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 08/14/2005 09:57 PM
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91RX-7 Boy
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Over the next few months I am going to build the ultimate budget htpc.

It will have a

decent psu, I think iam going to go with a ocz 520w with adjustible rails

3200 or 3500 venice 939. Both should suit a htpc

dvd berner that is sata, also it is a cd berner lol

2 hitachi deskstars sata 3.o gb's drives in raid 0 for fast recording and encoding

all quiet fans, I want it to sound like a tivo basically

zalman 7000 cooler if it fits (they are quiet and very good)

going to damp the sound alot hehe, also put the as5 on the chipset and gfx which I hope can be a crossfire set

replace chipset cooler with a silent passive one

if possiable replace gfx coolers

hoping to make this thingy last long time lol, going to buy case soon, will post pics of it once I paint it
 08/16/2005 08:27 PM
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dude like the hole thing !! but sata dvd burner ?! nerver hurd of it sound cool !

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 09/21/2005 12:20 PM
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nice setup ... i would go with the 3200+ cuz, u can simpply OC to 3500+

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 09/21/2005 08:15 PM
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Hitachi's Deskstars are the best... way to go, doubt they will break for many, many years.

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 09/21/2005 08:18 PM
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QUOTE(stealth13777 @ Sep 21 2005, 08:15 PM)Hitachi's Deskstars are the best... way to go, doubt they will break for many, many years.
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yah i trust hitachi to but wester digital are preaty good to i might say

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 11/04/2005 10:45 PM
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the problem with sata dvd burners is compatibility

just get an IDE dvd burner and you should be fine; every mobo will have ide connectors as well as sata connectors
 11/11/2005 03:37 AM
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I doubt you'll need such a powerful PSU, a decent 350W/400W PSU would be more than sufficent. I would also suggest that you go for an Opteron 144 (has 1 meg L2 cache, and runs at 1.8Ghz) - as they OC' well and run very cool (someone managed to run one without a heatsink and fan).

QUOTEgfx which I hope can be a crossfire set

I thought you were going for a HTPC, or do you plan to game as well?

The 6800 GS looks to be the best price/performance graphics card you can get at the moment, I suggest you have a look into it.

I hope my comments/suggestions have helped you a bit /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

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 11/12/2005 03:30 PM
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QUOTE(OliverMaltby @ Nov 11 2005, 04:37 AM)I would also suggest that you go for an Opteron 144 (has 1 meg L2 cache, and runs at 1.8Ghz) - as they OC' well and run very cool (someone managed to run one without a heatsink and fan). 
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Are you serious? I might try that with my opty rig when I build it this xmas. That's what I call ghetto /cool.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='cool.gif' /> .
 11/12/2005 05:04 PM
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QUOTE(vsingh @ Nov 12 2005, 08:30 PM)Are you serious? I might try that with my opty rig when I build it this xmas. That's what I call ghetto /cool.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='cool.gif' /> .
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Dont try it at stock or you will fry it /excl.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='excl.gif' /> , the person(s) that did it had to drop the v core down to 1volt and drop the speed down to around 1000mhz, I will give you the link if i find it.

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 11/12/2005 05:05 PM
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i still dont believe it, at all.

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 11/13/2005 09:03 PM
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QUOTE(TheReturnOfAZ @ Nov 12 2005, 06:05 PM)i still dont believe it, at all.
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obviously it will fry if you take the hsf off and run it inside the case /ph34r.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ph34r.gif' /> ; taking it out of the case and running it in the open air would work quite well /wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' />
 11/14/2005 12:45 PM
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I remember reading that, he had a stock HS on it but no fan.
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