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Old May 7, 2011, 08:42 AM
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HTPC to me is a tiny computer meant to do nothing but playback stuff not store stuff and thus I think those cases are too big.

Second Tuner cards are a thing of the past as you can't really use them anymore without going through a few hoops.
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Old May 7, 2011, 03:23 PM
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OK, I ended up with something contrary:
Intel Core i5 2500K & ASUS P8P67
$349.99
Corsair TX750W
$89.99
XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB
$289.27
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower Case
$184.99
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR Sniper SE 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 1.5V
(x2)
$179.98
Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB SATA2 7200RPM 8.9MS
$29.88

It's not as silent as I had hoped for, but maybe an aftermarket CPU cooler and some sound dampening will help.

Now I need the big HDD. Here's what I got in mind:
Western Digital Caviar Black (WD2002FAEX) 2000GB (2TB) SATA3 7200RPM 64M Cache (OEM)
$139.99 @ CC
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Old May 7, 2011, 04:07 PM
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lol this is in no way a media pc. this has gaming written all over it
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Old May 7, 2011, 04:28 PM
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Yeah, it evolved. I didn't want to be left wanting mo' power.
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