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OK so the GPU is deleted and the mobo has just been dumped for the 780G. After mail in rebates that's about 450ish
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post #12 of 33
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OK so the GPU is deleted and the mobo has just been dumped for the 780G. After mail in rebates that's about 450ish
What PSU?
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What PSU?
The case is a full atx monster! As the 780g is mATX you could get a smaller case which comes with a PSU.
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The case is a full atx monster! As the 780g is mATX you could get a smaller case which comes with a PSU.
Cases with PSU are generally.... crap. For 24/7 use, I would get a better PSU.

Here's my HTPC build in a nice small case: http://www.overclock.net/htpc/311824...c-ver-2-a.html
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To help with the silence, go for one of these installed into one of these. Those drives are absolutely the most silent drives you can buy, period. Even quieter than the "Green" ones. And putting them in that silencer makes sure that you don't hear a thing out of them. And don't worry, they are fast enough to handle anything a desktop drive can.
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Cases with PSU are generally.... crap. For 24/7 use, I would get a better PSU.

Here's my HTPC build in a nice small case: http://www.overclock.net/htpc/311824...c-ver-2-a.html
I generally go by that rule too, but is it really necessary for a HTPC that uses little power especially if your not gaming on it?

BTW: The PSU in your case comes as standard in the Antec Fusion case
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To help with the silence, go for one of these installed into one of these. Those drives are absolutely the most silent drives you can buy, period. Even quieter than the "Green" ones. And putting them in that silencer makes sure that you don't hear a thing out of them. And don't worry, they are fast enough to handle anything a desktop drive can.
Being a HTPC, storage size is important as well. The WD GP are a great balance of both. A 500GB GP costs around $120. In addition, SPCR rated the GP comparable to the laptop HDs in noise (since both are 5400RPM drives).
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article29-page2.html


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I generally go by that rule too, but is it really necessary for a HTPC that uses little power especially if your not gaming on it?

BTW: The PSU in your case comes as standard in the Antec Fusion case
HTPC can get hot due to low airflow plus they tend to be on 24/7. Also, cheaper PSU tend to be noisy under load (cheap parts, loud fans). I would still recommend getting a quality PSU. I got my EarthWatts 430 for $35 shipped.... they go on sale often. The EW 380 can be found for $25-30 now and then.

The newer Fusion cases come with the EarthWatts. The older stock came with another PSU.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Being a HTPC, storage size is important as well. The WD GP are a great balance of both. In addition, SPCR rated the GP comparable to the laptop HDs in noise (since both are 5400RPM drives).
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article29-page2.html



HTPC can get hot due to low airflow plus they tend to be on 24/7. I would still recommend getting a quality PSU. I got my EarthWatts 430 for $35 shipped.... they go on sale often. The EW 380 can be found for $25-30 now and then.

Cheers Duckie, your a fountain of knowledge!
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I have heard that the 780G chipset is much better than Intel G35 for HTPC build due to some decoding that I don't understand?
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Being a HTPC, storage size is important as well. The WD GP are a great balance of both. A 500GB GP costs around $120. In addition, SPCR rated the GP comparable to the laptop HDs in noise (since both are 5400RPM drives).
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article29-page2.html
Dude, they tested those drives over 2 years ago! Changes in firmware and chips change a lot. I guess if you need the space yeah go for the GPs, but trust me when I say that you can still hear them while you absolutely can't tell the scorpios are even installed - I have tried both myself.

But then again, I guess I am pickier than most when it comes to annoying noises
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