WTH, man?! 

So why did I do it? I guess you can blame it on the smart marketing at Xbox. Man, these Xbox advertises are all over the place! Kidding, although it’s partly true-ha! For all the PC fanboys who are disappointed, I don’t care. YOLO- you gotta try everything.

I think what finally drove me over is actually a combination of reasons, and in the past, I’ve always said that if Xbox One made certain changes I would buy one. And indeed the Xbox of today is quite different from when it first launched. This is a great time to get an Xbox One if you haven’t- don’t wait for Black Friday. Personally, I bought it because of serval factors, 1) saving, I managed to pull some couponing  skills and received a generous 15% discount. 2) Price, compared to launch day version, current Xbox Ones are cheaper, mainly due to the decision to exclude the Kinect unit. Lastly, 3), larger storage capacity option- doubled from 500GB to 1TB. But aside from those reasons, most important are the changes coming at end of year- the long anticipated wait of Halo 5 and Direct X12. If rumors are true Xbox One will receive a significant performance boost and finally delivered on “next gen gaming” concept…maybe. Basically, there’s just too many exciting things happening for the Xbox, I just didn’t want to be left out- there I said it!

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I didn’t just get any Xbox One, I went for the win and picked up this Forza special edition machine. Besides the cool color scheme- systems comes with a larger hard drive (1TB), free copy of Forza game, limited edition Forza controller, and best of all it makes a cool car sound effects. This is one of many reasons why I love the Xbox- great attention to hardware details and options.
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On the topic of great hardware options, this controller stand is a freaking great! Its simple but for someone who seldom collects controller its a must. It looks better standing than just laying on the counter.
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LOL, Xbox finally bringing 3.5 jack to its controllers. But to their credit, they are listening to their gamer- (cough, cough) Playstation!
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Designed to entertain and for your pleasure.
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You get an actual logo- unlike PlayStation. I hope you’re keeping notes through this blog PS.
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This intake would be massive compared to the PS4, but this is actually the smallest one.
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This is after a weekend of use. Big vents mean lots of dust. I do live with a husky though.
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Top exhaust vent is massive, but I can appreciate it considering the amount of abuse this system will endure.
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More dust- yuck! Regular dusting is a must.
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Crisp
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Because I don’t like people’s dirty hands on my controllers.

Client Build: Redrum

First time building an x99/ LGA 2011 platform. Few things that caught my attention, the CPU is incredibly huge and DDR4 makes a huge difference. I’m tempted to upgrade mine.

The owner of this rig is a freelance photographer and videographer- this rig should serve him very well. Some parts were picked beyond my comfort level, but it’s mainly to fit the all red theme.

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It’s Christmas in September!
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gonna be long and fun night
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Installing the massive CPU.
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beauitful, GTX970 MSI card.
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moving along
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fully constructed, now enjoy the view
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her first boot
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under low lighting
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Packaging to new home

Wrapped: Bye Bye Fridge

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System up and running, but I had to drill holes into the window so the reference card can breathe better.
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Only trusted brand I use- besides they are the most aggressive/cool looking hardware
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butter
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All business in the back as usual
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They’re best friends
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Gotta match: check this rad E-Element Keyboard that just arrived. BTW, you cannot find this at any retailer.

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