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May 28, 2017
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A work in progress, but it's getting there!
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Includes a sidecar command station for my mini-me that I can swing around and use for a second monitor when he's not attached to me at the hip.
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And a closer look at "BeastMode" - an i7 7700 Kaby Lake backed by a GTX 1080ti, sporting 32gb 3000mhz RAM, a 512gb Samsung 960 evo NVMe SSD + 500gb intel 6 NVMe SSD and housed in the oh-so-sexy Thermaltake P3 wall mount case.
May 28, 2017
BlueCrowned
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May 30, 2017
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this setup is super cool! I ought to get one that lets me put one of my reptile tanks on a shelf overhead... hmmm
May 30, 2017
BlueCrowned
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Jun 26, 2017
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in retrospect if the shelf breaks I'll have an angry boa constrictor on my head, so I'll stick to books and collection displays :D
Jun 26, 2017
NightFury
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Jun 29, 2017
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Neat! What did you use to bundle the cables that go up to your case? Hope we get to see the finished work.
Jun 29, 2017
MTK4355
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Jun 29, 2017
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http://www.frys.com/product/8402678
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This stuff is the best.
It looks better than the corrugated plastic junk I've always used, it feels very high quality (like those anti-fatigue mats you woukd stand on) and the foam also has considerable structure to it, so I was able to secure it to the desk where it goes behind the shelves in such a way that there is no weight pulling on the motherboard outputs at all. The only thing I could see being a problem for some is that the curve is VERY set on this stuff, so if your application requires a straight line, this may not be the product for you, but who knows, perhaps you could straighten it out with time.
In my application I like the curved look anyway.
Jun 29, 2017
NightFury
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Jun 29, 2017
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That looks very nice! That's exactly the kind of cable bundle I was looking for. Thanks for the share @MTK4355 .
Jun 29, 2017
darkpanacea
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Jun 29, 2017
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That's a great rig.
Jun 29, 2017
MTK4355
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Jun 29, 2017
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Your earlier comment inspired me to try putting my tarantula habitat on the top-center shelf, but I think she nearly died during my first match of Rainbow 6 Siege once I upgraded to a set of Bose speakers! I felt terrible, and quickly relocated her to a familiar (and much more peaceful) haunt.
Jun 29, 2017
MTK4355
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Jun 30, 2017
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Thanks! I am enjoying it so very much.. It has truly changed what my idea of gaming is forever..
As pretty as the machine is to look at, I feel I really need to call attention to the Monitor for a moment.
Since I built this Beast about 2 months ago, I've tested it's performance in a variety of different settings, e.g. 65" 4k television, 200"+ Home Cinema Projector, and even 3 sweet 1440 IPS displays in surround mode...
Yet, in the end I bought the one you see in my battlestation, not because it fits perfectly in the eccentric shelvedesk I chose as a base (which it does) and not because it happened to be in stock and on sale at Fry's when I went to buy the GTX 1080ti (which it was) but because I wanted to see what gaming at 165hz refresh rate with NVIDIA's g-sync felt like.
I have to drop a few of the settings in a some of the games I play to maintain a consistent frame rate near 165, but the slight dip in detail means nothing at all when you experience how unbelievably smooth the movement becomes!!
After a few weeks gaming exclusively on this setup, I tried to help my son get through a part in Horizon Zero Dawn on the PS4, which is one of this console generation's crowning jewels as far as graphics are concerned, and I couldn't believe how badly it seemed to stutter when quickly looking around.... How did I never notice that before?
I can't praise this thing highly enough, though I almost wish I had splurged the extra $$ on the IPS version, because it took quite a lot of futzing with the settings to get the colors to feel just right, and I hear that is not such an issue with IPS panels.
With the sale going on at the time though, the price differential was considerably larger than it is now, and I had already burned a great big pile of money on this thing as it is!!
My Version https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01N4ENDXR with IPS https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM
Jun 30, 2017
BlueCrowned
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Jun 30, 2017
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Oh geez, I usually use a headset so when I had the boa hanging out on a coat rack she was unperturbed.
Got pics of the T?
Jun 30, 2017
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