Some more pics…
Since I only have a mobo with a half-size mini PCIe slot I had to get creative to have firewire ports… I have a 1/2 size PCIe to full size PCIe riser card connected with a ribbon cable and attached to the inside of the case with double sided tape. The riser has a full size mini PCIe Firewire card in it, with the ports mounted to the back of the case. I had to dremel a hole in the case to access the ports.
Here is the 1/2 size mini PCIe riser board in my mobo:
Connected to the riser board here, with the firewire card inserted into it (yellow cable is from my PSU for extra power):
Terminating with ports mounted here:
The USB cable sticking out of the backplate is actually how my blu ray player connects to the computer… I ran out of SATA ports on the mobo XD
I have the port replicator for the HTC Vive mounted to the desk with velcro so that the giant VR cable is in the middle of the room and the cables are mostly out of the way:
Thanks to steam in home streaming and one very long ethernet cable, I enjoy streaming 106 inches of Rocket League glory to my living room to the Macbook Pro I use as an HTPC:
The desk the computer is on has a bunch of PS4 controllers charging up inside the drawer.
This HTPC computer is connected via a USB extension cable and an HDMI cable to a second workstation area in a room behind the living room. You can see that it’s mirroring the display output going to the projector. This is my wife’s work from home standing desk ‘battlestation’:
She is super into her corsair RGB keyboard
Anyway that’s my ridiculous three-room technology setup!