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  • Building PCs for a Local LAN


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 27:30

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    Originally recorded March 2018

    Show Notes

    In this episode of the Hardware Asylum Podcast Extra Dennis and Darren talk about their plans for attending the Boise LAN 7.0.  This is a local LAN party that has gotten rather popular in recent years for a number of reasons.  1) they are really the only active LAN in town, and 2) it is really great fun.

    Hardware Asylum was a sponsor of the Boise LAN by offering some great hardware for the giveaway and hosted a overclocking demonstration where Dennis showed off overclocking a Core i7 7740X to 6.0Ghz on LN2 (Liquid Nitrogen).

    For the LAN Dennis set out to build a couple of gaming rigs with two very difference purposes.  The first was an enthusiast level build featuring a MSI X99 Tomahawk, quad channel memory, Core i7 5690X.  For a video card Dennis choose an AMD R9 Fury over the popular EVGA GTX 1080 Classified for the simple reason that what makes the card cool wouldn’t be seen in the Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV Tempered Glass Edition chassis.

    The second build was more down to earth and might even have been considered “budget”  This build featured the EVGA DG-77 in white sporting an ASUS Z370 Strix and Core i7 8700K.  To add some color a matched set of GSKILL Trident Z RGB memory was used and an EVGA GTX 1070 ICX was used to deliver some impressive visuals.  In the Podcast these builds took a different route and we are glad to say it all worked out in the end.

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    Boise LAN

    Episode 85 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)