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BBCmicro
19-12-2012, 04:21 PM
The photo shows my new setup. Just 2 physical connections - power and HDMI - and possibly just power in the future, if Widi is enabled (it's available on Ivy Bridge)

Of course laptops have been able to do this for a while, but this is a full desktop - almost a gaming machine

i5-3570k @ 4.1GHz, HD 7750, Gigabyte's WiFi mini-ITX Z77N, Intel 330 120GB, Digitech mini keyboard Bluetooth, 600W psu

dugimodo
19-12-2012, 04:29 PM
Your Keyboard seems to have sprouted same scary looking appendages, some kind of aerial perhaps?
Best get it looked at.

WalOne
19-12-2012, 04:35 PM
Possibly some kind of apparatus to measure a footprint by perhaps?

Gobe1
19-12-2012, 04:37 PM
Pfft i dont get out of bed for less than 50 inches anymore...

lordnoddy
19-12-2012, 04:45 PM
Pfft i dont get out of bed for less than 50 inches anymore...

Pfft.... Can't.... help.... it....

That's what she said!

BBCmicro
19-12-2012, 04:46 PM
Your Keyboard seems to have sprouted same scary looking appendages, some kind of aerial perhaps?
Best get it looked at.

Ha! Actually I got the idea of this rig from you - from a SandyBridge setup you had

[I also copied the i5-3570 overclock off you - except that I thought you had 4.1 GHz. Have you increased it?]

Gobe1
19-12-2012, 04:50 PM
Pfft.... Can't.... help.... it....

That's what she said!

:lol:

Nikit07
19-12-2012, 04:52 PM
It's internet explorer! D:

mikebartnz
20-12-2012, 12:16 AM
It's internet explorer! D:
and just as bad it is a Sony screen.

Chilling_Silence
20-12-2012, 01:31 AM
Pretty sweet setup there! :)

dugimodo
20-12-2012, 06:27 AM
Ha! Actually I got the idea of this rig from you - from a SandyBridge setup you had

[I also copied the i5-3570 overclock off you - except that I thought you had 4.1 GHz. Have you increased it?]

Not exactly, it morphed into an ivy bridge and the default asus overclock is slightly higher. (I can't help myself, there was no need for the change)
Actually I suspect since my last BIOS update I may be running at stock speeds, but am yet to notice the difference.

Bobh
20-12-2012, 07:29 AM
Good idea to have at least two feet between the operator and the screen. :D

lordnoddy
20-12-2012, 08:47 AM
Good idea to have at least two feet between the operator and the screen. :D

LOL! OSH first :D

KarameaDave
20-12-2012, 09:20 AM
All set for the festive blob-out, then!
;)

BBCmicro
20-12-2012, 10:05 AM
...I can't help myself, there was no need for the change...

Same here. I thought I would wait for my i5-2500k to go out of date but Computer Lounge had a special on the SG08 and I stockpiled it. It was all down hill from there...

The Ivy Bridge CPU is 77W versus Sandy Bridge 95W and I wanted the lowest power usage to reduce fan noise. In retrospect the i5-2500k would have transferred OK (but IB has other advantages)

[Anyone thinking of building one of these should research the width of the graphics card. My Sapphire HD 7750 - not the silent 'Ultimate' version - is 111mm wide, from top of the card to bottom of the connector (not from top of the card to the top of the MB socket) - and it only just fits in, with not even 0.5mm to spare.]

dugimodo
20-12-2012, 12:02 PM
never mind my 580 which is 3 slots wide....

SolMiester
20-12-2012, 02:17 PM
I just built an mini machine with asrock B75 mini-ITX board...was going to use Elite 120, but thought it too small and fiddly, so go a Bitfenix Prodigy instead...cool case!