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Wow. That is sweet.
told you dude... that is one sweet honey of a case... pretty much anyone who looks at that in your living room is gonna need to see your bathroom next
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post #12 of 26
Take this with a grain of salt, but have you ever considered the PS3 for your home entertainment needs? I guess the only thing you couldnt do is record live TV (yet), but if you've got Tivo, then you're set. Just putting that out there since it is an inexpensive home entertainment system. I'm leaving now
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post #13 of 26
ok dont' quote me on this, but i did some research, and i believe standard size cards will fit. i believe that leadtek 8500 gt will fit, but doubtful on that pny card.

most reviews of that case dont seem to have trouble fitting in standard cars, or course they have trouble with dual slot pcie gaming cards and xtx cards and ultra cards as they are not standard size.

this case is probably better; more ventilation
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811292002
don’t for get to add a couple of these as media center cases get hot
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835129025
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post #14 of 26
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Take this with a grain of salt, but have you ever considered the PS3 for your home entertainment needs? I guess the only thing you couldnt do is record live TV (yet), but if you've got Tivo, then you're set. Just putting that out there. I'm leaving now
1) Its BLUE RAY!
2) ITS BLUE RAY!
3) Wife is not gonna be happy with another console, I already have 360!
4) Cant surf the net on that, can you?
5) Cant show Personal pictures on a networked HD, can it?
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post #15 of 26
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1) Its BLUE RAY!
2) ITS BLUE RAY!
3) Wife is not gonna be happy with another console, I already have 360!
4) Cant surf the net on that, can you?
5) Cant show Personal pictures on a networked HD, can it?
1 & 2) HD-DVD, Blu-Ray = All the same.

3.) LOL

4.) Yep, sure can.

5.) Yep, sure can. And music and movies too.

I don't want to get everyone all spun up here and go off topic on your thread. Just something to think about.
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post #16 of 26
if your worried about weather your video cards will fit into an htpc case.. that origen s21t i showed you is full atx and has support for full length pci/agp cards..
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post #17 of 26
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Duh! I forgot about the sound, need a soundcard also to hook up to the surround sound receiver?

I saw a $3k media center pc(1st column) with this card: ati x1600

Seems like a nice card for the price and intended use!
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post #18 of 26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829127002
try checkin this sound card out, its not as good for gaming as the x-fi, but i doubt youll be doing much of that on a HTPC, especially with your sig rig in the other room...
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post #19 of 26
I would recommend getting ATI's HD 2600 instead of an 8 series card. they have a better hd rendering than Nvidia at the moment.
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I would recommend getting ATI's HD 2600 instead of an 8 series card. they have a better hd rendering than Nvidia at the moment.
Thats what I noticed, reading up about HTPCs.
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