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Old March 27, 2009, 11:03 PM
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Once again, i'll plug the Antec Minuet 350. So far as I know, it's one of the smallest desktop chassis around, as well as being sleek, stylish, and fitting for an HTPC case... as well, my experiences with Antec Cases have shown me that they are VERY easy to work with (Antec 900's shoddy cable management notwithstanding).

I actually have a slightly older Antec Minuet 300 lying around; it's essentially the same case, but lacking an eSata port on the front. It's missing the PSU, but you can special order a Minuet 350 PSU for seventy bucks or so, and it'll fit. I'm selling the case for $30. :P You know you want it...
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RAM : 4GB DDR2 800MHz (OCZ Platinum)
HDD : Main: 120GB SSD SATA2 (OCZ) Storage: 3TB SATA2 (WD Green) Backup: 500GB External USB (Hitatchi)
GFX : HD4850 (512MB)
PSU : 610W PC Power Silencer
MoBo: Asus P5Q SE
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Old May 13, 2009, 10:28 PM
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I got the Popcorn hour. Its an amazing little box, its quiet and the interface is really sweet. Plays everything.
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Old May 15, 2009, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
Doesn't Popcorn Hour do pretty much everything a HTPC can?
About the only thing the popcorn hours can't do are the following. (i have the first version so some format support may have changed)

1. Playback of OGM contrainers
2. TV Tuner

I have had my popcornhour for about 1 1/2 years. And it is so much better than any HTPC since all you do is plug it in. Add a windows share or stick a usb drive onto it. Then play your media.

I am really tempted to get the B variant motherboard so i can hook up my 2 1TB drives and stick it in a micro ATX case.
and now for something completely different

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