1. #6861
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    Nice HTPC, I'm planning to do an HTPC similar to this one:

    http://www.overclock.net/t/584302/oc...#post_15086600

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    I can see a glass wall being put over that for safety reasons... >_>
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    Ok guys here is my setup.





    Computer
    AMD Phenom X4 840 @ 4.0GHz (max temp 65c)
    Corsair XMS3 8GB @2000MHz (FSB oc 25%)
    MSI GTX 580 Lightning 1.5GB @ 1.1v / 950MHz Core / 1900MHz Shader
    Creative Recon3D soundcard
    Corsair GS700 PSU
    CoolerMaster HAF932 with HAFX side panel
    Hyper N520 CPU Heatsink

    Peripherals
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
    Razer Nostromo
    Razer Naga
    Razer Carcharias (with dolby usb from plantronics gamecom 777)
    Razer Goliathus Extended

    Sights
    Acer 23" 1080p
    Panasonic ST30 42" 3D plasma (no UI ghosting after long WoW/MW3 sessions!)

    Sounds
    Sony 5.1 (toslink from Recon3D)
    Sony SAW2500 x1
    Klipsch VF-36 x2
    Klipsch KC-25 x1
    Klipsch KB-15 x2
    Monster XP Speaker Wire and Banana Plugs
    Monster CleanPower (cuts out noise in the electrical system of my 70 year old house)

    And for the guitar fans out there that's an 89 warlock custom, full mahogany body, thin neck, jumbo frets, reverse headstock, floyd rose, 10 gauge strings third wound.

    Almost all of my wiring is monster, for the one reason that I used to work at Best Buy and with my discount it was cheap as hell.
    Last edited by MorradinCC; 2012-05-15 at 12:44 AM. Reason: Figured out pics XD

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    Do you like Razer, by any chance? :P
    i7-5820K | ASUS X99- Deluxe | Crucial 2x8GB DDR4 2133MHz | eVGA GTX 760 SC | Crucial MX100 512GB | Crucial M500 240GB | Crucial m4 128GB | Western Digital Blue 1TB | Western Digital Black 1TB | SeaSonic X660 Gold
    ASUS MX239H | Schiit Stack Modi + Asgard 2 | Sennheiser HD598 | Audio Technica ATH-AD700 | Presonus Eris E5 Studio Monitors | Blue Snowball Mic | Razer Death Adder | Corsair K70 | CyberPower 1500PFCLCD UPS

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    I LOVE razer! I had the same lycosa keyboard for 5+ years, and it still works to this day, I just wanted the mechanical keys. Still have my original deathadder as well but the naga has so many buttons

  6. #6866
    Quote Originally Posted by MorradinCC View Post
    12' Monster 1000 HDMI for 3D games
    In the future, don't waste $100 on an HDMI cable. :|

    HDMI is HDMI, a $6 HDMI cable yields the exact same performance since the signal is digital. The sole exception is 1.0 vs 1.1, where 1.0 -might- be a hair short of 1080p 3D capable.

    The reality of it though is that you'll be extremely hard pressed to find a 1.0 cable in the first place, and any 1.1+ HDMI cables cost a measly $5 online.
    Last edited by glo; 2012-04-30 at 07:26 AM.
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    build pics

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    The PC for my stepson for his High School graduation. I wanted to give him something decent since in the fall he will be going in the NAVY.

    Case: Rosewill Blackhawk
    PSU: Rosewill LIGHTNING 800w
    Mobo: ASUS Maximus V Gene
    CPU: i5-2500k /w Corsair H80
    Ram: 16GB Gskill ripjaws @1600
    DVD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
    Video: XFX-6970
    SSD: Mushkin chronos 120gb (boot)
    HDD: WD black sata3 1TB
    Samsung 27" toc monitor (cant remember exact model)

    http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...-25-34_860.jpg
    http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...-23_792-1a.jpg
    http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...-16_621-1a.jpg
    http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...-25-06_410.jpg
    http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...-24-58_773.jpg
    http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...3-24-48_43.jpg

    Above currently running at 4.3ghz.

    Below, My sim-racing cockpit.
    ttp://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m526/sugarmaker67/Sim-Racing%20Cockpit/2011-04-08_17-06-18_489.jpg
    http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...kpit/vsim1.jpg

    Infracted. Please keep pictures smaller than 800 pixels wide.
    Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2012-04-30 at 01:02 PM.

  8. #6868
    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    In the future, don't waste $100 on an HDMI cable. :|

    HDMI is HDMI, a $6 HDMI cable yields the exact same performance since the signal is digital.
    You are actually incorrect. There is a GB/second transfer rate on each HDMI cable, and for 1080p 3D @ 60 fps (28fps for movies I believe), you need much higher GBpS than a cheapo 6$ cable can provide. I used a standard rocketfish cable from PC to my tv to watch kung-fu panda 2 3D, and then swapped back to the monster 1000 and there was an obvious difference. Now I know that right now no games work @ 60 FPS in 3D unless you knock it down to 1280x720 but when they have that capability I will be ready. Also if you read my whole post you would've seen I got it at discount. at 5% above cost (best buy employee discount prior to august 2011) it was only 30$. My two 100' rolls of monster XP speaker cable were 6$ each, so on and so forth.

    Edit: In response to your edit, You are correct in that the 1.1 is capable of 1080p 3D, but If I want to spend 30$ on a fancy cable with a higher build quality, I think I'm allowed to splurge now and then. When I bought the cable it retailed for 180$, and no way in hell I would ever spend more than 50$ for any kind of cable for anything lol
    Last edited by MorradinCC; 2012-04-30 at 07:44 AM.

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    http://gizmodo.com/268788/the-truth-...keep-upusually

    What I gather from this article is that, while Monster cables generally can pull off what you need, unless you're needing rather long distances, Monster is more or less a waste, you can skimp for shorter distances, so in that regard, glo is completely correct.
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  10. #6870
    @ApocolypticTampon

    That cockpit setup is awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    http://gizmodo.com/268788/the-truth-...keep-upusually

    What I gather from this article is that, while Monster cables generally can pull off what you need, unless you're needing rather long distances, Monster is more or less a waste, you can skimp for shorter distances, so in that regard, glo is completely correct.
    You will have to forgive me as my brain is still in the best buy "sales-shark predatory" mode when I talk about home theater stuff. After telling customers this stuff for years its hard to leave it all behind when talking to people not so easily fooled. Anyway you are correct in that short distances you can get by with a cheaper cable, however I did notice artifacts and compression on some newer 3D movies with the rocketfish HDMI cables. For straight 1080p content, a 6$ cable is fine. If you already have a 1000$+ 3D tv, a little more on a cable isn't going to make or break you, and I honestly think you are getting a better quality cable. I guess the 6$ cable and the 180$ cable is like comparing a ford festiva and a Lambo, they will both get you there, but if you had the money to spend on gas/insurance/payments, you would buy the Lambo.

    TLDR: "HDMI is HDMI" is not true, there are differences and it bugs me when people say its so.
    Last edited by MorradinCC; 2012-04-30 at 07:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorradinCC View Post
    I guess the 6$ cable and the 180$ cable is like comparing a ford festiva and a Lambo, they will both get you there, but if you had the money to spend on gas/insurance/payments, you would buy the Lambo.

    TLDR: "HDMI is HDMI" is not true, there are differences and it bugs me when people say its so.
    Frankly I disagree with this analogy, as it's taking it to the extremes, however this is going enormously off-topic and you did kind of admit that we are people who are not so easily fooled on this subject (plenty of us are going deeper and deeper into this industry, far deeper than any Best Buy employee would frankly have any clue about, no disrespect intended) so I think you should perhaps consider what you believe you know and what you believe is the actual truth. No cable should be $180 and the only reason it should get to be that expensive is from sheer length because of all the metal and other precious materials used in it.

    i.e. metal and materials have gotten extremely expensive, but there is really no "quality" difference.

    Anyways, I will be removing myself from this specific conversation, but if you want to further debate the topic, I know several other regulars would like to debate with you, so make a thread about the topic if you'd like.
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    nice build apoc looks expensive. Cant post pictures yet ; [

    here is my set up

    Amd fx 4100 3.6 ghz so far its been beast
    Msi micro 760GM p23 FX mobo sucks ;[ north bridge over heats some times
    Corsair cx 430 wat psu Power cables are to short in thick
    amd entertainment 4g ddr3 ram
    Radeon 6570
    cooler master elite 430 case
    hp 2159 monitor g15 keyboard about to switch to the side winder so it can fit under my desk
    This was my first build so the Cable management sucked
    Last edited by Burritoman; 2012-04-30 at 08:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burritoman View Post
    nice build apoc looks expensive. Cant post pictures yet ; [
    The kid's i5-2500 build was about $1100 USD not including my hand-me-down 6970 from my build (i now have the 7970)

    My sim-racer the shelves, racing chair, logitech G29 and PVC, MDF, misc was about $1100 USD, and my PC was (2 years ago) in the $2k range.

    The sound is:
    Creative Gigaworks G500 5.1 with a Definitive Technology Supercube II as an additional sub

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    not bad man I'm just upset about my cable Management it turn out stupid I'm not sure if I can put in a bigger graphic card with out replacing my Psu ; / I'm also getting 4 more 120m fans this week because my north bridge is like 72c at max gaming

  16. #6876
    Quote Originally Posted by MorradinCC View Post
    You will have to forgive me as my brain is still in the best buy "sales-shark predatory" mode when I talk about home theater stuff. After telling customers this stuff for years its hard to leave it all behind when talking to people not so easily fooled. Anyway you are correct in that short distances you can get by with a cheaper cable, however I did notice artifacts and compression on some newer 3D movies with the rocketfish HDMI cables. For straight 1080p content, a 6$ cable is fine. If you already have a 1000$+ 3D tv, a little more on a cable isn't going to make or break you, and I honestly think you are getting a better quality cable. I guess the 6$ cable and the 180$ cable is like comparing a ford festiva and a Lambo, they will both get you there, but if you had the money to spend on gas/insurance/payments, you would buy the Lambo.

    TLDR: "HDMI is HDMI" is not true, there are differences and it bugs me when people say its so.
    The brand of cable doesn't matter, what I said still holds true. Digital is digital. A fancy cable can't magically improve a digital signal. Further:

    HDMI 1.0-1.2 has 4Gbit~ of bandwidth and supports up to 1080p @ 60hz, which is exactly what you need for 3D. If you're running a higher resolution, then yes, you'll need HDMI 3.0+. Otherwise, no. If you need to travel longer distances than normal (think 20+ feet), then yeah, you might need a better shielded cable.

    If one insists on buying a 1.4 spec cable, they can still be had for $5 online.

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    So, Digital is Digital. It will either display the image or it wont. This is true. Now I just need to figure out why I can SEE a difference between my old rocketfish HDMI 1.0 cables and my 1.4 cables when watching 3D.

    Edit: Also please don't think that I am going from my best buy experience, I have a 4 year degree in networking security which included many cabling classes.
    Last edited by MorradinCC; 2012-04-30 at 06:39 PM.

  18. #6878
    I'm not nearly as familiar with this as I should probably be, but you probably straight up got a bad cable. This isn't my field of expertise at all, but the resulting picture shouldn't change unless there is an issue along the line or the result is horribly misinterpreted.

  19. #6879
    We're drifting off-topic once again. If you want to discuss the intricacies of data transmission and the cables that are involved, I welcome you to open a dedicated thread on the subject.

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    Current comp build

    Current computer spec. Enjoy

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116986

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148701

    NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811146058

    Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118040

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
    Item #: N82E16817139021

    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Item #: N82E16813131736

    AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX
    Item #: N82E16819103962 currently OC to 4.0GHz

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231314 currently OC to 1844

    EVGA FPB (Free Performance Boost) 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready ...
    Item #: N82E16814130562

    RAZER Anansi Black Wired Keyboard
    Item #: N82E16823114016

    RAZER Naga Black USB Wired Laser Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming Mouse
    Item #: N82E16826153054

    Playing on a 47in Vizio TV.
    Just ordered

    EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
    Item #: N82E16814130664

    And planning on getting a SSD at some point.
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