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Jaytradertee's Avatar Jaytradertee
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02-17-2008 | Posts: 13
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Here is my setup.


ps-aux's Avatar ps-aux
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The Setup;
Sony Bravia KDL-46XBR4
Denon AVR-4308Ci
Definitive Tech Mythos 8 x3 (Front & Center)
Definitive Tech SuperCube I (Sub)
Definitive Tech RSS II in ceiling (Surround & Rear) not installed yet
Scientific Atlanta 4240HDC
Sony PlayStation 3
Logitech Harmony 890

Media PC;
Case: Antec Fusion Black 430
MB: ASUS P5E-VM HDMI
CPU: Intel E6750 Core2Duo 2.66GHz
RAM: Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX Dual-Channel
Graphics: eVGA eNForce 8800 GTS 640MB
Audio: HT Omega Claro Plus+
Capture: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800 PCIe
HD: Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS 750GB
DVD: LG GGC-H20L Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Combo
OS: Vista Ultimate x64
APPS: WMC / Power DVD

The pics are sort of old. I had a WIFI card in the media PC before I ran Ehternet to the closet all the components are sitting in now. The WIFI was replaced by the HT Omega after the drop was complete.

TV / Front Surround / Sub




Media Component Storage

Can see the temporary wires for surround and rear speakers until I get back up in the attic to run the permanent wiring for in ceiling surrounds.

Media PC Front


Media PC Front Open


Media PC CPU Bay


Media PC custom hack job on Memory Heat Spreader

Marbles_00's Avatar Marbles_00
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02-21-2008 | Posts: 270
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Quote:
Originally Posted by danxmanly View Post

Ok, although I do have a full blown set up in my living room... thought there may be some interest in this smaller version in my bedroom. Of special note is I built this setup within a server chassis I obtained for $79.00. I find pricing ridiculous on the off the shelf HTPC cases when most of them are simply towers thrown on their sides with minor mods. And of course they double / triple the price. I don't recommend a newb tackling their first HTPC using a server chasis, as there was a lot of blood, sweat, and beers.. I mean tears to tackle the metal mods. But for those that don't mind the extra work, it can be quite rewarding... and you'll save a buck or two.

First pic is the original case...

Second shot is the mod'd front with the IMON Media Bay. ( luv it! ) There's a P4 3G oc'd to 3.4 in there, top right is a trayless - removable Hard drive setup I use to back up and transfer movies when my main server in the other room isn't on. I have one removable tray in each of my PC's which is great for transferring 20G + files.

Third is the overall system view. I have a little 100 Watt 5.1 setup which does justice in the confines of the bedroom.

Since I just got engaged I have to pay off the ring before I spend any more $$ on my addictive electronical fixes.. but I will probably rebuild the HTPC in the main room with a server chassis and throw a touch screen in it. Have to time it once the ring's paid off and before the actual marriage! LOL

Keep the systems coming.. hopefully in my dream house I'll have a complete room full of pics to throw up for my home theater!

danxmanly,
Good to see how your using the case. I'm in the midst of building a HTPC, and was able to pick up one of these cases that was collecting dust here at work. The one big mod I was going to do was that it has a hole for an old AT style keyboard connector. I was going to modify it by installing a USB-UIRT in its place, with the receiver in-line with the hole. I was also able to locate some nice feet for it to help make it look more like a peice of audio equipment for cheap. Here's the thread I started on that subject: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=993739

Gotta say...these suckers are heavy.

Good to see other's thinking out of the norm.

*EDIT*
Close-up pics or your IMON mod would be great to see.
dig8tal's Avatar dig8tal
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Updated my NSK-2480...

Specs are:

- Antec NSK2480
- GIGABYTE GA-945GCM-S2C
- Core2Duo E4500 w/ Scythe Ninja Mini
- Mushkin 2 x 1GB DDR2 RAM (PC5300)
- EVGA 9600GT SC
- Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 MCE
- LG GGC-H20L
- Seagate Scorpio 2.5" 160GB HDD
- Enermax Liberty 500w
- 2x Noctua NF-P12
- Samsung 32" 720P LCD HDTV
- Vista Home Premium


The LG drive looks out of place, so I ordered a stealth bay from the P160 that should completely hide the bay. It didn't fit as well as I hoped, so now my next step is to dye the front panel black.

Believe it or not, but the Noctua fans are the loudest things in my case, regardless of fan speed.










Rathbone's Avatar Rathbone
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My new HTPC build:














snuffy1pro's Avatar snuffy1pro
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Just moved so need to update pics, but here are my old ones.

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mr007's Avatar mr007
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thanks for the bump,first time i seen this thread.
Latinoheat's Avatar Latinoheat
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HTPC- EVO Media center
O.S.- Vista Home Premium
Software -Arcsoft Total Media Theater, Any DVD,Limewire
Tuner- Avermedia combo pci-e hd/quam digital tuner
Processor- Intel Duo-core
Internal HD- 500gb
External HD- Freeagent 500gb
Windows wireless keyboard, vista media center remote
DVD Writer- Pioneer
[IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
Latinoheat's Avatar Latinoheat
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LCD- 1080p Sharp Aquos d92
Receiver- Denon AVR 487 w/i pod dock
5.1 surround sound- Denon
HTPC- Evo media center
High definition- Shaw Motorolla
FTA satellite- CNX Duo pvr
1080i DVD player- Denon
Bluray/Gaming- PS3 60gb system
External HD- Freeagent 500gb
Latinoheat's Avatar Latinoheat
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Showing my Music in Media Center.
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My Movies in media center.
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Adult viewing.
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Vista Home Premium
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Displaying PS3
Latinoheat's Avatar Latinoheat
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Arcsoft Total Media Theater plug in for media center.
yamahaSHO's Avatar yamahaSHO
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Latinoheat - You know you can put all those pictures in ONE post, right?
Latinoheat's Avatar Latinoheat
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Yeah I know, but it didn't work when I did it. That's why it shows IMG,IMG....
Fragster's Avatar Fragster
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Marantz VP4001 720p DLP PJ
120" WilsonArt DIY screen
Polk Speakers
12" Dayton Sub
Onkyo 504 AV
PS3
Gigabyte 780G+AMD 4850e combo....HTPC racked at the very top of my rack in the corner.
Logitech Wireless k+m









mr007's Avatar mr007
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adult viewing.

fta ftw
Speakerlab's Avatar Speakerlab
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Quote:


Picture #2, another shot of the theater to show the HTPC's location, off to the left of main seating:


ND


Quick question, what shelving or ? is holding the monster guys up top?

Thanks,

Tyler
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Does, anyone know the name/model of the case Rathbone is using in his pics a few posts up? Looking for a case just like that one and haven't seen it before.
thanks
MrMaNz's Avatar MrMaNz
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This is a great thread. I love seeing all the different equipment and HTPC's being put to good use. Keep posting guys! I wanna see what you guys are doing with some of the newer hardware out there now.
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Just finished my built. I am happy with it.

nMedia HTPC 1000B with PRO-LCD.
Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W
Gigabyte GA-MA-78GPM-DS2H Mobo
AMD BE-2400 Dual Core CPU
2x1 GB DDR2 800 OCZ Memory
LG Bluray Drive
Vista Home Premium
nMedia HTPCKB-B Wireless combo
Avermedia TV Tuner
Celx's Avatar Celx
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Open and close images of the nMedia HTPC 1000B case.


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JiffOrange's Avatar JiffOrange
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A lazer disc player too, thought I was the only one ...don't think mine will last too much longer ...oh well out with the old, I guess. Nice looking HTPC.
Cheers,
Jiff.
Celx's Avatar Celx
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A lazer disc player too, thought I was the only one ...don't think mine will last too much longer ...oh well out with the old, I guess. Nice looking HTPC.
Cheers,
Jiff.

Mine still working great, Karaoke with VCD still generates a lot of funs. Laser discs are gone.
With this set up, I can play Wii, Karaoke, Music, Movie, browsing the web, TV. This becomes the party room in the economic crisis. Cheers
ND23's Avatar ND23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Speakerlab View Post

Quick question, what shelving or ? is holding the monster guys up top?

Thanks,

Tyler

Custom-made half-movie reel display shelves, decorated with a faux countdown filmstrip.

See more here.





Thanks,
ND

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