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Old April 29, 2009, 04:03 PM
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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 )...
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Old April 29, 2009, 04:24 PM
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Nice Build =)
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Old April 29, 2009, 04:38 PM
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ya very obsolite those Bluray ........., 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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... 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...
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Old April 29, 2009, 05:13 PM
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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
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Lol, $100 for an e8400!
eBay = win (sometimes)
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Old April 29, 2009, 07:26 PM
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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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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. >_<;
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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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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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