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Old May 27, 2008, 07:42 PM
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Got all the hard drives in it now.

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The Sonata III isn't the best case for cable management (can't remove the opposite panel) but I think I did pretty good anyways. Other than not being able to take off the opposite side panel its an awesome case, especially since its <$100 and includes a great 500W PSU for budget builds. Second build with one, and would definitely use it again, but not for an overclocked system.
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Old June 4, 2008, 11:39 PM
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The system in my sig is my gaming AND htpc rig. Routing out the hdmi to the stereo receiver to the projector with a 130" accoustically transparent screen.
I use my HD PVR in this mix for any timeshifting / recording I might need to do. I do have an Hauppauge 500MCE but...it's analog (kind of a waste to use it in the digital mix).
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Old June 5, 2008, 05:46 AM
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Hey CanadaRox, even with not been able to get the other side panel off, you still managed to do a good job with the wiring very clean.

I was very close to getting the Sonata III, but instead I got the 550. The side panel was one of the reasons along with power supply (550 is modular). I haven't seen a Sonata III really close up, but from pics in reviews I see there are two rivets in the back on the side that does not come off, if the rivets were drilled out would the side panel come off then or is it really that integrated in to the case. And if it did come off would it give any room behind the mother board for cabling. I was thinking of getting this for my second system since the price is dropping.
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Just got a W500, and for a $800 unit it SURE does please! Just trew the image up onto my yellowish walls and it looks AWESOME. ran HDMI from my PC, and watched Transformers 1080p rip. Muah!!!!
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Ok my Wall! Exciting isnt it!!! Great little Sansui 3 Ways, and my Definitive ProCenter 2000 center. $60 for the Sansui's, $385 for the Definitive LOL.




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Here's my baby:

NSK2480, Celeron 2.2GHz w/ Minja, 1GB RAM, WD 160GB, 6600GT AGP w VF700Cu (passive), Hauppage Nova DVB-S. Minja fan in PS and Scythe S-Flex E's for exhaust. Many custom mods, s/a front bezel glossy black paint job + clearcoats, stealthed DVD drive, PSU fanswap with much quieter Scythe fan, S-Flexes (and PSU fan) with custom softmounts, Fanmate2 controller for S-Flexes (currently set to ~650rpm, just below the noise threshold of the PSU fan), 2mm foam-tape pieces to reduce resonance buildup against chassis from loose plastics s/a unused IDE connectors, some power connectors, and fan cable adapters, and more...
All electronic hardware are hand-me-down parts from retired systems. It drives a 22" Viewsonic for mostly web-browsing purposes, music and downloading and a 53" 1080i Panasonic Rear-projection HDTV for TV shows and Movies. On the audio side, I'm using the SPDIF output on the mobo to my Onkyo TX-SR702 THX Select receiver driving Klipsch Reference Series Full-Range speakers in a 5.1 setup. Loudest component is in the low 20s dB, which may drop to the high teens if I update the hardware (or even just the HDD).

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Old September 16, 2008, 11:32 AM
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First of all sorry about the pics they are not the best,but you get the Idea. I started building this in March 08 it took a while to afford all the parts but thanks to Direct Canada we did it a couple of peices at a time. Now its time to enjoy my creation thanks Brad!!. And thanks to Hardware Canucks and Palit for sponsoring the most excellent Contest.
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Old September 23, 2008, 10:31 AM
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Current System Specs (pics are old):
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2 x 1GB OCZ DDR2-6400 HPC
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