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post #11 of 19
There is always...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129080 which has a 150w or you can go with the 65w version

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112290 which has a 80 w converter
post #12 of 19
I would second and third the Antec isk. It's very small, has great air flow and does not look out of place under the tv.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129080

I have just built an M-itx media centre and the case is brilliant.

But remember it only has space for 2.5" hdd oficially.( 3.5" hdd will fit in with a few screws and holes drilled in the right places)
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post #13 of 19
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I'm moving to a new house in Q3 so I've been wondering about the setup.

I was thinking NAS + HTPC.

Should I combine these 2? That is buy a bigger case and run the NAS in the same computer as the HTPC or is that going to be a problem?

I think I'll go for the ISK 300, price and looks are good.
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post #14 of 19
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I was thinking NAS + HTPC.

Should I combine these 2? That is buy a bigger case and run the NAS in the same computer as the HTPC or is that going to be a problem?
Depends on how much storage you need and how sensitive you are to noise. When I built my file server, I needed space for 6 drives initially with room for expansion. I separated HTPC and file serving duties because I won't be able to get a nice, sleek and quiet HTPC with that many hard drives (and the requisite cooling to keep them within thermal specs). People pay a lot of attention to cooling processors and graphics cards but they rarely give a thought to hard drives. When you think about it though, processors and graphics cards can go up to 80~100C but HDD's usually have a maximum operating temperature of 55~60C.
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post #15 of 19
I would get something like this if you want to combine NAS + HTPC...

LIAN LI PC-Q08B - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112265

Has a 120mm fan in front of the HD's that can hold up to 6 if needed (not that i've seen an ITX that has 6 SATA ports that i can think of), and I would ditch the E350 and get a AMD ITX

ASUS M4A88T-I Deluxe (or ZOTAC 890GXITX-A-E) and either a Sempron 140 (can unclock to dual core Athlon II energy efficient) or a Athlon II X2
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
Depends on how much storage you need and how sensitive you are to noise. When I built my file server, I needed space for 6 drives initially with room for expansion. I separated HTPC and file serving duties because I won't be able to get a nice, sleek and quiet HTPC with that many hard drives (and the requisite cooling to keep them within thermal specs). People pay a lot of attention to cooling processors and graphics cards but they rarely give a thought to hard drives. When you think about it though, processors and graphics cards can go up to 80~100C but HDD's usually have a maximum operating temperature of 55~60C.
Roger, sorry for my noobishnessh, but a NAS (the cheaper ones) are basically hard-drives w/ web UI that servers for torrent/ftp/share'in, all which could be done in ubuntu?

Edit: Looking at around 2x2tb of space
Edit2: This should work perfectly for a combined build? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112265
edit3: lol, but would the E350 handle NAS+HTPC?
Edited by jthb3 - 3/23/11 at 1:58pm
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by jthb3 View Post
Roger, sorry for my noobishnessh, but a NAS (the cheaper ones) are basically hard-drives w/ web UI that servers for torrent/ftp/share'in, all which could be done in ubuntu?

Edit: Looking at around 2x2tb of space
Edit2: This should work perfectly for a combined build? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112265
edit3: lol, but would the E350 handle NAS+HTPC?
Lol, that case is actually relatively big as far as M-ITX cases go. Should be good for up to 6 drives assuming you can find a motherboard that supports that many.

Just a thought, Zacate may not be the best choice if you're planning on running Linux. Last I checked, the state of video decode hardware acceleration with ATI graphics on Linux is still far behind VDPAU. If you're using Windows though, the E350 should have no problems handling both HTPC and NAS duties at the same time.
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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by ogboba View Post
I would get something like this if you want to combine NAS + HTPC...

LIAN LI PC-Q08B - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112265

Has a 120mm fan in front of the HD's that can hold up to 6 if needed (not that i've seen an ITX that has 6 SATA ports that i can think of), and I would ditch the E350 and get a AMD ITX

ASUS M4A88T-I Deluxe (or ZOTAC 890GXITX-A-E) and either a Sempron 140 (can unclock to dual core Athlon II energy efficient) or a Athlon II X2
The Zacate Deluxe that I have has 5x SATA 6Gbs ports. Along with USB3.0, wifi, blah blah lots of features just wanted to point out that it indeed does have 5x SATA (III) and an eSATA port if your so inclined.
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post #19 of 19
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Scrap it, I just remembered I have the parts to build a DIY NAS!

So Antec ISK 300 + E350 it is! Thanks for your help
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