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wow this place is amazing
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Why would you ever leave that room??
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Why would you ever leave that room??
There's no bathroom !!!!
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There's no bathroom !!!!
*****
true true
plus no food
nor a comfy couch for the tv
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post #205 of 367
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*****
true true
plus no food
nor a comfy couch for the tv
LOL... Well, the bathroom is about 10 steps away from the door, and the mini fridge is on it's way... As for the comfy couch, that's true, but these chairs are actually pretty comfy to sit or sleep on for awhile...
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LOL... Well, the bathroom is about 10 steps away from the door, and the mini fridge is on it's way... As for the comfy couch, that's true, but these chairs are actually pretty comfy to sit or sleep on for awhile...
no blanket for when its too cold

i do suppose you can just turn all the monitors towards you lol
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post #207 of 367
^ Lol..... or setup motors on every monitor and with one click of a button they all rotate to where the remote is. That would be awesome
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post #208 of 367
haha
i just realized i was suppose to say computers
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Well, it's been a long time since I updated this thread, but there has been a lot of changes in my life since this office build...

The biggest being the birth of my first baby, Isaac.

Also, since the build, my work has been picking up like crazy and I have been playing the balancing act between trying to be the best father I can be, while trying to continually grow my business.

My company has gone from a small operation IT company to a nationwide corporation within the past few months, and I truly feel lucky to have all this good things happening in my life right now.

Anyway, I figured I would share the subtle transformations within the transformation my office has gone through now that it's thoroughly broken-in.... No really major wear and tear, and I keep it pretty tidy most of the time, but between the late hours working and countless cups of coffee and RedBull, it can get a little messy... But, since the workflow is so great, I have been able to minimize most of the clutter during hard working hours...

I figured I let the pics do the talking...














As you can see, it's pretty much same for the most part...

The major changes are...

I replaced the case of my main sig rig from the CM Stacker 840 to HAF-X. I also swapped the GPU from 2x GTX260s SLI to 2x Asus DirectCU 1GB GTX460s in SLI. Cools much better now, and my GPU temps have gone down significantly.






The way I have the fans config'd on the HAFX is the top now blows the cool air in with 3x R4s, The massive front fan blowing in cool air from the bottom, with H70 exhausting hot air out the back, and the side panel working as the main exhaust, which carries the hot air from the GPUs... I have played around with many fan configs, and this worked the best in terms of both CPU and GPU temps...

The next big change is moving the home server/HTPC to my 2nd WS area with 2x 23" monitor, replaced the Thermaltake case with Lian-Li PCB2000V, swapped the Mobo and CPU from Asus Maximus Formula/Q9550 combo with Asus Sabertooth 55i/i3-530/4.3Ghz/XFX5770 CF combo. I am currently running 2x RAID5 setups using 6x WD Green 1TB Drives. The OS is installed via JMicron Raid0. I was running Windows Server 2008 R2, but I found myself not needing a server OS since most of the time, I just needed a file sharing server. I ditched the Server 2008 OS with Windows 7 Ultimate x64.







The next big change was moving my Hackintosh setup to a new Antec 902 for better cooling (I will always miss the P180 MiNi... Such a great case). I upgraded the Gigabyte/Q9550 Combo from my old setup to Gigabyte P55M-UD4/i7-875K/4Ghz/8GB/MSI Ligthning GTX260 1782mb setup. This thing now scores well above 8-Core MacPros now, although not so much the Dual Westmere setups.





I have also added a 17" MBP to my arsenal... The funny thing is that I am still WAY too attached to my old 15" MBP, so I still haven't really used the 17" much yet. I think I just need to find a better home for it somewhere else, so that I force myself to switch...



I replaced the old Server/HTPC combo with just dedicated HTPC/Gaming PC... Asus Maximus III Formula/i3-530/4.4Ghz/Sapphire 5770 CF. Obviously, this setup not really great for KB/Mouse, I use a Xbox 360 Controller with it for racing games mostly...










My constant is still my 1st i7-920 I built... Nothing major changes here, except for upgrade to 2x MSI TwinFrozer GTX460 1GBs in SLI. I did upgrade the monitor from 24" Samsung to 27" Samsung... Kinda makes a big difference the extra 3"... Please hold the easy jokes.






That just about wraps it up...

The only thing I might add to all this is the one disappointment with the whole build so far...



When it worked in conjunction with the central A/C, it was dang good... My wife called my room the walk-in cooler... However, now that outside temps have dropped to about mid 70s, my central A/C doesn't run anymore, and this little guy has been trying very hard to keep up with all the WS heat output... So far, it's losing the battle...

I added the fan to keep the components from trapping heat under the desk, while circulating the cool air around the room...

Even with it, it's gets a bit warm for my comfort...

HOWEVER!!!

That's only because I like my office to be as cold as possible, and the temps stay reasonable for most people's standards...

Right now, the room is sitting about 70F with all the WS on... One time, I stressed all the WS at once using OCCT LinX, and saw my temps rise to about
78F. But to give you an idea as what my room would be like without it, I turned off the A/C Unit and left the SERVER and Hackintosh on for about a day... When I came back that afternoon, the room sat a nice toasty 79F... So I guess it's doing it's job...

Also having said all this, my WS have gotten upgrades which does put out more heat than before...

If I had to do it all over again though, I would probably get a much beefier unit... Who knows though... Maybe this winter, it might okay...

Any who... Thanks everyone for watching... And also, thanks everyone for following.
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20TB SATA2 Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate LG 32"(2), Acer 24"(2) Dell 30", LG 47" 6500W Antec, CoolerMaster, Silverstone, Corsair 
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post #210 of 367
O.o WHAT THE .....


estamate of how much that all cost? lol
    
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