend...oh and a nice PC too

Comment reply on DocH's Completed Build: Polar Ice

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I'm in Australia right now, and can confirm without doubt that it is indeed a conspiracy theory.

Comment reply on georgemblack's Completed Build: Small and Mighty Bookshelf Server

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao - even new PC builders hate the stock Noctua fan colours. Nice build!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for it mate, glad you like the build!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sold the internals to a local guy who restores antique electronics. He was stoked!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the PC Master Race my man! The console has its place but the PC will always deliver flexibility, power and individuality.

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah this is really just a hobby for me my man. Humbled you'd even ask though :)

I've decided that I am going to sell this build though - could really use the cash. Put it on eBay this morning, for anyone in Australia who might be interested.

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Fear not, there's a dude who lives 5 mins away from me that restores antique electronics as a small business. He was very happy to take the components off my hands for next to nothing!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah my TV is just a 65" 1080p panel, so can easily play games with a controller on the couch via the GTX 1060 6GB. Glad you like it man!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking into designing a custom circuit board to manage Power & Reset. Someone else also suggested controlling RGB brightness with a knob. Could potentially add volume to the 4th and final knob.

Although it might be a bit of a stretch - so much time already spent on this little guy!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Many thanks mate - things have been improving lately which has been fantastic. Has allowed me to finally finish this build too!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate, glad you like. There are power and reset buttons toward the top of the rear acrylic panel - power on the left above the PSU, and reset on the right.

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

A guitar amp is a great idea... do it for sure!

I have a larger console style antique timber radio (approx 1m high) that I am thinking of playing around with next. Maybe a full ATX PC build, Sonos speaker and a Google Home Mini to make it like some sort of HTPC Smart Home Hub

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha thanks - although they're doing some pretty cool sleepers over on Linus Tech Tips these days. (With full on cutting tech to assist though!)

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man - it does kinda tick all those boxes which is very satisfying. Glad you like!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks heap mate, glad you like!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Update - your comment had me thinking about the I/O again so I started playing around with it one more time. Turns out that although my cuts are not accurate enough for it to "click" into place, I should be able to glue it in place and look just as good.

You're a legend! Thanks for the questions :)

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

All hail the Tech Jesus ;) Grabbing a mod mat seemed like an awesome way to support those guys and get something cool in return. They've just released a smaller, cheaper one...definitely worth a look

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Listening to BBC Radio 6 as I type, all the way from Melbourne, Australia. No idea how we all managed pre-internet ;)

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate - I'm stoked people really like it. Hard to be sure when you're doing something so left of field.

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha that would be a total nightmare. I live with two housemates who are completely aware of what it is (mostly because they now watch Netflix though it daily), so shouldn't happen to me with any luck!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to provide some ideas and inspiration - all the best with whatever it ends up being.

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks heaps for the compliments mate! Still can't quite believe it's been featured - very cool

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic specs for this sort of build I reckon. Hope you're enjoying yours as much as I am mine!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm chuffed you like the finished product mate. There was definitely plenty of trial, error and learning with the acrylic. I'm sure you'll get there in the end! Shoot me a PM if you have and specific questions by all means.

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks mate! Sadly I just couldn't get the measurements and cutout for the I/O shield to work properly...at least with my skill and experience level with acrylic.

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely super nice to press the power button see it all work as planned, and take some final pics for the PCPP folk!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much mate, glad you like the little fella!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah my Dad is a bit the same way - but him and computers don't really mix! haha

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks heaps man - sleeper builds definitely take a whole lot of time, but more importantly they're a whole lot of fun!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks very much Vreaker! I haven't been on this site in a few days and returned just now to the awesome surprise of a feature! I'm blown away

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate, glad you like it!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Gotta love Clark Rubber!

The mod mat is made by a PC tech journalism outlet called GamersNexus. They are super cool, super nerdy, and super incorruptible, so buying something from their online store is a great way to support what they do. It did cost a heck of a lot more than $20, but worth it in a round about kinda way. I recommend checking out their YouTube channel and/or website.

Glad you like my work space - I use it for PC building as well as fiddling around with different home automation tech. Good fun all around!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's pretty cool to think about what the original designers would think about the kind of tech that could for into the same enclosure. Even something more simpler than a PC, like a Sonos Play 3 speaker for example. That would no doubt blow their mind too!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheers mate, I'm pretty happy with it, and completely blown away by the response on here too

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