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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 567363 11-Jan-2012 14:08 Send private message

Asmodeus: Silverstone Crown CW02 case
Asus P5Q-L main board
Intel Dual core E8400 3.0GHz CPU
Thermalright Ultra120-Extreme Passive CPU Cooler
Blackgold BTG3540 6in1 TV Tuner & Hauppauge PVR-150 MCE Edition
Asus EN9600GT-Silent Passive GPU
4GB Supertalent DDR2 800 RAM
64GB SSD for OS
1TB TV recording
6 TB for media library
LiteOn DH-401S BD/DVD/CD reader
Corsair HX-520w PSU
1 single Noctua Silent Case fan
Logitech diNovo Bluetooth Media Desktop
Logitech Harmony 785 Universal Remote 
Logitech Wireless Rumblepad 2
Customised Windows 7 Media Center x64, Customised MediaBrowser & Arcsoft Total Media Theatre
Pioneer amp & 42" Panasonic LCD TV (can't remember model numbers)
5.1 JBW speakers w/ Sony sub
Silver Pace Sky decoder w/IR blaster




Fair bit of that kit is quite old now, but is still working fine so no need to fix it if it aint broke. Swapping the OS & software to an SSD was a win though.

Will upgrade some more once I have bought a new TV.

Would never go back to not having an HTPC...



Just upgraded this TV to a 51" plasma.

Loving it

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  Reply # 567413 11-Jan-2012 15:42 Send private message

I used to have one of those Sony subs you have tucked away there.. I stuffed it full of pillow filling which improved it somewhat.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 567914 12-Jan-2012 13:42 Send private message

Nety: I used to have one of those Sony subs you have tucked away there.. I stuffed it full of pillow filling which improved it somewhat.


Cheers, might give that a whirl 

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  Reply # 594269 12-Mar-2012 17:43 Send private message

Just wanted to show my HTPC spec's. Ill try post a photo this weekend.

Im using Windows 7 MCE as my front end along with mediabrowser, tvlibrary, musicbrowser & Google TV spotlight plugins.

HTPC Specs: 
ASROCK Vision 3D 241B HTPC 
Intel i5-2410M Mobile Sandy Bridge Processor
Mobile Intel HM65 Express chipset
NVIDIA GeForce GT540M Graphics
SSD 2.5" SATA 60G HDD for Windows 7 OS"
2.5 SATA 750GB HDD for recorded TV
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
Slot-In 3D Blue Ray Combo Drive - using CyberLink PowerDVD 12 
"TwinStar" Dual DVB-T 3D AVerMedia TV Tuner 
32GB Echo ZX falsh memory card for "Live TV Buffer recording"
7.1 CH HD Audio with THX TruStudio


It is extremely quiet and low on power consumption. I love the fact that it is a purpose built barebones MINI HTPC case. It looks real good in the AV cabinet.

  

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 594277 12-Mar-2012 18:01 Send private message

Do you mean that you have custome made your case? If so would love to see a photo!




My HTPC - Case Antec Fusion Remote, MOBO Intel DH67BLB3, CPU Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz, RAM 8GB  DDR3 1333, HDD 120Gig Corsair Force Series 3 SSD system | WD Caviar Black 2TB data, Tuners Black Gold BGT3595 dual DVB-S/S2, dual DVB-T, Video nVIDIA GeForce GT 520, 1024MB, Sound Intel® High Definition Audio (onboard), OS Windows 7 x64

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Geek
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  Reply # 594422 13-Mar-2012 01:11 Send private message

He means the premade box he has:


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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 594442 13-Mar-2012 08:14 Send private message

Oh right - quickly scanning the list I thought that was the motherboard!

Who resells these cases in NZ?




My HTPC - Case Antec Fusion Remote, MOBO Intel DH67BLB3, CPU Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz, RAM 8GB  DDR3 1333, HDD 120Gig Corsair Force Series 3 SSD system | WD Caviar Black 2TB data, Tuners Black Gold BGT3595 dual DVB-S/S2, dual DVB-T, Video nVIDIA GeForce GT 520, 1024MB, Sound Intel® High Definition Audio (onboard), OS Windows 7 x64

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 594447 13-Mar-2012 08:38 Send private message

Got one of these in from Canada (couldn't find anyone selling these in NZ).




Model     ZBOX-AD02-U
Chipset     AMD M1 Chipset
Cooler Type     Fan (Single Slot)
CPU Socket     N/A (Integrated CPU)
Dimensions     7.40in x 7.40in x 1.73in - 188mm x 188mm x 44mm
Form Factor     No
FSB     No
Memory Size     Up to 8GB
Memory Slots     2x 204-pin SO-DIMM
Memory Type     DDR3 1066 SO-DIMM
Onboard Audio     Onboard analog stereo high-definition audio/7.1-Channel LPCM digital audio (HDMI)/Optical Digital S/PDIF audio
Onboard LAN     10/100/1000Mbps, Wifi 802.11n/g/b (300Mbps)
Onboard Video     AMD Radeon™ HD 6310

Been playing with it...and it is dead quiet and uses 10-20Watts.

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 594449 13-Mar-2012 08:41 Send private message

wazza15: Just wanted to show my HTPC spec's. Ill try post a photo this weekend.

Im using Windows 7 MCE as my front end along with mediabrowser, tvlibrary, musicbrowser & Google TV spotlight plugins.

HTPC Specs: 
ASROCK Vision 3D 241B HTPC 
Intel i5-2410M Mobile Sandy Bridge Processor
Mobile Intel HM65 Express chipset
NVIDIA GeForce GT540M Graphics
SSD 2.5" SATA 60G HDD for Windows 7 OS"
2.5 SATA 750GB HDD for recorded TV
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
Slot-In 3D Blue Ray Combo Drive - using CyberLink PowerDVD 12 
"TwinStar" Dual DVB-T 3D AVerMedia TV Tuner 
32GB Echo ZX falsh memory card for "Live TV Buffer recording"
7.1 CH HD Audio with THX TruStudio


It is extremely quiet and low on power consumption. I love the fact that it is a purpose built barebones MINI HTPC case. It looks real good in the AV cabinet.

  


Is there room in the case for a low-profile PCI-e card, or do you use external USB tuners? 




My HTPC - Case Antec Fusion Remote, MOBO Intel DH67BLB3, CPU Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz, RAM 8GB  DDR3 1333, HDD 120Gig Corsair Force Series 3 SSD system | WD Caviar Black 2TB data, Tuners Black Gold BGT3595 dual DVB-S/S2, dual DVB-T, Video nVIDIA GeForce GT 520, 1024MB, Sound Intel® High Definition Audio (onboard), OS Windows 7 x64

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