Show us yer HTPC....

Discussion in 'HTPC' started by flu!d, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. ni9ht_5ta1k3r

    ni9ht_5ta1k3r Member

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    yes, you can stick a PCI-E x1 into an x16 slot.
     
  2. gbh

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    what'd that cost you all up?
     
  3. Pugs

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    mines been rocking for the better part of two years in it's current set up... :D:thumbup:
     
  4. Evil ZeR0

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    at the time i built it $350
     
  5. mike-s

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    All the connectors to the "back" of the groove in the connector are basic power connections, everything "in front" of that on a pci-e x1 is data. In a x16 slot there are presumably 16 times as many data connectors in the front of the card. I also suspect that there must be a few power connectors thrown in there for good measure for the expected power demands from full length cards.
     
  6. AthlonMan

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    Had this for several years now;

    Q6600
    4Gb RAM
    1 or 2tb HDD
    Windows 7
    P5E-V HDMI

    It's been a pretty decent system when it works. I think it's one of the original boards that came with integrated HDMI and sometimes it can be a PITA to get sound to work. The biggest reason why I don't often use it has been because the sleep functions intermittently stop working though.

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  7. ELiTEE

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    Purchased recently off a member.

    Antec 2480B case with PSU
    Intel Pentium E5200 CPU with Scythe Ninja Mini cooler
    Gigabyte G31 Mobo
    4GB RAM
    Passive ATI HD5450
    40GB Intel SSD
    1TB WDGREEN
    Samsung Bluray player
    Noctua 120mm fan
    Kworld Dual DVBT TV Tuner

    Pretty happy with it plays everything I need it to no issues with 1080p and also outputs HD audio to my receiver, setup running win 7 with xbmc also running Usenet with sick beard and couch potato

    Currently in the process of building another one for my brother trying to keep it as cheap as possible, anyone have recommendation for a good case/power supply combo for around $100 if not ill just go for the antec again.

    Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L
    SL9S8 (Intel Core 2 Duo E6600) 2.4GHz/4M/1066/06
    2GB RAM Memory
     
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  8. Pugs

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    Intel BOXDCCP847DYE NUC + 4GB of ram and an Intel 60gb mssd .... damm this thing not only sexy but fast and plYs 1080p so well
     
  9. torana355

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    I just built this, it has a
    Silverstone GD05 HTPC case.
    Asus H87M Pro Motherboard
    Intel 4140 i3
    8Gb Corsair XMS3 Ram
    Seasonic G Series 360w PSU
    Samsung EVO 120gb SSD



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  10. Madengineer

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    I'm currently running a G860 with a H71M, 2X2gb, on board graphics (With some big generic Compaq case.
     
  11. VirtualNinja

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    Installed a Samsung 830 60Gb OS Drive and gave the cabling a tidy.


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    Q8400 stock
    Intel DX48BT2 board
    8GB DDR3 1600
    6450 1GB
    830 60GB
    1TB WD Green
    Leadtek Dual HD tuner
    BR Drive
    Seasonic 650w PSU
     
  12. roh008

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    Running an N40L NAS with a few mods to allow usage of additional e-SATA port and Internal ports to run at full speed. Currently holds around 30TB with no spare SATA ports now. Also put a GT620 card for 1080p + HD Audio to my receiver.
    I rip BluRay to MKV and store it locally on the machine too. Going strong for the last 3-4years but it's time to upgrade. Capable of serving content, music/movies /TV whilst overseas now with NBN which is great.
     
  13. Copie

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    Is this a question or a statement?

    Anyways in the spirit of the thread. I run a Shield TV. Backend is plex of course which draws content from a sydney based cloud server. Works brilliantly even direct streaming content, but if it needs to transcode its got the horsepower to do that as well. Hosting around 100tb of media content at the moment.
     
  14. roh008

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    was reading other builds and ended up writing a self reflective comment - lol

    The Pros are - very small unit that can hold 6 HDDs and a GPU.
    Cons - Fine for 1080p but that's it. Underpowered for me to try other things, can do transcoding though have not done this a lot.
     
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  15. VL_BT1

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    Is that a rented cloud server? What does that set you back?
     
  16. Sankari

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    HTPC in a vintage radio chassis. Literally built from spare parts I had sitting about the place.

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    Initial installation was scruffy, as I was still working out where everything should go. It's all held in place properly now, no more duct tape. :tongue:

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    I put the power LED behind the frequency selector. Lines up nicely with the wood grain.

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    No idea why the ram is running so slow, any suggestions? It ticks along quite nicely though. GFX card obviously isn't powerful enough to run 4K, I'd like to upgrade it later when I finally get some 4K media.
     
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  17. WishBone17

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    God Damn son!! nice work. stunning
     
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  19. power

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    how are you keeping that ventilated (exhaust mare than anything)

    wood has a tendency to hold a fair whack of heat.
     
  20. broccoli

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    That speaker cover in the front is "holey"
     

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