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Cold Storm's Fathers HTPC Build

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  1. Cold Storm

    Cold Storm Battosai

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    So, after looking at a factor of my system being down for a while, I need to have something going.. Laptop wouldn't cut it. I'd be so board after a while with just interwebs.. So, why not build a htpc for myself, or my parents?

    Thus..

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    Specs:
    Foxconn Cinema II Deluxe II
    AMD II X3 720 BE
    Geil's 2133mhz: for right now.
    2 1.5tb drives
    80gb SSD


    Still looking to get:
    PSU
    Graphics card
    Case
    Cooler
    Sound Card: Leaning towards a X-fi forte still on it.. I love my card.


    I'm going to be giving up my SSD for this board. I'll be going for a 128,120 drive when my normal rig gets back on its feet.. With it being something sweet to happen ;)


    I'm open to everyone's thoughts and reactions.

    System will be up and running tonight once I get all my parts together for my water block.. :rockout:





    Wow, does stuff change.. :roll: Well, I found out the key reason that I was going to build that htpc, was to hold on while my mobo was on it's rma trip.. But, looking over it, and such found it to be me stressing the 24pin via cable management..


    So, Now:


    Cold Storm's Father HTPC Build


    This won't be a baby size htpc. We'll be going for tall the bells and whistles on this one.


    System thoughts so far.

    Silverstone GD05 HTPC Case

    i7 860 Chip

    CPU Cooler
    *gotta see what can fit the case once the mobo gets in.*

    Gigabyte P55M-Ud4
    * Could change to something different. Gotta see how it preforms*

    5850
    *still looking*

    SSD
    *Still looking*

    HDD
    *WD 1tb or 1.5tb or 2tb.. We'll see once it's time for it.

    PSU
    *Silverstone STP 1000w* Subject to change since I'm waiting to see what happens in rma for my first one.



    *Remote* ;)
     
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    Cold Storm Battosai

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    so what sort of case? Tower, SFF, Lanbox?????

    are you gonna keep H2O on the final build?
     
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    I'm looking to keep a small factor on this. Lanbox sounds nice.

    As for water. might be staying. We have to see how well it does on air first, then go from there. Now that I got my silverstone Raven "ghetto'ed" I can test both and see..
     
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    That Raven is gonna look a tad empty...lol

    you hanging a 5870 from it?
     
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    Yeah, for the min, till I get the idea of a case, it's going to make my silverstone look BIG... lol

    a 5870 will be hanging. I gotta look into the whole hybrid crossfire X thing and see what I need to go there. It has a nice onboard that will make me be checking..

    The same goes for the sound.. I'll be trying that on it's own before adding the sound card.


    The only thing that I have my heart set on.. this mini keyboard
     
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    i wish i had the evga m-atx board, THAT is pure pr0n :D

    and that is one sweet keyboad:eek: touckpad, lights and what not:D
     
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    I second. That mini keyboard is sick. Do want.
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Cold can I lives with you?
     
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    Wow, I guess I was to busy playing to see the stuff going on.. lol.. post 2 have been updated.

    As for the case erocker has.. I remember looking at the review, and seeing the build.. I forgot all about it due to stuff going on... Might have ot look to buy it.. I have another case in mind...

    as for the keyboard.. it was a toss up on these other two:

    lenovo-mini keyboard
    Tini media keyboard

    But, I think that little thing would be great via it looks like a remote.


    @ Damulta.. look at post 2... it's your 120mm rad! :rockout: But living with me.. nah. only a female will bunk with me!
     
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    i would either take the mini lenovo or the first one you posted
     
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    Yeah, the lenovo looks to be a great keyboard. I had it set for the buy button last night but fell asleep so, no go.. lol
     
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    LOL:D

    what other case are you thinking of?
     
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    The other case is in the "I know, and you gotta wait" part.. I know there is another case out there, just don't "know" what it looks like yet.. :roll:
     
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    oh:D

    the one you know is the right when you see it:D
     
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    Glad to see that CPU cooler is working for ya :D If anyone knew how that happened they'd send us both h8ful PMs lol
     
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    Yep, I'll know what case it will be once I get that.. Oh man, it's perfect... just like the board.. only reason I went amd for this set up.. Just calls out htpc.. at lease to me..


    @binge: Yeah, that cooler is a sweet piece of hardware! Can't thank you enough for telling me to get it.. Man, I need to throw the quad rad on this chip to see how "low" it will really go!

    :rockout:
     
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    ^^ Added stuff to the second post. ^^


    I'm really thinking of a XFX 5670 for the GPU. I'm seeing that I need a low grade 3k series card in order do to hybrid crossfire.. Finding one on line, seems to be about the same of a 5670-5770. Was going to go nvidia for this, but after seeing powerdvd 10 supporting ati, I won't be doing so..

    Now, gotta find a low profile modular psu, & think about air cooling or water.. I'm loving the 18c at 3.2ghz
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    are you planning on doing dts-hd and DD+? if your not gaming then the 5670 will be awesome :)
     
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    Yeah, planning on do the whole Dolby Digital thing. It won't be used for gaming. More of a media style system.

    If it's right, me giving it to my parents, it'll be a whole lot of Dolby Digital stuff. Dad's big into his movies/sound.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Nice. :)
     
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    ^^ setting 3.4ghz for the day.

    glad I'm using the geils.. lol.. sitting at 1620mhz.


    Now, just gotta learn how amd oc's.. :roll:
     

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