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Parts List:

 

Case: Lian Li PC-V351B

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090t

CPU Cooler: Corsair H50

Mobo: MSI 890GXM-G65

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2Gb

PSU: Corsair HX520

OS HD: Seagate 80Gb 7200 RPM 2.5" HDD

Storage HD: Samsung EcoGreen 1Tb HDD

GPU: Onboard for right now

 

well I got the processor yesterday

 

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and today I got the case, the Lian Li V351B. The quality of this case is incredible. The only plastic on the thing is the case fans, EVERYTHING else is aluminum.

 

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I forgot to take a length measurement, but it's about 14.75in

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here you can see the thickness of the panels

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Looks slick, but how are you going to fit an H50 into there?

 

those front fans are 120mm, it should fit rather easily. I've seen a few shots around the web of others squeeze an h50 in there ;)

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Your building a 6 core HTPC? Wouldn't a dual core be more than enough cpu for that?

 

this is OVERCLOCKERSclub, not ADEQUATEclub :P

 

and since i'm big into folding: http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/use...?s=&u=37093 & http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/tea...?s=&t=12772 I figured this 6 core CPU will snag me some solid PPD as well :)

 

Scott, I hate you :(

no hard feelings mate :P

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a gpu in not necessary u should use the 4200 onboard.

For high definition hardware decoding the 4200 *might* be enough but it's certainly not something you want to do purely in software. I have a decent card in my HTPC simply because I like to game on it from time to time and run music visualizations during parties.

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this is OVERCLOCKERSclub, not ADEQUATEclub :P

 

and since i'm big into folding: http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/use...?s=&u=37093 & http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/tea...?s=&t=12772 I figured this 6 core CPU will snag me some solid PPD as well :)

 

 

no hard feelings mate :P

 

Hey, I resent that! My dual will do just fine in a HTPC :P

 

Plus, my case is cooooler ;)

 

J/K :ph34r:

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For high definition hardware decoding the 4200 *might* be enough but it's certainly not something you want to do purely in software. I have a decent card in my HTPC simply because I like to game on it from time to time and run music visualizations during parties.

 

Yea i know. For the moment all of my ripped movies are SD. and i haven't decided yet if I'm going to get an actual bluray player, or go with a bluray-rom drive. And if it comes down to it, i have a GTX260 thats currently folding in my 939 rig that i could always throw in ;)

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Hey, I resent that! My dual will do just fine in a HTPC :P

 

Plus, my case is cooooler ;)

 

J/K :ph34r:

keyword: Just fine :P

 

but no, I knew when i was going to purchase a CPU for this that I had every intention of folding on it, & dual cores are pretty much useless PPD-wise. and I really couldn't find any decent pricing on x4's and then the x6's came out and i couldn't resist getting AMD's top of the line processor for $220 :D (after MIR and BCB)

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