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    Fluffy Kitten Marest's Avatar
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    That will be a sweet little gaming rig Wries, and to an extent a far cry from a power efficient HTPC. You could always use a raiser card and mod a bigger GPU in it for more horsepower. Will you be using local storage only? 4TB seem a bit excessive; I'd rather run a NAS myself in that case.

    My plan was to get a Trinity APU and a mITX motherboard together with a picoPSU in a Streacom F1C case. I have sheleved the idea for now though.
    Last edited by Marest; 2012-04-15 at 11:05 AM.

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    Herald of the Titans Wries's Avatar
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    Y it's not going to draw as little power as possible htpc-wise but I do aim for power efficiency for its performance. Was considering and leaning towards an apu from amd but didn't like that when eventually getting a better Gpu (than the 400sp in the apu) it would leave me with an "inferior' cpu compared to ivy. Though now i imagine the power thief will be the 6670.

    Hdd-wise I thought I'd skip NAS since well the htpc will be some kind of NAS by itself. I might also dodge some network issues with high bitrate video (dnxhd, prores), though in theory gigabit-LAN should've been ok. Anyway I get one piece of furniture less by not having a NAS box.

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    The Lightbringer CheezusCrust's Avatar
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    Will be using this for the next 4-5 months:

    AMD Phenom X4, unsure of model number.
    Radeon HD 4850 w/ broken fan where I need to touch the fan every 30 minuttes or so with a pen to make it work again
    750 non-modular Energon PSU
    Gigabyte motherboard, unsure of the model because back when I switched to my new I didn't have a clue about PC's.
    8GB Kingston HyperX Ram, 2/4 of them aren't on the picture.
    500GB WD Caviar Green
    128GB Intel 320 series SSD (Got it for free from PCGamer.com's competition)

    May god have mercy on me, more info can be found at the chat thread.
    Last edited by CheezusCrust; 2012-04-16 at 10:23 PM.
    i5-4670k 4.2GHz | EVGA GTX 980 | 16GB Kingston HyperX | 256GB 840 EVO | Corsair H100i | Noctua IndustialPPC
    ASUS PB298Q 4K | 2x QNIX QH2710 | CM Storm Rapid w/ Reds | Steelseries Rival | Schiit Stack w/ Sennheiser HD8

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    So, here's my little darling album with div pics on desktop and laptop. chassi etc aint nothing special worked nicely to pull cables away untill i added another gfx card and needed to get some power and i was lasy and wanted to test it out thinking about replacing stock cpu cooler to be able to get some nice numbers when i decide to OC.
    Album on imgur
    (dont bother asking about speccs on the laptop its a 2core PoS with 4gb ram and a PoS gfxcard )
    link to my desktop and laptop on imgur
    Speccs on desktop: MK Asus Sabertooth X58, 1x 1TB Western Digital RE4, 1x 120gb OCZ SSD Vertex3, CPU Core i7 950, 3,2GHz, Corsair 12GB DDR3
    2x GK PCIe GB GF GTX 580 3GB GDDR5 ( ) Corsair Obsidian 650D, PSU OCZ ZX-series 850W 80+ GOLD, 3x Samsung 22'' Screens
    And a 27" BenQ G2750

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    Just finished my new rig, encountered a couple of problems including a dead SSD and the noisiest water cooling ever. Aside from that I'm very happy with the build.

    i5 2500k : 4.8Ghz
    Gigabyte Z68x-UD3P-B3 motherboard
    16 GB G.Skill RipJaws DDR3 1600Mhz RAM
    MSI HD 6970 OC 2GB video card
    CM Storm Trooper full tower case
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD as system drive
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD as applications drive (Drive is DEAD, worked for about 10 minutes then kaput)
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA III HDD as data drive
    Antec Kuhler H20 620 water cooler (great at cooling with cpu temps of 50c to 55c at load, but very noisy pump)
    OCZ ZS 750w Bronze PSU

    I will RMA the drive, but wish I had gone for Crucial M4's now, and I guess I will have to put up with the water cooler noise.
    Last edited by Korbany; 2012-04-17 at 06:42 PM.

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    Antec Lanboy Blue Case
    ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Intel I5 2500k CPU
    8gig G-skill Ripsaw RAM
    Rosewell 800w Lightning Series Gold Plus Power Supply
    2gig GeForce 560 Graphic Card
    128gig Solid State Drive
    2TB Drive
    500gig drive
    Logitech G510 Keyboard with G13 keypad
    All of this playing on a 96 inch Screen powered by a 720p LED Projector

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    Field Marshal firehazemt's Avatar
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    my 2 month old baby...lol

    oh..also 27 inch vizio, merc steath and g5 mouse

    not the most awesome setup but i like it..lol
    i7 2600k @ 4.5 with h60 cooling
    gigabyte z68ap-d3
    m4 128 ssd for os and WoW, seagate 1tb 7200 everything else
    16 gig g.skill 1600
    msi gtx 570 twin frozr 3 @ 850 core 1700 shader
    corsair gs700 psu and a thermaltake commander case

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    Elemental Lord Notarget's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korbany View Post
    Just finished my new rig, encountered a couple of problems including a dead SSD and the noisiest water cooling ever. Aside from that I'm very happy with the build.

    I guess I will have to put up with the water cooler noise.
    Check to make sure there are no cables touching any fans, even if it's only ever so slightly. Could also disable the fans and enable one at a time check for choice.
    CPU: Intel i7-4790k 4.7GHz MB: ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1-Gaming 1519MHz Boost RAM: Corsair Pro 16GB 1866MHz
    SSD: Samsung 850-EVO 500GB PSU: Corsair RM550 CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Monitor: 1440p Dell U2515H 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
    Current build! ||Old Build || Bitdefender Total Security 2015 || AV-TEST 2014

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    Fluffy Kitten Marest's Avatar
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    Posted this in the chat thread but might as well share it here as well. This is what I'll be using until my new rig is up and running.

    E6600 (which I couldn't resist overclocking a bit to 2.8GHz), 4GB RAM and a GTX 260. It could definitely be worse. What bothers me the most is the noise... and I miss my Xonar DX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resinderate View Post
    Got started on my Ivy build this week and thought I may as well bump the thread with some pics ^^

    Decided to go with a general white themed build, and I'm fairly happy with how the painted mesh turned out =]

    Put in the NZXT Hale90 too, to get a feel for it, and must say I like it ^^

    White Vengeance RAM looks as good as I could have hoped really, nice clean white with a nice 'blocky' shaped to it I guess you could call it.

    And finally the H100, with the F12's I decided to stick on it. Planning on p/p but will have to see how big of a difference it makes over just push // how much space it takes up.

    I think with some white sleeving and a decent looking 680, I should have something to be proud of ^^
    Added in the mobo/RAM and mounted the backplate. Ordered the sleeved cables and stuff today so will prolly do all the cable management when I get those o/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resinderate View Post
    Added in the mobo/RAM and mounted the backplate. Ordered the sleeved cables and stuff today so will prolly do all the cable management when I get those o/

    Looks real nice!

    I'm still not sure if I want to get an MSI mobo to fit the blue scheme for my build, or an ASrock mobo since they have a bit better reputation.
    I didn't want to get the latter because of the yellow accents, now I see that they don't really "jump out."

    Intel i5 3570K @ 4.5GHz | Intel 120GB SSD | ASRock Z77 Extreme4 | ASUS Xonar Essence STX | ASUS GTX670-DCUII
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 | Corsair H100i | Corsair HX650W | Fractal Design R4 | Dual 23" IPS Monitors| Razer Deathadder | Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

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    This is my first pc build which I built a few months ago, upgraded from an pre-built compaq so this is a massive improvement. so I thought I finally have a worthy build to post.

    Case: Fractal design arc midi
    Mobo: GIGABYTE Z68X-UD3-B3
    CPU: i5 2500k @ 3.6GHZ on stock cooler
    RAM: Corsair vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) LP
    GPU: Asus GTX 560ti 1GB
    HDD: western digital blue 320GB

    18.5" monitor
    Logitech 2.1 speakers
    Razer naga epic

    pics: http://imgur.com/a/mk6Zf#vBzeS didn't take any of the inside as my phone camera isn't that good and the cable management isn't very good.
    Now i just need a new monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Aside from the obvious needed upgrades (better monitor/keyboard) I'd say try and get a new HDD and/or SSD, but otherwise looks like a great build! Is that the white Vengeance LP RAM? Get a picture of the innards!
    Ye I will be getting a new monitor/keyboard soon, I got the blue vengeance ram although thinking about it now that might have been a better colour choice.

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    The Insane DeltrusDisc's Avatar
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    I will fully endorse (and I know several other uses here too will) the Corsair Vengeance K90 as a beastly keyboard, especially good for those of us who play lots of games, MMOs especially, or type a lot. Also the full-size wrist-rest is damned AMAZING. Idk why the K60 only has a partial wrist-rest on the left side, but I would be very annoyed with that.

    In terms of monitors, any ideas in mind what size/resolution/quality you want?

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    Case - Thermaltake Overseer
    CPU - Intel i7-2600k
    CPU Cooler - Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System
    MB - Asus P8Z68-V LX
    Ram - Corsair Vengeance 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600
    Video - VisionTek Radeon HD 6970 2GB Video Card x2
    PSU - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 (thinking about it now, should have gone with a bigger one, maybe I will upgrade it later)
    Storage - 120 GB ADATA S510 SSD, and a 2TB 7200 HD
    DVD-Drive - 12X LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive
    OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
    Keyboard - Cheap one (from older computer)
    Mouse - Logitech g5 (from older computer)
    Gamepad - Logitech g13
    Speakers - Old Logitech 2.1 speakers and a new Logitech g35 Headphones.

    Not allowed to post pics, but they are on imgur. jpg names are as follows if someone else wants to post them for me.

    Pic 1 - http://i.imgur.com/UKu0zl.jpg
    Pic 2 - http://i.imgur.com/CXnFil.jpg
    Pic 3 - http://i.imgur.com/9ezRfl.jpg
    Pic 4 - http://i.imgur.com/N8zFdl.jpg

    Mod Edit: Fixed your picture links - noteworthynerd
    Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2012-04-18 at 12:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Wow an ADATA SSD, now there's something you don't see, like, ever. =| How does that thing work out for you?
    LOL, So far no problems. But who knows, only time will tell. If it ends up crapping out on me though, I will most likely get a patriot wildfire, one of my friends highly recommends those. Also, maybe I'll up the size to a 240, but hey here is to hoping it doesnt crap out

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