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    So who here has built a successful HTPC?

    I'm thinking about building a HTPC based in a low profile case such as the Hiper Media Chassis (http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20051003/index.html) but having read the problems the TH guys ran into using that case i'm left a little less enthrilled. So back to my original question, who where has built a quiet fully fledged HTPC (HDTV, S-Video, DVI etc) using a low profile case and if so what components did you use?

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    I haven't, but if you search the forum or look in the project log area you will find some people who have

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    Ah cheers m8, just getting used to navigating around this place, cool blog bth!

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    I am running a Hiper as part of mine - and the main thing which it causes pain to is the HDD - infact 2 of mine have become corrupted now because of it and I am unable to format them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    I am running a Hiper as part of mine - and the main thing which it causes pain to is the HDD - infact 2 of mine have become corrupted now because of it and I am unable to format them again.
    Is that through heat build up or movement of the SATA connector?

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    Heat, not SATA connector....

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    I have! I am currently putting the finishing touches (adding a second tuner, improving remote control & woman friendliness) to a mythbox in a Silverstone LC04 - couldn't be happier with it...just a pain that it only allows one PCI slot.

    Using s-video out at the mo - works fine, but might switch to a geforce 6 series card for component out and less cpu usage for outputting mpeg-II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acsnet
    Ah cheers m8, just getting used to navigating around this place, cool blog bth!
    No probs.

    And thanks, will find something useful for my site eventually

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byatt
    I have! I am currently putting the finishing touches (adding a second tuner, improving remote control & woman friendliness) to a mythbox in a Silverstone LC04 - couldn't be happier with it...just a pain that it only allows one PCI slot.

    Using s-video out at the mo - works fine, but might switch to a geforce 6 series card for component out and less cpu usage for outputting mpeg-II.
    Ah nice one, what cpu and board have you got rigged up in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acsnet
    Ah nice one, what cpu and board have you got rigged up in it?
    I'm running some Epox based nforce 2 board (8rda+, I think) with an AMD 1500+ mobile, which runs at a tepid 35 under load under a "so-quiet you think it could be broken" panaflo fan.

    Quite a low spec really, but dvb really doesn't need a great deal of CPU power.

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    i have, 1700+ @ 1ghz with 512 of 3200, and a quiet 40gb maxtor drive, cpu is passive altho pretty high, in a case set behidn the Tv at home admitadly though, no low profileness for me, not that hard to do, just keeping them quiet but cool is the catch
    Under Development...

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    I am considering one of these chassis:

    http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-sg01.htm

    http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-lc02.htm

    or

    http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-lc11m.htm


    This will be my secondary media centre - in the bedroom - since downstairs I have an Intel 'OurRoom' PC coming - which is the same one which Alienware, and HiGrade sell.


    No data is held on the remote PC - but the applications I use and I want the net access means I can't use a media extender.

    Films and Music are held on my Sysnology box (with a 400GB drive)

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    • Lee H's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 Carbon Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 8700K Unlocked CPU
      • Memory:
      • 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3200 LPX
      • Storage:
      • 250GB 960 EVO + a few more drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6GB Palit GTX 1060 Dual
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      • Antec Truepower 750W Modular Blue
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T White Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 PRO
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Asus MX279H & 24" Acer 3D GD245HQ + the 3D glasses
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media
    I've a media Centre system but its in a normal ATX Tower case.

    Gives much more flexibility and more hard-drives are able to be used for storage

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    that 3rd link definitly David, looks very nice
    Under Development...

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    I should have my digital home stuff ready to write up soon

    I think i've sorted the Hiper again - HDD corruption

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    I have

    specs are

    Silverstone lc03 (silver)
    Antec true power 430 psu
    Abit Nf7s mk 2
    Athlon xp2800+
    512mb dual channel ddr
    2 x seagate 200gb hd's
    Ati radeon gfx
    Black gold tv card
    Wireless pci card
    Creative x-fi audio card (into Denon 2805 av Amp into B&W Speakers)
    Pioneer 109 dvdrw
    3.5" 12 in 1 memory card reader
    Windows mce

    Works a treat
    Plenty of info can be found on the net loads of forums ect

    Digitizer...

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