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Old October 30, 2008, 02:35 PM
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Default Looking for HTPC case and HSF

My current setup:

Amd AM2 x2 5400 (stock HSF)
Asrock motherboard.
Asus HD4850 512meg HDMI
1 x Buffalo 2 gig & 1 x OCZ 512meg (don't remember speed) DDR2
1 x 80gig Seagate Sata HD for OS
2 x 1TB Seagate HD's for video
Xonar Dx 7.1 (soon to be modified.)
Enermax 565W PSU
Windows MCE
Hopefully picking up the LG dvd/Hd-dvd and Blu-ray combo drive this weekend from Futureshop.

What I need:

1) A new case (black) for my HTPC that can hold a total of 6 hard drives.
2) a new HSF to quiet things down a bit. I was thinking of the Ninja miin-scythe, but not sure about space issues.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old October 30, 2008, 03:19 PM
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Well. 6 hard drives and a full sized video card is going to be a real problem. I would of recommended a Silverstone LC-17 w/ a Thermaltake Ultima-90 (setup I am using). But there is no way you'll get to use all 6 HDD bays with a 4850.
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Old October 30, 2008, 03:24 PM
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How many will it hold with the 4850?

How are things up in GP? I'd love to move back one day.
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Old October 30, 2008, 03:42 PM
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3 with one of the bays removed. 4 is possible if you don't mind drilling the holes for the 4th yourself. I don't like Grande Prairie, not my kinda crowd. Only here for work.
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Old October 30, 2008, 03:48 PM
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I'll have to look into that case, I don't mind a little modding.

I might have to come up for a visit I haven't lived there in 20 years and haven't even been there in 5. My wife is up there a week a month though, she's indifferent to it. lol
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Old October 30, 2008, 05:50 PM
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honestly, when i get around to building a home theatre pc, im sticking it in a small desktop case, and outsourcing all media files to a P4 server with a mapped network drive.
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Old October 30, 2008, 10:20 PM
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honestly, when i get around to building a home theatre pc, im sticking it in a small desktop case, and outsourcing all media files to a P4 server with a mapped network drive.
I thought about doing that at first, just building the machine as a file server and then streaming to the PS3, but then I'd have to run cat5 to my theatre room or upgrade my wireless network.
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Old November 10, 2008, 09:39 PM
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The more I think about it the more I need a case that will hold at least 5 drives as I'm going to pick up 3 more 1TB drives for a Raid 5 to protect my data.

Any HTPC cases that will work?
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