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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Radical_Edward, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Radical_Edward

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    So after winning the crunching contest I figure I should put the parts to good use.

    I've wanted to toy with the idea of a HTPC for a while now, and now I have all the more reason to do so.

    AMD Athlon X2 6000+ BE
    Asus M2NPV-VM (AM2)
    Titan Fenrir CPU Cooler
    4 GB g.skill DDR2-1000
    NVIDIA 8800GT
    OCZ 500W
    Seagate 160GB HDD

    I was thinking about this case and this CPU cooler since the Titan is a bit large.

    I'm a bit concerned about the graphics card fitting, but I managed to squeeze a 9500GT into a friends Apevia HTPC case, so I'm hoping I can get away with it.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I will be starting an htpc project log soon so this excites me. Nice choice on the cooler at a reasonable price. Can't wait to see where this goes...
     
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    I have this just sitting in the house that I can donate to your project. If you somehow find yourself up north, it's yours.
     
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    Damn, that would be awesome! :rockout:
     
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    My thoughts are you should get moving on this. MOAR PICS!!!!!!1
     
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    My boss gave me a old Techbench to use! :D

    Crunching away at 50% right now, because of stock cooling.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Changed up the tech bench a bit and got the 8800gt in. Still waiting on the OCZ PSU thou.

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    Would you be willing to ship if I covered the costs? I think that case would be perfect.
     
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    Okay, so after a bit of changing up I now have my MSI 790XT-G45 Motherboard, 2 x 2GB of Corsair DDR2 RAM, and a Phenom 9750 going for this rig. I was thinking about cases and I'm unsure what to get. I'm want something cheap that doesn't have any side intakes, but has top exhaust fans./bottom mount PSU. Any ideas?
     
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    I have a similar setup as a HTPC in the works (Thanks Gillbot, MTAlex, and CaptainSaveAHoe,)

    It will consist of:

    |MB|: Biostar TF7050-M2 V.5 mATX
    |CPU|: AMD Athlon X2 4200+ (Winsor)
    |Mem|: Corsair XMS2 2x2GB (4GB) DDR2-800Mhz
    |CPU COOLER|: Rocketfish 92MM Cooler RF-UPCUWR
    |VIDEO|: Onboard Nvidia Geforce 7050 with 512MB DDR2
    |PSU|: Cheap 350W PSU (Designed for Intel Prescott), 19Amp 12v+
    |MAIN HD|: Toss up between a maybe dead 320GB sata or a 160GB sata out of my PS3
    |CASE|: None as of yet
    |OS|: Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Once all the parts arrive, I will make some benches for fun :)
     
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    I don't know how I missed your question bro but unfortunately I cannot find a box to put it in to ship so I am offering it as a local pick up. I will let you know if I find one.
     
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    Having a hard time finding something without a side exhaust, but this should fit the bill

    NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted int...
     
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    The NZXT 210 series is one of the best budget cases out there. The frame design is of their top tier cases. NZXT case last a LONG time. My old NZXT M59 is still going strong with a friends build.
     
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    I love my White 210. :)
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    My One and only beef with the 210 series is that they DO NOT make a clear side panel version. If they did, I would sell the vulcan and build around the 210!
     
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    That's the one thing that got to me too! Making your own is not that hard but still would've been nice if they offered it.
     
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    I've had the 210 on my list. I just built a nice backup machine for a client at work in that case and thought it was awesome.
     
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    Yeah, it is. I might remove the HDD cage on mine though, debating it.
     
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    I think I may just end up going with the Source 210. Maybe the Source 220. I'm not 100% quite yet. I'll know after next payday, that's for sure. :laugh:
     
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    I went with my old Bgears case I traded Thrill_Kill a while back! also Edward YGPM :)
     
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    Looking forward to you getting the case, would be nice to have a Source 210 buddy. :laugh:
     
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    Looks like I'll be getting the Silverstone case from Bogmali. Just have to ship him this box so he can ship it here. :rockout:
     
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    :rockout: Which case you getting exactly?
     
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