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Windows 7: Does such a HTPC case exist?

05 Dec 2012   #61
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

they could be pinned in place by downward pressure form the optical drive...

Or I can squeeze them in from the side and have the fans keep them in place.

I can find a way of making sure they don't move. I'm just wondering if the close contact is thermally allowable.


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05 Dec 2012   #62
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I am not an expert but hdds dont make much heat so i think it wont matter
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05 Dec 2012   #63
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I think I should be fine with green drives, but do they make good raid drives?
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06 Dec 2012   #64
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

What ever you do dont raid with green drives.they are just now good at it.they were made for standalone storage.consider wdblacks as they are good for raid10
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06 Dec 2012   #65
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ive heard that rly good ones are the seegate7200.12
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06 Dec 2012   #66
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

If I wait for haswell, I can take out the graphics card, and use a pico PSU.

I need to put up pictures later, but this is what it would look like:

Dimensions: 6.7" deep, 12.5" wide, 2.2" tall (inside dimensions)
1 slim optical drive
1 2.5" ssd
1 3.5" HDD
Mini ITX board
low voltage CPU with Intel HD... 5000?
Phanteks 45mm tall cpu fan/heatsink
160W (200W peak) PicoPSU

it could work.
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06 Dec 2012   #67
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

well i suppose so.what about starting to y the parts asap and then you can afford a bettr cpu when jaswell does come oi
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06 Dec 2012   #68
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 




the big white block is the size representation of a Phanteks PH-TC90LS
Hard drives will be upside down to make the cables easier to access
the front 40mm fan is simply to ensure the entire case gets airflow, because the cpu fan will pull air from a large vent directly over top it, then push it out through the right side and the back via the left side.
the bulk of the cables can be stuffed under the optical drive, and the only four cables passing in front of the samll fan are a power cable (which gets splitted) and three sata cables.

This mostly depends on haswell. I could possibly do this with Ivy Bridge, but I don't think Intel HD 4000 is good enough.
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06 Dec 2012   #69
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Intel hd is a rly good gpu.but the one you plannned on having is still bettter
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06 Dec 2012   #70
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
Intel hd is a rly good gpu.but the one you plannned on having is still bettter
I still haven't committed yet. It depends on when I can actually do this. And that won't be until I'm done college and have a decent Job. And by then Haswell will be out, and it might be awesome. Then I can decide if the box less than half the size will be worth it.

I still have both versions set aside.
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