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post #11 of 17
silverstone look bad compare to this case, the nmedia 1080p case.

http://www.overclock.net/t/798716/my-new-nmedia-htpc-w-pics-my-new-new-htpc-update
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by valtopps View Post

silverstone look bad compare to this case, the nmedia 1080p case.
http://www.overclock.net/t/798716/my-new-nmedia-htpc-w-pics-my-new-new-htpc-update

Who is the manufacture?
post #13 of 17
lol i told you the silverstone looks bad. newegg is got a bunch of nmeida cases. there in the htpc cases.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811204040
Edited by valtopps - 2/25/12 at 12:38pm
post #14 of 17
They are cool thumb.gif

BUT

newegg.com do not deliver to Australia mad.gif
post #15 of 17

Case: ehh. but oh well tongue.gif
MOBO: Solid
CPU: If youre using integrated graphics, the whole thing would be better on AMD (look below)
PSU: Corsair is solid but http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=15319 has 80+ efficiency
RAM: Solid but I would go 2x4gb, more future proofed IMO EDIT: also because the APU uses the RAM as VRAM (its shared)
Optical Drive: good, but as I said, if youre watching Blu-ray movies on integreated GFX AMD is a much better idea.
HDD: Cant really go wrong there tongue.gif If youre looking for fast boot times maybe consider a 64gb SSD for the OS. Noticeable improvement.

CASE: Same as yours
MOBO:http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_1207_1259&products_id=18077
CPU:http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_345&products_id=19087 or 3670
PSU:http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=15319
RAM: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=13931
Optical Drive: The same
HDD: The same
(OPTIONAL) GPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1240&products_id=18148
LOW PROFILE GPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1240&products_id=18920
LOW PROFILE GPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1231&products_id=17479

The GPU is there because you can Hybrid crossfire it with the onboard graphics (APU) for a good performance boost.
Edited by Klinkey - 2/26/12 at 3:07am
post #16 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klinkey View Post

Case: ehh. but oh well tongue.gif
MOBO: Solid
CPU: If youre using integrated graphics, the whole thing would be better on AMD (look below)
PSU: Corsair is solid but http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=15319 has 80+ efficiency
RAM: Solid but I would go 2x4gb, more future proofed IMO EDIT: also because the APU uses the RAM as VRAM (its shared)
Optical Drive: good, but as I said, if youre watching Blu-ray movies on integreated GFX AMD is a much better idea.
HDD: Cant really go wrong there tongue.gif If youre looking for fast boot times maybe consider a 64gb SSD for the OS. Noticeable improvement.
CASE: Same as yours
MOBO:http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_1207_1259&products_id=18077
CPU:http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_345&products_id=19087 or 3670
PSU:http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=15319
RAM: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=13931
Optical Drive: The same
HDD: The same
(OPTIONAL) GPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1240&products_id=18148
LOW PROFILE GPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1240&products_id=18920
LOW PROFILE GPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1231&products_id=17479
The GPU is there because you can Hybrid crossfire it with the onboard graphics (APU) for a good performance boost.

For a HTPC why recommend :

8Gb of ram, is total overkill gunner2.gif
The corsair PSU is also 80+ rating and cheaper, and runs damn quiet.
And a black edition AMD cpu is only beneficial if any overclocking and gaming is intended.

The machine is intended for down loading files, browsing the net and video play back. There is no need to get carried away with the build.

BUT

I do like the idea of a primary SSD thumb.gif

Op. if there is room in budget look at something like this:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_902_909&products_id=17344
post #17 of 17
ram is so cheap now , grab a set of 8gb and enjoy
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