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Old 20th November 2012, 00:23   #1
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Hello.
I΄m going to buy a HTPC and I΄m having trouble choosing the case.
From all the cases i saw i liked the:
- ANTEC FUSION REMOTE MAX BLACK
- Silverstone Grandia GD08
- Lian Li PC-C60


The case will have this components:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT....................................... ...............................220 euros
CPU: INTEL 1155 I5 3570K 3.40GHZ 6MB BOX............................................... ............................211 euros
CPU Cooler:NOCTUA NH-L12 LOW PROFILE........................................... ..................................51,95 euros
GPU:ASUS GEFORCE GTX660 DIRECT CU II 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0.............................................23 9,85 euros
Power Supply: SEASONIC X-660............................................... ...........................................151,40 euros
SAMSUNG SERIES 830 128GB 2.5" SATA III............................................... ...............................95,85euros
HDD:2X WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR GREEN 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA III 3.5.............................72,95 X2 euros
Memory: CORSAIR PC3-12800 1600MHZ 8GB VENGEANCE LP BLACK CL9 (2X4GB) DDR3...................39,30 euros
Optical drive: ASUS BC-12B1ST BLU RAY............................................... ..................................63,35 euros

Total: 1218 euros (without the case...)

Please help me making a better silent HTPC.
Thank you.
 
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What do you need the HTPC for ? Just multimedia or gaming too ?
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Old 21st November 2012, 18:31   #3
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This is the latest configuration:

Case: Silverstone Grandia GD07…………………………………………………..……………………..……???? euros
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT……………………………..…………………………220 euros
CPU: INTEL 1155 CORE I7 3770K 3.50GHZ 8MB BOX………………...…………………….….…….296,85 euros
CPU Cooler:NOCTUA NH-L12 LOW PROFILE........................................... .................................51,95 euros
GPU:ASUS GEFORCE GTX660 DIRECT CU II 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0..........................................239,8 5 euros
Power Supply: SEASONIC X-660............................................... .............................................151,4 0 euros
SAMSUNG SERIES 830 128GB 2.5" SATA III............................................... ................................95,85 euros
HDD:2X WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR GREEN 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA III 3.5….................…72,95 X2 euros
Memory: CORSAIR PC3-12800 1600MHZ 16GB VENGEANCE LP CL10 (2X8GB) DDR3…..…........73,55 euros
Optical drive: ASUS BC-12B1ST BLU RAY…………………………………………………………….……...63,35 euros

Total: 1338 euros (without the case...)

I will use the HTPC, for video edition, 3d games but mostly for games like diablo3, world of warcraft, RPG΄s in general. I will use it to backup and see all my music and 3d/blu-ray movies. I think I maybe will save tv shows as well.

Thank you.

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Old 27th November 2012, 14:39   #4
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This is the latest config:

Case: Silverstone Grandia GD07…………………………………………………………...........……………………????e uros
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT………………………………..........……………………220 euros
CPU: INTEL CORE™ I7-3770T……………………………………………………………..…...……………..…….284,95 euros
CPU Cooler:NOCTUA NH-L12 LOW PROFILE........................................... .........................51,95 euros
GPU:ASUS GEFORCE GTX660 DIRECT CU II 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0...............................239,85 euros
Power Supply: SEASONIC X-660............................................... ...................................151,40 euros
SAMSUNG SERIES 830 128GB 2.5" SATA III............................................... ...................95,85euros
HDD:2X WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR GREEN 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA III 3.5…......…72,95 X2 euros
Memory: CORSAIR PC3-12800 1600MHZ 16GB VENGEANCE LP CL10 (2X8GB) DDR3…...73,55 euros
Optical drive: ASUS BC-12B1ST BLU RAY………………………………………………………………….........63,35 euros

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I would use the boxed cooler (since you are not OCing at all) and swap the Seasonic for a cheaper PSU alike the Corsair HX650. This saves you +/-80 euros which would be better invested in eg. GTX660TI GPU.... At eg Tones.be the MSI GTX660TI OC TwinFrozr is retailing at 290 euros. At high resolutions the TI version will be far more enjoyable to work with... however the 660 will cope with most games too

Just my 2 cents...
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