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Ive just used the antec 300 before and their not that much bigger then an xbox.

WHAT? Are you kidding? I could probably fit AT LEAST three xbox's inside a Antec 300!
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post #12 of 50
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Haha! I'm totally sold on that case, thank you so much! If you can find a case were I can slip in an LED fan I'd prefer that as it would probably get a little more attention from people who buy PC's based on the case.
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post #13 of 50
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119193 looks like a better alternative because I could slip in an LED fan, currently deciding.
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post #14 of 50
You should change your case to something like this.

No, but honestly look for smaller cases that you can stick in a TV stand.
Check out the Small Form Factor or HTPC sections for idea on cases.
Unless your going for cheap then I would go with the Rosewill Blackbone.



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post #15 of 50
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Physx card for low budget system seems silly, spend more on the primary card and be done with it.
A GTX 460 seems more appropriate since there isn't that many physx games to begin with.
This.
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post #16 of 50
You should use a smaller case (the 300 could fit the volume of 3-4 Xbox) that is easy to move around.

The Corsair CX series is awful, go with the Antec Earthwatts.

You should have a Wifi adapter installed or at least be an option.

And the only way this will be different from any other Win7 PC is if you make a custom skin that sets it apart and makes it intuitively a "console" and not a PC.

Edit: In short, there are too many problems with this. I can think of a dozen other issues right off the top of my head:

-repair in the future?
-customer service and setup?
-issues with shipping an assembled computer
-initial investment
-price vs profit

There is a reason the only console makers left are the giant electronic companies called Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony.

Start a small PC assembly company. Don't market it as a console replacement, call it a budget gamer's PC. Sell it preloaded with Steam, or direct your clients to Steam/GFWL/GOG.
Edited by KittensMewMew - 12/19/10 at 1:19am
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You mean a windows 7 theme or what exactly are you getting at?

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You should have a Wifi adapter installed or at least be an option.
Fantastic Point, added to proto.
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post #18 of 50
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
You should change your case to something like this.

No, but honestly look for smaller cases that you can stick in a TV stand.
Check out the Small Form Factor or HTPC sections for idea on cases.
Unless your going for cheap then I would go with the Rosewill Blackbone.



More pictures - http://www.overclock.net/small-form-...ml#post6779306

thats an ugly case, not going to lie my friend.
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thats an ugly case, not going to lie my friend.
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post #20 of 50
Pretty much everything about this needs to be changed if you want it to compete with consoles.

1. The case needs to be smaller and tbh a better design (I am in no way saying that the antec 300 is a bad case, it is a brilliant case but something a bit flashier would be the way to go). I suggest you go mini-ITX, their a lot smaller than both consoles
2. Why a physx / secondary card? It will never be used if these are average people using the computers. Get a better primary GPU, the GTX460 is plenty powerful right now.
3. It needs to be pretty much silent. I know, consoles make some noise but if their in-audible its a good reflection on PC's.
4. I donno what you can do about this but windows needs to be simplified so it has a more similar GUI to consoles (the PS3 would be a brilliant starting point). If your a programmer (and a brilliant one at that) you could get onto it, if not well you'll have to live with steam.
5. The price needs to be just right. If its too much (more than $600) people won't consider it just for games (although this could be offset if it comes with office 2010 so general computer tasks could be done with it too).
6. Keyboard and mouse in a living room? Seriously? It does not work, you need a controller. Bundling in a 360 controller or something would be very good. Don't forget to have a reasonable keyboard and mouse with it though.
7. WiFi is a must. You simply can't get by without it.
8. Advertising will have to be brilliant for this to get anywhere near getting off the ground, you'll have to advertise lots on the internet, specifically console forums.
9. Plan everything within your control. As its said if you fail to plan you plain to fail.
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