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    Default ...i was looking for a htpc case then i see this



    Front: Polk RTi6
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    That's pretty wild.
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    That's actually a pretty nice case.

    http://www.gmc.co.kr/english/program...y=11&depth2=25

    Take a look at some of the "action shots" in the gallery though. Made me laugh.

    the only problem I have with it is that it only has room for two internal drives and only one optical drive. But, if you drop one of these in:


    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMPSU-...N%3DB00154QAXQ

    and that could end up being a pretty spiffy gamer rig!


    And yes, I have an internal array in my home machine. I have 7 hard drives totaling 1.6TB so I use all of my internal and external bays. Yes, my system runs hot but there are 9 fans in the case, all of the them variable speed and the entire case is aluminum. Cooling has always been a problem.
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    Fugly, if you ask me.
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    Wow, that's pretty wild.
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    Check out Corsair, Xigmatek, Antec. Nice cases with allot of airflow for great cooling. I kinda like the case above, I tend to like different.
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    That power supply is the tits.. I use whatever case i can get and just mod it if i need more fans or airflow.. I would rather spend the coin on guts
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    but i endup getting these. nice little chasis, like the brushed aluminum (black)

    Front: Polk RTi6
    Center: Polk CSIa4
    Rear: Polk M10
    Receiver: AVR Denon 789
    HTPC Soundcard: Emu-0404 USB for 2.1, Creative X-Fi Platinum for 5.1 (SPDIF out to AVR)
    Headset: Grado RS2 + Grado RA1 amp
    Mic: Neumann KMS605
    TV: Toshiba Regza 52' 120Hz

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    I don't particularly like that case either :o

    i do however like my Antec FUSION remote MAX! :D

    http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NzE0

    The pictures do it NO justice! the thing is beautifull IMO and matche's VERY nicely with my yamaha AVR :)

    Now if i could only get the stupid 8 pin extension cable here i could fire this thing up and enjoy my new HTPC :o




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    Intel e5300 | Asus p5q DLX | LG ch08 BD | OCZ 4g reaper2 | WD 1TB | Sapphire 4890 VaporX 1g | Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 | OCZ modXtreme 700w | Antec Fusion remote MAX

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    I have the same case, I love it.

    Yours looks empty in comparison though. :D

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    A modular PSU with some cut n' chop extension's and a lil' wire management with a stock CPU cooler make a BIG difference! lol I'm a bit anal when it come's to wiring in my PC's :o

    here's a pic of my Liquid cooled P4 on it's side while i was bleeding the loop and another of the backside:




    How do you like that coolermaster HSF and what are you packin' in that sucker? :D

    I'm thinking of getting a TRUE 120 later on down the road :)
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    Intel e5300 | Asus p5q DLX | LG ch08 BD | OCZ 4g reaper2 | WD 1TB | Sapphire 4890 VaporX 1g | Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 | OCZ modXtreme 700w | Antec Fusion remote MAX

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    That's actually a Coolmaster V10. http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/prod...roduct_id=2880

    I had to trim the front of it with a belt sander so it would fit in the case. And if it wasn't for the low profile sound card, there would be no way it would fit. If I were to do it over again, I would probably go with water cooling though.

    The rest of the rig is as follows:
    i7 920
    6 gigs of OCZ Gold DDR3
    P6T Deluxe mobo
    NVidia 260 Black Edition
    1.25 TB of HD space
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750(upgrading soon)
    ASUS Xonar HD AV1.3 sound card
    Coolmaster V10 Hybrid CPU cooler
    Antek Fushion Max HTPC case
    Blu Ray drive
    MX-518 mouse
    Saitek Eclipse keyboard with LED backlit keys

    I'm still running XP though. I bought another HD for W7, but it won't install on it. The installer will only let me install it on my C drive, which is nearly full.
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    SWEET rig you got there! :D the new intel stuff was/is to pricey for me right now so i went the more basic route :o

    Man that coolermaster is HUGE! :D since i went with a more basic CPU i think i should be OK with the stock HSF for now and i decided to get a nice Thermalright HR-03 for my GFX card since it will be doing most of the work ;)

    You're running the Lo-Pro model Xonar? How do you like the sound quality? I got the standard height one and it's HUGE for a soundcard! even has it's own molex connector!

    I suck with the programming stuff so i think after i get it all assembled i'll take it in and have the tech set it all up for me, i'd like to dual boot Xp & VISTA :)
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    HTPC
    Intel e5300 | Asus p5q DLX | LG ch08 BD | OCZ 4g reaper2 | WD 1TB | Sapphire 4890 VaporX 1g | Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 | OCZ modXtreme 700w | Antec Fusion remote MAX

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    It's different than the Xtreme Music that it replaced.

    Even though I'm using the digital coax to feed my DAC and they claim there is no processing in the mode I'm using, it sounds sharper. It makes me wonder about the creative card that it replaced. It also has a LOT more gain, which helps me since I'm running a passive preamp, but can make adjusting the volume a little twitchy at times. Due to it's additional "sharpness", I'm going to have to make a couple of subtle changes in the rest of my rig.

    I would skip Vista and just go for Windows 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    I'm going to have to make a couple of subtle changes in the rest of my rig.
    Big surprise there... :D

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    Hey, there's a first for everything. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    It's different than the Xtreme Music that it replaced.

    Even though I'm using the digital coax to feed my DAC and they claim there is no processing in the mode I'm using, it sounds sharper. It makes me wonder about the creative card that it replaced. It also has a LOT more gain, which helps me since I'm running a passive preamp, but can make adjusting the volume a little twitchy at times. Due to it's additional "sharpness", I'm going to have to make a couple of subtle changes in the rest of my rig.

    I would skip Vista and just go for Windows 7.
    Xonar is DEFINATELY a MUCH better choice than Creative poo-poo! Anything Creative before X-fi was/is decent but now they suck :( I'll be using the HDMI on mine and can't wait to hear it perform :D

    I have Xp & Vista on hand so i'll use Xp for some older game's that i still like to play every so often and Vista will be for the built in MCE and newer game's i'd like to get ;) I also have a thing with using Virgin OS' let someone else pop the cherries :p i'll upgrade if/when i need to or 7 is tried + true :)

    What are you thinking of upgrading?
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    Intel e5300 | Asus p5q DLX | LG ch08 BD | OCZ 4g reaper2 | WD 1TB | Sapphire 4890 VaporX 1g | Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 | OCZ modXtreme 700w | Antec Fusion remote MAX

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    I just bought a Xonar D2 card and it is simply an amazing card for SQ. It is night and day difference from Mobo chipset sound also. I bought PCI version which is the D2 and it installed no problems. Highly recommended. Also nice cases and install gents.
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    good to hear of another satisfied Xonar customer! ALL of the Xonar line-up are GREAT card's IMHO :)

    Thank's Sherardp :)
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    HTPC
    Intel e5300 | Asus p5q DLX | LG ch08 BD | OCZ 4g reaper2 | WD 1TB | Sapphire 4890 VaporX 1g | Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 | OCZ modXtreme 700w | Antec Fusion remote MAX

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    i found Azuentech X- FiForte / Prelude are also tobe equally great choices for HTPC.
    Front: Polk RTi6
    Center: Polk CSIa4
    Rear: Polk M10
    Receiver: AVR Denon 789
    HTPC Soundcard: Emu-0404 USB for 2.1, Creative X-Fi Platinum for 5.1 (SPDIF out to AVR)
    Headset: Grado RS2 + Grado RA1 amp
    Mic: Neumann KMS605
    TV: Toshiba Regza 52' 120Hz

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