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Build ordered! - Seppuku - 2012-04-20 18:32
Copied off Beer's build pretty much exactly.
Now is the time to tell me if I got something wrong so I can cancel. lol
Going to use the stock fan unless someone convinces me the scythe is worth the trouble.
ASRock Socket FM1/AMD A75 ITX
Antec ISK 300-65
Noah Company MediaGate GP-IR02BK Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate MCE Remote Control, 2 Channel IR
60gig OCZ Agility 3 SSD
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB)
RE: Build ordered! - Beer40oz - 2012-04-20 18:53
WoW! man I did not know my build would bring this much attention....
Why the OCZ SSD? why not Patriot Torx 2 they make a 64 gig... oh why 60 gig?
Everything else looks good!!!
RE: Build ordered! - bluray - 2012-04-20 19:06
(2012-04-20 18:32)Seppuku Wrote: Going to use the stock fan unless someone convinces me the scythe is worth the trouble.You'll be find with the stock fan. You can set CPU to "Cool ‘n’ Quiet" in AsRock Bios Advance tab and set the CPU operating temperature to 50 degrees in Bios Hardware/Health Monitor tab....and you set both CPU and case fan to level 5.......it'll be very quiet.
If you want to bootup faster, you can try AsRock instant bootup option- Instant Boot ver:1.29. You'll be surprise by how quick it bootup.....
Everything else is fine....you'll enjoy it.......
RE: Build ordered! - Beer40oz - 2012-04-20 19:12
When you have SSD you will boot at 20Sec you won't need the Instant Boot....(well my Patriot does.) The instant boot will keep your power brick on... I would not like that.
RE: Build ordered! - Driver 944 - 2012-04-20 19:24
I would consider using a Crucial M4 instead of the OCZ. Less chance of a headache down the road ...
RE: Build ordered! - bluray - 2012-04-20 19:41
(2012-04-20 19:12)Beer40oz Wrote: When you have SSD you will boot at 20Sec you won't need the Instant Boot....(well my Patriot does.) The instant boot will keep your power brick on... I would not like that.It'll be fine....I use it for more than a year now and I never have any problem with AsRock instant boot option so far.......
Check these out-
Asrock Instant Boot Up On My Desk Top PC
Instant Boot on ASRock N7AD-SLI Motherboards
RE: Build ordered! - Seppuku - 2012-04-20 19:57
Went with the OCZ because it was 60 bucks for 60 gigs. Seemed like a good deal, and I can swap it into other machines and its big enough to be useful down the line.
Is the little keyboard you link in your build worth it, is the trackpad for the mouse use-able? I was planning on just doing a ghetto usb keyboard for now if I need to dump out into a web browser or something.
I'm assuming the remote plus asrock mobo allows me to power on and off with the remote and navigate all of xbmc.
RE: Build ordered! - Driver 944 - 2012-04-20 20:52
(2012-04-20 19:57)Seppuku Wrote: Went with the OCZ because it was 60 bucks for 60 gigs. Seemed like a good deal, and I can swap it into other machines and its big enough to be useful down the line.
I can give you 3 reasons why the M4 is a better value.
1) The M4 seems to be more reliable compared to the OCZ because of the controller.
That's just how I tend to look at it ........ everyone is different. I think it's worth the extra money.
RE: Build ordered! - eskro - 2012-04-20 21:01
Seppuku, the keyboard your talking about
was suggested by me to Beer40oz
and is also listed in my HTPC guide!
I personally own it and it rocks!
you can definitely use the trackpad for the mouse controls!
you just have to give you like 1 week to get used to it
as its really small!!
RE: Build ordered! - Seppuku - 2012-04-20 21:02
I can't argue with that, but I already went a little overbudget so I'd be sad to keep inching the price up. I think I'm going to ignorantly forge ahead and hope for the best. Thanks for the info and heads up though, if the OCZ fails me I'll look for the M4 and learn an expensive lesson
I'm also a total noob, anyone have a link that will give me a guide to installing win7 from a usb key? Never done it before.
(2012-04-20 21:01)eskro Wrote: Seppuku, the keyboard your talking about
Can I use the remote to turn the machine on/off or do I need that keyboard?