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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Bought a sleeving-kit just for fun and tested sleeving the cable on an old case fan today. Didn't turn out great but for a first attempt I'm fairly happy.

    http://i.imgur.com/gRphfl.jpg
    The tilt shift is a nice touch, but that picture doesn't show the important part of the cabling, the shrink at the end. I know you have the other pictures showing it a bit better, but I just felt like being a smart-allek.

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    Hey I made a new vid some people didn't like the first one.
    I could sense the defensive over-confidence from here. "I guess they're just jealous." Really? The people I saw commenting on your component choices are people that I often see on this board offering constructive, helpful advice. I also suspect that most of them have equivalent or better panels for their computers. The comment about jealousy was extremely immature.

    For the record, I do not think having a 55" monitor four feet in front of you is good. I sit the same distance from my 24" panels and I can see the pixels in them easily if I do not have AA turned on. I also have a one over three setup for my monitors, so I feel you on the bigger screen thing, but that is 1080p x 3+1 so the pixels are much less apparent. Have fun with your TV though.

    In conclusion:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0la5DBtOVNI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prixie View Post
    My R.A.T.7 broke 2 weeks after use.
    I love my R.A.T. 7 and I got mine shortly after they came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demoness View Post
    The tilt shift is a nice touch, but that picture doesn't show the important part of the cabling, the shrink at the end. I know you have the other pictures showing it a bit better, but I just felt like being a smart-allek.
    True, I guess. However that shot wasn't tilt-shift, just simple focus. Posted these in the chat thread yesterday, perhaps they show the complete work better.











    And another shot of the motherboard:



    I've done a bit of soldering today and it was a real PITA. I haven't touched a soldering iron in over 6 years so I'm a bit rusty.

    Before:


    After:
    Last edited by Marest; 2012-10-11 at 08:40 PM.

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    Very nice pictures, Marest.

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    I want a Streacom HTPC now, damn you... I have to wait till I move though, money is a bit short, but the work looks amazing and the sleeving looks good! Wish I had the patience to sleeve my PSU.
    Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

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    Marest have you ever posted the components you used for your HTPC? I am going to build one soon and I would like to know what you used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo6912 View Post
    Marest have you ever posted the components you used for your HTPC? I am going to build one soon and I would like to know what you used.
    This. Just moved out, want to make an HTPC aswell.
    CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX

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    storage has arrived



    guessing ill be happy with the price it will mostly be a movies/series library dump
    ps: later today im expecting my new headset aswell from rma
    according to ups it should arrive today
    Last edited by shroudster; 2012-10-12 at 09:01 AM.

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    I'm really tempted to post a super artistic shot of the tube of thermal paste I just ordered when it arrives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Very nice pictures, Marest.
    Cheers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Booteh View Post
    I want a Streacom HTPC now, damn you... I have to wait till I move though, money is a bit short, but the work looks amazing and the sleeving looks good! Wish I had the patience to sleeve my PSU.
    Well, I thought I had the patience but I don't. Upon inspecting the picoPSU I don't think I'll touch it with a soldering iron as I first planned. And the SATA cable mod was a disaster - let's never speak of that ever again.

    Quote Originally Posted by mojo6912 View Post
    Marest have you ever posted the components you used for your HTPC?
    Well, no. And it's not intended as a pure HTPC (although it will fill that function) and it's not mine (I'm still playing with my Raspberry Pi and Raspbmc). It will replace a laptop at my parents house and work as a central hub for their tablets, phones and storage. Main use will be streaming media, syncing, backing up and storing vital content from their devices as well as acting as a device for showing vacation images, streaming/playing videos, showing football via streaming services and hopefully Netflix when it arrives to Sweden.

    Anyways, the specifications are:
    • Mobo: ASRock H77M-ITX
    • CPU: Intel Core i3 3220 3,3GHz
    • RAM: Corsair Value 2x4GB 1333MHz
    • PSU: FSP picoPSU 90W
    • Case: Streacom F1C
    • ODD: Optiarc Slot-in DVD AD-7800H
    • SSD: Samsung 830 128GB

    Along with two external USB 2.0 1TB drives.

    Quote Originally Posted by protput View Post
    This. Just moved out, want to make an HTPC aswell.
    I'd strongly recommend checking out AMD's new HSA solutions for this; Trinity. Sure, the power use is a bit higher, but overall they offer a better ground for a HTPC than intels current CPUs (unless of course you want to cram in a stand-alone graphics card in a larger enclosure).

    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    I'm really tempted to post a super artistic shot of the tube of thermal paste I just ordered when it arrives.
    Like this?



    More shots of my current build-in-progress:

    Replacing the cooler:


    Only 295mm high:


    Routing cables:


    Overview:
    Last edited by Marest; 2012-10-12 at 03:00 PM.

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    You're really liking the greyscale option on your camera aren't you

    I'd strongly recommend checking out AMD's new HSA solutions for this; Trinity. Sure, the power use is a bit higher, but overall they offer a better ground for a HTPC than intels current CPUs (unless of course you want to cram in a stand-alone graphics card in a larger enclosure).
    I don't think there are any ITX motherboards for the FM2 socket :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    I don't think there are any ITX motherboards for the FM2 socket :/
    Not yet, but they are coming.

    Keep an eye open for these:
    ASRock FM2 A75M-ITX
    MSI A85 IA-53
    Zotac A75-ITX WiFi

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    storage has arrived

    guessing ill be happy with the price it will mostly be a movies/series library dump
    ps: later today im expecting my new headset aswell from rma
    according to ups it should arrive today
    I haven't been reading the best of things about 3TB drives in general...complaints about incompatibility with a whole bunch of NAS systems (and even operating systems having trouble detecting all 3TB), a complaint or two about unreliability. Hope your drive does well ^_^

    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    I'm really tempted to post a super artistic shot of the tube of thermal paste I just ordered when it arrives.
    What did you order?

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    well getting the drive up and running was a piece of cake, just had to download some tool for my mobo from gigabyte site reboot once and now im moving my external hdd data :P (1,5tb that was pretty much filled up and was way overdue for getting replaced after +-7 years of constant use)
    yea actually thought of getting a NAS but then i gotta share my storage with the rest in the house hehe
    but figured for 115 euro 3tb was a better option and ill likely won't have to worry about storage for a long time. (unless games get REALLY big )
    Last edited by shroudster; 2012-10-12 at 03:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    I haven't been reading the best of things about 3TB drives in general...complaints about incompatibility with a whole bunch of NAS systems (and even operating systems having trouble detecting all 3TB), a complaint or two about unreliability. Hope your drive does well ^_^
    http://off-topic: http://www.hgst.co...ves/above-2tb/

    There are both NAS and operating systems capable of handling that by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    -snip-
    Glad to have sparked inspiration!

    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    What did you order?
    I got this stuff, heard good things:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835426020

    I got it for a shiny new 3930k that I ordered through a work connection I have, and ordered this motherboard as well:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157283

    I'm trying to figure out what mATX case I want to go with, and then what type of video card solution, among a lot of other considerations. I'm leaning towards one of Silverstone's mini fortress towers.
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    I have been away for a while, and have gotten my build together.

    I will post pics of my custom desk and computer when I actually have the time to not be a mess.
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    This took a few tries.


    Used a gluegun to add extra security and some isolation.


    Where it's supposed to go. The cable was originally around 30cm long.


    Snug fit. Pretty happy with the result.


    And... the picoPSU turns out to be DOA... Great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by at05gt View Post
    Just recently upgraded my rig:

    Antec 300 case
    Thermaltake TR-2 430w power supply (yes 430w is more then enough)
    Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AM3+ motherboard
    AMD FX-8150 octa core cpu
    Cooler Master Hyper 101a cpu cooler with push/pull dual fans
    8gb Patriot Viper 3 1600MHz ram
    ASUS Radeon HD7750 1gb GDDR5 (running main gaming screen)
    XFX Radeon HD4650 1gb (running secondary monitor off PCI-E x4 slot)
    snip
    Grabbed another set of matched ram, systems at 16 GB total now. If AMD boards supported quad channel it would be amazing.

    You've probably answered this before Marest, but what camera are you using for the artsy pics you're taking? The resolution and focus are quite nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    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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    Excellent work and pictures, Marest. Shame about the PSU. :<

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    I am going to pick up another 7850 in a few weeks, almost considering getting a new power supply just to be safe for my Crossfire setup. I don't want my computer blowing up due to lack of power. I might just upgrade to the SeaSonic X750 for the headroom.

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