Core i5 6600K Micro ATX Build & Home Automation

nchopp Offline
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The Core 2 Duo was getting long in the tooth, and with us receiving orders to move to Camp Humphreys, Korea I decided it was time to shed a little weight - while I liked the Silverstone LC17B, it was heftier than I needed. It was fun building a PC again, it's been a few years. So far I haven't overclocked it yet, will probably get to that this weekend.

The new build (reusing GPU and SSD from the old one)

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JhKdsY

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  • TV: Panasonic 60" 1080P Plasma (will be sad to put this in storage for 3 years, but no way I'm moving a plasma overseas)
  • Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR626 7.2
  • Front Channels: Pioneer SP-FS52-LR Floorstanding Loudspeakers
  • Center Channel: Pioneer SP-C22 (replaced the Monoprice pictured)
  • Rear Channels: Dayton B652s
  • Subwoofer: Monoprice (also getting replaced soon)
  • Console: Xbox One, two Controllers
  • Controller Adapters: 2x Mayflash N64 Adapters, Mayflash Dolphin Bar
  • Controllers: 4x N64 OEM controllers, 4x Wiimotes
  • Home Automation: Logitech Harmony Home Control, Samsung SmartThings, Amazon Echo, 3x Amazon Fire tablets (control units) running SmartTiles SmartApp, multiple GE Link WiFi Bulbs, Ecolink Door\Window Sensors, Aeon Labs ZW080 Siren

One of the Amazon Fire tablets running SmartTiles:

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The kitchen "computer" - Tronsmart MK908II. Mostly used for recipes\etc., but can also stream off the HTPC for TV Shows\Movies.

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Alexa - she's very convenient. "Alexa, turn on the family room" etc. Now if only I could tie her into Kodi. "Alexa, play 'Inside Out' please" would be AWESOME.

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(This post was last modified: 2016-04-24 19:43 by nchopp.)
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rossie250 Offline
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awesome! love the integration
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Oath Offline
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Very nice setup & house Smile.
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dukester Offline
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sweet setup, there is a guy working on alexa integration here, just do a search hes got it working pretty darn good by the looks of it.

Main System - HTPC - Intel I3 6300 - Asrock z170 - 16 GB DDR4 - 128gb SSD - 65" UHD HDR Sony Android TV - Pioneer VSX 1130-K - 7.2.2 speakers
Other devices currently in use - 55" 3D UHD LG TV - 2 Fire TV's - Nexus Player - MiniMX s905 - Voyo Vmac Mini
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zag Offline
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Very cool! Always wanted a tablet on the wall.

What are you using for Recipes? I always thought about doing a metadata site for that.
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Copeyboy Offline
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I have to ask. What skin are you running in the first picture? That looks amazing!
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nchopp Offline
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(2016-04-24 19:07)Copeyboy Wrote:  I have to ask. What skin are you running in the first picture? That looks amazing!

Not a skin, just the Windows wallpaper. But, my favorite skin is definitely Cirrus Extended. Big Grin
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nchopp Offline
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(2016-02-11 15:03)zag Wrote:  Very cool! Always wanted a tablet on the wall.

What are you using for Recipes? I always thought about doing a metadata site for that.

Just AllRecipes.com.
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nchopp Offline
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(2016-02-03 14:55)rossie250 Wrote:  awesome! love the integration

(2016-02-06 09:42)Oath Wrote:  Very nice setup & house Smile.

Thanks!
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I'm a bit late to the party, OP. But you may want to check out this reddit thread for getting Alexa to play things in Kodi on command.

https://www.reddit.com/r/sickrage/commen...rage_from/

You will probably have to PM the OP of the reddit thread to see where he's at as far as this program goes.

Main: Intel i5 3570K | MSI Z77A-G45 | Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB | MSI Twin Frozr III 7950 | Corsair H80 | CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 | Fractal Design R4
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NAS: Lian Li Q25B | Asus P8H77-I | Intel Celeron G540 | 8GB RAM | 20TB | UNRAID Pro| Apps: Couchpotato, Sickrage, Transmission, and OpenVPN
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There is already:

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=254502

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=258165
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rmohsen Offline
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very nice setup , i integrated Kodi with Alexa using homeseer HS3 , it's a perfect setup for both media and home automation
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