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post #11 of 23
My 2tb WD's run warmer/louder than my samsungs. To each, his own.
Another vote for a Zacate build.
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post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
Appreciate all of the advice, reps given.

Anyone feel like taking a look at the final build in post #2? Any comments/criticisms from there?

Also looking for a good living room keyboard/mouse solution. Any suggestions there? Anyone have any experience with the DiNovo boards from logitech with the integrated trackpads?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...dinovo&x=0&y=0
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post #13 of 23
if you're around an mc, you can always try a sandy bridge combo.

ive used the rii controller. it works well for me.
tried the logitech dinovo as well. it has a mouse that's easier to use but the keyboard is a little harder to use relative to the rii controller
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post #14 of 23
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Anyone feel like taking a look at the final build in post #2? Any comments/criticisms from there?[/url]
Build in post #2 looks beautiful.
post #15 of 23
Looks good, but I really don't see the need for 8 GB's of RAM, unless you want to do some hardcore caching (which would be a cool project though).
    
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post #16 of 23
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Looks good, but I really don't see the need for 8 GB's of RAM, unless you want to do some hardcore caching (which would be a cool project though).
Agreed. 4GB is a very good amount in today's day in age.
post #17 of 23
IMO you could save some $ and go with a less expensive case,unless it will be on display in or on a entertainment center.And while I do agree that 4GB will be enough for your needs,you might as well go for 8GB as it's so cheap as of now. BTW what OS are going to be using?
 
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post #18 of 23
Most HTPCs would be on the rack or tv stand, so having a nice looking case should be a requirement
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post #19 of 23
I too would recommend the Zacate route as it is an all rounder, there is no need to spend more on a sandy bridge.

I will be building one of these soon to put in the living room so that i can watch everything i have on my computer on the big TV ;D

GL with the build my friend
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post #20 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by gorb View Post
Most HTPCs would be on the rack or tv stand, so having a nice looking case should be a requirement
While this is true most of the time,my entertainment center unit is structured in such a way that I could just put a mid/small case behind it.And it would never be noticed.
 
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