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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-18-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 905
Posted By StardogChampion
I would stay away from ASUS, they're a real...

I would stay away from ASUS, they're a real beeotch to get into to change memory and SSD.

You can get a Dell laptop and throw your own SSD and memory upgrade in it for pretty cheap. Last year my...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   12-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By StardogChampion
I am not seeing the free shipping on this.

I am not seeing the free shipping on this.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By StardogChampion
I would only be concerned about the name it's...

I would only be concerned about the name it's showing if you didn't have those audio formats showing. Those audio formats wouldn't be showing if they weren't in the audio block.

I think someone...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 401
Posted By StardogChampion
This is not true. All Intel desktop CPUs that...

This is not true. All Intel desktop CPUs that have a GPU since Clarkdale (with the exception of the Pentium G6950) can bitstream HD audio.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By StardogChampion
I think what happened is my machine hung while I...

I think what happened is my machine hung while I had it running so CaveCenter didn't have a chance to set the volume levels back to normal since after I rebooted I just uninstalled it. The uninstall...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-03-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By StardogChampion
A8-7600 has dropped below $100 and looks pretty...

A8-7600 has dropped below $100 and looks pretty sweet to me. I still really like my A8-3820.
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   12-03-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By StardogChampion
Rakuten (Buy.com) also had it for $79.99 with $30...

Rakuten (Buy.com) also had it for $79.99 with $30 off $100 PayPal, two days ago.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,394
Posted By StardogChampion
mfusick, you knew I'd get a mini-ITX build in...

mfusick, you knew I'd get a mini-ITX build in here somehow, riiight? :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-03-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,394
Posted By StardogChampion
This is an adaptation of a recent 3D modeling...

This is an adaptation of a recent 3D modeling build I did that would work well for a art school PC. With 3D modeling, it's about more than CPU. You need a good workstation-class GPU.

Case:...
Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   12-03-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 37
Posted By StardogChampion
ECS KBN-I/5200 AMD A6-5200 Mini ITX Motherboard $78.99 + FS @ Newegg

ECS KBN-I/5200 AMD A6-5200 Quad Core processor Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135363
$78.99 + FS @ Newegg.com
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-03-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,662
Posted By StardogChampion
One of the nice things about their design tool is...

One of the nice things about their design tool is you can get an estimate for whatever you design right through the software. You specify the material, finish, etc. complete your design and then just...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-30-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By StardogChampion
I decided to give CaveCenter a try and then I...

I decided to give CaveCenter a try and then I tried to uninstall it and that's where my troubles began. It's done something to my system so that I no longer have any sound in Windows Media Center. It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-25-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By StardogChampion
If your clients are going to be PCs, there's no...

If your clients are going to be PCs, there's no need to have something like Plex. We have various PC clients all over the house and the server really is just a file server, sharing the files out via...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-25-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,662
Posted By StardogChampion
I have two Chinese OEMs I work with. I can put...

I have two Chinese OEMs I work with. I can put you in touch. One is the OEM for OrigenAE, etc.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-25-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,662
Posted By StardogChampion
I also use Tap Plastics for the custom ATX/SFX...

I also use Tap Plastics for the custom ATX/SFX blanking/picoPSU blanking plates that I make. I like that I can custom order online the size that I need. ABS plastic is easy to drill but it's really...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By StardogChampion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009644 $299

Fan is kinda loud but the picture is nice -- just turn off those lights :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,662
Posted By StardogChampion
For shame! Selling would be against the forum...

For shame! Selling would be against the forum rules!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-23-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,662
Posted By StardogChampion
There are plenty GPUs that only use one PCIe slot...

There are plenty GPUs that only use one PCIe slot but take up two slots in the case, the extra width being for cooling. Sometimes the bracket actually uses two slots but other times, especially in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By StardogChampion
TV + Roku + HTPC + Harmony remote Roku does...

TV + Roku + HTPC + Harmony remote

Roku does streaming service great but not so great at local content and no live TV.
HTPC does local content and live TV great, but streaming services not so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,075
Posted By StardogChampion
Two I've seen so far (OOS now) are the ECS...

Two I've seen so far (OOS now) are the ECS KBN-I/5200 A6-5200 motherboard for $59 and the Zotac 2957U barebones for $90. They're out there. Slickdeals.net is a good place to keep an eye on.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,861
Posted By StardogChampion
I will definitely check this out. It looks pretty...

I will definitely check this out. It looks pretty cool.

This reminds me I need to email you about an issue with one of the ITX-4s I bought from you through Amazon. I look forward to the great...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-17-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 554
Posted By StardogChampion
The best hard drives are the ones on sale.

The best hard drives are the ones on sale.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By StardogChampion
Strangely, I have the reverse issue where DD5.1...

Strangely, I have the reverse issue where DD5.1 (Dolby Digital) no longer works for any format, Live TV/DVD/MKV but Dolby True-HD/DTS-MA works fine. I know it's not my receiver because I get DD5.1...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-11-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By StardogChampion
Either the J1900 or Celeron C10x7U will work....

Either the J1900 or Celeron C10x7U will work. I've built/used them both and they're fine for basic HTPC duties. The thing I like about the J1900 is it's easy to get in fanless form and it does use a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-11-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,075
Posted By StardogChampion
An HTPC shouldn't cost more than $100 so 6TB...

An HTPC shouldn't cost more than $100 so 6TB drives should really be priced at 50 cents. I mean, they're just made of plastic and metal which isn't worth $200. Anyone who sells metal and plastic for...
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