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Hey guys, hoping to get some advice here... been going over and over this and cant make a decision...

I just built a new desktop based on the i5 platform and have my old mobo(atx)+ram+cpu(e8400)+vid(4850) laying around. Originally I was planning to buy just a case and slap all the components in, but truth be told I cant find many nice ATX size HTPC cases that I like. I am also worried about ending up with another loud pc which will make a lot of noise so I've been considering going the i3 route and putting my stuff on ebay. The other thing I could do is just get a new lga775 mobo and stick with the e8400 I have.

Any input, or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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Are you looking for a case with a particular feature or features?

The e8400 is a very capable htpc processor. I'm still using an e4300 in mine.
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I have this one that im willing to get rid of it is only 3 months old, i had a gigabyte P67 ATX motherboard in it , the whole case is made of aluminum, and is super quiet and stays very cool , it also has a built in media center remote.
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Originally Posted by audit13 View Post
Are you looking for a case with a particular feature or features?

The e8400 is a very capable htpc processor. I'm still using an e4300 in mine.
something that will keep the components quiet, small as possible that fits atx and clean on the outside (no display or anything like that)
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Originally I was planning to buy just a case and slap all the components in, but truth be told I cant find many nice ATX size HTPC cases that I like.
Silverstone makes some nice full ATX HTPC cases. I think the LC13 is particularly nice, but it's all a matter of personal taste (and whether it will fit where you intend to put it).
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