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post #1 of 5 Old 06-05-2011, 04:05 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi Guys,

So I'm moving out of my parents place in september (yay!) and I decided I won't be getting cable tv so I searched around for alternatives and ran into this forum as well as assassin's guide (thanks for the great info!) to help me try to build my first HTPC. Please let me know if they will fit in the case properly and also if anything could be better. Thanks!!

My primary uses:
- media player
- OTA HD PVR/DVR (not sure what the difference is)
- For my fill of sports - I plan to get NBA league pass so I can watch it via internet - is there a seamless way to integrate this into WMC (what im planning to use) or alternative? I'm guessing not but thought i'd ask...
- want it to be quiet

Here's my build so far:

CASE:
Silverstone Grandia GD06B mATX HTPC Case 1X5.25 3X3.5 Hot-Swap 2X2.5 3X120MM USB 3.0 Fan No PS Black

MOBO:
ASUS P8H67-M Evo REV3.0 mATX H67 LGA1155 2PCI-E16 PCI-E1 PCI DP HDMI Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard

CPU:
Intel Core i3 2100T Dual Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 2.5GHZ Sandy Bridge 3MB

HD:
Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps

Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB SATA2 3Gbps 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM

MEMORY:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-10666CL8D-4GBXM 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL-8-8-8-24 Memory

PSU:
Antec Neo Eco 450C Power Supply ATX 12V Active PFC 80PLUS 120MM Fan

+ WIFI card, TV Tuner, BR combo drive (will all these fit?)
ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Network Adapter 802.11B/G/N Up to 300MBPS PCI-EXPRESS

Hauppauge WinTV HVR-2250 Half Height PCI-E Dual TV Tuner 2XANALOG 2XDIGITAL ATSC/QAM Hardware MPEG2

Samsung SH-B123L 12X BD-ROM & DVD Burner Combo Internal SATA W/ Power DVD Software Retail Box
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I would use a an i3-2100 rather than an i3-2100t, I actually used an i7-2600k.
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thanks for letting me know. was trying to find the difference between 2100 and 2100T
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thanks for letting me know. was trying to find the difference between 2100 and 2100T

The 2100t is ultra low power. the 2100 is faster and cheaper and does not use too much power.
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The 2100t is ultra low power. the 2100 is faster and cheaper and does not use too much power.

In real world testing by renethx they used exactly the same amount of power.
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