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Gaming Battlestation of Sapphiretri - From start to finish

Post #1 by Sir Sapphire the 3rd » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:40 am

Considering I do not know where to put this thread I will start it here considering It is a gaming rig setup. This is basicly to show what I am doing from start to finish. Once I can get pics up I will be posting pics to show the before and afters.
Thinsg I have ordered:
SilverStone Full Tower Reinforced Plastic Outer Case RV01B-W (Black)
Triple LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand Heavy Duty Adjustable 3 Screens upto 21"
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Things I am ordering for said Station
2 Ikea Gallant desks(T legs and Black brown) - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/produ ... /S39837013
1 Multicolor Dioder LED Light - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50192365/
XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL Mouse Pad - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 1682699100
CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fans - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835704001
LOGISYS Computer CLK12PL2 12" DUAL PURPLE COLD CATHODE KIT - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... e%20purple
Zerg symbol stencil to etch designs into the desks and make one to spray the design on the back of my chair - (home made)
Bose Companion® 5 multimedia speaker system - http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/sho ... /index.jsp

In the next coming days to about a month I will slowly be showing the build and transformation from one desk set up to another. May I not die in this.
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Post #2 by Captain Murphy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:39 am

I'm a noob so don't hurt me but what are these for:

SapphireTri » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:40 pm wrote:1 Multicolor Dioder LED Light - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50192365/
LOGISYS Computer CLK12PL2 12" DUAL PURPLE COLD CATHODE KIT - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... e%20purple
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Post #3 by Sir Sapphire the 3rd » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:33 pm

The Dioder is being used to put lighting behind the monitors for looks and to ease the strain on my eyes.

The Caathode kit is to add a light bar inside the PC so it can have a different feel to it conmsidering the PC will be on display.
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Post #4 by Captain Murphy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:54 am

So its aesthetics and the right light for long gaming? Cool.

I'm exited to see this come together!
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Post #5 by Sir Sapphire the 3rd » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:54 pm

I'll post a pick of the Current set up so We have a starting point.
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Post #6 by Captain Murphy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:45 am

Sweet
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Post #7 by Sir Sapphire the 3rd » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:58 pm

Cause I been too busy to get a actual recent pic here is my battlestation setup from a month ago. I already changed a few things though.
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Post #8 by Sir Sapphire the 3rd » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:01 am

Ok dicks BattleStation is 80% done but I cant finish till 2 things
1) My parts I ordered get here this week.
2) My GF gets her stuff her and I install her stuff to the 2nd desk.

BUT here is the pics AS OF NOW:

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I already have some of her stuff her and placed. But I need her main system.

I also need a New camera which I want to get in the next few days
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Post #9 by ganderin_dan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:50 am

Why the professional mic?

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Post #10 by Sir Sapphire the 3rd » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:45 am

For when I go back to recording and want a clear voice. Plus I got it pretty decent price. Most of the headsets just don't give me the sound I want unless the headset costs 3x the amount of the mic.
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Post #11 by Manasjap » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:51 am

Also Midnight love advice radio simulator '12

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Post #12 by Sir Sapphire the 3rd » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:55 pm

Manasjap » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:51 am wrote:Also Midnight love advice radio simulator '12

I got the DLC that lets you play as barry white.
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Post #13 by Sir Sapphire the 3rd » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:30 pm

Update until most of the year cause I need to buy the parts for the next build.
This is mostly for the public spot as this was posted in private.
WELL.... The desk is finally done till I spend 3000+ on my next build.
The console section
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My section updated
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The major update
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Different view of what it is
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internals from the outside
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Post #14 by Second Harkius » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:15 am

You are building the goddamn Death Star

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Post #15 by Sir Sapphire the 3rd » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:42 am

King Content » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:15 pm wrote:You are building the goddamn Death Star

I will provide jobs
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Post #16 by Zionite » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:32 am

That's some pretty nice work. Nice rig, tidy workspace, I could sit there all day for sure lol.

My custom PC is a bit more frankenstein'd and on the cheap, but still packs a punch.

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Post #17 by Kaitscralt » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:49 pm

I love it
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Post #18 by DonaldGonzales » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:00 am

Sir Sapphire the 3rd wrote:The Dioder is being used to put lighting behind the monitors for looks and to ease the strain on my eyes.

The Caathode kit is to add a
flashlight bar inside the PC so it can have a different feel to it conmsidering the PC will be on display.

I do not know much about this but I do PC repair and diode lights are used to create. I'll discuss it with my uncles to hear from you.
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Post #19 by Neo Metal Sonic » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:10 pm

Yor rig is so sick man, good work

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Post #20 by Sir Sapphire the 3rd » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:17 am

I already started the work on the next PC. Its not as strong cause its just ment to host things. Its using an old case we have that has a baneling decal on it so we dubbed it The Baneling. Gonna use green lights and be in the living room.
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Post #21 by Pendulum » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:35 pm

Hey Saph, I need some advice.
I'm doing a bit of remodeling on my camper setup during the winter while it's in storage, and I'm thinking about building a man-cave. See, last season I only had the 1 big-ass Class A (a self-contained RV with it's own engine), and since I would have company over and cook and stuff while still needing to sleep in the thing, I just watched TV on my laptop; now, I've acquired a PUP (pop-up style trailer) to tow behind that I can convert into a personal space. It's kind of old and it's only 6' by 12', but all I'll be using it for is sleeping and nerding out; my main concern is that I'll be very limited on space when I need to pack it down for travel, and any equipment I have in it is going to have to be able to withstand bumps in the road and setting up. It's got hard metal sides, no slide outs, so it looks an awful lot like a winter fishing house when it's all set up.

Right now
what I'm thinking about is putting a bed on one end and using the whole other end for entertainment. I've been looking into rear-projection TVs and I like the idea of just mounting the projector to the ceiling and turning the whole far wall into a giant screen, but I'm concerned that I won't get the clarity I would get from a flat-panel; I'm also a little worried because I've heard tuning the picture to be on-center is a total bitch, and the things can't take the same amount of abuse as a standard television. Considering that they're also more spendy than a normal TV, I'm entirely on the fence about whether it's worth the saving on space and kewl factor.

I'd also be interested to hear your thoughts on what kind of set up I should have for media; I don't really game and I'm not even really sure I'll be able to connect to the internet since I plan on sticking the thing way back in the woods, so mostly I'll be using it to watch movies and listen to music and stuff. My current plan is to
hijack the setup I use at my house, an Xbox 360 with a 2TB external drive, but if your knowledge tells you that there's a better system I'm all ears. More importantly, though, I have this man-dream of this really kick-ass speaker system, in two parts: one set of 3-8 speakers (including subwoofer) for interior sound, nothing that has to be very loud since it's such a small space and I don't need passersby hearing my porn gratuitous anime binge-a-thons oh wait that's the same as porn shows, so I'm aiming for quality over quantity there; and then a pair of frame-mounted monsters that fire to the outside so I can live the dream of having outdoor karaoke.
Oh, and it's going to be running off a 30/50Amp receptacle and I don't generally pay for my own electricity so there shouldn't be any problems with energy consumption.

Any advice would be appreciated, sorry for hijacking your thread if you want feel free to get the mods to split it off.
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Post #22 by Kaitscralt » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:03 pm

you have a house but have company over to your rv?
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Post #23 by Pendulum » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:52 pm

Kaitscralt » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:03 pm wrote:you have a house but have company over to your rv?

Well, for one, yeah, a lot of the people I invite to my parties are not the types of people I want knowing my permanent street address, ^_^.
More seriously, I rent it out for most of the summer season to fishermen/hunters and other outdoor types at egregious profit nowadays. A serendipitous blend of them having changed the local zoning permits, the DNR stocking the local lakes with game fish, and people having more money than smarts.
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Post #24 by Pendulum » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:03 pm

Pendulum » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:52 pm wrote:
Kaitscralt » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:03 pm wrote:you have a house but have company over to your rv?

Well, for one, yeah, a lot of the people I invite to my parties are not the types of people I want knowing my permanent street address, ^_^.
More seriously, I rent it out for most of the summer season to fishermen/hunters and other outdoor types at egregious profit nowadays. A serendipitous blend of them having changed the local zoning permits, the DNR stocking the local lakes with game fish, and people having more money than smarts.

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story about that, akully, I was going to dump a bunch of money into the place when it went commercial, put in some leather sectionals and get cable, maybe get rid of the stripper pole, but the rental agent I was going through yelled at me for it; turns out that the types of people who want to rent a house just as a base of operations for their fishing/hunting trip don't want amenities, they want "rustic." Not really sure what that says about my lifestyle, but hey, if they want to pay me exorbitant amounts of money for the experience I'm fine with them thinking I'm a few miles back on the road to evolution.
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Post #25 by Kaitscralt » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:25 pm

If they couldn't tan a deer hide on the stripper pole, I'm not sure what exactly you expect them to use the dork cave for
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Post #26 by Kazekirimaru » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:12 pm

I know literally zero about desktops as I've never owned one personally.

I'd like to change that, though. A simple, entry level setup. Nothing flashy. How should I go about this?
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Post #27 by rezombad » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:38 am

buy parts off newegg,
assemble the parts into something resembling a computer
???
profit

dont forget thermal paste you filthy hobo.
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Post #28 by Pendulum » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:53 am

Also maybe spend a little time thinking about what you want the computer to do for you; a gaming rig is going to want a different setup than, say, a pr0n machine or IMV. Budget accordingly.
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Post #29 by Kazekirimaru » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:03 am

rezombad » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:38 pm wrote:buy parts off newegg,
assemble the parts into something resembling a computer
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profit

dont forget thermal paste you filthy hobo.

I don't even
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Pendulum » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:53 pm wrote:Also maybe spend a little time thinking about what you want the computer to do for you; a gaming rig is going to want a different setup than, say, a pr0n machine or IMV. Budget accordingly.

still don't even

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Post #31 by Captain Murphy » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:17 am

I'm the same as you kaze, but what do you plan to do on the computer? Do you want to play high end AAA gaming titles, do you want to have a machine that can stream video, or something just to browse on?
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Post #32 by Captain Murphy » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:19 am

All I'm doing in in a month is telling a friend "Hey man I need you to help me build a PC, I need it to play high end games and handle my uni programs" and he will tell me the parts to get.
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Post #33 by rezombad » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:29 am

I'm nice and will order and assemble the parts for my friends as long as they buy me booze or something.
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Post #34 by Pendulum » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:46 am

rezombad » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:29 am wrote:I'm nice and will order and assemble the parts for my friends as long as they buy me booze or something.

I'm in the market for one of those Tony Stark hologram rooms. Build me a Jarvis, and I will get you crunkified like you've never been crunked before.

@Kaze: the only problem is that, if you decide you want something other than what you start out with, it can get expensive pretty quick to replace the parts, especially the monitor(s); so you should, bare minimum, think about what kind of monitor setup you want/can afford. One big, high-resolution monitor is optimum for watching/streaming movies, whereas gaming is tending towards several smaller monitors for a more immersive experience and so you can see more of the field; if you just want
to watch hentai or classic gaming or some other similar pursuit, you can usually back off on the picture quality and upgrade the size so you can watch it from that chair nobody else sits in because it smells funny anywhere in the room. Once you've spent some time basically daydreaming what your set up should be, newegg (or like a billion other sites) offer compatibility/optimization tools, as well as walkthroughs and other helpful stuff, and it's pretty easy.
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Post #35 by Kazekirimaru » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:17 am

Well, alright. The computer in question would mainly be for some light gaming. I play LoL on occasion. Stuff like Tera Online, too. I'm also fond of playing stuff like old FF titles and various niche platformers and visual novels. And Netflix. Lots of that.

Thing is - my hobby would probably expand with my equipment and not the other way around. Would I like to play Skyrim online with graphics so HD they'd make me look outside in disgust for the awful definition God has chosen to make the universe? Hellz yeah. Is that feasible? I really don't know.
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Post #36 by Pendulum » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:06 pm

Okay, so what I'm hearing is that you're looking for a hobby system, something that's as good as you can get to start out with and then play around with as your whims and finances allow? I might suggest you start with a second-hand/wholesale system off of ebay or craigslist or similar. The big advantage of desktops is their almost-infinite ability to be adapted by adding and removing components from simple soundcards to full motherboards; having a baseline that you can look to and imagine where you can take it is an amazingly fun past time.

One thing I would like to suggest, though, is while I'm not sure there are certain hints you're giving that you might be thinking it's cheaper to build a custom system than buy an off-the-shelf one, and this isn't really true... I mean, you can save money but generally not enough to justify the extra time and effort needed if you're just looking for
basic computing needs. I like to think of crafting a new system more like an architecture project than a construction project; the joy comes from (perhaps gradually) building a system that fits your organic needs perfectly, not from saving money.*
*- although I do know a couple of people that get a positively orgasmic thrill out of getting good deals on parts, but from my perspective that's pretty time consuming and more about jizzing your pants over the deal rather than the money you're saving.
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Post #37 by Kazekirimaru » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:53 pm

So, I should go for a precon?
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Post #38 by Pendulum » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:33 am

I'm just trying to give you my suggestions and advice since you seem to want them; my ultimate goal is to get you to buy cool shit and post pics of it here, in the equipment porn thread. :)
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