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I couldn't be more pleased with the result(except for the soundcard which doesn't isolate enough noise from the MB so I used my D1 instead). I don't even have to compromise one bit from the madvr settings I was previously using(Jinc3 upscaling with anti-ringing and smooth motion on) and I can even use xy-subfilter with it for the subtitles without a single dropped frame. That wouldn't have been possible if my TV was at full HD resolution instead of 1360x768 though since madvr reports rendering time of just over 31ms but I'm good until I change TV.
The temps are at around 30C at idle and around 40C(make that 50 with the silent fan) when playing a movie(as reported by the ASUS utility since I was getting funky results from all the other softwares I tried) which is quite good for that small a case.

I don't have that much free time for a build log right now, but here's a picture of what the inside of the case looks like, just to give an idea of how it all fit together.
Top view of HTPC
Edited by SamKook - 8/5/13 at 1:44pm
First decent rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K P67 Extreme4 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Corsair Vengeance Black 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance Black Corsair Vengeance Red Corsair Vengeance Red OCZ Vertex 3 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB ASUS 12x BD-ROM XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Sony Bravia 32" 720p 60Hz Sidewinder X4 OCZ ZX Series 850W COOLER MASTER HAF 922 
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RAZER ABYSSUS Black 3 Buttons Random anime character ASUS Xonar D1 
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First decent rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K P67 Extreme4 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Corsair Vengeance Black 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance Black Corsair Vengeance Red Corsair Vengeance Red OCZ Vertex 3 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB ASUS 12x BD-ROM XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Sony Bravia 32" 720p 60Hz Sidewinder X4 OCZ ZX Series 850W COOLER MASTER HAF 922 
MouseMouse PadAudio
RAZER ABYSSUS Black 3 Buttons Random anime character ASUS Xonar D1 
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