i use it for watching movies had it for about 9 months no problems
very nice! i was looking to do something very similar for my upcoming htpc. how is the temps? it looks pretty crowded under the hood. any space for a GPU or would it be way to crowded?
yeah there is space for a GPU, and temps are pretty good as i have it running 24/7 with no problems
what kind of remote control is that?
A Rii Mini
I have the bluetooth version. It's okay. More like a toy for use with movies than for more demanding, practical uses which require a larger, more ergonomic solution.
Yeah the remote was a waste of time had to change it too
nice build man. I was interested in the case. the PSU clearing is very limited as I understand.
and how noisy is the stock cooler?
At first I thought I would have to change the stock coolers,but they are actually very quiet even when my surround system turn down at minimum levels you still can't hear the fans
Please don't tell me you bought everything retail...
Hell no i paid like $318 for the case,motherboard,SSD and power supply on amazon and bought the processor and hard drive at micro center for $150 and $35 for the optical drive on new egg, i have windows 7 enterprise i got for free.
Reason why I asked retail was because everything was boxed. I usually order OEM since it's a little cheaper.
where do you buy OEM parts? sounds interesting in saving money
I'm doing my first HTPC build, currently have the i3 3225k on there, but just curious how you i3-2100 is doing..plenty fast? Actually I can get the 3225k for the same price locally..but then once tax is added in balances out...trying to shave off my price where I can :)
its doing great,its been a year now and i havn't had any problems at all its pretty fast too
After finding a special on the 3225k, I went with that..couldn't pass up the deal on Microcenter.
Purchase the i3 for 119.99 (which is $144 on newegg!) and a matching motherboard (which was $69.99) then you get $40 off on the mobo..so paid $29 for it...couldn't pass that up!
why professional and why 8 gigs of ram
i got windows for free, its actually a enterprise version, and i got a good price on the ram,i'm going to change them out and put them in my other build anyway.
This is an HTPC, or Home Theater PC, so perhaps he is not using it for gaming. So the comment about the GPU is a little out of place. Also, the blu-ray drive is probably for playing blu-ray movies, which would be a useful feature for something that is meant for movies. I do agree with you on his choice in SSD though, but in this situation I would not even recommend an SSD. I would've recommended getting a larger hard drive to store more movies.