Discussion created by ajlueke on Feb 24, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 5, 2017 by darkwolfca


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







CoolerNoctua NH-U12P
MotherboardASUS Sabertooth 990FX R1.0
MemoryG. Skill Sniper 1866MHz DDR3 16GB
GraphicsR9 Fury X
Disc Drive 1Samsung 830 SSD 250 GB
Disc Drive 2Samsung 839 SSD 250 GB (game Installs)
Disc Drive 315 TB HDD storage for MKVs
PSUCorsair AX860
CaseABS Canyon 695
MonitorSamsung UN55d6000