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Indeed it is, well a combination of a few different themes.  Here's a full desktop screen

 

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Don't remember the exact names, but the volume bar on the right is from the Avengers Shield Helicarrier theme; the clocks, system information, calendar, weather and transparent black background bar thing are from an older version of Basic Skins Suite (don't think the specific version is available anymore); the live currency converter, world time, media display and CPU/RAM usage I think are from an older version of Omnimo.

 

Still haven't decided on my desktop wallpaper though... Ideally I'd like to find something that spans multiple at 1200p or greater...

Does rainmeter slow you down at all? boot/launchtimes, I mean.

Just a guy who peaked at building back in the days of the GTX 980. If you see me here, assume i have technical knowledge akin to a committed hobbyist builder back then. If something's changed, you'll need to tell me(nicely plz). I'm probably asking for help with the modern build scene since I have no clue what's going on.

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Might as well contribute here.

Project Burter specs:

Intel i5 2500k @4.2 GHz

Phanteks ph-tc14 pe_BL

MSI Z68A-GD55 (G3)

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB, 1333MHz)

Gigabyte Windforce X3 7950 @1GHz

Intel 330 60GB SSD

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

Corsair TX850M

Corsair 500r

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oh my god you have the blue led k70 that they stopped making its so beautiful in silver.
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so the heat was still unbearable, but I fixed the cable management anyway.

 

 

 

Album

http://imgur.com/a/ugvQ1

 

Pictures don't completely do it justice, but potato.

 

EDIT; currently trying to get MSI to update their BIOS fanprofiles. Min PWM duty cycle on the system fans is 50% -_-'

The noctua's can run 12% or something (250rpm). Right now I'm running a modified profile under command centre.

Wish I had a flat 24-pin cable. :(

The PSU tier list + cultists are a joke that nobody should actually take seriously

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Consoles: Softmodded 1.4 Xbox w/ 500GB HDD, Xbox 360 Elite 120GB (Falcon w/ busted laser), XB1X 1TB, PS1 1001, PS2 Slim 70000 w/ FreeMcBoot, PS4 Pro 7015B 1TB

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Does rainmeter slow you down at all? boot/launchtimes, I mean.

I haven't noticed a difference on this PC.  I'm running a 4690K @ 4.6Ghz and my boot programs on my SSD, so I haven't noticed anything.  On my old crappy HP Intel Centrino dual core laptop it makes about 20 seconds difference having it off.  I doubt you'll have issues on your system (the one linked in your signature), although my skin is fairly minimal, if you were to pick one of the more complex animated skins there might be a more noticeable difference.

CPU Intel Core i7 7700K; Cooler Cryorig R1 Universal; MB Asus ROG Maximus IX Code; RAM G.Skill Trident Z 3200Mhz (4 x 8GB); GPU ASUS GTX 1080 Ti ROG Strix Gaming OC; Case Be Quiet Dark Base 900 Pro Silver; Storage Samsung 960 EVO 500GB, Samsung 850 EVO 1TB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB; PSU EVGA Supernova 850W G2; OS Windows 10; KB Corsair K70 (MX Brown); Audio O2 & ODAC, Sennheiser HD 600, Sennheiser RS 185, Swan M200MKIII; Monitors 2x Dell U2410

 

Previous Build

 

CPU Intel Core i5 4690K; Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212X; MB Asus Z97-A; RAM G.Skill Sniper (2 x 4GB); GPU 2x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming (SLI); Case Corsair Obsidian 450D; Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, WD Black 1TB, Hitachi 750GB; PSU EVGA Supernova 750W G2; OS Windows 10; 

 

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It's a mess currently because I'm messing with linux on my laptop (hooked up to the second monitor). *Toilet paper is used as Kleenex before you get any ideas*

 

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***5 Star Cable Management***

 

 

 

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Wash your eyes out after this.

 

 

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***Dust Free Environment***

 

 

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CPU - FX 8350 @ 4.5GHZ GPU - Radeon 5700  Mobo - M5A99FX Pro R2.0 RAM - Crucial Ballistix 16GB @ 1600 PSU - Corsair CX600M CPU Cooler - Hyper 212 EVO Storage - Samsung EVO 250GB, WD Blue 1TB

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oh my god you have the blue led k70 that they stopped making its so beautiful in silver.

 

Have one as well. It's a really nice keyboard. Love the brushed aluminum construction. Just installed o-rings from massdrop (the MX reds bottom out easy and were quite noisy ;) ). Only thing I don't like is about 1/3rd of the LEDs have stopped working randomly. Doesn't bother me too much though as you can't really tell unless you look closer. 

 

Pulling all the keys off was the perfect opportunity to clean it all up. :) 

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My Systems:

Main - Work + Gaming:

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Woodland Raven: Ryzen 2700X // AMD Wraith RGB // Asus Prime X570-P // G.Skill 2x 8GB 3600MHz DDR4 // Radeon RX Vega 56 // Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB M.2 SSD // Deepcool DQ650-M // chassis build in progress // Windows 10 // Thrustmaster TMX + G27 pedals & shifter

F@H Rig:

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FX-8350 // Deepcool Neptwin // MSI 970 Gaming // AData 2x 4GB 1600 DDR3 // 2x Gigabyte RX-570 4G's // Samsung 840 120GB SSD // Cooler Master V650 // Windows 10

 

HTPC:

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SNES PC (HTPC): i3-4150 @3.5 // Gigabyte GA-H87N-Wifi // G.Skill 2x 4GB DDR3 1600 // Asus Dual GTX 1050Ti 4GB OC // AData SP600 128GB SSD // Pico 160XT PSU // Custom SNES Enclosure // 55" LG LED 1080p TV  // Logitech wireless touchpad-keyboard // Windows 10 // Build Log

Laptops:

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MY DAILY: Lenovo ThinkPad T410 // 14" 1440x900 // i5-540M 2.5GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD iGPU + Quadro NVS 3100M 512MB dGPU // 2x4GB DDR3L 1066 // Mushkin Triactor 480GB SSD // Windows 10

 

WIFE'S: Dell Latitude E5450 // 14" 1366x768 // i5-5300U 2.3GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD5500 // 2x4GB RAM DDR3L 1600 // 500GB 7200 HDD // Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon

 

EXPERIMENTAL: Pinebook // 11.6" 1080p // Manjaro KDE (ARM)

NAS:

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Home NAS: Pentium G4400 @3.3 // Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 // 2x 4GB DDR4 2400 // Intel HD Graphics // Kingston A400 120GB SSD // 3x Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 HDDs in RAID-Z // Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w PSU // Antec Performance Plus 1080AMG // FreeNAS OS

 

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Its impossible to make those nzxt cases look bad they have such great cable management 

Also same motherboard as me!Such a great board

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1080p surround, 21:9, 4K, 1440p surround, and now back to 21:9

Thinking about swapping the location of the two left monitors with the portrait monitor.....not sure

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is that the 29" ultra wide or the 34" I'm thinking about getting one, but I don't wanna break the bank
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is that the 29" ultra wide or the 34" I'm thinking about getting one, but I don't wanna break the bank

 

34" - the 2560x1080 is a waste of time, I don't see why anyone would opt for one over a regular 1440p with the same resolution width

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Hello! I have been watching Linus for a while, and just realized he has a forum! So I wanted to share my setup and get some feedback. I would attach photos, but my e-mail isnt working and I cant find my Micro-USB to USB cord, so heres the list.

 

PC:

 

Case: Raidmax Super Blade Red Mid-Tower Tooless Case

Motherboard: MSi Z97-G45 Gaming Motherboard with Intel Z97 Chipset, 3 PCI-E x16 ports, 2 PCI-E x1 Ports, 6 SATA III ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, LGA1150 Socket.

CPU: Intel Core i-5 4590 Clocked at 3.3GHz 

GPU: MSi GeForce GTX 750Ti Gaming GPU clocked in at 1058 MHz with with 2GB of GDDR5 Memory, clocked at 1350 MHz 

RAM: 1 8GB stick of Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM

PSU: Corsair RM650 650W Power Supply

Storage: 1x Samsung 850 PRO 256GB SSD, 1x WD Black Series 1TB HDD

Optical Drive: 1x ASUS 12x DVD-RW/BluRay Drive/Burner

Fans: 2x Corsair SP120 Red LED 120MM Case Fans

 

Peripherals and other crap:

 

Monitors: 2x ViewSonic VG2028wm 1080p 1600x900 Monitors

Mouse: Logitech G700s Wireless Gaming Mouse with 4 programmable buttons, 2 on the fly DPI switches, a battery meter button, and a setup switch to change between 3 different setups.

Keyboard: Redragon Asura K501 USB Gaming Keyboard

Headphones: Turtle Beach Z22 Gaming Headset

Speakers: Dell Rev A00 USB Speakers

Webcam: Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX USB Webcam

Internet: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless Interned Card

Case Lights: Logisys 12'' Dual Red Cold Cathode Kit

Extra: 2x Red UV (glow-in-the-dark)  SATA III Cables 

Desk: DHP Modern Loft-Bed Built In Desk

 

 

So thats my setup. Feel free to let me know what you think, I will try to add pictures. Seeya!

 

***EDIT*** Got my pictures to work!

***EDIT*** Hard drive just got in. Yay!

 

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Hello! I have been watching Linus for a while, and just realized he has a forum! So I wanted to share my setup and get some feedback. I would attach photos, but my e-mail isnt working and I cant find my Micro-USB to USB cord, so heres the list.

 

PC:

 

Case: Raidmax Super Blade Red Mid-Tower Tooless Case

Motherboard: MSi Z97-G45 Gaming Motherboard with Intel Z97 Chipset, 3 PCI-E 3.0 ports, 2 PCI-E 2.0 Ports, 6 SATA III ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, LGA1150 Socket.

CPU: Intel Core i-5 4590 Clocked at 3.3GHz 

GPU: MSi GeForce GTX 750Ti Gaming GPU clocked in at 1058 MHz with with 2GB of GDDR5 Memory, clocked at 1350 MHz 

RAM: 1 8GB stick of Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM

PSU: Corsair RM650 650W Power Supply

Storage: 1x Samsung 850 PRO 256GB SSD, 1x WD Black Series 1TB HDD

Optical Drive: 1x ASUS 12x DVD-RW/BluRay Drive/Burner

Fans: 2x Corsair SP120 Red LED 120MM Case Fans

 

Peripherals and other crap:

 

Monitors: 2x ViewSonic VG2028wm 1080p 1600x900 Monitors

Mouse: Logitech G700s Wireless Gaming Mouse with 4 programmable buttons, 2 on the fly DPI switches, a battery meter button, and a setup switch to change between 3 different setups.

Keyboard: Razer Deathstalker Gaming Keyboard (coming, currently using a Lenovo Preferred Pro Wired USB Keyboard)

Headphones: Turtle Beach Z22 Gaming Headset

Speakers: Dell Rev A00 USB Speakers

Webcam: Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX USB Webcam

Internet: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless 2.4 GHZ/ 5GHz 450MB/s Wireless Internet Card (coming, currently using Netgear N900 USB Internet Adapter)

Desk: DHP Modern Loft-bed built in Desk

 

 

So thats my setup. Feel free to let me know what you think, I will try to add pictures. Seeya!

I think I need pictures. :P

The PSU tier list + cultists are a joke that nobody should actually take seriously

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Zephyrus - Windows 7 side rig

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AMD Athlon II X2 260 (undervolted to 1.225v w/ CM 212 EVO), 2x2GB 1333MHz CL7 HyperX, Asus M4A77TD, 120GB 840 EVO, 250GB Seagate Momentus 5400.6, EVGA GTX 960 SC, Enthoo Pro, Corsair CX750M, Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I w/ Centrino 6300, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Consoles: Softmodded 1.4 Xbox w/ 500GB HDD, Xbox 360 Elite 120GB (Falcon w/ busted laser), XB1X 1TB, PS1 1001, PS2 Slim 70000 w/ FreeMcBoot, PS4 Pro 7015B 1TB

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Hello! I have been watching Linus for a while, and just realized he has a forum! So I wanted to share my setup and get some feedback. I would attach photos, but my e-mail isnt working and I cant find my Micro-USB to USB cord, so heres the list.

 

PC:

 

Case: Raidmax Super Blade Red Mid-Tower Tooless Case

Motherboard: MSi Z97-G45 Gaming Motherboard with Intel Z97 Chipset, 3 PCI-E 3.0 ports, 2 PCI-E 2.0 Ports, 6 SATA III ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, LGA1150 Socket.

CPU: Intel Core i-5 4590 Clocked at 3.3GHz 

GPU: MSi GeForce GTX 750Ti Gaming GPU clocked in at 1058 MHz with with 2GB of GDDR5 Memory, clocked at 1350 MHz 

RAM: 1 8GB stick of Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM

PSU: Corsair RM650 650W Power Supply

Storage: 1x Samsung 850 PRO 256GB SSD, 1x WD Black Series 1TB HDD

Optical Drive: 1x ASUS 12x DVD-RW/BluRay Drive/Burner

Fans: 2x Corsair SP120 Red LED 120MM Case Fans

 

Peripherals and other crap:

 

Monitors: 2x ViewSonic VG2028wm 1080p 1600x900 Monitors

Mouse: Logitech G700s Wireless Gaming Mouse with 4 programmable buttons, 2 on the fly DPI switches, a battery meter button, and a setup switch to change between 3 different setups.

Keyboard: Razer Deathstalker Gaming Keyboard (coming, currently using a Lenovo Preferred Pro Wired USB Keyboard)

Headphones: Turtle Beach Z22 Gaming Headset

Speakers: Dell Rev A00 USB Speakers

Webcam: Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX USB Webcam

Internet: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless 2.4 GHZ/ 5GHz 450MB/s Wireless Internet Card (coming, currently using Netgear N900 USB Internet Adapter)

Desk: DHP Modern Loft-bed built in Desk

 

 

So thats my setup. Feel free to let me know what you think, I will try to add pictures. Seeya!

 

***EDIT*** Got my pictures to work!

 

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Dat cable managment :P

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Hello! I have been watching Linus for a while, and just realized he has a forum! So I wanted to share my setup and get some feedback. I would attach photos, but my e-mail isnt working and I cant find my Micro-USB to USB cord, so heres the list.

 

PC:

 

Case: Raidmax Super Blade Red Mid-Tower Tooless Case

Motherboard: MSi Z97-G45 Gaming Motherboard with Intel Z97 Chipset, 3 PCI-E 3.0 ports, 2 PCI-E 2.0 Ports, 6 SATA III ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, LGA1150 Socket.

CPU: Intel Core i-5 4590 Clocked at 3.3GHz 

GPU: MSi GeForce GTX 750Ti Gaming GPU clocked in at 1058 MHz with with 2GB of GDDR5 Memory, clocked at 1350 MHz 

RAM: 1 8GB stick of Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM

PSU: Corsair RM650 650W Power Supply

Storage: 1x Samsung 850 PRO 256GB SSD, 1x WD Black Series 1TB HDD

Optical Drive: 1x ASUS 12x DVD-RW/BluRay Drive/Burner

Fans: 2x Corsair SP120 Red LED 120MM Case Fans

 

Peripherals and other crap:

 

Monitors: 2x ViewSonic VG2028wm 1080p 1600x900 Monitors

Mouse: Logitech G700s Wireless Gaming Mouse with 4 programmable buttons, 2 on the fly DPI switches, a battery meter button, and a setup switch to change between 3 different setups.

Keyboard: Razer Deathstalker Gaming Keyboard (coming, currently using a Lenovo Preferred Pro Wired USB Keyboard)

Headphones: Turtle Beach Z22 Gaming Headset

Speakers: Dell Rev A00 USB Speakers

Webcam: Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX USB Webcam

Internet: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless 2.4 GHZ/ 5GHz 450MB/s Wireless Internet Card (coming, currently using Netgear N900 USB Internet Adapter)

Desk: DHP Modern Loft-bed built in Desk

 

 

So thats my setup. Feel free to let me know what you think, I will try to add pictures. Seeya!

 

***EDIT*** Got my pictures to work!

 

I'd love to take everything apart and do cable management for you haha :P

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I'd love to take everything apart and do cable management for you haha :P

Emphnehe. My rule on cable managment: if it fits, i sits. and watch too much linus for 6 hours.

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That GPU heatsink is fucking MASSIVE.

The PSU tier list + cultists are a joke that nobody should actually take seriously

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Consoles: Softmodded 1.4 Xbox w/ 500GB HDD, Xbox 360 Elite 120GB (Falcon w/ busted laser), XB1X 1TB, PS1 1001, PS2 Slim 70000 w/ FreeMcBoot, PS4 Pro 7015B 1TB

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That GPU heatsink is fucking MASSIVE.

Well, I've owned accelero s1 plus and twin turbo II before this one, and it's the smallest one  ;)  :D

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Well, I've owned accelero s1 plus and twin turbo II before this one, and it's the smallest one  ;)  :D

I mean in terms of how many freaking expansion slots it takes. O.o

The PSU tier list + cultists are a joke that nobody should actually take seriously

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Consoles: Softmodded 1.4 Xbox w/ 500GB HDD, Xbox 360 Elite 120GB (Falcon w/ busted laser), XB1X 1TB, PS1 1001, PS2 Slim 70000 w/ FreeMcBoot, PS4 Pro 7015B 1TB

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I mean in terms of how many freaking expansion slots it takes. O.o

Well, 3, S1 plus takes 3 aswell and twin turbo is more like 4  :D But after you've used arctic cooling gpu coolers... There's no going back to "normal coolers". These things are beasts.

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That GPU heatsink is fucking MASSIVE.

4-Slot-GPU Cooler - because why the f*ck not!  :D Though i really like the use of the extension slot cover to keep  that beast from sagging.

Though IMHO - I always wanted to try a passive GPU heat sink that can have additional fans mounted on (Arctic has some, I guess) and throw some Noctuas or similar on it.

"We cannot change the cards we're dealt - just how we play the hand" - R. Pausch

 

CPU: Ryzen 7 3700X , Cooler: BeQuiet Dark Rock 3 Motherboard: MSI B450 Mortar Titanium RAM: 16 GB Corsair LPX 3200 GPU: EVGA RTX2070 XC Storage: Adata 120GB SSD, SanDisk 1TB SDD, 2TB WD GreenHDD Case: Fractal Design Define Mini C PSU: EVGA Supernova 650GS Peripherals: Master Keys Pro S, Logitech G402 Audio: Schiit Fulla 2 + Sennheiser HD 650. Laptop: Asus Zenbook UX 302

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4-Slot-GPU Cooler - because why the f*ck not!  :D Though i really like the use of the extension slot cover to keep  that beast from sagging.

Though IMHO - I always wanted to try a passive GPU heat sink that can have additional fans mounted on (Arctic has some, I guess) and throw some Noctuas or similar on it.

I'm a pretty big snob when it comes to silence  :D And I used to have accelero s1 plus passive cooler from arctic on my older card, with two 90mm fans spinning like 500rpm. Dead silent, not so much aesthetically pleasing though  :D

 

But anyhow, if you're into great performance and silence, I can not recommend enough Arctic's gpu coolers. I will probably use them until they stop making them or something (?)  :P

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I'll add as well

 

Main PC:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RsF4Vn

 

i7-4790K @ 4.7GHz and 1.30v

H100i GTX in push and pull

Asus Z97-a mobo

Gskill sniper 2x8GB DDR3-2400

SLI GTX970 Gigabyte G1 @ 1503mhz

Samsung 850evo 250gb

WD caviar 1TB

Rosewill Hive 750w

Fractal Design R5(windowed)

Acer 1440p IPS 25inch 4ms Monitor

 

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Second PC:

 

i5-2500k @ 4.5GHz and Stock Voltages

CM Hyper 212 Plus

Gigabyte z68xp-ud3 mobo

Gskill Ripjaws X 4x4GB DDR3-2133

EVGA GTX760 @ 1072MHz

Samsung 830 256GB

Rosewill RP-550w

Coolermaster Centurion 5 w/custom(aka Hacked) Front drive bay intake fan

Acer 1080p TN 23Inch Monitor

 

Third PC:

Microsoft Surface 2 Pro 256gb

w/Display output to an ancient HannsG 19in TN panel for LAN parties

Logitech Anywhere MX Mouse and k360 keyboard

(plays Starcraft 2 really well when needed for LAN parties)

 

Router:

Asus RT-N66U

(amazingly better than the old linksys cheapo router i had)

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