Proposed i3 HTPC unit
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February 9, 2011, 02:04 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kamloops B.C.
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Awesome! I feel better about my purchase now - thx guys!
scruff, I've got a Samsung 46" LCD, but does the receiving unit make any difference to the video signal sent over HDMI? I thought not.
Btw, what CPU are you using? I checked out the Noctua cooling unit you mentioned...god, that thing looks like a GTO engine! It might be a little tall for my case though. I guess I'll wait till I get my case and set it up so I can determine how much head room I've got to work with.
....can't stand the anticipation of gear arrival...wish I could put myself in sleep-mode until it arrives!
I'm using the I3 530 and a Lian-Li PC-C34F case It's a pretty big case ,about the same size as my Oynkyo 808 reciever ( also $250). The noctura has about 1.5" (35mm} of clearance to the top of the case. It seems to keep the cpu at about 25C idle ,havn't really tested it under load yet. My buddy used this one
NCIX.com - Buy Prolimatech Samuel 17 Compact Low Profile Heatpipe CPU Cooler Heatsink LGA1156 LGA1366 LGA775 AM3 - Samuel 17 In Canada.
and it works good too , just pick a quiet fan. the other thing I liked about the Noctura was it fits over my OCZ Gold ram no problem and blows a little air on them as well By the way the 140mm fan with the Noctura is verry quiet , just a little fugly
My System Specs
Asus P6T Deluxe OC Palm full water cooling
Core I7 920
12 GB Gskill 1600
2 Nvidia GTX 275 in SLI water cooled
2 Western Didital Caviar Blacks 640 GB OCZ Vertex 120 GB
Antec Signature 850 Watt
Corsair 800D slightly modified
2 LG DVD W/Lightscribe
2 Acer X243 W
Windows 7 Pro X64 /Ubuntu 9. something
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