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Custom Cable Sleeving - Part 1 - Extensions

philip

Sept. 9, 2015

In this video, Blake walks you through the process of creating custom sleeved cable extensions for your build. Stay tuned for followup videos showing how to do full length sleeved cables.

Where to buy tools:

Where to buy materials and crimpers:

HTPC Software Install Guide - Windows 10 / Kodi / PowerDVD

philip

Aug. 18, 2015

Following our $630 HTPC Build, we've put together a quick instructional video showing how to install Windows 10, Kodi, and CyberLink PowerDVD Pro.

A10-7870K / GD09B HTPC Build

philip

Aug. 17, 2015

For our latest build video, we worked with Newegg on an HTPC build. The goal was to provide a capable HTPC build, while also leaving the door open to future upgrades for gaming.

Skylake / Z170 Build #2

philip

Aug. 16, 2015

For the new Z170 / Skylake release we were joined by JJ from Asus to show off some new hardware. This build showcases the new Core i5-6600K CPU, Asus Z170-I Pro Gaming Mini-ITX Motherboard, and Asus GTX 980 Matrix Platinum. Full part list here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6g7B3C

Huge thanks go out to Asus and JJ for coming out and helping us out with this build!

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.95 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14S_BK 68.1 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming Motherboard
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston Predator 240GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $219.99 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston Savage 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $484.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus MATRIX Platinum GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card $559.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $68.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular Fanless ATX Power Supply $123.98 @ NCIX US

Skylake / Z170 Build #1

philip

Aug. 16, 2015

For the new Z170 / Skylake release we were joined by JJ from Asus to show off some new hardware. This build showcases the new Core i5-6600K CPU, Asus Maximus VIII Gene Motherboard, and Asus GTX 970 Turbo GPU.

Huge thanks go out to Asus and JJ for coming out and helping us out with this build!

(And yes, I touched the CPU pins. I know. If you've watched previous builds of mine, you'll know I'm normally very careful about that.)

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.95 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L12 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler $60.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $216.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $135.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston Predator 240GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $219.99 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston Savage 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $484.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $324.99 @ Amazon
Case BitFenix Pandora MicroATX Mid Tower Case $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply BitFenix Fury 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $86.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan BitFenix BFF-LPRO-12025R-RP 56.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan BitFenix BFF-LPRO-12025R-RP 56.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan BitFenix BFF-SPRO-P12025KK-RP 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $13.98 @ OutletPC

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