Ok. Fine. I knew I forgot to do something ^^()
So I built my new PC/Editing Box/Gaming Rig. I made updates on my twitter all weekend as I was building it. So here they are:
So the setup is this:
AMD Phenom II 1055T
Gigabyte MB with AM3, USB3, SATA3 (8 ports
), imbeded ATI Radeon HD 4290 (their info said 5870 onboard but my system reports 4290... huh...)
8GB of Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz RAM
80GB Intel SSD
2TB Seagate HDD
Thermaltake Speedo Case w/ Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler
Ultra X4 Modular 750Watt PSU
Here's the case before I started taking it apart in order to plug everything in.
This is the case after I pulled all the parts out. Lot of components go into the design and air flow of this case. Took a lot of work to put it together, but I think it was worth it.
A shot of the back of the case. I love that there are 2 included fans on the back for exhaust. This case is a wet dream for people like me who prefer air cooling.
This is one LARGE CPU cooler. Design is really cool. Was a little concerned if it'd fit with the case fan on the side, but it fit. Due to lack of proper directions though I had to reinstall the fan when I realized that the fans were moving air into the case rather then out to the rear exhaust fans. Not good for air flow!
This case has this cool clip system on the back of the MB mount in order to facilitate cable management. Those clips come off to expose the cable ties. This is perhaps the best case for cable management I've ever owned. I really like the way it deals with airflow. Coolest PC I've made yet, and I'm not even running the fans at full tilt either
Look of the inside of the case after mounting the motherboard. It was at this point I realized the CPU cooler was installed backwards and needed to move it. Should have realized that the logo was meant to be read once I installed the MB, and not upside down.
Side view with the clear side and large side fan. It all just barely fits.
View of the front of the PC after I put it all together and tested to make sure the front panel connectors were installed correctly.
Closeup of the front panel connectors and the cool fin intake system, and the case stickers.
View of the PC where it resides next to my desk where my old PC once sat. Yay for BD drive, I can finally rip BDs myself for editing purposes.
Another view of Kimiko sitting at my desk. I still have my old mouse/keyboard that I'm gonna replace after my next paycheck when I pick up another 8GB of RAM and the IDEx16 GPU to complete the setup. I like the idea of CrossfireX, and native 3 monitor support
Here's the final view of my whole editing setup. Let me explain the setup:
Kimiko (new PC) on the left sitting next to my mini-fridge for drinks (which also holds my DJ MIxer that acts as a sound card)
Honoka (old PC) under the desk on the right. I will be turning her into a Win2008R2 File server.
Natsume (old old PC) is on the desk on the right next to my Mic. She's being tooled into a Ubuntu web/database/ftp server for development.
I've got a set of keyboard/mice for each PC on that desk. I'm looking into investing in a USB based KVM that supports DVI to clear up some of the clutter.
On top of the hutch I've got my Brother Laser printer and next to it hanging from the rafters is a 2011 Masamune Shirow calendar, something I've been special order from japan for the past few years cuz' I love his artwork. Oh yeah, and a few figures I've picked up at cons, I'm not a big fan of figures but I love picking up the sailor senshi and that one big one was a prize for winning a local AMV contest. And finally there's a 28 port Enterprise Cisco switch (24 10/100 ports and 4 1000 ports) sitting on top of the hutch that the emergency candle is on.
There. Happy now guyz?