Here's my PC-V352'ed HTPC!

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I no longer use this as my HTPC but as my Desktop.... I got my dedicated A6-PACK to do the HTPC.


Case: LIAN LI PC-V352
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz
Mobo: ASRock 880GM-LE AM3
Memory: Crucial 4GB 1333
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6450 Fanless 1GB
PSU: Antec NEO ECO 400w
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 for OS
CPU Cooler: Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm
NZXT SENTRY 2 Touch Fan Controller
MS Arc Keyboard
MediaGate GP-IR02BK Remote Best remote ever! Don't forget to install this for the remote.
Rear Exhaust Fan: ENERMAX UC-8EB 80mm
Win 7/64 Ultimate
Aeon MQ3 / Eden 11
Sick Beard / SABnbzd


Group#7 HTPC on eSkRo's list.


I have been through 4 different Nvidia GPU's from GT210's to GT430's they all work fine but have the Macroblocking issue under windows 7 with DXVA2 enabled.
I wen't on a quest to look for the right GPU that won't macroblock.
After many reads and help's from this awesome community it came down to ATI.
No more Macroblocking issues anymore.


This is Macroblocking when you FF or RW a movie and get a blocky/pixelated screen. (Witch I don't get anymore)
(sample here with DXVA2 enabled when FF or RW)

Another thing I found out is that the GT430's don't wake up from sleep and have to do a hard reboot. But the GT210's are fine and the ATI gpu card I have works fine too.


Here is a VIDEO on the case!

Here is a VIDEO using XBMC!








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Temps in a 80F room to 95F....
Stays cool and quiet while watching 1080P.....

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(This post was last modified: 2012-05-13 22:19 by Beer40oz.)
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This GPU is magic.... no noise... low temps idles from 45-49c and watching videos at 1080P goes to 57c and that is with out any of my front fans on. Only the rear exhaust fan is going at 40%.

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(This post was last modified: 2011-11-23 22:15 by Beer40oz.)
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I like it

i'm searching a case too. Trying to build my own HTPC, already have the components, just the case is the only thing that i don't have. It have to be small.. like 16cm high... just keep searching..

But urs is fantastic...

Plataform: AMD FX-8120 | ATI Radeon HD7800 | 16Gb Corsair
| 500Gb Samsung + 320Gb + 1,5Tb | Windows 7 Professional 64Bits | Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium| Creative Inspire T6160 5.1
| XBMC mit Night | Philips 220SW + AOC M2752V:sniffle:
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That thing is beautiful. Makes me want to deck out mine .
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Amazing HTPC!!

Tremendous CPU power u got here!!
XBMC must run fluidly zero lag on a quad core!!

that NZXT SENTRY 2 Touch Fan Controller is wild man!!
Talk about eye candy!!

we have almost the same Gigabyte mobo too!
yours is the P version!!
Giga Rocks!!

your PC-V352 case reigns supreme!!
One of the best looking microATX cases on the market!
(This post was last modified: 2011-08-13 02:08 by eskro.)
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Thank you folks! I am really enjoying this system. The quality of Lian Li is so good. Smile
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Hows the Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P doing?

Smile
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Nod It's working great! I think I am going to become a GigaLover soon! Nod

I have a question for anybody who knows... the WD Caviar Green HD what is the temperature safe zone on them? right now they are about 38C to 42c in idle....

Playing a vid goes to 43-45c....

I guess its all good.
(This post was last modified: 2011-08-15 02:00 by Beer40oz.)
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I have always been told best is under 50
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yeah thats pretty much accurate....

50+ i would start to worry,,,
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I have turned on DXVA2 to solve an issue that on some movies on a specific frame it jerks a little about 5 frames drop (mostly 1080p) and turning DXVA2 it solves the problem. So why is this? Can anyone help on this issue?
(This post was last modified: 2011-08-19 16:51 by Beer40oz.)
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eskro Offline
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Honestly at this point, if DXVA2 solves it for you, just enjoy your HTPC Smile

BTW, your ram is sick crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

O.O
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Just wanted to show my new fanless GPU and new Antec NEO Eco 400w PSU and cleaned up the wires a bit.

By the way the GPU idles at 55c and with a 1080P 25gig test video it goes to 70C
and the room temperature is 85F....

Pretty sweet... now its way silent... loving it.

BTW I had a Corsair CX430 that started buzzing even when the computer was off that fail on me and was sending the wrong voltage to everything. That made my fanless GPU idle at 80c and then almost 100C watching vids....

New PSU solved the problem.

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(This post was last modified: 2011-10-14 05:15 by Beer40oz.)
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nice to see you got it all sorted now!
NEO Eco's are probably the best in my opinion!!
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Owe.Gee.. Beer4Dee-OweZee,

Way to pimp your rig boss!! Glad you were able to get those temps down. Which Benchmark test software did you use to test temps? Also, is this the card you just got EVGA 210 Fanless ? Mr. economical up-grader...lol! Looking at your photos, I cant really see it but saw the name in ur sig. Not sure if that info was updated!
(This post was last modified: 2011-10-14 08:47 by CpTHOOK.)
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