Sick of waiting for the next gen console so going to build my own :)

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  • tezza192 25 Sep 2012 04:14:18 1 posts
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    Watch the video demonstration for an overview, any comments or questions welcome.

    Project overview

    I have a hardcore gaming rig but sometimes after a hard days work i do like to veg out on the couch with a pad for some casual gaming. Unfortunately the xbox and ps3 is ready for the retirement home so I've decided to try and build my own next gen console for my TV. This intregrates Steam Big Picture and XBMC so I dont have to use a keyboard and mouse at all.

    Check out the results here. For best results watch on Youtube in HD


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw-PNj7ML90

    For a build log check my thread on overclockers.

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18444314"]http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18444314

    Edited by tezza192 at 04:14:44 25-09-2012
  • Phattso Moderator 25 Sep 2012 04:33:39 12,722 posts
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    Does it have any good first party exclusives?
  • mal 25 Sep 2012 06:20:45 21,930 posts
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    From the sound of the heavy breathing, you could do with spending less time vegged out on the sofa.

    Does look quite slick though, although I'm sure you could do something better to jump into Steam from XBMC. Dunno though, XMBC's changed a lot since the old version running on my old xbox.

    Not sure I'd have a stonking great white PC next to me telly, but whatever floats your boat I guess.

    One question - are you sure it's all controlled from the pad? ;)

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  • Trafford 25 Sep 2012 06:45:29 5,269 posts
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    Good luck with the new rig.
    Have you got a name for it yet?
  • Armoured_Bear 25 Sep 2012 07:00:03 8,746 posts
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    @tezza192

    WHy didn't you use an HTPC case, like the Lian Li PC-C60 or Solverstone GD-08?

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  • LeoliansBro 25 Sep 2012 08:44:53 41,863 posts
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    I have a hardcore gaming rig but sometimes after a hard days work i do like to veg out on the couch with a pad for some casual gaming.
    You will never know the touch of a woman.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • ZuluHero 25 Sep 2012 08:53:45 3,658 posts
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    Hooray for assumptions! \o/
  • neilka 25 Sep 2012 09:01:08 14,940 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    Good luck with the new rig.
    Have you got a name for it yet?
    Clunge-o-tron 3000
  • Deleted user 25 September 2012 09:08:30
    You've built a PC not a console.
  • Afiddes 25 Sep 2012 10:10:11 1,164 posts
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    @neilka I am really surprised there hasn't been a clung-o-tron 3000 yet the 2000 was awesome

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  • Carlo 25 Sep 2012 10:15:00 17,911 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    You've built a PC not a console.
    Now there's a concept that needs debating. With Steam's 'Big Picture' installed and set to run on startup, and a remote 360 controller plugged in, it's not all that different is it?

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  • Zizoo 25 Sep 2012 10:18:22 7,700 posts
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    Sweet rig Broseph.
  • sport 25 Sep 2012 10:20:22 12,043 posts
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    Cartridges or GTFO!
  • pinebear 25 Sep 2012 10:23:32 8,565 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    @tezza192

    WHy didn't you use an HTPC case, like the Lian Li PC-C60 or Solverstone GD-08?
    Cost? Chap's OC thread says he's working to a 500 budget. 170 for the Lian Li, 140 for the Silverstone, 55 for the BitFenix.

  • Zizoo 25 Sep 2012 10:36:00 7,700 posts
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    Is that... a signature?
  • Deleted user 25 September 2012 10:42:04
    Carlo wrote:
    Aargh. wrote:
    You've built a PC not a console.
    Now there's a concept that needs debating. With Steam's 'Big Picture' installed and set to run on startup, and a remote 360 controller plugged in, it's not all that different is it?
    It's a PC with a game focused interface suitable for the living room.

    A console is a fixed hardware standard identified by the manufacturer and is a closed platform that requires their certification/approval to publish on it.

    Loosen the definition enough and my phone is a console.
  • pinebear 25 Sep 2012 10:49:21 8,565 posts
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    ZizouFC wrote:
    Is that... a signature?
    You mean.. this?
    \o/ The end-times have come! \o/

    Edited by pinebear at 10:51:48 25-09-2012

  • LeoliansBro 25 Sep 2012 10:53:43 41,863 posts
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    I have a hardcore gaming rig but sometimes after a hard days work i do like to veg out on the couch with a pad for some casual gaming.
    Honestly, I don't think we've mocked this statement nearly enough. It manages (in one sentence, no less) to:

    - troll console owners as 'casual',

    - attempt to portray the OP as both a tough guy up there with the elites, but hey, one who can kick back and have a bit of fun ladies,

    - and yet effortlessly undermine this whole premise by using the phrase 'hardcore gaming rig'. Serious business, gaming, I bet he goes 16, 18 hours at a time, has an official energy drink sponsor, regular trips to Vegas for exhibition gaming. What a guy.

    What a prat.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • PenguinJim 25 Sep 2012 10:57:29 5,449 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    - troll console owners as 'casual'
    You're suggesting it's not casual to bring home a box, plug one end into the wall, and all three cables of the component cable into the TV?
  • LeoliansBro 25 Sep 2012 10:58:44 41,863 posts
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    So, how hardcore you are relates to how much time you spend dicking around with cables and drivers?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Carlo 25 Sep 2012 11:08:05 17,911 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    Aargh. wrote:
    You've built a PC not a console.
    Now there's a concept that needs debating. With Steam's 'Big Picture' installed and set to run on startup, and a remote 360 controller plugged in, it's not all that different is it?
    It's a PC with a game focused interface suitable for the living room.

    A console is a fixed hardware standard identified by the manufacturer and is a closed platform that requires their certification/approval to publish on it.

    Loosen the definition enough and my phone is a console.
    Steam games require certification etc. so would all Valve need to do now is publish the hardware requirements and we're done?

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  • neilka 25 Sep 2012 11:19:40 14,940 posts
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    PenguinJim wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    - troll console owners as 'casual'
    You're suggesting it's not casual to bring home a box, plug one end into the wall, and all three cables of the component cable into the TV?
    phAge, is that you?
  • PenguinJim 25 Sep 2012 11:34:56 5,449 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    So, how hardcore you are relates to how much time you spend dicking around with cables and drivers?
    I was simply trying to reference the phAge thread. ;)

    But if you're being serious, then sure, there's certainly a higher level of investment and dedication possible with PC gaming (which, if you've never tried or never met the requirements, might look from the outside like "dicking around with cables and drivers").

    I'd never thought a minimum IQ was a requirement before Jaguar32CDx or whatever spent three pages hysterically seeking technical help before doling out insults, and... what was it? He hadn't actually managed to plug his monitor into his new PC's graphics card, I think?

    Edit: wait... did you simply accept that component cables have three connectors? A hardcore gamer would have known the number of pins in a male DVI connector! Pah! Be off with you, Casual Gamer! :p

    Edited by PenguinJim at 11:38:26 25-09-2012
  • Deleted user 25 September 2012 11:49:41
    Carlo wrote:
    Aargh. wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    Aargh. wrote:
    You've built a PC not a console.
    Now there's a concept that needs debating. With Steam's 'Big Picture' installed and set to run on startup, and a remote 360 controller plugged in, it's not all that different is it?
    It's a PC with a game focused interface suitable for the living room.

    A console is a fixed hardware standard identified by the manufacturer and is a closed platform that requires their certification/approval to publish on it.

    Loosen the definition enough and my phone is a console.
    Steam games require certification etc. so would all Valve need to do now is publish the hardware requirements and we're done?
    Only if you're going to cripple it so only steam games will play.
  • Deckard1 25 Sep 2012 11:50:59 25,393 posts
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    Get rid of the fucking signature you mong

    Called it

  • Deckard1 25 Sep 2012 11:57:22 25,393 posts
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    Where'd he go?

    Called it

  • SirScratchalot 25 Sep 2012 11:59:25 7,872 posts
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    I've given something like this a lot of thought. But honestly I'd just like some sort of dock for my laptop to get it connected to the video quickly and boot into this on startup.
  • Zizoo 25 Sep 2012 12:01:01 7,700 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Where'd he go?
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