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#1 Stonerboy779

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:40 AM

Over the last few months I have had several upgreads that have resulted in me having a rather nice min rig. Its been ages since I have posted anything about it so I figured it was time.

At the current time the rig is mainly a HTPC and gets shit loads of use when my girlfriend is round and we are just chillin in my bed. But also use it to play controller games namely racing games but will be firing up Witcher 2 and Skyrim soon to see all the eye candy on a 21:9 29" monitor powered by a GTX690.

CPU - Intel Core i3-2100 - haha yeah its a little outta place
Mobo - Asus P8Z77i Deluxe mITX Mono - words can't describe how awesome this little thing is
RAM - 16GB Corsair Vengance Low Profile 1600MHz
SSD - 128GB OCZ Vertex 4
HDD - 3TB Seagate
GPU - Nvidia GTX690 - Love this thing, it has so much power and runs so cool
CPU Cooler - Noctua UH9B - fits with negative 1mm in my case, it technically peptides slightly into the top 140mm Noctua exhaust fan
Case - Silverstone SUG08 - or something or rather I'all check later, greatest case i have ever used. Everything fits just perfectly with no wasted space and the 600watt SFX PSU it comes with is just right for my rig
Monitor (Primary) - Dell UltraSharp U2913WM 29" 21:9 - love it love it love it. Factory calibrated to well, well within the guidelines. It is just awesome for movies (its main use as my main rig still functions as a HTPC at the end of my bed most of the time.) And racing games are such fun too.
Monitor (Secondary) - Acer 24" 1920x1080
Mouse - Razer Mamba 4G
Keyboard - Rokat something or rather, its a condenced keyboard and kinda temporary.
Game pad - Xbox 360 controller
Remote - Hauppuage Media Center Remote - the best media center remote I have ever seen or used.
Audio - Optical to my Audioengine D1 Dac which then feeds my Technical mini stack via RCA.
Speakers - Warfdale Diamond III Bookshelf Speakers on Speaker Spikes to isolate them from my shelf. Nicest sounding bookshelves I have ever had the pleasure to hear and own.

From here there are only two real things on the agenda. Slot loading slim DVD drive (possibly a bluray drive but god they're expensive) and 2x 512GB SSDs most likely Samsung 840 Pros.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:55 AM

I realize that you are in Australia, but, here in Dallas, Texas I was at Fry's the other day to pick up a replacement DSL router. While browsing I noticed an ASUS Blu-Ray internal for $80 US. Cheaper than I thought

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:11 AM

Nice rig, pricey GPU! 


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#4 Stonerboy779

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:01 PM

Nice rig, pricey GPU!


Got it from WARDOZERX so hundreds cheaper than here in aus ended up being only margainly more than a 4GB GTX 680 here.

Aka there is a difference between bluray internal and slot loading slim internal bluray. The second costs easily double. I found a tray load slim bluray drive but would kinda rather a slot loading one, ideally the entirely black Silver stone one without any logos printed on it. However its ~$180

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#5 EuroFight

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:52 PM

Definately a weak CPU, but otherwise a really nice rig you got yourself there :)

Processor AMD FX-6100 Hex-core, 3.3GHz > Intel Core 2 Duo, Dual-core, 1.6GHz

Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz >  Crucial 3GB DDR3 1066MHz

Graphics Radeon HD7770 + Radeon HD5570 > Intel 3000 Integrated Graphics

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ > OEM Latitude XT2 Motherboard Socket P

Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 7200.14 > Samsung 64GB SSD SATA 3Gbps

Power Supply Cooler Master Elite ATX 500W > OEM Dell Power Supply 90W

Case Zalman Z11 Plus 4x 120mm fans, 3x 80mm > OEM Dell Latitude XT Case

 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

...and you think I took a long time  :whistling:  :haha:

Nice rig coming together  :thumbsup:


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#7 Stonerboy779

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:08 PM

...and you think I took a long time :whistling: :haha:
Nice rig coming together :thumbsup:


Haha well only just got the monitor and.the case is only about a month old sooo not so bad i guess :)

Thanks man, will probably be swapping the 2100 for the 2500k at some point when I can be bothered dismantling rigs

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#8 Stonerboy779

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

Oh and pics this Friday/weekend. I think haha

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