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post #31 of 35

ASRock is a fine choice, in many ways I prefer it to Asus (they are the same company, Asrock is their 'budget' line). Also when reading reviews of that case, I noticed many people say the case fan is loud and replace it with a quieter one, something to consider (if you notice the noise).

 

Are you planning to have wifi or any kind of remote to control it?

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Originally Posted by Defcon View Post

ASRock is a fine choice, in many ways I prefer it to Asus (they are the same company, Asrock is their 'budget' line). Also when reading reviews of that case, I noticed many people say the case fan is loud and replace it with a quieter one, something to consider (if you notice the noise).

Are you planning to have wifi or any kind of remote to control it?
Not yet - I'm planning to wire it up to my router because ny tv is on top of my router. No plans for remote yet, i have an extra mouse and a bluetooth keyboard so i was planning on using them.

Any advice on what extra stuff could be useful? Note that this will be my first pc (usually I use laptops, and last time I used a pc for entertainment was like 10 years ago to game at home)
post #33 of 35
You can get a WMC remote from Newegg for about $25, which is often on sale for about $15. Lenovo makes a cool micro-keyboard and thumb-mouse thing that goes on sale for $35 for cross-room use.

Electrical tape is great for reducing the number of lights on the front of the case.
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You can get a WMC remote from Newegg for about $25, which is often on sale for about $15. Lenovo makes a cool micro-keyboard and thumb-mouse thing that goes on sale for $35 for cross-room use.

Electrical tape is great for reducing the number of lights on the front of the case.

Noted. Saw the micro keyboard but looked weird to me. Perhaps I should get a hands on. Electrical tape noted. I saw some Rosewill remotes in Newegg around that price. Will check them out and keep eyes open for remote deals. Too bad I missed a Lenovo deal a couple of weeks ago.

post #35 of 35
Favi mini R/F wireless keyboard w./ touch pad is cool thats what I use. about ~$ 20 -$25.00
You can use reg browser with it also works fine in WMC USB R/F receiver keyboard also charges with USB
work s pretty good logitech has something similar touchpad is cool for WMC.
you can change L/R U/D on touch pad and use it in horizontal or vertical orientation .
has a laser pointer also if you want to spook someone or use it as a presentation tool
or see if you can screw up your TV screen with it!

http://www.amazon.com/FE01-BL-Wireless-Keyboard-Mouse-Touchpad/dp/B003UE52ME


Edited by tubetwister - 10/16/13 at 10:05pm
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