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 Best Moderator, 2014 25 Sep 2012 04:33:39 14,316 posts
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    Does it have any good first party exclusives?
  • mal 25 Sep 2012 06:20:45 22,997 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 6,107 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 12,348 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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  • ZuluHero 25 Sep 2012 08:53:45 4,398 posts
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    Hooray for assumptions! \o/
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 25 Sep 2012 09:01:08 16,707 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

    Wubba lubba dub-dub

  • 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 18,283 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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  • Ziz0u 25 Sep 2012 10:18:22 8,654 posts
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    Sweet rig Broseph.
  • sport 25 Sep 2012 10:20:22 12,861 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.

  • Ziz0u 25 Sep 2012 10:36:00 8,654 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

  • Carlo 25 Sep 2012 11:08:05 18,283 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 Funniest Forumite, 2014 25 Sep 2012 11:19:40 16,707 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?

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  • 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.
  • SirScratchalot 25 Sep 2012 11:59:25 7,878 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.
  • Ziz0u 25 Sep 2012 12:01:01 8,654 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Where'd he go?
    IGN
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