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RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - bluray - 2012-04-18 00:06

(2012-04-17 23:59)CpTHOOK Wrote:  Beer....

Wow am I in the dark. I've really lost touch since starting school and havent checked into XBMC as frequent as normal. What a great build my friend. It's seems like you've picked all the right tools for a perfect set-up. Hey..... you know imma copy off you right!! Wink
I thought that you're an Intel guy, and why not another Intel. You can have another Sandy Bridge with HD3000 now- [Mini-ITX] Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz + HD3000 65W.....


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - Beer40oz - 2012-04-18 01:41

(2012-04-17 23:59)CpTHOOK Wrote:  Beer....

Wow am I in the dark. I've really lost touch since starting school and havent checked into XBMC as frequent as normal. What a great build my friend. It's seems like you've picked all the right tools for a perfect set-up. Hey..... you know imma copy off you right!! Wink

Hey man.... back to school.... awesome man..... checking out all the chicks?

Yes copy me man.... you will become and AMD fan quick..... Big Grin


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - CpTHOOK - 2012-04-18 05:52

(2012-04-18 00:06)bluray Wrote:  I thought that you're an Intel guy, and why not another Intel. You can have another Sandy Bridge with HD3000 now- [Mini-ITX] Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz + HD3000 65W.....

What's up Blu..

That's right, I did go the SandyBridge route, but only after a strong recommendation from Eskro and as it turns out, a pretty good choice. But... I would like an all-in-one option. A CPU/APU that can facilitate HDaudio/1080pVideo fluidly without the need for a peripheral GPU. It seems that the AMD A6/A8 chips are doing great in this area as opposed to Intel. In addtion... Beer's set-up just looks koolNod Maybe the i3-2105 can do this too huh??

(2012-04-18 01:41)Beer40oz Wrote:  Hey man.... back to school.... awesome man..... checking out all the chicks? Yes copy me man.... you will become and AMD fan quick..... Big Grin

Yes man... in an intense 12month IT Academy studying to challenge the MCP, MCSA and MCSE certification exams. Hopefully I can begin contributing to XBMC in addition to making a decent salary. Lol... not too many chicks so less distraction. I had been thinking of going the AMD route ever since Eskro's AMD posts.


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - bluray - 2012-04-18 05:57

(2012-04-18 05:52)CpTHOOK Wrote:  Maybe the i3-2105 can do this too huh??
Why not? You can use the same case as Beer for i3-2105 too....


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - Beer40oz - 2012-04-18 06:46

CpTHOOK copy my build and you will be happy happy.... all in one as you say! I actually thinking of building another for my main desktop pc you know the basics surf...download , sickbeard , SAb... and what ever else..... Smile

I been testing this A6-3500 it's wonderful....

Honestly you dont need the A8..... uses more power..... if you game ok....

But this A6 does pretty... well....

AMD did something great here.....

And this ISK300 case....once you see it in person and hear how silent it is..... you will be hooked.

But you guys do what you want.... that is why I am trying to write everything on it so you can copy me and have a great experience for the first time you build it.


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - eskro - 2012-04-18 06:56

+1 for Beer40oz's new HTPC!

Very HArd to beat! very hard...


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - toutsuite - 2012-04-18 10:05

(2012-04-18 05:57)bluray Wrote:  
(2012-04-18 05:52)CpTHOOK Wrote:  Maybe the i3-2105 can do this too huh??
Why not? You can use the same case as Beer for i3-2105 too....
I just ordered everything for an i3-2105 build in the 300-65. Should all be here next week, will let you know how it goes.


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - Sdpbc - 2012-04-18 14:24

What other types of RAM would work with this build (i.e., low profile)? That particular Kingston RAM is relatively expensive here in CDA.


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - jack0w - 2012-04-18 14:51

If you're looking to use the ASRock A75M-ITX, here is the official list of supported memory:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.us.asp?Model=A75M-ITX

Personally, I was on a tight budget so went for Crucial memory, they have a compatibility checker on their own website. Think I paid about £20 for 4GB.
http://www.crucial.com/store/drammemory.aspx


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - Beer40oz - 2012-04-18 15:35

Yup regular crucial ram works fine! no problems....

But i read somewhere that 1866 ram works better with the A series APU's


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - eskro - 2012-04-18 16:33

well yeah, APU's really benefit from 'faster ram' as they use it for cache
and helps speed stuff.


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - CpTHOOK - 2012-04-18 17:02

Hello again fellas...

I did a bit of research on both options(A6-3500 Y i3-2105). The first thing that stood out was the price difference....WHOA!! I just got around to seeing BluRay's i3-2105 post with the same case as you Beer40oz! If and when I do start my new build, it will be within the next 3-4mo so maybe price will drop on the i3. I see both options are 65W but I did notice the TripleCore feature with A6-3500 VS. the DualCore w/the new Hyperthreading technology offered by the i3. I dont game or do anything besides HTPC'n w/XBMC so i'm not sure if these features would be of any extra benefit. Multitasking without issues and no Macro on my HTPC is a must. The only thing I do extra is HDAudio bitstreaming so of course I will be interested in the HD6530D vs. the HD3000 iGPU's.

Hey Blu... do you know of anyone using the i3 along with Daniela's build, if so what was the response?


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - toutsuite - 2012-04-18 20:02

Any good recommendations on replacements for the stock Antec case fan? I'm going to be using a Ceton InfiniTV PCIe card, so I'm leery of relying on the CPU cooler to handle everything. And I've heard the Antec is a bit loud. I'd prefer something that can be controlled via some sort of fan control program.


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - jack0w - 2012-04-18 20:32

I replaced my Antec case fan with a Noctua NF-R8 80mm. It has a 3 pin connector, a set of rubbery mountings to reduce vibration and includes two different cables to adjust the fan speed. Mine is running at around 900rpm and can vouch for it being nice and quiet.

Some reviews here I found when I was doing my homework Wink


RE: Antec ISK 300-65 HTPC A6-3500 Super Silent - bluray - 2012-04-18 23:57

(2012-04-18 17:02)CpTHOOK Wrote:  Hey Blu... do you know of anyone using the i3 along with Daniela's build, if so what was the response?
Unfortunately, the i5 w/ HD2000 is not connect to AVR but it playback my blu-ray files in 1080P with HD2000 iGPU without a hitch......

Maybe, you can ask these guys- Are there problems with i3 2100 without discrete graphics for htpc?