So i did a blind install of NOOBS on my new Raspberry Pi and can confirm it is functional, having connected it to my router and ssh to it from my PC.
I would like to setup something like a host-only network between my PC and the RPi, so i can directly connect using an ethernet cable. I've checked a lot of sources, most of which describe setting up a DHCP server on the PC for this purpose.
I've set the Obtain IP address / DNS automatically, enabled internet sharing and tried netstat, nmap, random ip address pings to detect the RPi but no luck so far.
Any ideas on how i can set this up? PC runs Windows 8 x64