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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:19 am    Post subject: HTPCs Reply with quote





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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That power supply is a monster!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would you need a 750 watt PSU for a HTPC?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green_Lantern wrote:
Why would you need a 750 watt PSU for a HTPC?

Had it and my HD6870 laying around doing nothing, so i bought the rest of a cheap little build and figured i'd slap it all together in a little easy to move case.
Maybe, just maybe if i took out the blu-ray drive and cut half the cables off the PSU i could make it all fit, but goddamn.

Think i might just get a bigger case. As a bonus i'd be able to fit a second HDD in it and i could RAID them up.

At leas the build itself works pretty good. Me and my mate played rust for a couple of hours last night, couldn't find each other for shit. The CPU temps are very odd, though. Appear to flicker around randomly, up to around 80 degrees in gaming. Considering the size of the pathetic heatsink that's actually pretty good.

All in all, HTPCs not even once. If you insist, for the love of god use a modular PSU and a 2.5" drive.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make something cool. Weld it on in its own compartment.. IMPRESS US!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright guys, so what should i do with this thing?
Should i spend more money on a modular PSU and MicroATX case or should i use what i've got laying around and try to cram everything in?

I'm about to upgrade my desktop so i'm going to be redoing it with a 60gb SSD and 2x4gb soon anyway.

One benefit of the bigger case would be more room for a cooler for the CPU, got it at stock clocks at the moment because i don't trust the temps as is, but with enough heatsink i might be able to get it up to the same 4.8ghz i run my i5 at, maybe help framerate.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just get a bigger case, brah.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spend the money you would spend on a new psu and instead get yourself a MicroATX Mini Tower that way you can fit in a better cooler.

This one has 120mm in the back and space for one in the front.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811553011

Cooler, I am assuming you want to go air cooling.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099



My girlfriend is about to build a ITX gaming pc. I will be sure to post some pictures for y'all.
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