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Old May 11, 2008, 09:37 PM
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I was just wondering, do you need a horizontal case to consider your rig a HTPC???

TV : Panasonic 32"LCD
Mother Board: DFI LanParty DK 790FX-M2RS
CPU: AMD X2 5600+ OC With Scyth Ninja+ rev b cooler
Ram : Corsaire XMS2 2x1 gig ddr2-800 4-4-4-12
Video: His 3850 IC3Q Turbo 512Meg
Connectivity : HDMI
Mouse/Keyboard: Logitech DiNovo cordless Laser (Bluetooth)
Blu-ray : Not yet
Tv-Tuner : Not yet

3dMark05 result : low 17K

I just love this rig, but I find it a bit on the noisy side, I am consideraing a new case with sound deadening material. It's not the fans that annoy me, there is a High pitched noise in there, don't know what it is. It may be due to my High overclock.

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Old May 14, 2008, 05:25 PM
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I think how you use your PC makes it a HTPC or not. I have a mid-tower case for mine. Here is a link to pics I posted in the case gallery: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...2-my-htpc.html

Antec Sonata 550 Plus
NeoPower 550 watts
Asus P5K-E/WiFi-AP
E4400 2GHz @ 3GHz 9x333
AC Freezer Pro
4GB DDR-2 667
Asus Silent 8600GT
AVerMedia TV Tuner
WD 250GB
LG 20X DVD Burner
Vista Ultimate 32bit
I also have a old 10GB drive in there with XP on it for dual boot if needed.

By the way Para_Franck the Sonata 550 Plus is a very quiet case with sound deadening material on the panels and silicone anti-vibration feet and silicone washers for the hard drives or a you can suspend the hard drives for even less vibration. Payed 160 plus tax, but the power supply in this case is listed at most places for 110 so you are only paying 50 for the case.
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Old May 22, 2008, 08:43 PM
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Okay, finally, my latest (and greatest) MoDT htpc revision:

CPU: AMD Athlon Mobile 4000+ @ 2.6Ghz (s754)
Cpu Heatsink: Coolermaster GeminII (Passive)
Motherboard: Asus K8N-VM mATX (s754)
RAM: 1Gig OCZ Platinum EL 2-3-2-5 DDR-400mhz
Graphics: Palit Radeon HD3850 256mb
Graphics Heatsink: Thermalright HR-06 GT (Passive)
Power Supply: Enermax Liberty 400w modular
Tv tuner: ATI Theater 650 Pro PCI
Sound: Creative Audigy 2 ZS Pro Platinum (With External box)
Case: Silverstone Sugo-03 Black
Cooling: 2x 120mm Nexus Real Silent B/w, 1x Antec spotcool (aimed at HR-06 GT from the mesh side panel)
Fan controller: Vantec Nexus 3.5''





Full Av rack:
TV: Sharp Aquos LC46D62U 46'' 1080p LCD
Receiver: Pioneer VSX-9120TX
Speakers: Mixed companies (Sinclair audio, Soundstage, Ikon) 7.2 speaker setup
PS3 / Xbox 360 (not in the photo) / Modded Xbox
Illlico HD cable box
Xbox 360 Hd-Dvd player
RCA 6-disc cd changer

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Old May 24, 2008, 02:38 PM
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No "Ooooohs" or "Ahhhhs" ??? I worked real hard getting this system together, probably one of the toughest I've ever done in terms of fitting a ton in a tiny case. Ah well.
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Old May 24, 2008, 07:48 PM
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Kickass setup, I'm jealous.
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Old May 24, 2008, 07:59 PM
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No "Ooooohs" or "Ahhhhs" ??? I worked real hard getting this system together, probably one of the toughest I've ever done in terms of fitting a ton in a tiny case. Ah well.
Heh... I was just looking at it and considering an Ooooh or an Ahhhhhh.... :)
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Old May 24, 2008, 08:01 PM
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Hehe, thanks guys.
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I love the NCIX box in the background too :) Seriously awesome setup, though!
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Very nice C.
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Old May 25, 2008, 12:02 PM
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I just put together a nice HTPC, though its not entirely done. I'll upload some pictures once its all finished.

Athlon X2 4600 (AC Freezer 7 Pro)
GA-MA78GM-S2H (This includes an onboard 3200, which has HDMI out and can play 1080p perfectly fine)
4GB of OCZ Gold (Should get it from belgolas some time this week)
80GB for OS + 3x500GB RAID5 for data (Two of the 500s are still in my PC)
Onboard sound (I don't know if there is any way to use a soundcard and still use the HDMI audio on the motherboard.
Antec Sonata III + included 500W PSU (I replaced the fans with the 20db 40CFM Sythe fans but because the motherboard has only 2 fan headers, I just modded the intake one to 7V)
and a SATA LG DVD burner

The TV is a 46in Sony Bravia, and the sound system is a 2.0 Harman/Kardon system from 1983 which sounds great but isn't surround sound. (I believe my parents plan on keeping the two main speakers and just building the 5.1 based on that, with a new stereo of course, I've called dibbs on the old one).

Pics should follow in a few days.
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