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    HTPC Advice

    Guys, im in need of some HTPC advice...i have one at the moment, specs are as follows

    antec fusion black case ( worst VFD EVER ! ) the screen is about as useful as a blind bus driver.
    x2 5200
    4gb corsair xms 6400
    Mobo is an asus with onboard HDMI, cant remember model number
    HDD some old wd i had lying around, noisey as hell
    PSU is the one that came with the case, antec 430 jobby ?
    Just a DVD rom as my pc is in the same room, seemed pointless to have two burners.
    Keyboard/mouse is the wireless keysonic jobby
    Pinnacle DVB-t solo stick

    Heres a pic of the setup



    Case...ive gone off it and it seems a little too big for the table, need something shallower and preferbly without a VFD as i would add my own in time.

    CPU cooler, should i go for the AMD 64 pro v2 or the low profile version, or any other ?

    Keyboard, whats this one like..http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Micro...Infrared-Black as we use media center quite a bit now.

    Anything else you think it should have ?

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    Re: HTPC Advice

    u have to have the microshaft ir reciever for that keyboard, i treated myself to a logitech dinovo from ebuyer today when i picked up a corsair psu and ram for my build

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    Re: HTPC Advice

    How about
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec...Slots-Front-IO

    Just a smaller version without a vfd. As long as you are only using low profile cards.

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    Re: HTPC Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    How about
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec...Slots-Front-IO

    Just a smaller version without a vfd. As long as you are only using low profile cards.
    Could do with having space for a VFD in the future dude, oh and must be black

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    Re: HTPC Advice

    Errr Antec fusion?

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    Re: HTPC Advice

    LOL i not already have the fusion ? Is there nothing other than antec ? need something a little shorter than what i have now really as it barely fits on the table !

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    Re: HTPC Advice

    Can't think of much that fits the bill..
    http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...e.php?area=usa

    Might be something in there.

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    Re: HTPC Advice

    Will take a look at silverstones, i use a TJ09 for my rig, what about the cpu cooler mike ?

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      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
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      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
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      • Case:
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      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
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    Re: HTPC Advice

    Not sure about the cooler. I tend to overspend but I would get the Scythe Shuriken if space is an issue

    The best thing about the fusion is it can fit the mini ninja and run it passive due to the placement of the 120mm fans.

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