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    Great job and I must say you have an exellent selection of cartoons there nice to see someone else who knows what starfleet is
    Well maybe not heman but I was never a fan of that one.

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    I <3 Commander Makara

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    When I first started it up, at top resolution in Windows, tehre was a black border all around the disaply. It would not go to the edges. I had to go into the catalyst centre (or whatever. I'm not an ATI user normally) and stretch the display or something. There was a techical term for it. I thought that was a bit odd. I'll get the exact phrasing later for you.
    GPU Scaling under the Digital Panel Attributes?

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    need to crop this down




    http://images.myreviewer.com/medium/0000208603.jpg
    She is dam hot


    I'm one of the few people who seem to remember watching this as a kid, I managed to pick up a vhs a while ago.
    I really should get the dvd box set

    EDIT:2nd image link broken put a new pic in
    Last edited by Pob255; 05-03-2009 at 02:39 AM.

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    GPU Scaling under the Digital Panel Attributes?
    yeah, that's the one

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Hey shooty,

    Can you remove the front bezel from the case easily?

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Hawker, I WILL get back to you on that once I've taken on enough booze to contemplate wrenching it off.

    I'm half way there right now. Give me a wee while.

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Ah sorry Shooty, I just thought you might have missed it in amongst everything else, no rush

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Shooty* I would be interested to know how you find the Mobo. as I've been looking at that exact board myself. Which CPU you using with it ?

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Specs HERE.

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Yep, THAT processor.

    I've not noticed any problems with CPU or mobo at all. There is occassional choppiness of VOB/ DVD playback in media centre, but I think this is due to windows itself (something to do with opening media centre, closing it, reopening it) rather than any problems with the system coping with HDMI output.

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    hawker: no, it doesn't seem easily removable... BUT it woul be easy to msking tape it... there is a little recess running all the wa around before it joins the case which is about 5mm deep and wide.

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Hey Shooty,

    Thats great, thanks for letting me know. Newspaper and masking tape itll have to be then . I think Im going to get the NSK2480 (which is a bit bigger than yours, as ive had enough of 1/2 height cards, theyre not really upto the job). Also I can get it with a 380W PSU for &#163;60 brand new.

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Looks great to be honest - I have a shuttle with VMC running and cant live without it - I dont have sky plus like you do, just a freeview card. Surprised by the size of the unit, I did consider the case when I was planning mine, but thought that it would be too big. Looks sweet though.

    Now if they would only enable hardware decoding of bluray HD material from within VMC, then that would be great.

    Oh and btw - the cartoons rule - I grew up with those too - Jayce and Centurions were awesome!!!

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawker1986 View Post
    I think Im going to get the NSK2480... I can get it with a 380W PSU for &#163;60 brand new.
    From where?!

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    Re: HTPC build: Watch it happen!

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    From where?!
    Well from an online retailer, I shan't say which, but someone who works there is a good friend and is willing to do me a good price.

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