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21 Jan 2015   #981
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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LOL - Thanks, guys. Seems like you guys have good taste in PC components as well.


I can safely say that many of this forum's regulars do lots of research and comparisons before picking parts, makes a big difference when building any machine..



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The fans are awesome. I like them a lot. Admittedly though, they are a little noisier than I thought they'd be, being Noctua fans, but I knew they were going to be somewhat noisier than the more usual slower fans that have less airflow and static pressure potential.


In my personal experience, I've found that the case makes a big difference to a rig's overall noise levels, perhaps even more so than the components it holds.. Obviously that isn't the only important point if you want a whisper quiet setup, but having a good solid case definitely helps contain a lot of the wind and spin related noise generated by high performance fans these days.



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Thanks. It's a work (build) in progress.


Story of my life... And, incidentally, the driving force behind 90%[1] of PC upgrades.



[1]: Keeping in mind that 73% of statistics are made up on the spot...

73% of the time, it's right all the time.

Ya, after the top rad and upgrading the fans though I need to stop. Lol. And then start slowly buying components for the living room build.


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22 Jan 2015   #982
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

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Ya, after the top rad and upgrading the fans though I need to stop. Lol. And then start slowly buying components for the living room build.
Nice.. I'm also in the planning stages of a lounge PC at the moment. Aiming for a low power "media server / network file server / dedicated download box" type of setup myself; you doing much the same your side then? Still can't decide if I should do a mini-ATX or mini-ITX build though. Heck, there's even nano-ITX (12x12cm). Too many darn choices...
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22 Jan 2015   #983
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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No EVGA available there ?

They have 3 year warranty.
No EVGA, MSI, ASUS, ZOTAC this happened the first time here before it was never like this.
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22 Jan 2015   #984
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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Ya, after the top rad and upgrading the fans though I need to stop. Lol. And then start slowly buying components for the living room build.
Nice.. I'm also in the planning stages of a lounge PC at the moment. Aiming for a low power "media server / network file server / dedicated download box" type of setup myself; you doing much the same your side then? Still can't decide if I should do a mini-ATX or mini-ITX build though. Heck, there's even nano-ITX (12x12cm). Too many darn choices...
That's exactly my build except add in Emulators and Steam and you've got my living room build pegged. I'll most likely set up rss for torrents too at that point, so it just does it all automatically. I'm looking towards mini-ATX. IF the money is there, I'd like to go with the MSI Nightblade and an MSI GTX760 (780 if the money is there). If I'm penny pinching, I'll just go with a reg HTPC case and most likely then a regular ATX board. I know WHY I'm building it, similar to you... just haven't pegged the exact set up yet. Low power, nVidia GPU (single card no matter what), Windows 7 (I'll put 8 on my bedroom pc and transfer my 7 pro to the living room), 8-16gb ram (i'll move what I have from bedroom pc to living room as I upgrade the bedroom pc)... Also looking to run Kodi (xbmc) for the media center stuff (plus it has a great rom browser for emulation)... ultimately it will be whatever is cheap and efficient but powerful enough to game on in the living room too. Hand me downs from the bedroom gaming PC will also play a large part.
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22 Jan 2015   #985
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That MSI Nightblade looks good, which version are you planning to get?
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23 Jan 2015   #986
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

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That's exactly my build except add in Emulators and Steam and you've got my living room build pegged.[snip]
Sounds like you're planning quite a beast of a machine there.. I'm hitting the opposite end of the scale this time, it will most likely call something like the CM Mini 210 "home, sweet 127.0.0.1"..

[edit:] It does, after all, need to fit in a horizontal space about 12cm (about 4.7") high...

I'm planning to run mine as a headless *nix box of some kind (some flavour of ubuntu server maybe?), serving general binary content to all devices on a network.. Kodi for media, OwnCloud for file sharing, uTorrent, SickBeard, etc etc. Might even run a couple web servers and move my code storage off my main PC. It will sit in the same space as a DVD player in a TV stand at the end of the day.
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23 Jan 2015   #987
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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That MSI Nightblade looks good, which version are you planning to get?

It's kind of a scam in that you need the top tier if you want range slot loading DVD drive, so whichever one comes with a slot loading DVD drive... Which I think is the top tier. :-/

But I dig the design and the form factor. And I'm a big msi fan (from back when I was a kid building PCs, always had the best bios...)
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23 Jan 2015   #988
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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That's exactly my build except add in Emulators and Steam and you've got my living room build pegged.[snip]
Sounds like you're planning quite a beast of a machine there.. I'm hitting the opposite end of the scale this time, it will most likely call something like the CM Mini 210 "home, sweet 127.0.0.1"..

[edit:] It does, after all, need to fit in a horizontal space about 12cm (about 4.7") high...

I'm planning to run mine as a headless *nix box of some kind (some flavour of ubuntu server maybe?), serving general binary content to all devices on a network.. Kodi for media, OwnCloud for file sharing, uTorrent, SickBeard, etc etc. Might even run a couple web servers and move my code storage off my main PC. It will sit in the same space as a DVD player in a TV stand at the end of the day.

I thought about Ubuntu as Linux has a Dvr program that's freaking awesome, but I've moved away from cable and into XS (torrents), so I'm gonna stick with windows. Especially with the need for steam games and emulators. Sounds like yours is also for storage / data / etc. that's cool man. I'm anxious to see your build.

(Following link to see your case now)
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23 Jan 2015   #989
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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That's exactly my build except add in Emulators and Steam and you've got my living room build pegged.[snip]
Sounds like you're planning quite a beast of a machine there.. I'm hitting the opposite end of the scale this time, it will most likely call something like the CM Mini 210 "home, sweet 127.0.0.1"..

[edit:] It does, after all, need to fit in a horizontal space about 12cm (about 4.7") high...

I'm planning to run mine as a headless *nix box of some kind (some flavour of ubuntu server maybe?), serving general binary content to all devices on a network.. Kodi for media, OwnCloud for file sharing, uTorrent, SickBeard, etc etc. Might even run a couple web servers and move my code storage off my main PC. It will sit in the same space as a DVD player in a TV stand at the end of the day.

I dig that case man. Don't be surprised if I steal your idea there. Lol.

Looks like this board would fit in there too...

MSI USA Z77MA-G45
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23 Jan 2015   #990
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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