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    Quote Originally Posted by at05gt View Post
    You could whore yourself out to 1,000 fat chicks for 50 bucks each. :P kidding

    In all honesty just save what you can when you can and you'll be surprised what you can afford. I never thought I could afford anything on what I make now, but I've got a laptop for college, a fairly powerful gaming computer, a file server, and a car now ('05 VW GTI 1.8T, mmmm turbo noises). Just have to cut back what you think you can live without and SAVE EVERY PENNY. Make your own meals every day, don't eat out, etc.

    Sorry mods, I know I know, save it for the chat thread.
    Haha yeah that is true, although my current rig is perfectly fine tbh and I run every game that I actually play on ultra. Realistically I don't really need a better pc and I enjoy spending money on other things too

    But yeah, going a bit off topic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appled View Post
    Loving that setup Wries, how long did it take you to put all of that together? Wish I could save up the money to afford a setup like that , most of my money goes on rent/student related stuff so I'll probably have to wait a while til I get anything similar. Very jealous!
    Thanks! Nah obviously I'm not a student BUT, earlier I was saving up money to buy my own place, and during those years I just had a gaming rig, not always filled with high-end parts. I sat on Pentium II/III until ~2006! And I'm sure the first rig-pic I posted here either had a celeron D/RadeonHD2400 or Pentium E5200/RadeonHD4650. Possibly Q8400/RadeonHD4770.

    Server, HTPC and a new laptop were bought and put together last year. The years before I just had my main rig (with 1x to 2x GTX 460) and a 15" Sony Vaio laptop. My HTPC was meant to be my server originally but it didn't work out as it makes some faint noise in idle that I could hear at night, and it was disturbing my sleep. So the server-PC behind the dishwasher is sort of an unplanned extra computer, but at least I don't have to see it or think much of it. It's just there, always on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wries View Post
    Home Server
    Intel Core i5-3450 4c4t @ 3.3GHz
    Isn't that a little extreme for a home server?
    It will use more energy this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Isn't that a little extreme for a home server?
    It will use more energy this way.
    My power bill is pretty cheap. But I started out with a Pentium G840. Turned out it couldn't handle airvideo (live transcoding of video for client device such as an ipad or iphone) when 3+ people wanted to see stuff. Mostly with gopro-footage it would suffice but not from other cameras using slightly heavier codecs to start out from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Isn't that a little extreme for a home server?
    It will use more energy this way.
    With EIST and C1E these CPUs don't consume that much power when idle.

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    Looks good, Wries. Wouldn't mind more internal pictures!
    (Also, I think those monitors are still edge-lit. :P)

  7. #10607
    just registered on overclockers.com and noticed this similar thread just like this one:

    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...92619&page=118

    my question for linking is, what is the front panel on post #2342? and ugh... im prolly gonna spend a day browsing all their setups now too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maemae View Post
    just registered on overclockers.com and noticed this similar thread just like this one:

    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...92619&page=118

    my question for linking is, what is the front panel on post #2342? and ugh... im prolly gonna spend a day browsing all their setups now too
    panel seems like a tablet/touchscreen fancontroller perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Looks good, Wries. Wouldn't mind more internal pictures!
    (Also, I think those monitors are still edge-lit. :P)
    Thanks! Most probably edge-lit, but not any bleed worth mentioning
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maemae View Post
    just registered on overclockers.com and noticed this similar thread just like this one:

    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...92619&page=118

    my question for linking is, what is the front panel on post #2342? and ugh... im prolly gonna spend a day browsing all their setups now too
    Appears to be some form of Android based tablet wedged into a pc case.
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    But hey, we're just strangers on the Internet with decades of combined IT and computer building experience, what do we know?

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    Still waiting on the temperature monitor and fan controller. Some new fans too cause, you know, my computer isn't as loud as deltrus' yet :P
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    Moved to a new apartment and got myself a new desk. Haven't had time to install everything yet so will post a full update when I have done so.

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    Nice installation, I wish I could have this table ^^
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    I am pretty sure it is just an Ikea Gallant.
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    Marest,

    is there a reason you don't put the top cover on the FT02?

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  16. #10616
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    Marest,

    is there a reason you don't put the top cover on the FT02?
    Maybe he's been swapping things around and never got back to putting the cover back on? Also, isn't it an RV02?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    Maybe he's been swapping things around and never got back to putting the cover back on? Also, isn't it an RV02?
    nah, it's an FT02, his build is one of the reasons i went with one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    is there a reason you don't put the top cover on the FT02?
    It's mostly due to the massive mess of cables. I'll try to slim it down somewhat this time around, but considering how many peripherals I have plugged in it doesn't surprise me that it's almost impossible to get it on. There's a HDMI cable, DVI cable, two display-port cables, a total of 9 USB cables, Ethernet cable, headphone cable and power cable.

    Also, it hinders airflow somewhat. I got my fans turned down so low they barely spin which makes them dead silent, but unfortunately that matters little as the reference 7970 is fairly loud even at the lowest manageable fan speed of 25% (which, with a clock of [email protected] means an idle temperature of around 43-46C, and a max operating temperature while playing light games of around 82-88C). If I pop the lid on without increasing the fans (= more noise) that temperature rises to 90C which triggers the fan to spin up to around 50%. I simply like having one profile I can use in day-to-day work/gaming without my computer being too loud. I have a global hotkey for my 1.1GHz overclock with a custom fan curve that I trigger whenever I jump into a more demanding game.

    And then I like the look and accessibility. Having your entire I/O right next to your desk is pretty awesome, especially since I swap keyboard and mouse daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    It's mostly due to the massive mess of cables. I'll try to slim it down somewhat this time around, but considering how many peripherals I have plugged in it doesn't surprise me that it's almost impossible to get it on. There's a HDMI cable, DVI cable, two display-port cables, a total of 9 USB cables, Ethernet cable, headphone cable and power cable.

    Also, it hinders airflow somewhat. I got my fans turned down so low they barely spin which makes them dead silent, but unfortunately that matters little as the reference 7970 is fairly loud even at the lowest manageable fan speed of 25% (which, with a clock of [email protected] means an idle temperature of around 43-46C, and a max operating temperature while playing light games of around 82-88C). If I pop the lid on without increasing the fans (= more noise) that temperature rises to 90C which triggers the fan to spin up to around 50%. I simply like having one profile I can use in day-to-day work/gaming without my computer being too loud. I have a global hotkey for my 1.1GHz overclock with a custom fan curve that I trigger whenever I jump into a more demanding game.

    And then I like the look and accessibility. Having your entire I/O right next to your desk is pretty awesome, especially since I swap keyboard and mouse daily.
    What a coincidence, I moved my rig around yesterday to make the I/O more accessible. :P (Pictures coming up, just need to downscale them because I need to save as much bandwidth as possible, as my internet speeds go down to 128Kbit/s | 56Kbit/s once I go over 100GB.)

    Damn, if I had went for the FT02 instead of the Node 605.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    It's mostly due to the massive mess of cables. I'll try to slim it down somewhat this time around, but considering how many peripherals I have plugged in it doesn't surprise me that it's almost impossible to get it on. There's a HDMI cable, DVI cable, two display-port cables, a total of 9 USB cables, Ethernet cable, headphone cable and power cable.

    Also, it hinders airflow somewhat. I got my fans turned down so low they barely spin which makes them dead silent, but unfortunately that matters little as the reference 7970 is fairly loud even at the lowest manageable fan speed of 25% (which, with a clock of [email protected] means an idle temperature of around 43-46C, and a max operating temperature while playing light games of around 82-88C). If I pop the lid on without increasing the fans (= more noise) that temperature rises to 90C which triggers the fan to spin up to around 50%. I simply like having one profile I can use in day-to-day work/gaming without my computer being too loud. I have a global hotkey for my 1.1GHz overclock with a custom fan curve that I trigger whenever I jump into a more demanding game.

    And then I like the look and accessibility. Having your entire I/O right next to your desk is pretty awesome, especially since I swap keyboard and mouse daily.
    Holy hell... And I thought my Double D cooler was terrible. I didn't realize the reference coolers were that bad. Do you think it has anything to do with how much positive pressure is in your case?
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