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Forum: HTPC Gaming   04-17-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By dpatel304
I'll give the case you recommended a try then,...

I'll give the case you recommended a try then, darklordjames. I know it'll be a squeeze for my shelf, which kinda sucks. Didn't really think things through when I bought it.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   04-16-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By dpatel304
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by darklordjames http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1468467/help-me-upgrade-my-non-gaming-htpc#post_23211376)

"Wow, that's good to...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   04-16-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By dpatel304
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by darklordjames http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1468467/help-me-upgrade-my-non-gaming-htpc#post_23209084)
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Forum: HTPC Gaming   04-15-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By dpatel304
I built this thing back in 2010 with the...

I built this thing back in 2010 with the intention of just watching movies. Now I want to do some light gaming, and want to upgrade this as best as I can.

Parts I'm using from current HTPC:...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-12-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,008
Posted By dpatel304
Wow, a lot more responses and information than I...

Wow, a lot more responses and information than I was expecting. Thanks to everyone who responded.

I think, based on my research and this topic, it's probably best I just get a bigger case, bigger...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-09-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,008
Posted By dpatel304
I've already had it and I haven't had...

I've already had it and I haven't had overheating issues since. When I first built the machine, it shut down on me a few times. Since then, I've removed the cover, which exposes all sides except the...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-09-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,008
Posted By dpatel304
I've added a fan and removed the cover, so...

I've added a fan and removed the cover, so overheating isn't a problem any more.
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-09-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,008
Posted By dpatel304
Thanks for the responses. Sorry, this is...

Thanks for the responses.

Sorry, this is the case that I have:
APEX MI-008 Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer

I'd rather not upgrade too much else on the unit. It's not critical that I play...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-09-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,008
Posted By dpatel304
Here is my current set up: MOBO: GIGABYTE...

Here is my current set up:
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3
PSU: APEVIA ITX-AP250W
CPU: Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz

Currently using the onboard GPU which has been fine so far, since I've...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-07-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By dpatel304
Anyone want to help me out?

Anyone want to help me out?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-25-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By dpatel304
Can anyone help me?

Can anyone help me?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-14-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By dpatel304
- ISP: AT&T UVERSE - Router: Motorola NVG510...

- ISP: AT&T UVERSE
- Router: Motorola NVG510 (came with service)
- Speedtest: 1.45 down / 0.33 up
- Devices: 2 Laptops (Wi-fi), 1 HTPC (Wired), 1 Synology NAS box (Wired)

I like to stream...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-01-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By dpatel304
I've looked around a bit, and I've seen...

I've looked around a bit, and I've seen 'software raids'. Supposedly they aren't great, and, I don't really want to duplicate the entire drive. Just a few (large) folders.

I just built my HTPC...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-16-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By dpatel304
Thanks for the quick response. Is there a...

Thanks for the quick response.

Is there a reason why it would only affect my NAS and not the rest of my connected PCs? I guess I'll probably find if I search, but was just hoping if you knew off...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-16-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By dpatel304
I'm using the router that I got when I signed up...

I'm using the router that I got when I signed up for Verizon FIOS and, up until recently, it seemed to be fine.

I just recently got into the HTPC game, and purchased a cheap NAS (synology ds210j)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-25-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By dpatel304
Cool..thanks for the link on the fan. I'll...

Cool..thanks for the link on the fan. I'll probably wait and see what sort of deals they've got for Black Friday and Cyber Monday before I bite. The price is already great, but might as well wait...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-24-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By dpatel304
Quote:Originally Posted by assassin...

Quote:Originally Posted by assassin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19542205)

250 watts is more than enough especially since you are using the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-24-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By dpatel304
First off, sorry for adding to the numerous...

First off, sorry for adding to the numerous other similar threads such as this. Been reading about HTPCs for a while, and finally have some extra cash to make one and just wanted some feedback...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-24-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,971
Posted By dpatel304
Great topic. I'd like to hear more input, as I...

Great topic. I'd like to hear more input, as I plan to do the same thing as well, and places like newegg have already started some deals.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By dpatel304
Quote:Originally Posted by Ix...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ix http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19531006)

The 360 does not stack up to an HTPC in any way, shape, or form. Limited...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By dpatel304
I just recently got a small NAS box that...

I just recently got a small NAS box that supports two 2TB hard drives. I plan to put them on a RAID 1. I imagine they will last me a good while (never had a 24/7 NAS box, but it takes a long time...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-19-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By dpatel304
Thank you so much for your help poofyhairguy....

Thank you so much for your help poofyhairguy. You've been really helpful. I would love to build a more robust NAS server, but, as I said, I'm currently living with my family and am basically just...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-19-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By dpatel304
Thanks for the responses so far. If someone...

Thanks for the responses so far. If someone could clarify these points for me, that would be greatly appreciated:
- To access the shared folders on my computers, is it a matter of mapping drives to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-19-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By dpatel304
Cool.. so I'm guessing I could run that by...

Cool.. so I'm guessing I could run that by sticking it on a USB stick and leaving that plugged into some NAS bay storage device?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-19-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By dpatel304
Over the next few months, I'm looking to turn my...

Over the next few months, I'm looking to turn my old desktop that I built years ago into a Linux based HTPC. Once that is configured to my liking, I plan to build a new Linux based HTPC that is noob...
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