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travis☻
Rochester, NY
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@Dan, the RAM seems a bit pricey but the rest looks good to me so far, I picked up this $7 CPU cooler for my i3 and it works well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186090 You may not need it if the case is quiet enough on its own though.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2013 on The 2013 HTPC Build at Coding Horror
Add to my build above another $50 for some quieter fans. The ones in the Lian Li case aren't Xbox loud, but not quiet enough. Also, blu-ray software since the drive didn't come w/any...
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2013 on The 2013 HTPC Build at Coding Horror
@Rodalpho I didn't have to pay for Windows (or rather, it was paid for long ago in a TechNet subscription), I also wanted it to be my primary Blu-ray player (ruling out a Mac Mini). I tried to look for smaller cases and power supplies, but the build quality was terrible in most of the smaller ones I was looking at. The larger case is nice in that I could easily add a tuner or discrete graphics in the future if needed.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2013 on The 2013 HTPC Build at Coding Horror
Neat, what're the WEI scores for these machines? I am just finishing a build now with these specs: CPU: $140 Intel i3-3245 http://ark.intel.com/products/74746/Intel-Core-i3-3245-Processor-3M-Cache-3_40-GHz Mobo: $65 ASRock H77M http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.us.asp?Model=H77M&cat=Specifications Case: $130 LIAN LI PC-C50B http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-c50/ PSU: $30 OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W http://ocz.com/consumer/psu/modxstream-pro-500w-700w-power-supply RAM: $55 Kingston HyperX XMP Blu Red Series 8GB http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/partsinfo.asp?root=us&LinkBack=&ktcpartno=KHX16C9B1RK2/8X SSD: $90 SAMSUNG 840 MZ-7TD120BW http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-7TD120BW BD: $60 Pioneer BDR-208DBK http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Computer/Computer+Drives/BDR-208DBK KB/Trackpad: $25 Logitech K400 http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-touch-keyboard-k400r Game pad: $10 Tomee SNES USB Controller http://hyperkin.com/retro-gaming/nintendo-snes-game-console/retro-acc-snes-tomee-usb-controller.html Just over $600 for everything. It's running Win 7 and scores 5.8 WEI. Not sure about idle wattage though...
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2013 on The 2013 HTPC Build at Coding Horror