Well Folks, Got allot done today. We finished Ripping and Routing all the wood for the Panels. While the guys were ripping and routing, I was building the HTPC. Got it all finished and got Windows XP 64 bit installed. Don't know If I'm gonna keep Windows XP 64 bit on it because I'm not sure how many apps are going to work with it.
However, I am happy to say the HTPC is running extremely Quiet and Extremely Cool. I even got the Fans running at 12 Volts right now and I'm gonna cut them all down to 5 Volts Which should Pretty much make the HTPC completely dead quiet. That Zalman Cooler id Incredibly Quiet and So isn't the Seasonic 500 Watt PSU.
Thanks mcascio for Chiming in.
I had Windows XP Media Center on my other PC (Sony Vaio) and it seemed like every 3rd or 4th launch of the Main Lobby would not open up. I would have to re-install Main Lobby again to get it to run for another 3 or 4 launches. However, the Main Lobby Server always opened with no Problem. Is there conflicts between the two? Or was it something to do with running a Trial version?
Will Main Lobby/DVD/Music run on Windows XP 64 bit with No issues?
Let Me Know, I'm ready to Purchase.
Now to the Best part we all love, the Pictures
Here is a shot of the Empty Case. This is from the Back. On the Rear right you will see the back of the 7" Touch Screen and to the Left of it is where the DVD Drive and Card Reader goes.
Fast Forward to Everything installed... One thing about PCs, they sure have enough Damn wires to Drive you Nuts. The Hardest part about building these is routing the wires to look neat and not restrict any needed airflow inside the case. I just plugged everything in first to make sure everything is working, Next, I have to make it neat after I confirm everything is fine.
What a Mess!!!!
About a Half Hour of routing the wires around makes things look much nicer. I will pick up some wire tubes tomorrow at Tiger Direct to make the inside even cleaner.