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Full build setup can be found on page 3 as it has changed alot.

The whole Idea behind the build is exactly what the title says. Quiet Cool Sleek. It is a little price but all in all I think it will be the perfect edition to a media center in the living room and have a little flavor of its own. Will be able to perform great as a gaming system and a media player (hopefully) with low sound and optimum cooling!
Edited by jamesschmidt82 - 1/30/11 at 12:51am
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post #2 of 25
None of the links work (at least for me).
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None of the links work (at least for me).
damnit they keep breaking on me =( k let me try again
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ok they should be fixed now. I hope.
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post #5 of 25
A Core i5 and a GTX 570 for a media center? Seems quite a bit overpowered.
Then again, this is OCN.

If I were you, I would grab a better set of RAM (if you can afford them, these would be optimal). In addition, you probably don't need a 750W PSU, unless you plan on upgrading in the future. An X650 should suit you well.

Oh, and if you're trying to make this quite as possible you may want to consider an H50/H70 with Yate Loons.
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post #6 of 25
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A Core i5 and a GTX 570 for a media center? Seems quite a bit overpowered.

If I were you, I would grab a better set of RAM (if you can afford them, these would be optimal). In addition, you probably don't need a 750W PSU, unless you plan on upgrading in the future. An X650 should suit you well.

Oh, and if you're trying to make this quite as possible you may want to consider an H50/H70 with Yate Loons.
We game to =) mostly ffxiv, ffxi and soon tera if and when it comes out! lol
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post #7 of 25
looks good. Might look into a way to silence the drives. My f3's in raid 0 occasionally get a little hum going. Since your using it as a media center and i dont see specifically anywhere on the case where it says rubberized HDD mounts or the like.

Also pick up some nice quiet fans. That should be a good investment for a media center PC.
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 1/27/11 at 11:26pm
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post #8 of 25
Hi all!
Sorry if I posting this message in wrong category, but I want to say THANKS to admins pf this great forum! I have found so many interesting information on it...
One more time - thank you!

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post #9 of 25
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looks good. Might look into a way to silence the drives. My f3's in raid 0 occasionally get a little hum going. Since your using it as a media center and i dont see specifically anywhere on the case where it says rubberized HDD mounts or the like.

Also pick up some nice quiet fans. That should be a good investment for a media center PC.
for sure I am going to do some homework today on fans / case mods. We want best cooling we can get / silence. lol going to look for the balance.
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post #10 of 25
Hi all!
Sorry if I posting this message in wrong category, but I want to say THANKS to admins pf this great forum! I have found so many interesting information on it...
One more time - thank you!

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