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post #21 of 26
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UPDATE:

I have changed some components on the HTPC front as it was not powerful enough for me.


case: Lian Li PC-Q08B (case) + additional sound proofing and replacement fans
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=480&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=64&g=f
Motherboard: Asrock H67M-ITX/HT
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=H67M-ITX/HT&cat=Specifications
CPU: Intel i5 2500T 45w TDP quadcore
http://ark.intel.com/products/52212
CPU Cooler:Antec KÜHLER H₂O 620 - Watercooled + Enermax TB Silence fan
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=Mjc2OA==&lan=sc
RAM: 4GB G.Skill DDR3 ECO Series PC3-10666 1.35v
http://www.memoryc.com/computermemor...hannelkit.html
Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE HD 6670 ULTIMATE 1GB DDR5
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1088&pid=1240&psn&lid=1&leg=0
PSU: Seasonsonic X460 (fanless psu and fully modular)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/460w-...ss-atx-modular
HDD: Samsung 2TB
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2tb-s...cache-89ms-ncq
OS HDD: Crucial 64gb SSD
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/64gb-...s-write-95mb-s
Remote: Windows Remote / Themaltake Media lab with Imon remote (will go into 5.25" bay) (already have this will remove from my main Pc)
http://thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1156&ID=1485


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next to Qnap 509 pro nas drive
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Some interior Pics to follow - when i get them off my camera.

I cant believe how fast it boots into Windows now - like 5 sec or less.

PS: I have also tried a Nvida GT430 Graphics card and did not like it much the ATI's have better video option under settings like deinterlacing modes etc.

Nvidia = much compatibility and supports H/W Cuda/DVXA processing

ATI = Better options for Video and Support DVXA.

but for ultimate picture quality its best to use Nvidia GPU with MPC HC using MadVR plugin as it takes advantage of the CUDA cores of Nvidia cards.

any question please ask

a5ian300zx
Edited by a5ian300zx - 10/20/11 at 12:04pm
post #22 of 26
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hi,

seem way faster now and now just need to configure that damn thing.

To Do
1) Get imon to display info from XMBC and MPC HC
2) test my high bitrate demos
3) map path to my Qnap nas drive
4) map path to my 2nd Pc with 8 bay nas (SMB path) i do have NFS software but apparently does not run well under windows.

then set up auto start and HD Audio to work flawlessly - cant wait for Eden.

motherboard has funny layout difficult to cable tidy
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a5ian300zx
post #23 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by a5ian300zx View Post

hi,
seem way faster now and now just need to configure that damn thing.
To Do
1) Get imon to display info from XMBC and MPC HC
2) test my high bitrate demos
3) map path to my Qnap nas drive
4) map path to my 2nd Pc with 8 bay nas (SMB path) i do have NFS software but apparently does not run well under windows.
then set up auto start and HD Audio to work flawlessly - cant wait for Eden.
a5ian300zx

Hi,

I have completed the above, but I reverted back to using XMBC as the main players as if i go to external player the downside is i loose all the features of XMBC like resume play etc..

1) configured the info (it displays file name, duration, command buttons) - both XMBC and MPC HC - just need to activate the http ports to display info
2) all play flawlessly over the network using SMB (will test NFS when the new version of XMBC is released)
3) this is done using smb
4) i can do it using smb but will wait for new version due out in Dec which will support NFS and then configure it using NFS.

HD Audio again I will wait for new version Eden - can play it sending all videos in XMBC to launch using MPC HC.

I have also configured my harmony remote with the PC and Now can switch on and off the PC with remote and control the menu system much better than the crap Imon remote.

I also have a Logitech Dvivo mini bluetooth keyboard /mouse which works great with my micro Trust Usb 3.0 dongle.

TO Do List:

1) Setup coverart
2) Launch external apps like - Kylo broswer and setup Mame32 arcade emulator.
2) Configure NFS - Eden
3) Configure HD Audio - Eden

a5ian300zx
post #24 of 26
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Hi all,

I have replace my cooler as it developed a fault and replaced it with the below.

I have bought this one

http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/detail.asp?id=157&page=1

and this fan

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Enermax-120-x-120-x-25mm-Cluster-Twister-PWM-Case-Fan-White-LED--UCCL12-pid-13560.html

I also have the Enermax T.B Silence PWM which i have installed in my Qnap (might swap them around - depending on noise / air flow)

PS: then reason i chose this fan is because im not going to overclock the HTPC and my CPU is a low power one.

a5ian300zx
post #25 of 26
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Hi,

UPDATE:

I have changed the case to Silverstone gd05b case with thermal take media lab running XMBC with HD audio in Windows 7 Environment, with power on and off with remote control.

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case: Silverstone GD05b + Enermax case fan to make it quieter
Motherboard: Asrock H67M-ITX/HT
CPU: Intel i5 2500T 45w TDP Quad core
CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Samuel 17 + no fan
RAM: 4GB G.Skill DDR3 ECO Series PC3-10666 1.35v
Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE HD 7750 1GB with after market cooler Accelero L2 PLUS
PSU: Seasonsonic X460 (fanless psu and fully modular)
OS HDD: Crucial 64gb SSD
Remote: Themaltake Media lab with Imon remote (this is programmed with my Harmony 700 remote) / also have a wireless K400 Keyboard / mini Bluetooth logitech keyboard.

This is configured to my Qnap 5 bay Nas and my Main PC which has 8 bays using NFS to share Media.

Thanks
Edited by a5ian300zx - 6/8/12 at 8:03am
post #26 of 26
Looking even better a5,like the improvements. thumb.gif
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k MSI Z170M Mortar  Sapphire RX470 8GB  Crucial Ballistix Sport (grey & black) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
240GB Transcend SSD  512GB Transcend SSD Corsair H80i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM68-P & LG 23MP48HQ-P CODE 61(MX Clears) Evga SN 550w RaidMax Hyperion (Black & Silver) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Hot Eagle XL mousepad Klipsch R-14M's Presonus audiobox usb. 
AudioAudioAudio
Akai Pro MPK Mini Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Phillips SHP9500's MXL 990/991 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1600x  ASROCK AB350M PRO Sapphire RX 470 8GB  Crucial Ballistic Sport LT 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
x1 Intel S3500 240GB  x2 Intel S3700 400GB  5TB Toshiba NZXT Kraken x52  
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro Fedora workstation 25  29in LG ultrawide  25in LG ultrawide 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MagicForce 68(Gateron Blacks) SeaSonic 620 ???? Open Air-Haven't decided Logitech 303 
Mouse PadAudio
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Event Ryzen
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k MSI Z170M Mortar  Sapphire RX470 8GB  Crucial Ballistix Sport (grey & black) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
240GB Transcend SSD  512GB Transcend SSD Corsair H80i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM68-P & LG 23MP48HQ-P CODE 61(MX Clears) Evga SN 550w RaidMax Hyperion (Black & Silver) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Hot Eagle XL mousepad Klipsch R-14M's Presonus audiobox usb. 
AudioAudioAudio
Akai Pro MPK Mini Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Phillips SHP9500's MXL 990/991 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1600x  ASROCK AB350M PRO Sapphire RX 470 8GB  Crucial Ballistic Sport LT 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
x1 Intel S3500 240GB  x2 Intel S3700 400GB  5TB Toshiba NZXT Kraken x52  
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro Fedora workstation 25  29in LG ultrawide  25in LG ultrawide 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MagicForce 68(Gateron Blacks) SeaSonic 620 ???? Open Air-Haven't decided Logitech 303 
Mouse PadAudio
xxl mousepad Same as before  
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