Description

i use it for watching movies had it for about 9 months no problems

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah there is space for a GPU, and temps are pretty good as i have it running 24/7 with no problems

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

what kind of remote control is that?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

A Rii Mini

link: http://riiminikeyboards.com/

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.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the remote was a waste of time had to change it too

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Please don't tell me you bought everything retail...

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Reason why I asked retail was because everything was boxed. I usually order OEM since it's a little cheaper.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

where do you buy OEM parts? sounds interesting in saving money

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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 :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

its doing great,its been a year now and i havn't had any problems at all its pretty fast too

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

why professional and why 8 gigs of ram

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

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