This rig was the product of a desire to have a gaming machine that also acted as a repository for all my DVD/Blu-ray movies in the form of MKV rips. The case I chose was the ABS Canyon 695 which is a relabeled Lian-Li TYR PC-X2000. I chose this case because of the hot swappable HDD backplane and the three 140mm input fans to cool gaming components. I have updated the front headers to USB 3.0 and made a few other minor mods over the years I game primarily with a Xbox One controller from the couch, but have recently added a Razer Turret to the setup that works quite well. The PC was originally designed with a DDR2, Phenom 940 build, but since 2011 the platform has been an ASUS Sabertooth R1.0 I purchased in 2011 while the FX-8350 was added in 2012..
The whole unit is plugged into my entertainment system consisting of Polk speakers, a Hsu Research sub and a Marantz 5010 receiver. My main display in an LCD HDTV purchased also in 2009. While a bit on the older side, I have had no issues with it, and produced great results when calibrated with DisplayCal.
The graphics card has also changed a few times over the years. Currently, I have been running an R9 Fury X since July 2015 replacing an HD7970.
All TV MKV rips are streamed throughout the house from this location using Kodi as the main playback software
|Motherboard||ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R1.0|
|Memory||G. Skill Sniper 1866MHz DDR3 16GB|
|Graphics||R9 Fury X|
|Disc Drive 1||Samsung 830 SSD 250 GB|
|Disc Drive 2||Samsung 839 SSD 250 GB (game Installs)|
|Disc Drive 3||15 TB HDD storage for MKVs|
|Case||ABS Canyon 695|