My ITX Gaming Rig/HTPC/Steambox Running on a 1080p projector

My ITX Gaming Rig/HTPC/Steambox Running on a 1080p projector


this is a brief overview my gaming and
movies PC this rig is only used for gaming and
movies please keep this in mind whilst i show you
the components that are inside system. The PC case I’m using is the
Cooler Master Elite 130 ITX case. It features a 120 millimetres fan at the front and an 80 millimetres fan near the back. Okay so let’s see what’s on the inside I thought you guys might be interested in
my DIY dust filters. Whilst there are dust filters for
this case available on the market, they are expensive and they are in the
US. This can push the cost even further
when it comes to shipping and you often have to wait a great deal
of time for it to get through customs. These dust filters were made using magnetic
tape and cheap net curtains local Home Depot. A small bit of nail polish on the back of
the tape helps keep the net in firmly in place. Okay, power supply first on each in the Corsair CX600M. A 600 watt power supply is enough
for what I need. This is the ASRock FM2A85X ITX motherboard. It uses the PCI Express
2.0 standard, UEFI BIOS and allows overclocking. The processor in this rig is the AMD A8-5600k. Now as I said bare in mind this is only used for gaming and watching movies. I did a lot of
research before building this rig, and I did
consider getting the Intel i5 4670K, however, when comparing the two processors in the fire strike benchmark, the minimum and average frames per second in the combined test were almost by identical. Now I understand this will change
depending on the game in the way it is coded, but I have played through Bioshock
infinite and Batman Arkham Origins without any
signs of slowdown or bottleneck. Considering the price
difference at the time of making this video is nearly £100, it’s not a choice I regret. The processor
is cooled use in the Corsair H60 all in one liquid cooler. While it
would be entirely possible to fit an H80i in push/pull, it would
be completely unnecessary for the processor that I have. I had
also originally intended to just use a standard 3.5 inch hard drive. This would have meant that the H80i in push-pull would not have fitted. The stock fan has been replaced with the
Noctua NF12. Storage is the Crucial M500 SSD. This is the 480GB model. At the time making this video, it was the
best value for money SSD on the market. Boot time from BIOS to a fully loaded desktop is under 30 seconds I am using Kingston HyperX beast RAM running at 1600mhz.
Whilst the processor does support faster memory it would not benefit from it in this situation as I’m using a dedicated GPU. The GPU i’m using is the Sapphire HD 7870. This is essentially the
equivalent to the newer R9 270x, however this does have slightly
slower Vram. Luckily this particular GPU is a very
good overclocker. Whilst I have been unable to
match Vram speeds on the R9 270X, I have managed to overclock the core clock to 1200mhz. I
have been able to play most recent titles at ultra settings at
60 FPS. This includes the likes of
Bioshock Infinite, and Batman Arkham Origins. Of course no gaming rig is any good without the
peripherals to support it, so let me just talk you through what I
use. As you can see, I use the Xbox 360
controller for most games. This rig is designed to
be played either on a sofa or in bed, not at a desk. I use wireless a Logitech
Keyboard when traditional PC controls are needed. However this rig generally boots straight
into Steam big picture mode, so the keyboard is not used very often. This is the Optima HD131XE full 3d 1080P projector. And this is the 100″ projected screen I get when using it. Just to give you a bit of
comparison, this is a 42-inch HDTV This takes up most of my wall. And last but not least, although I do
have a sound system, I tend to game and watch
movies using my Bose QuietComfort 15 acoustic noise
cancelling headphones. There is nothing more immersive than
having a whole wall dedicated to the game screen, and having all external sound blocked
out. Thank you for taking the time to watch
my video. Please leave a like and feel free to
comment if you have anything to add. I do
generally try to respond to all comments I get within a couple of hours

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