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1  Screen Tablet malarky / The Trading post / How much should I sell computer for?? on: September 29, 2008, 03:54:45 AM
Hey guys, figured I would ask here since most people here are tech junkies Tongue

I have decided to sell my home computer and buy a laptop(A tablet one! woo)

But what do you think my computer is worth? I think when I got it it was nearly 2300+

Asus Maximus formal Mobo
Radeon HD 3870*2
600 GB(300gb*2 in raid, Top end Hds(I cant find any info one what brand they are at the moment, Raid makes it hard to get into on them without opening case)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E6850  @ 3.00GHz
20x DVD±R Write Speed LightScribe
4Gb of Memory(2gb*2) Decent stuff, DRR2
Vista Home Premium

2 Speakers + Amp in Decent condition(Wires need to be replaced, fixed with tape... ;P)

G15 Keyboard and Logitec Mx518 Mouse

The case is a big one, Black with blue LEDS, This computer runs Crysis on very high. Also the Processor can be overclocked to ~3.7 Easily and both GPUS can be overclocked(But I have not bothered simply due to there being no need). Lots of Fans, not to noisy(Lots of room to OC). Power supply is big(Not 100% sure on size, but I made sure there was room to addon)

Im not really looking to sell it online, I have a few people interested in town(But if the right offer came up...) Im more looking for prices, what do you guys think?

I think I remember getting a 3d Mark Score of 16-17k? its been awhile Im gonna run it again now
2  Screen Tablet malarky / The Trading post / Re: Looking to sell Intuos2 9x12 OR Looking to buy Intuos2 9x12 Casing(Front) on: September 02, 2008, 02:32:47 AM
emailed ya a while back, no response >.<
i am looking to buy, pm me or email me at
Hello, sorry been busy :S I have already reached a deal with another forum goer, so as of now I am not looking to sell it anymore, Sorry I did get your email I ment to reply I just never got around to it :S
3  Screen Tablet malarky / The Trading post / Looking to sell Intuos2 9x12 OR Looking to buy Intuos2 9x12 Casing(Front) on: August 25, 2008, 08:51:54 PM
Hey there, well after giving up on my DIY Cintiq (LCD died, dont feel like redoing it all) Im going to be either selling my tablet as is, or buying a new case for it(Since I had already cut the hole for the lcd)

If your looking to buy it, it is a Intuos2 9x12 Comes with a Pen, and mouse, with a few extra tips leftover(I suggest buying more separately you can use them kinda quick)
   The front of the case has a hole cut in it, that is no bigger then a standard 15" monitor(the hole is currently just a rough cut, with lots of room between where the final cut should be) **Pics soon to come**

Please email me at caseyvdh at Gmail dot com if you are interested.

If your looking to sell it, Im looking for the front case(Would also buy back case if you have it) for a Intuos2 9x12 Tablet as I cut a giant hole in mine Tongue Perfect for people trying to cut the cost of there builds who arent using the original tablet case!

once again, Please email me at caseyvdh at Gmail dot com if you are interested.
4  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Brasous build log! on: August 24, 2008, 11:07:58 PM
I managed to preserve the screw holders in the top and used longer screws.
Your idea sounds feasable if you can find something that will glue them sucesfully. Epoxy resin perhaps.
Using slices of pen as a standoff sounds feasable as well. I used small stacks of washers with tape around them but the principle is the same.
And with that...its dead. The lcd is toast, I plug it in, everything is yellow, so I figure its just a cable, try switching things around, even worse everything is massively distorted.  Boo, after moving things around while its running it would seem that it is the strips that connect the LCD to its 2 circuit boards...Damm... Well, I think its time to just pack my bags and call this a loss, The past while I simply didnt really want to finish it, and after this last event Im done Tongue But atleast the tablet still works, Sadly I had already cut the hole in the front of the tablet case Sad  To ebay to see if I can find a dead tablet to steal the case from!
5  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Brasous build log! on: August 06, 2008, 04:20:14 AM
Are we there yet?    Grin Grin

Haha, its going very slow, But I did get some Glass(??) I went to wal-mart and seen a picture frame with nearly the same dimensions(its like, 1CM to big in all dimensions, but I dont care Tongue) All I really need to do now is put it altogether into one solid unit. I got another video here...
Thats with the glass overtop of the LCD, All I can say is...WOW Tongue Im very happy with how this is turning out, but I do have 1 small "Problem" its not really a problem, more of a lack of knowledge/Experience. What would be the best way to hold the 2 halves of the tablet case together with everything inside?

since the original screw holdings were broken off all I have on the back side of the case is 4 small holes, and on the front it is just a flat surface. So Im thinking the best way would be to get 4 screws, put them upside down(head up against where the screw holdings used to be) then create a small inset for them, then glue/melt them on to the front half of the tablet case, then simply create some sort of stand off to make sure all the lcd parts are not squished(empty pen maybe?? Tongue ) to go over the screws, then simply bolt them off on the other side.

You used the orginal tablet case right? How did you ever end up securing the 2 half's together?
6  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Brasous build log! on: July 23, 2008, 02:19:33 AM
I laid the glass straight on the LCD.  It spreads the pressure enough to prevent damage.  It needs to be spotlessly clean though otherwise you get points that show ripples when you press on the glass.  Not damaging but a bit annoying.
Hmm should be interested, my lcd is less then...Clean Tongue Anyway, after charging my dremal all night long, I finished the rest of the cutting I need...Apparently the lcd indicator for the battery charge is alittle off. 1 bar lasts maybe 5mins, 2 bars 10-15mins, 3 bars...Well I was using it for a good 20-30mins off/on and it didn't even drop one bar  Undecided  Haha so the bottom is all cut out.

Things to do:

  • Fit Glass
  • Attach and line up lcd with tablet
  • Attach lcd boards/stand to back of tablet
  • ? ? ?
  • Profit
  • Discover lcd is now dead
  • kill self
Edit: And btw, the last 2 are a joke...I hope Tongue
7  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Brasous build log! on: July 21, 2008, 08:51:57 PM
I think I would remove the boards. Apart from vibration there always the risk of small particles of metal getting jammed somewhere vital and causing a short circuit later on.

Will the dremel cut the aluminium?  That's pretty impressive I have to say.

Very...Very slowly Tongue It stalls alot, very annoying, But it cuts it fine. I had to buy the "Heavy duty discs" the normal ones would break to quickly.(Currently I have nearly worn 3 of them down to the size I can hardly use them, but zero have broken) so Far im about 50% done, and I have had to charge the battery's 3 times(Never to full, i'm to impatient haha) But it takes maybe, 10-15mins of cutting before they run out from nearly full(While cutting the metal, the plastic I didnt even use 1 bar and I took along time on that). They dont run out, but once it gets down to low batterys it simply doesnt have enough power and the disc constantly stalls.  So needless to say I think I should have gotten the non-cordless one for this job, but honestly being able to take a dremal anywhere very quickly rocks Cheesy I was using it to cut open the plastic casing of something the other day, Mwahaha.

Edit: And yeah after thinking about it I just removed the circuit boards, I didnt even think about the sparks/metal shavings causing a short circuit, I was more worryed about damaging the soldering joints I have had a problem with that before(Or maybe it was just my crapy soldering job?....Nahh)  Anyway I think I asked this before but Im just wondering with the glass cover for the lcd, Do I want to just lay the glass flat on the lcd, or should it be suspended with a small gap in between the lcd and the glass? Also, Any tips on making the glass fit good? I mean, should I get the glass maybe an extra mm or 2 on each side just to make sure the full lcd is seen? I dont care much about the appearance of the cintiq itself, the tablet case is not big enough to cover the circuit boards of the lcd anyway so they are going to be sticking out the top Tongue
8  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Brasous build log! on: July 20, 2008, 05:06:43 AM
Just to show im still alive, I went on vacation came back and...never kept working on it Tongue Tell today! got a cordless dremel(Works like a charm compaired to that last one) 

So thats where I am at, I also have the hole in the front of the tablet case cut(Roughly cut that is) More up-dates soon I hope! and btw, the exreme offset in the video is simply because I just put the lcd screen ontop I didn't align it at all.

Also you can see in the video(its blury) that I damaged the left side abit, there is a row of "Random" Pixels at the left side, but its so small its not even noticable. I think I did this while I was shielding the LCD controller.

Another picture! The monitor came with a nice chunk of thick aluminum(?) inside to give them something to mount everything to, good for me, but bad because as is it adds alot of weight, but thats no problem! Time to give my dremal a test. So my plan is, just to start cutting away leaving enough to shield the LCD components inside. But then I got to thinking, Should I remove the LCD boards from the metal before I start to cut? Im thinking the vibrations may cause some damage to the components. But anyway, im not cutting tell later today so I shall see how lazy I am Tongue
9  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Brasous build log! on: June 02, 2008, 02:22:28 AM
Well, not dead yet! just, idk havent had much time to draw so I havent felt much reason to finish this Tongue

Anyway, my current problem is after borrowing my friends dremal(Having no idea how to properly use it) Iv been trying to cut out the the hole for the glass(Leaving alot of room to allow for sanding and errors) but the problem is, the thin "Cutting" discs it comes with are breaking, the plastic cuts good at first, but then it tends to get to melted and it just slows the blade down to much, am I just going to fast or slow or the wrong attachment? I dont want to break anything since its not mine
10  Screen Tablet malarky / Heyaaaalpppp / Good/Best rotary cutter(Dremals) on: May 13, 2008, 01:21:16 AM
So gonna go invest in a Dremal but after looking around I cant seem to find a real "Dremal" Brand cutter in town(small town Tongue) anyone have an experience with the Canadian tire brand(master craft I think) or home hardware brands? looking for somthing decent
11  Screen Tablet malarky / Design issues / Re: Diffuser Thickness on: May 05, 2008, 08:50:02 PM
What to do with a too thick diffuser ? Mine is about 13 mm.
Get a thiner, thats about all you can do I think. I imagine if you tryed to cut it thiner it would ruin it
12  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Brasous build log! on: May 02, 2008, 08:44:58 PM
Still here? I thought you'd fallen off the planet... Cheesy Wink

If you only get mild jittering then that's probably a good sign.  It will probably go away with proper shielding.   Grin
It looks like there was a problem sending it, he tryed to mail it to come on, kanada? hah

Also, im planing on using a glass layer to protect the lcd, but Iv got a few questions first, mainly
Should there be space inbetween the LCD and the glass
How am I going to secure the glass into the plastic frame(My guess would be to get the glass maybe a few mm larger in every direction and then use a dremal or somthing to create a ledge for it to sit on. but that might be hard to cut out, im not know for precious work and I have never used a dremal before.

And more im sure, also does anyone have any idea how I should hosue this with that circuit board sticking out? that is causing me some grief, Any ideas at all?
13  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Brasous build log! on: May 02, 2008, 01:43:29 AM
That took long enough, was shiped on the 17th got it today(The cables) time to see if the lcd still works or if I broke it! Luckly so far Iv managed to keep all the smoke inside the electronics so they should still work Cheesy(im not sure how global that joke is, nor where it started, but pretty much electronics run on smoke, and once the smoke is released they no longer work anymore)

Edit: measure twice cut once, Err order once. Nearly had a heart attack, I couldn't connect the LCD FFC to the FFC connector, so I take a picture of them both, one has 16 pins...the other, 18 Oh shiii....But after a quick re-count they both match, its just hard to get the FFC in the connector because its thicker then the DIY Beamer ones. just though I would add that, haha. as when I first checked what FFC cables I needed, I dont think I bothered to re-count or measure at all

Edit: Well, I just did my first test, and good news, I now have a (Nude!) Cintiq! not yet housed together(Some problems with my first plan) but it works good, there is some mild jittering but it was hard to tell by how much, as it was a pain to line up the monitor to the tablet correctly.

Anyway, some more pictures

As you can see, the bottom part of the LCD Controller sticks out of the tablet case, just a tad(less then 1 CM) At first my plan was just add spacers to the tablet case, and place the lcd inside, but I dont know how im going to hide or fix that circuit board sticking out :S

Edit: And if you cant tell from the floor of my room, I like electronic stuff!(2 PCs(not both running), wii, xbox 360, NintendoDS and a crap load of wires)
14  General Category / Forum news / Re: Free wacoms for everyone! on: May 01, 2008, 06:19:30 AM
Geeze. Good one, Switz! Although I must say this video blog on youtube begs to differ. Bet you didn't know you were the subject of a not-too-uninspired rant....
I'm confused???
You just got rick rolled!
15  Screen Tablet malarky / Heyaaaalpppp / Re: levels of pressure. Dose it matter? on: April 23, 2008, 08:57:49 PM
I agree with you I don't think it matters to much I just want an on the go sketching basic digital painting setup. Any work done with it would just be rough ideas for what I would take and edit on my mac pro later

It depends, at small scales, no it doesnt matter. at larger scales, it may. Like even if you have 256 levels, Assuming that each "Level"=1 pixel in radius(Aka max brush size=256) You well get just as good results upto that point, if you make the brust size 512, but have 256 each time you apply one more "Unit" of presure, it well grow by 2 pixles rather then an equal 1 from before, so honestly, unless you guys draw at like a CRAZY high Res, it should be more then fine
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