Finally, the waiting is Over!! Here's my HTPC!! - Printable Version
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- macer - 2011-04-25 13:36
ur motherboard does not have display ports?
- eskro - 2011-04-25 21:37
well yes, i have D-Sub + DVI display ports on the mobo itself...,
its just the HDMI comes from my GT210....
- davidw - 2011-05-12 09:51
If someone needs the case http://cgi.ebay.at/Antec-Micro-Fusion-Remote-350-/120722120539?pt=DE_Elektronik_Computer_Geh%C3%A4use&hash=item1c1b995f5b
- Vogelsong - 2011-05-13 05:13
Im getting ready to build a htpc of my own and have stumbled across this very helpful thread.
Thank you for the info. I do have one question.
Why the SSD and the 2T HD? Instead of the 2T HD on its own?
- Vogelsong - 2011-05-13 05:29
Ok so after reading a lot of stuff about your build and anothers. It sounds like your running the OS and XBMC on the SSD and storing the media on the HD.
Is this essential for a fast system?
- eskro - 2011-05-13 06:21
Vogelsong Wrote:Ok so after reading a lot of stuff about your build and anothers. It sounds like your running the OS and XBMC on the SSD and storing the media on the HD.
uhm, its not only about that...
its really not recommended to run your OS and store your Media on the same drive...
yes even tho you can partition the drive in 2, it doesnt matter,,,
its not recommended...
when you fill your 2TB drive with stuff, what will you do?
the idea is always the same,,,
have a single central storage place (aka NAS) for all your media
that would feed all HTPC's around your house!!
but since i was running out of money,
i couldnt buy both a HTPC + NAS at the same time,,
but i still needed a hard drive to start storing my movies on it...
so thats why i bought an SSD just for my OS + XBMC
and bought a seperate Hard Drive to hold my movies till i make more money
to spend on a dedicated NAS...
so that 2TB hard drive will be moved into my NAS eventually,,,
so yeah, thats the idea
- indiejones - 2011-05-20 17:38
I've got a Popcorn Hour C-200 and I'm looking to upgrade to my first HTPC (strictly films & Music/Pictures, Youtube iPlayers etc...)
I would like it to be able to do high bit rate BluRay's converted to MKV's and to be able to run full XBMC with AEON skin smoothly, my OS will be Win7 preferably this Windows Tiny7 I keep hearing about on here
on the basis of your setup I was hoping not to use a graphics card but use a AMD Phenom II x2 560 to do both CPU/GPU, I've chosen the Gigabyte MB as it's got 5.1 analog out to utilise the 5.1 PCM input on my AVR and has HDMI out
[CASE] Antec Fusion-remote black htpc micro atx with ir and remote no psu
[CPU] AMD Phenom II x2 560 black edition callisto core S AM3 33ghz 7mb cache ht 4000mhz 80wl
[MOBO] Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-US2H 760G Socket AM3 DVI VGA HDMI Out 8 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard
[SSD HDD] Corsair 32GB Nova SSD 2.5" 195MB/s Read, 70MB/s Write, Inc 2.5" To 3.5" Bracket
[RAM] 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 Classic, DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V
[PSU] 430w Corsair CMPSU 430CX builder series 80 EFF120mm fan single 12v rail ATX psu
[SATA HDD] 2tb-Western Digital WD20ears Caviar Green Sata 3gb S Intellipower 64mb cache 8ms
Whats your thoughts?
- eskro - 2011-05-20 21:38
the remote that came with my ANTEC case is really cheap/Not very responsive...
i use it only to POWER ON and OFF my HTPC,,,
and even doing so, signal is something not reaching the IR receiver it has built-in...
and dont go crazy on the LCD screen, if i didnt have it, i wouldnt cry at all...
really nothing to go crazy about...
I suggest you get another case and save money...
if you like bulky case like that, check out the Silverstone GD05....
or if u wanna save even more money, u can go with this Silverstone ML03B case
but the CORSAIR cpu wont fit well in it,,,
you'll the ANTEC EARTHWATTS 380W for that case...
I would add at least get a GT210 video card in your build...
Even tho the CPU is strong enough, im not sure that using the onboard mobo video
would suffice for 1080P...
honestly, i strongly suggest you get the GT210....
For CPU, the ATHLON X2 250 is widely used and perfect!
- indiejones - 2011-05-21 01:24
Thanks for the heads up Escro
I've just realized that your case comes with 350w PSU so this would make it a cheaper alternative to the one I picked... as for the crappy remote that comes with the case I'm not too bothered as I've got a Harmony One remote... eventually though I do want to go the tcp/ip iPad way using iRule & Global Cache more info on iRule forum
I hear ya on the GPU & CPU but wanted to hear it from the horses mouth
I've just got to sell my C-200 NMT which shouldn't be too hard as long as price is right.
- Dyllanw - 2011-05-25 02:37
Recognition when I opened this topic. Build my HTPC over a year ago and it's sort of a light version of yours (mostly when it comes to powerusage I think .) Athlon 240e, Asus M4A785G HTPC mobo, 2 Gb of memory, 40Gb SSD and a HD5450 graca. Even the case is the light version of yours as it's the same one but mine comes without the small screen on the left hand side.
Like you, I have installed Windows 7 x64 cause I just like Windows. Do you have XBMC autolaunched on startup or do you just never quit XBMC en just hibernate the HTPC?
Btw, why do you also have the Gyration mouse if you can use the Rii Mini as a mouse?