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Turning my old PC into HTPC. Silverstone / Lian Li Case suggestions?

post #1 of 16
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So I have an old build in my room after I built my current rig (in sig).

I would like to turn it into an HTPC.

These are the specs of my old build

EVGA 750i FTW
EVGA 9800GTX+
E8400
Antec 300
LG 22x
4GB G.Skill DDR2 800
will use an OCZ vertex 2 I have laying around for OS.
maybe a 1TB F3 as well.

as for CPU Cooler i have the arctic cooler freezer 7 pro or an available CM Hyper 212+
Edited by yuugotserved - 1/10/11 at 8:16am
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post #2 of 16
A bit OC for a HTPC. But it will do.
post #3 of 16
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A bit OC for a HTPC. But it will do.
well yeah lol that's what i have laying around so might as well use it for my new TV when i put it in my room

which one is better?

Lian Li cases for ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eId=1&name=ATX

Silverstone cases for ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eId=1&name=ATX

or any other suggestions.

budget maybe around $100-$150?
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post #4 of 16
Personally I like the Lian Li PC-C50 but Newegg doesn't sell it.
Silverstone has more options, but I like this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112147
post #5 of 16
They're both equally good with Silverstone inching just a little more in durability. I have a Lian Li HTPC case and it's great. You really cannot go wrong with their products.

From the pages you listed, I'd go with the PC-33B
post #6 of 16
Lian-Li FTW.

You can give Lian-Li v351 a try. I am using the same cabinet & it looks very beautiful

Here's the linkhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-222-_-Product
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post #7 of 16
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is the 32B the predecessor of the 33B? lol just wondering if there any major differences between them.
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by harishgayatri View Post
Lian-Li FTW.

You can give Lian-Li v351 a try. I am using the same cabinet & it looks very beautiful

Here's the linkhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-222-_-Product
i need something for an ATX mobo since i have the EVGA 750i FTW.
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post #9 of 16
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i also have a corsair TX750W psu, should i go modular?
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by yuugotserved View Post
i also have a corsair TX750W psu, should i go modular?
If it's just a HTPC & will be sitting next to a TV and no one will see inside it. Then I don't think so.
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