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Scratch Build – In Progress ___The "MOD MEN" PC___is FINISHED!!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 3 Feb 2011.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks!:D
    @Achron - If I remember right, Bill wanted a decent optical in this so he could USE it. "The laptop Blu-ray drives are $200, and they work like (*&*^*&%."
    @GCOFIELDD - :lol: Now that you mention it... I modeled this with an outdated PSU model that was too short. Bill had to search for a short PSU with the right power rating.
    ...CM fans, then?

    :worried: The ugly little secrets start to surface.
     
  2. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Thanks for the comments everyone!

    Amen to that fact :thumb:
     
  3. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Hm, speaking of Bluray, are there still no mediacenter applications that can play bluray out-of-the-box? (Ie. they would still require a 3rd party tool, such as PowerDVD and the likes...)
     
  4. Nitrixflare

    Nitrixflare Building and engineering enthusiast

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    I'm curious, is the back of the case outfitted with the motherboard I/O faceplate? Or is it an "open concept"?
     
  5. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    @Nutman, As far as I'm aware, you still need 3rd party software.
    @Nitrixflare, it's open.

    PC temps before and after being Overclocked to a stable 3.6 GHz. This is best OC I'm finding others achieve out of Zotac's H55 as well. No surprise, it's a HTPC board and not intended for Overclocking.

    Motherboard = ZOTAC H55 ITX 1156
    CPU = Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
    GPU = ZOTAC 470 GTX
    SSD: Mushkin Callisto 64GB
    PSU: Silverstone 600W

    COOLING SPECS:
    CPU = Custom Copper water block
    GPU Cooling = EK-FC470 GTX water block

    2.93 GHz Core i7 870 Lynnfield CPU at stock and Idle

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    Overclocked to 3.6 and running Prime95 (core i7 860/870 has a 100c max)

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  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That looks mighty epic there Bill :D. +rep
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Kinda feared that would happen. -Still, 3.6 X4 kicks my newest rig's butt.
     
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  8. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Rep the cheaps too! :D Thank you!
     
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  9. _Vermin

    _Vermin Fallout

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    Bill, This looks great!
    Well done! :D
     
  10. Watchtown

    Watchtown New Member

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    Looks like mod of the year is going to be hard this year also, very nice contender u got there!:thumb:
     
  11. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Absolutely :).
    What Watchtown said about MOTY contender I really hope this is in MOTY 2011 I know you sponsor MOTM & don't mind ducking out of it but this has got to be in MOTY imo, there are other team mods & cnc mods so this surely should be in there too, have to say I'd be disapointed if it wasn't.
    +rep Bill & cheaps :)
     
  12. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Oops, can't forget cheaps can I :D.
     
  13. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Or me!
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: Thanks, guys. I'm not hurtin' for rep, though...
    @Waynio & Watchtown - Bill sponsors MOTY too, so I doubt this will be in the comp.
     
  15. Warsmith

    Warsmith Enginseer

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    Even so, it should be there and then Bill could abdicate the prize, people mainly want to see where it would end up in the rankings. Just 2 cents from a nobody:wallbash:
     
  16. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Wow I wasn't aware Bill sponsors MOTY as well :eeek::D, truly a very eye catching case though this :):jawdrop:.
     
  17. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I've just had a though. If Bill wins MOTY, how does that work?
    Do you just pick your own prize out of your own pile of stuff and sit there feeling all smug...

    I've obviously got to much time on my hands if I'm thinking about this sort of stuff:duh:
     
  18. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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  19. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Yep, I'm excluded from entering MOTM and that is fine, because I love sponsoring it.

    lol @ Mod Men PC! :hehe:

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  20. Raiden

    Raiden Portuguese reviewer

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    Damn you are always climbing another step in the modding business :D

    Loved this modding..:thumb:
     

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