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Forum: HTPC Gaming   04-17-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By tomjoetan
I did some measuring today and found that the...

I did some measuring today and found that the 6-pin PCIe connector needs a little over 0.5" to accommodate the bent wires and plug. This makes the EVGA GTX 660 approximately 1/8" too tall. Are there...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   04-16-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By tomjoetan
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_23212896)

I do not see any with...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   04-16-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By tomjoetan
I have a similar situation. I am thinking about...

I have a similar situation. I am thinking about converting my current HTPC to a "gaming" HTPC.

This is my current setup:
Mobo: GigaByte GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3
Case: nMedia 1000b
CPU: Intel i3-2100...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-16-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By tomjoetan
I am thinking about converting my current HTPC...

I am thinking about converting my current HTPC to a "gaming" HTPC.

This is my current setup:
Mobo: GigaByte GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3
Case: nMedia 1000b
CPU: Intel i3-2100 3.1 GHz 3 MB Cache
PSU:...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By tomjoetan
I tried DVR toolbox awhile ago and it didnt work...

I tried DVR toolbox awhile ago and it didnt work too well, but it sounds like the show analyzer has gotten better. I will give it a try.

As for movie trailers, I know in XBMC it is possible and I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-25-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By tomjoetan
Nice setup! It is very similar to mine except I...

Nice setup! It is very similar to mine except I use xbmc instead of media portal. What made you use event ghost rather than something like autohotkey? Are there more features? With my setup I have a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-27-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,532
Posted By tomjoetan
Thanks for the help guys I dont think I...

Thanks for the help guys

I dont think I will be going the Gefen route, is there a way to shut off everything besides the video out?

Keeping it running just worries me, and to even achieve it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-26-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,532
Posted By tomjoetan
So I am having an issue with the i3 2100...

So I am having an issue with the i3 2100 integrated gpu. When I wake my computer from sleep, it takes an unusually long time send picture to my tv and I often times get a driver failed but has...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-06-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,236
Views: 600,200
Posted By tomjoetan
Quote:Originally Posted by GreenEyez...

Quote:Originally Posted by GreenEyez http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19574637)


Making Windows 7 boot directly into XBMC, totally eliminating...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-05-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 35,083
Posted By tomjoetan
How do the tuners on the HDHomeRun Prime work? I...

How do the tuners on the HDHomeRun Prime work? I understand that it is network attached, so does that mean the HDHomeRun Prime passes the video through the network to your PC? If so, won't your...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-20-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15,958
Views: 1,476,167
Posted By tomjoetan
Quote:Originally Posted by tbraden32...

Quote:Originally Posted by tbraden32 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20334470)

How do you like the Harmony 880 to use with the htpc?


You...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-20-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15,958
Views: 1,476,167
Posted By tomjoetan
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/20333727)


Can you post your parts list?



Here is my complete part...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-20-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15,958
Views: 1,476,167
Posted By tomjoetan
I finally put together my first HTPC thanks to...

I finally put together my first HTPC thanks to the help of everyone in this thread. I have a couple of questions, whats the best way to tidy up cables? What I have right now is ok, but the fan wires...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-15-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,236
Views: 600,200
Posted By tomjoetan
Hey, I have an issue in regard to XBMC...

Hey, I have an issue in regard to XBMC resolution on wake. Basically, when I put my computer to sleep, and then wake it up, the resolution changes to, i think, 1024x768 from the original 1080p.
I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-15-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 25,892
Posted By tomjoetan
Ok I got the script working.... I just had to...

Ok I got the script working.... I just had to cap 'BOXEE'
Thanks for your help
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-15-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 25,892
Posted By tomjoetan
Ok i'll try that when I get home, Thanks for the...

Ok i'll try that when I get home, Thanks for the quick reply!

Do you think it is just getting hung up at the boxee launch command and doesn't go any further hence not killing the background apps?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-15-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 25,892
Posted By tomjoetan
I know this is an old topic but I have a...

I know this is an old topic but I have a question regarding Boxee Launching
I created an autohotkey script that launches Boxee but will not kill the other applications running, whether it be XBMC,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-06-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15,958
Views: 1,476,167
Posted By tomjoetan
Quote:Originally Posted by David James...

Quote:Originally Posted by David James http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20266482)

Just a hunch but I'm guessing it's a student upgrade.


Yes,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-06-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15,958
Views: 1,476,167
Posted By tomjoetan
I'd like to thank everyone in this thread, your...

I'd like to thank everyone in this thread, your information helped my finally take the plunge and order HTPC equipment

CPU
Sandy Bridge LGA1155 (3D) Intel i3-2100 129.99 (Shipped)
MB
Gigabyte...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-27-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,222
Views: 315,392
Posted By tomjoetan
Quote: Originally Posted by b_scott...

Quote:
Originally Posted by b_scott http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=1f52e5fdd975d73e1a7183fbd93f7b25&p=20205901#post20205901)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-25-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,222
Views: 315,392
Posted By tomjoetan
Sorry if this is a really newbie question I...

Sorry if this is a really newbie question

I think I am a bit confused about the i3 processors with the HD2000/3000 in them. If I were to buy the CPU would I still be able to buy a dedicated...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-24-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 194,883
Posted By tomjoetan
Quote:Originally Posted by omgitsoop...

Quote:Originally Posted by omgitsoop http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20202699)

according to the anandtech review, the quad core with the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-24-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,222
Views: 315,392
Posted By tomjoetan
Newbie here! Im looking either make or get an...

Newbie here!
Im looking either make or get an HTPC soon.
These are the components I am thinking of buying to make a HTPC

CPU
Sandy Bridge LGA1155 (3D) Intel i3-2100 - $129

MB
Gigabyte...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 194,883
Posted By tomjoetan
I am looking to get an HTPC and the Dell Zino...

I am looking to get an HTPC and the Dell Zino looks like a great place to start.

Currently I have a WHS filled with DVD rips (480i/p passthrough in mpeg format), Bluray rips (1080p passthroughs...
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