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Old October 28, 2010, 01:36 PM
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Old December 22, 2010, 05:26 PM
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Xeven, thanks so much for the How 'Not' to - Guide! After reading this thread I just had to join this forum...too funny.

Actually, I am on step three of your guide.

Cheers!
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Xeven, thanks so much for the How 'Not' to - Guide! After reading this thread I just had to join this forum...too funny.

Actually, I am on step three of your guide.

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Don't worry bro, we've all been there
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it's the how not to build a htpc ( but it's also how to make sure addicted to pc build guide ) and welcome love the name
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Old December 23, 2010, 01:02 AM
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Same thing happens to me. I was trying to gather all left over parts and build my 2nd PC as HTPC. But slowly it turns out it is as good as my main gaming pc. XD
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Old December 23, 2010, 01:42 AM
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The hardest thing for me was raping my lovely gaming rig to build a nice HTPC, my gaming pc was full of grunt and now i had to compromise.....It's difficult !!

I also wanted gaming to be an option on my new HTPC build as I no longer wanted 2 computers in the house... It was a HUGE step down in game settings i tell you.

I guess the only true answer if we are honest is a dedicated machine for a dedicated task, (ie) gaming pc for games, HTPC for your media centre needs. I know the 2 are possible together but compromises MUST BE MADE !!

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I always ended up doing that.

The 'cure' for me was the Laptop. I needed to get portable (moving) so I bit down hard, and ordered the best 15" gaming laptop I could get at the time. Went with Dell (yeah yeah) and pretty much did what you did, only faster. Stuffed every thing (and penny) I had into it.

The upside? Hard to stuff in anything else. Once it's built and done, you learn to live with it.

I'm almost scared to build a Tower or HTPC again. I remember thousands going on the CC for builds I didn't even use.

Made a Tower for my kid (he was 2 years old at the time) with a Vapochill that (for it's time) was a 'Crysis' build. Most 2 year olds don't game much :p

He did like the PC, but for playing cartoon games and watching vids, a little bit of overkill. Wife hated it though, better than hers. And having a phase change cooler on a 2 year old's PC was bit much too.

So yeah, when you're a PC addict, it shows.


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My living rooms currently filled with about 30 boxes I've yet to open up of stuff I've ordered online, the HTPC parts are in there somewhere...
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My living rooms currently filled with about 30 boxes I've yet to open up of stuff I've ordered online, the HTPC parts are in there somewhere...
Geez, any box I get is opened within 5 minutes of me bringing it inside. No exceptions.
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Geez, any box I get is opened within 5 minutes of me bringing it inside. No exceptions.
Yeah, same here. how can you wait so long to open the boxes, Blu?
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