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Budget HTPC Build

by Grazzert



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Built this little machine in June of this year. Mainly used as an XBMC media center with emulator use as well. Everything went well except the Blu-Ray drive i purchased was too long to use with the modular power supply, so i just threw it in my main build. The case is really sleek looking, but damn is it hard to work in. Storage is a 1TB Green Drive (which i think is near it's death after about 4 years of use) and a 1TB Black Drive i got from my job for a good deal. Runs very cool and nearly dead silent after the initial spin-up. The keyboard is absolutely awesome for sitting on the other side of the living room and controlling the computer.

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RyneSmith 7 Builds 2 points 49 months ago

Props for working in that case haha seems like a nightmare

DannyVekslender 1 Build 2 points 49 months ago

Hehehe, seems badass

dschutt84 3 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

I have that same keyboard. It seriously is the best keyboard for a HTPC build. Only complaint I have of it is that its really flimsy. But for only $30 you cant go wrong. Also I great keyboard for windows 8.

a_slow_descent 1 point 49 months ago

Me too. It is awesome. I would highly recommend for people who use their tv as their monitor.

Piercehope2 -4 points 49 months ago

I wouldn't go for that motherboard. Maybe an MSI one instead.

a_slow_descent 1 point 49 months ago

it is actually an awesome board. asrock makes some good stuff for really cheap.