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Dual Xeon Rendering Build Live Stream

philip

Sept. 10, 2015

Tune in Thursday September 10th at 2:15PM CST for a live build. We'll be putting together Blake's system - a dual Xeon machine for video editing and rendering.

Here's the PCPartPicker part list:

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $688.98 @ Newegg
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $688.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H75 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $74.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H75 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $74.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z10PE-D16 WS SSI EEB Dual-CPU LGA2011-3 Motherboard $507.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston 32GB (4 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $299.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston 32GB (4 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $299.99 @ Newegg
Video Card GTX 980 TI $659.00
Video Card PNY Quadro K2200 4GB Video Card $428.53 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $159.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans $27.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $20.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $20.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $20.99 @ Amazon
Other Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface $199.99
Other Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones $152.00
Other ICY DOCK MB324SP-B ExpressCage 4x2.5" $44.99
Other Tek Republic TUC-310 USB 3.0 Card Reader $14.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4526.35

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

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