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Yea i got Cyberlink PowerDVD software with my Samsung SH-B123L, but it was several years out of date and crappy, obvious things like 'spacebar to pause' were missing, even in the latest version... Corel WinDVD is ok.

"Free" software with drives is almost always a crapshoot, non-retail versions, feature cuts, or just plain old and non upgradable. Im glad you found that software useful smile.gif
Edited by kevinf - 11/22/12 at 11:21am
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Yea i got Cyberlink PowerDVD software with my Samsung SH-B123L, but it was several years out of date and crappy, obvious things like 'spacebar to pause' were missing, even in the latest version... Corel WinDVD is ok.
"Free" software with drives is almost always a crapshoot, non-retail versions, feature cuts, or just plain old and non upgradable. Im glad you found that software useful smile.gif

I was using Powerlink, only because it came with my drive. I absolutely hated it, mainly because it kept nagging me to update it, but in order to update it I would need to buy the newest version. Half the movies I tried playing on it wouldn't play, more than likely a conflict with the software, it was just frustrating. On top of the clunky interface, it just discouraged me from every using it. Arcsoft seems to have a much nicer UI, and more functionality and options. If I do purchase another media player for my BD-rom, I will be going with Arcsoft, thanks for the suggestion!
post #33 of 42
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Now the Case...
looking at this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112352

The space i have is 19"W 11"H 22"D
 
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1 x ($159.99) LIAN LI Black Aluminum PC-C32B USB3.0 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
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1 x ($139.99) EVGA 02G-P4-2651-KR GeForce GTX 650 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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post #35 of 42
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Got it all only one problem....lol Cooler dont fit in case... i have never had this happen before...

any recommendations for a shorter unit than the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
Edited by Irisservice - 12/7/12 at 4:30pm
 
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post #36 of 42
Here are a few coolers, unfortunately coolers designed for HTPC cases tend to come at a premium. Out of all three, the Phanteks should perform the best, provided that you have enough hieght to install both fans, the Noctua is in the same boat, the CM Gemini will perform the worst, however is the cheapest option.

CM Gemini S524 $38.99 4.1" tall, compatible with 140mm fans, comes with a 120mm fan.
Phanteks PH-TC14CS $64.99 5.5" tall with both fans, 4.4" with just bottom 140mm fan.
Noctua NH-L12 $69.99 3.7" tall with both fans, 2.6" with just 92mm bottom fan.
Edited by Mattb2e - 12/7/12 at 7:01pm
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The Phanteks looks nice..but i think it may hit my ram as there very tall kingston memory...
I wonder if i could just cut down the one i have now...install smaller fans....
 
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post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by Irisservice View Post

The Phanteks looks nice..but i think it may hit my ram as there very tall kingston memory...
I wonder if i could just cut down the one i have now...install smaller fans....

I cannot say that it will or will not hit the ram, as I don't know how tall your modules are. I do however know that the heatsink can be installed in two manners, either covering the ram, or facing away from the ram. Here are two illustrations that will depict what I speak of.


post #39 of 42
However, the motherboard depicted has two banks of ram, one located where normally the VRM heatsink and chokes are located on an 1155 board. The height of that heatsink must also be looked at before mounting the heatsink in the other direction.
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LOL i think i have the tallest memory every made...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104098
 
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