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For the record, I do not think having a 55" monitor four feet in front of you is good. I sit the same distance from my 24" panels and I can see the pixels in them easily if I do not have AA turned on. I also have a one over three setup for my monitors, so I feel you on the bigger screen thing, but that is 1080p x 3+1 so the pixels are much less apparent. Have fun with your TV though.
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Last edited by Marest; 2012-10-11 at 08:40 PM.
I want a Streacom HTPC now, damn you... I have to wait till I move though, money is a bit short, but the work looks amazing and the sleeving looks good! Wish I had the patience to sleeve my PSU.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Marest have you ever posted the components you used for your HTPC? I am going to build one soon and I would like to know what you used.
CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX
storage has arrived
guessing ill be happy with the price it will mostly be a movies/series library dump
ps: later today im expecting my new headset aswell from rma
according to ups it should arrive today
Last edited by shroudster; 2012-10-12 at 09:01 AM.
I'm really tempted to post a super artistic shot of the tube of thermal paste I just ordered when it arrives.
Anyways, the specifications are:
- Mobo: ASRock H77M-ITX
- CPU: Intel Core i3 3220 3,3GHz
- RAM: Corsair Value 2x4GB 1333MHz
- PSU: FSP picoPSU 90W
- Case: Streacom F1C
- ODD: Optiarc Slot-in DVD AD-7800H
- SSD: Samsung 830 128GB
Along with two external USB 2.0 1TB drives.
More shots of my current build-in-progress:
Replacing the cooler:
Only 295mm high:
Last edited by Marest; 2012-10-12 at 03:00 PM.
You're really liking the greyscale option on your camera aren't you
I don't think there are any ITX motherboards for the FM2 socket :/I'd strongly recommend checking out AMD's new HSA solutions for this; Trinity. Sure, the power use is a bit higher, but overall they offer a better ground for a HTPC than intels current CPUs (unless of course you want to cram in a stand-alone graphics card in a larger enclosure).
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well getting the drive up and running was a piece of cake, just had to download some tool for my mobo from gigabyte site reboot once and now im moving my external hdd data :P (1,5tb that was pretty much filled up and was way overdue for getting replaced after +-7 years of constant use)
yea actually thought of getting a NAS but then i gotta share my storage with the rest in the house hehe
but figured for 115 euro 3tb was a better option and ill likely won't have to worry about storage for a long time. (unless games get REALLY big )
Last edited by shroudster; 2012-10-12 at 03:09 PM.
I got it for a shiny new 3930k that I ordered through a work connection I have, and ordered this motherboard as well:
I'm trying to figure out what mATX case I want to go with, and then what type of video card solution, among a lot of other considerations. I'm leaning towards one of Silverstone's mini fortress towers.