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post #91 of 217
I'm in.

I'd use this HTPC primarily as my main rig for now, as I gave my old C2D based rig to my brother, and my Macbook Air just isn't cutting it anymore, especially with two dual external monitors. Once I build a new rig sometime within the next couple months or so, I'd use it as an actual HTPC/Home server.
    
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post #92 of 217
Congrats to winner
Edited by Wheezo - 5/2/14 at 12:37pm
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post #93 of 217
Hats off to MCCSolutions & AMD for this amazing giveaway ! thumb.gif

Here's a few reasons, why I would LOVE to win a Kick Ass HTPC rig.

1. It looks like a Kick Ass HTPC rig !!!
2. I don't even have a working desktop PC at the moment, nevermind a HTPC tongue.gif
3. I'm without a job at the moment and me and my girlfriend are in the process
of trying to move into a new place and even though I would love to build my own,
I can't afford it at this time, as we're trying to save what we can for the deposit, rent etc.
4. It would be a dream come true as we are both huge movie & TV Show buffs.
I'm also a huge fan of the BattleField franchise, but I've yet to play BF4 so the HTPC
would certainly NOT go to waste and would be used on a daily basis.

Hope that's not too long rolleyes.gif

Our current "Home Theatre" is a 39" Blaupunkt LED TV and an external drive plugged into it.
The World of Tomorrow, Today ! (Click to show)
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Thank you & good luck to everyone !
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post #94 of 217
Wow, I would love to be considered for a home theater rig. I really appreciate the opportunities you fellows give to try and win these items. I hope to give back more somehow.

Why consider me? I have two children that are 2 and under. Like most people, cash is a little tighter than decided but that is just the way it is. Would not trade lots of money for my kids. I digress... I do not currently have a home theater rig and this would fill a nice little want. I know it is not essential to daily living but would be handy. We plan to renovate our basement and that area would become the home of this computer. I also am more of an Intel fan boy but would love to see an APU system in action.

Again, thank you so much for this opportunity! thumb.gif
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post #95 of 217
I'd appreciate an HTPC very much! Currently my rig is a bit outdated, and my 'HTPC' is really a laptop with a broken screen and HDMI out. Sound isn't great, especially when the fan gets going on the lappy.
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post #96 of 217
I'd love an htpc to replace the raspberry pi I'm using as a pseudo-htpc right now.

On a side note, wouldn't lights and a touchscreen be sort of counter-intuitive for an htpc setup? (I guess I'm thinking from the darkened home theater sort of perspective) Now if you could design it to match the receiver, that would be a feat indeed.
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Originally Posted by ZHoob2004 View Post

I'd love an htpc to replace the raspberry pi I'm using as a pseudo-htpc right now.

On a side note, wouldn't lights and a touchscreen be sort of counter-intuitive for an htpc setup? (I guess I'm thinking from the darkened home theater sort of perspective) Now if you could design it to match the receiver, that would be a feat indeed.

That is a great question, but actually no. Having a screen built in is quite common for a reason. Most people like to start up there system while watching tv on like cable or something so it having its own little screen allows you to see when its booted up before switching HDMI over. Then there is the button functionality of the screen with common HTPC Programs like XBMC which allows it to act as a remote, interactive browser, and usually is configured to display either a mirror of the movie, a audio graph, or a timeline while the movie is playing on the big screen.

For more info see here:

http://xbmc.org/about/
post #98 of 217
My reason, not a sob story, but tongue.gif

I actually would like to win this for my girlfriend! She runs a laptop with a Pentium SU4100 CPU which is slower than life itself. She also lives in Europe with me, 14 hours from her family in South America. I would like to win it so that she can stream/download her Chilean TV/films and use it as a device to Skype her family from.

I know most people want this device as a replacement, or something for a man den... but I kinda want to win at as a first ever device for my missus to help her not feel so far away from home! redface.gif

Thanks for the opportunity smile.gif
post #99 of 217
Building a new house with Cat5 in every room, but no funds to take advantage of it. This would do it for me!

Awesome giveaway!! Thanks to AMD and the OP!
 
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post #100 of 217
Thank you MCCSolutions and AMD for this giveaway! It is amazing, and it will be a fantastic gift for whoever is chosen!

I do not know if I am active enough here for you to consider, as I have not had much time lately to be on the forums. However, I do love being here, and do try to help out when I can! I will hopefully have time to post more after I graduate this may.

The reason I think I would be justified to receive this HTPC is that I would get a huge amount of use out of it. In my case, this would not be just a HTPC, but it would be a general use computer, gaming computer, and a print and file server. (Though it would get plenty of use as a HTPC as well!)

My wife and I moving across the United States in exactly one month, after I finish my university degree. We are both currently job searching due to the location change, and I felt as if I had to sell my old rig. It was in need of a new hard drive, and we did/do not have much money free. Therefore, I sold all of the good parts my rig, and we currently have a Thinkpad T510 laptop. It is a decent laptop, but not at all a gaming computer, with a low end Nvidia 3100+ GPU. This laptop works, and we have currently been playing Trine on it together in co-op. It runs, but at poor resolution and graphics. Eventually I was planning to buy a better desktop again, but this would be far longer than a few months from now, made from cheap used parts, and would not be nearly as kick ass as this one!

As far as my current setup, I kept my Logitech Z-5300 surround sound system, a 24" Dell Ultrasharp display, and we also have a basic 40" LCD TV. Being able to have a HTPC that could be used for gaming together on the TV as well as general computing and gaming, movies,and netflix etc would be a HUGE gift to us, and we could use it to its best potential. I would love the opportunity to upgrade to better speakers while still having surround sound! That might take a few months to save up for though, but the receiver would still certainly be used!

In addition to my decent laptop, we also have an older laptop, a 2008 macbook pro. We have been transferring all of the data off of it and could freebie that in return to someone who wants a skype/netflix/internet machine. I also have a HP laptop that we have been using as a "desktop" that I could put windows on and freebie as well. thumb.gif I pledge to do so for both laptops is we are to win this HTPC, as we would no longer have a use for them.

In the end, I know you will choose the best person to receive this, and know that it will be an amazing gift. Thank you for the chance to share my story, and the opportunity to enter such an amazing giveaway!
Edited by christian_piper - 4/22/14 at 8:44am
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