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    Yet Another New Build Thread !!




    A quiet HTPC
    case has been requested
    drives will be in raid 1

    Any suggestions / comments ?
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    Re: Yet Another New Build Thread !!

    HTPC and no blu ray, the LG blu ray/HD DVD drive is so lovely and quiet, thoroughly recommend it

    If you are using onboard graphics I think this serves better
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150278

    2GB would be fine.

    X2 rather than X3 to save energy?

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    The Asus motherboard which staffsMike suggested is very good for the money. I would also go for the 64 bit version of Vista.


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    Re: Yet Another New Build Thread !!

    thank you for comments its going to be used for a bit more than a HTPC realy
    hence the x3 and 4gb ( not realy much difference in price between 2 and 4 )
    the reason for the 790gx over the 780g was :-

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    I can see why you would want the extra strength in the graphics, but that 780G has all the video outputs you could want for an HTPC which is why I suggested it

    Neither boasts very good gaming potential and the 780G is more than capable of all HD requirements.

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    Re: Yet Another New Build Thread !!

    If you stick to AMD CPUs with a 95w TDP and below the following motherboard seems good for the money:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/JandW...RAID-uATX-HDCP

    It is basically a 780G motherboard with 128mb of GDDR2 on the motherboard for the integrated graphics card.


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