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post #11 of 47
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Well an order I made from German site, hardwareversand.de arrived yesterday. I'll be picking up some stuff off a guy I know locally this weekend and then i'll pretty much have the main guts of the HTPC ready to be built.

You can tell its from HWV because the tape has germanian on it



Box shot



Corsair 620w modular PSU for HTPC



Had an hour free so decided to void any warranty I might of had and lap my E6600 which is going in the HTPC. Here it is with teh stock IHS



5 mins in at 400 grit



10 minutes in at 400 grit. Flat with oodles of coppery nekkidness



..and 40 minutes later, I'd worked up through 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000, 2500, 10 microns. Owww, shiny and reflective... but is it flat?



Yes it is! A good way to test if the surface is flat is to compare its reflection against some graph paper, if none of the graph lines are wavvy then you have a flat surface.



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post #12 of 47
Shiny. Looking good.
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post #13 of 47
Wait, so you have an HTPC and a Gaming System? And you have an 8800GTX is both?! That's pretty crazy.

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post #14 of 47
You have too much money. Give me some, or buy me some PC parts. Or both.

~tyvm, with love,
~TriplePlay.

Lookin' great though. Your second rig is better than the primary rig I'm planning on putting together... XD
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post #15 of 47
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Yeah well the plan is to have the HTPC hooked up to my 42" Plasma. I couldn't be bothered shifting my main rig around the apartment everytime I want to play on the big screen.

Plus the HTPC has onboard VGA and my main rig is SLI, sooo, if I ever do need that extra bit of power for a game, I can just nick the G80 from the HTPC and throw it in my main rig.

This being said, i'll probably sell off one of the rigs once the 65nm Xbox gets released and use that as my media center instead.
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post #16 of 47
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Some pics... I might also mention that the missus was on to me about how she never sees me when I get involved with a PC build, so as she will be using the HTPC the most, she is building it under my guidance (although i'll be doing the dremeling)

The disassembled PC-V300, this really is a PC builders case, more screws than I need and nearly everything can be easily taken apart. No silicon hot glue in site Although there are some horrible rivets, but I suppose I can live with them


Nifty little tool Lian li included to screwing in the stand-offs. Its nice touchs like this that will make me choose Lian li for my next case


With all the gut removed


The missus installing the stand-offs on the motherboard tray, without using the included tool *sheesh*


Installing the 8800GTX so we can size it up to the case


THIS is why I need to go medieval on this case with my dremel


Side by side comparison to see how far into the case the 8800 GTX will reach
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post #17 of 47
Yeah...cut the case up!
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post #18 of 47
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
Yeah...cut the case up!
let it be so

The missus went for a walk last night so I was able to dremel away in the sitting room

It worked out pretty well, I only needed one cutting disk. I have a little bit more work to do to fit the front 12cm fans in but i'll wait until I get the 8cm to 12cm brackets off Dirkvoodoo.

This is the area I needed to cut out


...and 5 minutes later with aluminum dust all over the coffee table and carpet, the graphics cards in


another angle


back view


As a side note, loving the NB heatsink gigabyte decided to use
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post #19 of 47
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looks great!
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