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$150 is not allot, for a HTPC case.
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Here is the case I ended up choosing:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144231

Very affordable and came with a decent 500 watt PSU that also has a 6 pin PCIe connector for my 3870. Specs of HTPC are in Sig, I think I might get that ninja mini too.
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Hey guys,

I've been building PC's for many years now and my tastes changed over years. I'll soon be 30 and don't wanna build my new PC in an horrible but trendy tunning PC case...^^

I soon discovered how elegant and sweet did HTPC cases look and would love to try and build my new PC in one of these.. But since I am a player (not only FPS one) I need to build powerful config into one of these.

Here comes the question : Do the latest Intel / ATI graphic card suit in the latest HTPC cases supporting ATX mb's ? I'm talking here about GX260 / 280 and HD4850 / 4870.

Another question would be : can i imagine building a crossfire config into one of those nice HTPC cases ?

I just checked this new cool HTPC case and think it would be possible :
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/C.../vh4001bns.asp

It doesn't seem to be yet for sale but looks awesome : big and porperly cooled enough to support a crossfire configuration.

My config idea would be the following :

MB : Asustek Rampage formula
Proc : Quad Penryn
graphics : 2 x ATI HD4850 in crossfire
Mem : 2 x GB DDR2 Corsair dominator
Hard drive : Velociraptor
+ nice sound card and tv tuner..

Anyone with adequate knowledge on HTPC cases could tell me if I can imagine this or forget dreaming about it ? Thx in advance
Edited by Julot62 - 8/12/08 at 5:50am
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Another question would be : can i imagine building a crossfire config into one of those nice HTPC cases ?

I just checked this new cool HTPC case and think it would be possible :
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/C.../vh4001bns.asp

It doesn't seem to be yet for sale but looks awesome : big and porperly cooled enough to support a crossfire configuration.

My config idea would be the following :

MB : Asustek Rampage formula
Proc : Quad Penryn
graphics : 2 x ATI HD4850 in crossfire
Mem : 2 x GB DDR2 Corsair dominator
Hard drive : Velociraptor
+ nice sound card and tv tuner..

Anyone with adequate knowledge on HTPC cases could tell me if I can imagine this or forget dreaming about it ? Thx in advance

Don't worry about a thing, an HTPC case works just as well as a regular case. After all, most of them actually are regular cases tipped on their sides with a fancy front panel hooked up.

The only thing you might wanna make sure of, since this computer is gonna be generating more heat than the average HTPC, is that you don't put the case in an enclosed area. Make sure that there is sufficient room for airflow around the case so the fans can do their job.
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I like the Origen S21T best: http://www.origenae.com/en/htpc_s21t.htm


YOu are kidding right??? 1000 Euros???
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Don't worry about a thing, an HTPC case works just as well as a regular case. After all, most of them actually are regular cases tipped on their sides with a fancy front panel hooked up.

The only thing you might wanna make sure of, since this computer is gonna be generating more heat than the average HTPC, is that you don't put the case in an enclosed area. Make sure that there is sufficient room for airflow around the case so the fans can do their job.
Thanks for the input Manyak but this does not answer the crucial question :
Will a crossfire of 2 x ATI HD4850 fit in these upmarket HTCP cases (especially the one from my link) ?
Edited by Julot62 - 8/12/08 at 8:03am
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Thanks for the input Manyak but this does not answer the crucial question :
Will a crossfire of 2 x ATI HD4850 fit in these upmarket HTCP cases (especially the one from my link) ?
Ya it looks like it would a 4850 is 23.5cm or 9.25inch long.

The dimensions in the spec sheet don't really make sense. 464 * 211 * 430 I would guess that would me mm.
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Thanks for the input Manyak but this does not answer the crucial question :
Will a crossfire of 2 x ATI HD4850 fit in these upmarket HTCP cases (especially the one from my link) ?
I can't tell you about that specific card for sure but I'm pretty sure it will work. Most 'big' graphics cards are about as long as a motherboard is wide. So as long as the entire motherboard remains in full view when it is installed (nothing blocking the right side) then it should fit.
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Thanks guys, and I'm even more happy since this news came out today :
http://www.generation-3d.com/AMD-off...-!,ac12739.htm

oops sorry the news is in french. Let me put it in english : ATI announced the HD4850X2 coming out in a few days.

What makes me really thrilled at is that I will no longer need to buy and install 2 graphic cards in this very nice Thermaltake HTPC case but only 1 for the same performance.

The direct benefit from it is I will save power consumption and generate less heat for the same performance ratio.

Another good news is the price drop of the SSD 64GO hard drives like this one from OCZ :
http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00074908.html

Ok sry this is in french again but we now can get awesome SSD 64GO drives for about 270 € !! These awesome drives are much faster and need less power and generate less heat that mechanical drives.

**** my new PC will not only look but also deliver so cool ^^
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