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post #11 of 15
if its a nice case your after look into the Fractual R3 jsut got it its silent as in the only thing you hear is ummm nothing the hum from the tv off is louder XD
post #12 of 15
Just FYI, that memory isn't on Gigabyte's supported memory list.
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by JiminyBillyBob View Post
I'm pretty much decided on the case, what I'm wondering about is whether I should wait for the 1155 mini-itx MBs or if it won't be worth it, seeing as they'll probably be more expensive..

Would I see a noticeable difference between 1155 and 1156? I'm pretty sure the setup I've chosen so far(i3-540+h55n-usb3) will maul through 1080p material with ease anyways..
Go with what if have now. If you are not in the hugest rush your setup may drop a few bucks when the new comes out, but more than likely a month after...
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post #14 of 15
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I've decided to go for this case instead, can get it for cheaper and the black front will look better in my setup

Also plan on getting 2x of these fans to run in it to keep the noise at the absolute minimum.
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So I've been having second thoughts about going with the h55/i3 after reading reports about the 24p bug, seeing as this machine will mostly be used to watch blu ray rips..

Am I better off in ditching the h55/i3 and going for this instead? it costs exactly the same for me but it looks to more suited to a htpc role with bluetooth+integrated wifi, remote and an external powerbrick+passive heatsink, eliminating the only things that would've made any noise in the setup.
I've personally never really been fond of atom/ion setups because I've always thought it wouldn't have the muscle for smooth 1080p playback but I'm hoping I'm wrong.

Anyone got any input as to what I should go for? h55/i3 vs ion/atom
specifically the h55n-usb3+i3 540 vs the Asus AT3IONT-I DELUXE
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