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CraigHf April 29, 2009 04:03 PM

home theatre pc
 
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Hey guys ! It's been a while since the last time I've been here. I hope all of ya are doing well !!!

Here's my last buid... my home theatre/media sharing pc made of "old" hardware I had from previous builds. May be a little overkill for these tasks, but I managed to get my hands on a very cheap E8400 on Ebay ( read 100$ ). So here it is:
  • E8400;
  • p5n32-e sli;
  • 2 Gb ballistix RAM;
  • ATI hd 4550;
  • ATI theatre 550 pro;
  • corsair tx 750w;
  • soundblaster fatality champion series;
  • lapped termalright ultra-120 extreme;
  • western digital 250 Gb hard drive ( I know, this ain't enough... gotta add a tera in there... );
  • Bluray optical drive
  • the hole thing mounted in an antec 300 case ( wich I love )...

SiDiX007 April 29, 2009 04:24 PM

Nice Build =)

dataxpert April 29, 2009 04:38 PM

ya very obsolite those Bluray .........:haha:, seriously, with a new Hd , you are in business . if I'm not wrong this board can do Raid 1, why not put 2 drives and have an extra safety for few $$$


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Originally Posted by CraigHf (Post 186997)
........made of "old" hardware .


Bluray optical drive


CraigHf April 29, 2009 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by dataxpert (Post 187012)
... if I'm not wrong this board can do Raid 1, why not put 2 drives and have an extra safety for few $$$

Hey thanks man! I don't know why I haven't thought of that one... pretty good idea...:thumb:

dataxpert April 29, 2009 05:13 PM

but still your PC can be stolen or your place pass on fire..... Catch something nasty so it's not fail proof .. Backup back up Backup

Mattu April 29, 2009 05:24 PM

Lol, $100 for an e8400!
eBay = win (sometimes)

BrainEater April 29, 2009 07:26 PM

Nice work man !

Recycling the old gear into cool stuff is something I love.

Good wire management....but reverse your HDD , It'll look better .

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Mr. Gruntsworthy April 29, 2009 08:56 PM

I don't know why it bothers me so much, but I just can't come to call something that's in a regular tower case an 'HTPC.' To me, for me to allow myself to call them such, they need to be in a low-profile desktop case. It's like OCD or something. >_<;

dataxpert April 29, 2009 09:09 PM

That not bothers me at all it's a nice HTPC . I'm thinking to make one with my Mozart TX case, will be very nice standing at the side of my TV


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Originally Posted by Mr. Gruntsworthy (Post 187144)
I don't know why it bothers me so much, but I just can't come to call something that's in a regular tower case an 'HTPC.' To me, for me to allow myself to call them such, they need to be in a low-profile desktop case. It's like OCD or something. >_<;


Wall86 April 30, 2009 10:35 AM

What I think would be a great idea is mounting an HTPC To the Vesa mount on the back of most HD TV's these days.

I shouldn't be the one to talk though, I have a WHS Stuffed into a P182 sitting in the corner of my living room with its guts exposed to the world >_< darn CoolIT [PURE]'s and their wide radiators


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