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Old April 21, 2009, 01:25 PM
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I'm looking at the Silverstone LC20B-M NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Lascala LC20B-M Black HTPC Desktop Case 2X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT W/VFD W/REMOTE No PS - LC20B-M In Canada.. I know the case is a few years old but it has a VFD and remote plus it's ATX. It also has it's own software which seems to get positive reviews. I was going to go with the NMedia 2000B NCIX.com - Buy Nmedia HTPC-2000B Desktop Media Centre Case ATX Black 1X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT Card Reader No PS - HTPC-2000B In Canada. as it looks to be a great case but when you add on the LCD and remote it will be about the same price. The problem then becomes finding a remote for XP MCE or some third party software which I have no clue about haha.

Any other suggestions?

I'll be using either my Intel BadAxe2 mobo or the Gigabyte in my signature as well as a Intel C2D 2ghz (if I remember correctly) and 2gigs of ram.

Oh yeah, I also need a video card that has HDMI out and will handle .mkv files :)

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Old April 21, 2009, 02:36 PM
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That lascala was on sale at ncix just a few weeks ago for $100 off.
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Old April 21, 2009, 02:41 PM
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Grab that Gigabyte HD4350 (or any HD4350). Great HTPC card IMO. Though I don't think it does much offloading for MKV, but a Core 2 should be fine anyways.

As for MCE remotes, they're pretty cheap: Newegg.ca - Anyware GP-IR01BK Windows Vista Infrared MCE Black Remote Control
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Old April 21, 2009, 05:16 PM
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Thanks jdrom17, but from what I'm hearing the Vista remotes won't work with XP due to drivers.

Squeetard, of course it was. I always seem to be a little late!
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Old April 21, 2009, 07:17 PM
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I use Antec Fusion HTPC case for almost 2 years now, extremely happy with my choice.

Antec - Fusion Remote Black

I use passive Ninja heatsink on Core Duo, HD3750 card and laptop hard drives. Totally silent. Plays any HD content I need.

Also, I downgraded to XP and got much better performance playback for BluRays.
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Thanks jdrom17, but from what I'm hearing the Vista remotes won't work with XP due to drivers.

Squeetard, of course it was. I always seem to be a little late!
Ah, well I have a rather old Microsoft branded one, worked great in XP and works the same in Vista. Guess I'm just lucky to have a MS one...

Though just to note, I think you need to be running the MCE edition of XP for it to work as the drivers are part of Media Center. Maybe that's why people couldn't get it working in XP?
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Got an Adesso vista remote from Tiger Direct,$50 including shipping and it works on Xp MCE 2005 as well as XP Pro Sp3.
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Old April 22, 2009, 05:21 AM
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Thanks guys,

Yeah, I was looking at the Antec also. Looks like a nice case.

I'l keep that in mind Rigs64. Chances are though I'll go with a case that has one included, just to make my life simpler.

I guess I should have said some Vista remotes won't work under xp. It's a crapshoot that I'd rather not have to worry about :)
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Old April 22, 2009, 07:55 AM
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Check out Harmony One - amazing remote for HTPC.
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Check out Harmony One - amazing remote for HTPC.
Regardless you still need the IR receiver for the PC...

I use a Harmony 550 with mine.
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