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Very amazing, a video to go with it wouldn't be a bad idea. Some fine inspiration there!
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Originally Posted by Shiveron View Post
Is your wife aware that you build a gamer's paradise or is she still under the impression that it's your "office"
I think she's slowly catching on...
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I see that you don't stop with the improvements!
I also like my i3 very much, it's a very good proc for the price you pay for it. I actually "downgraded" from a PII x4 955 to it, and have yet to see any difference in things being slower. I mostly game on my PC so that's probably mainly it.

Otherwise I have to ask, I see you have SLI/CF in almost every build, do you run GPU intensive tasks?

Second question, are you alone or do you have coworkers in that room? Personally it'd be too much to grasp for me.

On a side note, looks like the next upgrade would be that AC unit, it looks like there's a lot of DIY attemps at making it better but you've reached the maximum of the calpabilities.

Good job!
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post #234 of 367
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I see that you don't stop with the improvements!
I also like my i3 very much, it's a very good proc for the price you pay for it. I actually "downgraded" from a PII x4 955 to it, and have yet to see any difference in things being slower. I mostly game on my PC so that's probably mainly it.

Otherwise I have to ask, I see you have SLI/CF in almost every build, do you run GPU intensive tasks?

Second question, are you alone or do you have coworkers in that room? Personally it'd be too much to grasp for me.

On a side note, looks like the next upgrade would be that AC unit, it looks like there's a lot of DIY attemps at making it better but you've reached the maximum of the calpabilities.

Good job!
Thanks!

No, I really don't run much GPU intensive tasks, except for my 2x 1366 rigs, which I occasionally game on. The main dumb CF setup is the "Server/WS" in the LianLi case... I don't use it for gaming, nor do I run any GPU intensive tasks, but I figured for as cheap as the 5770s are, and anything worthwhile doing, might as do it well, I just threw couple of them on there... I am kinda getting the itch for 4x or 6x monitor setup , just to see how much it might improve my "workflow"... Maybe the whole EyeFinity might come in handy when I do...

As for the CF setup in my "HTPC", I also figured I throw couple of 5770s in there, just in case I want to play something that might require something a bit more robust. Having said this, I am limited to using Xbox360 controller, so anything REALLY robust don't really apply there...

As for your other question about Co-Workers, nah... my staff all have their own setup at their own homes. No physical workplace means less overhead for the company, and we usually meet up in ATL (About 1.5hours from my home) for our bi-monthly meetings or just web-conference. So, no... The only person I share the office is with my 4mo old son, which he occasionally spends some time just hanging out...

As for the A/C, I really havent decided whether I will upgrade or not. Having 4 dedicated circuits in the room means potentially, I could just get another same unit, so take the load off of each other... Having said this, I am not looking for an ice box room, so low 70s is perfectly adequate for me I guess. The ironic part is I am complaining about not being cold enough during cold seasons, while it works perfectly fine during hot seasons... We will see how much I want to bring the temps down when it's 25F outside...

Thanks for your comments folks!

We may not be done upgrading yet!!! I got the itch for 55incher and a full 7.1 surround sound... And somehow, I am trying to justify a 980x build to my wife, and I don't think I want to air-cool that setup...

Will post updates as they come!
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post #235 of 367
Nice setup you have there.

the Lian Li is a v2010b isnt it - looks the same as my case.

but thats an epic setup for just 1 person to use.......
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post #237 of 367
Holy... mother... of... God....
Can I, like, have that? PLEASE????

Gamer's paradise... I'd jizz myself every time I walked into the door, seriously.
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post #238 of 367
That is a lot of computers for one person! I guess your son will grow up with a lot of access to technology
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post #239 of 367
Epic thread. This has got to be the best man cave I've seen on OCN.

Have you thought of building a few SFF i3 machines to replace some of your workstations? Something like a Sugo build. You could stack them (2 between each set of monitors) and save a ton of floor space as well.

It may help your heat and power bills quite a bit too as those i3s use way less power.
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Epic thread. This has got to be the best man cave I've seen on OCN.

Have you thought of building a few SFF i3 machines to replace some of your workstations? Something like a Sugo build. You could stack them (2 between each set of monitors) and save a ton of floor space as well.

It may help your heat and power bills quite a bit too as those i3s use way less power.
Thanks.

I built a couple of E8400 SFFs (Not itx but matx in HTPC case) but I was after something a bit more robust. I did build a i3-540 using Gigabyte itx H55 board, and LianLi itx case, but I gave it to my wife as her PC.

Personally, I am not really cramped for space in my office, so floor space is really not a priority. The room does look a bit smaller in the pics, but it's actually quite spacious. I think the measurements are something like 17x18, and there is a storage closet which measures about 2x18 where the double doors are.

Thanks for your suggestions though...
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