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Motherboard: Foxconn Intel H67 Mini ITX
Processor: Intel Core I3-2105 Processor
Case: IN WIN BP655.200BL
Memory: Corsair 4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 5900RPM (Already own)
Tuner: WinTV-HVR-950Q and HDHomeRun HDHR3-US (Already own).

No DVD, I have a PS3 for blue-ray.

Any suggestions, recommendations welcome. The primary purpose of this box is as a DVR/PVR that also will have most of my ripped DVD collection (mp4 format). I'm thinking of throwing MythTV or Windows MCE (Win 7) on it.
post #2 of 4
I have that mobo and like it.
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Originally Posted by TheTinkerer View Post

I have that mobo and like it.

That's good to hear. There isn't much info out there on that mobo and from what I've read I haven't heard any complaints yet. Beyond the fact that you can't overclock and such but for a HTPC I'm not going to be overclocking. The most intensive CPU activity I'll probably be doing is transcoding on the fly to my iOS devices (MPEG-2 -> h264). From what I can tell that won't be much of an issue for the CPU.
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Since I haven't received any feedback I'll post a more specific question:

How is the IN WIN BP655.200BL case. I chose that case because I need a small case that has at least a 5" clearance. I also want to be able to put at least one full size 3.5" hard drive in it with an option to add a blue-ray DVD drive in the future.

Also I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to use as a remote. I think I may go for the Logitech Harmony 300i then I just need to find a compatible IR receiver.
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