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post #31 of 45
Just get a GPU and a multi monitor setup on one system.
Personally thats what I would do but that is just me.
Especially if you want to file share or run a giant array of disks you can JBOD on Storage Spaces using Windows 8.
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post #32 of 45
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I would LOVE to have a multi monitor setup, but I am not sure i have the room right now. that would require a total rearranging of my desk top to make room for at least one other screen. Or would I need 3 total?
post #33 of 45
You can still save a lot more money, the HTPC does not need to be that powerful.
    
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post #34 of 45
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I did, maybe you looked before I changed it. if you look closely though you will see it has changed a bit. it now shows the 3930K and the new mobo, cooler, etc. HTPC rig has a 3TB HDD and an ssd, etc. So it has changed a little. Still a work in progress though, until I actually have the pieces in hand. Look it over again and tell me what you think. =]

Listen Mate.

Scrap the HTPC all together. Your gaming rig will run games and play movies at the same time all day long. All you have to do is get top of the line ATI GPU card. Connect the PC monitor to that card.

Now get a dirt cheap, and i mean cheap, fanless GPU card and connect the TV to that card.

Youll be able to play games and watch movies at the same time.




Now that i have saved you a bunch of money. Use the money towards a nicer case.
post #35 of 45
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Hmm, I might just scrap the HTPC like you said. While it would be nice to have I'd rather have a nicer case capable of holding a nice water cooling loop in the future. However an HTPC will just set me back more money and it'd be harder to build a loop in the 4000 with the top filled with another system.

Like I said before though, I can't hook another card to my TV as it is pretty old. I need a new one anyway, but until then I am stuck with possibly getting another monitor or two.

So what is a nice case that can hold a really nice water cooling loop? I can spend a good amount on a case and save myself hundreds if I lose the HTPC and either put my stuff on seperate drives or just go virtual like dizzy suggests. Which is seeming more and more like an attractive idea.

I could even afford a caselabs case if I really wanted to.
Edited by MX5J6 - 12/10/12 at 10:44pm
post #36 of 45
HTPC rig that you were building, you were going to connect it a TV. Right? If thats true then any second GPU will work with your TV. All you have to do is get proper adapter; vga/dvi/hdmi..etc.
Other wise, use the extra saved cash towards a new TV. Costco has good deals on flat screen TV's. $1400 for Samsung 55" flat screen.


Now that one rig will do all the work, you no longer have the need to run Virtualization, because Virtualization requires more resources. Its a fun tool to play with, but its useless to you.


Look at Lian LI cases. They are built for water cooling, they come in various sizes, the bigger cases will hold larger water cooling system.


google; Lian Li "model number" water cooling. And you will get hits for sites and Lian Li cases with pictures of water cooling set up..



Now that you have one PC that does all. Get an SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 128GB) as your main drive for OS and programs. Get 2x 1TB WD drives to hold data, pics, movies etc.


So lets go over the plan again;
PC - $1600 give or take a few $$
55" TV -$1500.

Total - $3100


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Edited by KGB7 - 12/10/12 at 11:06pm
post #37 of 45
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lol I can't fit a 55" in my room. Sorry to disappoint us both. =p I will look into a new TV though of an appropriate size. i will have to do some measurements first before i do anything. I am also not falling in love with these Lian Li cases. i don't mind more plain looking cases, but none of these are really grabbing me so far. Still looking though. The only ones I am really liking are the 700X and 750WX.
post #38 of 45
Check out the Silverstone FT02
    
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post #39 of 45
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I am really really picky when it comes to cases. I hate that about myself sometimes, I just like something that looks a little different. I could still always go with the HAF XB, though that is kind of an odd footprint to arrange for. I do like it though. Any thoughts on that case? I know it probably doesn't live up to Silverstone or Lian Li standards but it is different.
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Total thread redux complete. Any suggestions now? i just took some time to overhaul everything. Think this will work out better and saves me $1000. =]
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