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Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-23-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,102
Posted By tomandbeth
I'm running a similar Ivy Bridge (G2130) in my...

I'm running a similar Ivy Bridge (G2130) in my server, which also does no transcoding.
Its been in service continually for 14-16 months and runs ~10 degrees delta to ambient, (although I have
a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-19-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By tomandbeth
Me too. Especially as the HTPC is easy to get to...

Me too. Especially as the HTPC is easy to get to and so the rip can be done while I do other tasks.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By tomandbeth
Thank you. I just received an order from...

Thank you.

I just received an order from the egg today, so went in and deleted the CC info.
Guess I might as well do the same for Amazon
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-09-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,844
Posted By tomandbeth
http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin....

http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif Well I'm glad that's settled

Thank you, although I believe this was more of what I meant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-09-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,844
Posted By tomandbeth
Anybody else feel like this has become a Monty...

Anybody else feel like this has become a Monty Python skit? http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   01-31-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By tomandbeth
Good price I've gotten where I'll use a SSD...

Good price

I've gotten where I'll use a SSD for the OS, and 1TB for backups and local storage
Just about everything else is on a server. When I built a stand alone for the kid I added
2TB for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-25-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,773
Posted By tomandbeth
So, if I need to increase cooling, I can either...

So, if I need to increase cooling, I can either buy more fans to blow cool air or WD 5400RPM drives because they suck?

Sorry, couldn't resist....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-24-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,295
Views: 187,410
Posted By tomandbeth
I just installed it with no (apparent) problems.

I just installed it with no (apparent) problems.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,773
Posted By tomandbeth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ajhieb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1513295/new-hard-drive-reliability-study-01-21-14/30#post_24255997)

Oh, sorry... it's a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,773
Posted By tomandbeth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ajhieb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1513295/new-hard-drive-reliability-study-01-21-14/30#post_24253336)

Results are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By tomandbeth
Not sure if it's the same as the link mdavej...

Not sure if it's the same as the link mdavej just posted
but I just added Radiotime to WMC using assassin's guides
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-22-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,773
Posted By tomandbeth
Saw this today, ...

Saw this today,

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/6018/seagate-nas-and-wd-red-hdd-das-raid-performance-analysis/index.html
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-17-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By tomandbeth
Well crap, never mind...

Well crap, never mind http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
You're right, a laptop isn't going to cut it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-17-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,221
Posted By tomandbeth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Lewshus http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1512352/is-it-worth-the-money-to-rip-blu-rays#post_24225499)

You make a good point. I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-17-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By tomandbeth
Some food for thought: dos pesos worth 1)...

Some food for thought: dos pesos worth

1) That 1st Gen I3 you have now would be more than enough for a server. If you have a compressor, blow out the dust on the CPU fan, PSU and such.
I assume...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-16-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,977
Posted By tomandbeth
My last two builds were with the Asrock Zxx...

My last two builds were with the Asrock Zxx Extreme 4 (the "M" you list is for the Micro version)
Sweet board, easy to work with, booted on first try both times.
The only nit I can think of is...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   01-16-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By tomandbeth
with Promo code EMCPWWD98

with Promo code EMCPWWD98
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By tomandbeth
Yes, a spinner is a typical drive, Nowadays you...

Yes, a spinner is a typical drive, Nowadays you can only by SATA connector type (I believe)
and come fwith storage capacity up to 4TB.

Your following post asks about sources, then talks about...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By tomandbeth
SSDs for the OS/Media center software. Get a...

SSDs for the OS/Media center software. Get a spinner or two for your media files (Movies, Music, pictures.

I don't use Netflix. Hate it (my preference) but if you go with Win 7 I believe MCE...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By tomandbeth
Overkill? Nope. Fairly solid HTPC build. Just be...

Overkill? Nope. Fairly solid HTPC build. Just be sure to READ the manual:)
I've built an HTPC with equivalent spec (but earlier generation) MOBO and CPU. It easily handles the task. I don't game...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-15-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By tomandbeth
Since there's no moving parts, and you're not...

Since there's no moving parts, and you're not noticing any problems, and I gather you're keeping the firmware current....
I'm running a few Crucial SSDs of that age. can't say I've noticed any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,405
Posted By tomandbeth
Working fine here. Nice to have running in the...

Working fine here. Nice to have running in the background while surfing.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By tomandbeth
Try running those two stations through...

Try running those two stations through http://www.antennaweb.org/
Might be as simple as your antenna isn't pointed towards them
Guess you could run another antenna....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By tomandbeth
Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron...

Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron Ives http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1511429/i-have-questions-but-im-not-totally-stupid-i-swear#post_24205435)

Remuxing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By tomandbeth
Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron...

Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron Ives http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1511429/i-have-questions-but-im-not-totally-stupid-i-swear#post_24202154)

If that...
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