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    Finished Media Centre Build

    So I finally finished my media centre build,
    Many thanks to format, CAT-THE-FITH and everyone else who had some input into my queries.

    Components:
    Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H
    Intel Pentium Dual Core E6300
    2GB OCZ Nvidia SLi
    1TB Samsung Spinpoint
    E-Mini Micro ATX Case

    Picture log here

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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    looking good, but whats with the "SLI" ram>???

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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Will404 View Post
    looking good, but whats with the "SLI" ram>???
    SLi memory doesn't have much of anything to do with SLi, it's just another name for EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles).

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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    Well after all that, I plugged in and was greated by sparks and smoke.
    I'm hoping to god it was just the PSU.

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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Zap View Post
    Well after all that, I plugged in and was greated by sparks and smoke.
    I'm hoping to god it was just the PSU.
    Ouch, hope that it was nothing majour, and that you can claim it on warrenty/home insurance

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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    Computer guts everywhere, looks to be like it's just the PSU.
    Slight dilemma, I can't seem to find another PSU that will fit..

    It measures roughly 4.7cm deep, 8.5cm wide, 6cm tall

    Are these a certain type obtaniable somewhere else?
    Would really like a decent make with a warranty after this mishap.
    Needs to be 24 pin and Sata compliant.

    Basically needs to be able to cope with the build in the first post.
    The dead PSU is a "LR-FLX300W".

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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    Look at LinITX:

    http://linitx.com/


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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    That's awful news my friend, hopefully, it's just the PSU and you're up running in no time!

    You said it's a microATX case? Maybe it's a microATX PSU? You could post details of the PSU that went, it might help to establish what kind you require? Is it a new case? If so, why not return it for a replacement?

    Best Wishes.

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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    Sorry to here about the PSU death

    I must say I love the paint finish on the front of that case did it come like that?

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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Sorry to here about the PSU death

    I must say I love the paint finish on the front of that case did it come like that?
    The case came off Ebay and there has been no changes to the finish.

    It is available in several colours:

    http://www.diytrade.com/china/4/prod...tml#normal_img


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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    The seller had gotten it as a sample, although it says on the listing it comes with a 12 month warranty I don't hold much hope of getting a replacement.

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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    i know this may sound stupid but was the psu set to run on 110v because if it was thats why it went up in smoke, i seen it happen before

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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    Was the first thing i checked before plugging it all in, I probably should of tested everything before installing though.

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    Re: Finished Media Centre Build

    Never got a reply about the case/psu, still waiting on it..
    Whinged alot and my dad decided to lend me the money so I've ordered a new case and psu that should arrive tuesday.

    It's kinda the same form, slim and vertical..
    I'll post some more pics when it's all together
    Will test it out of the case first too!

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