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Old 12-13-07, 01:47 AM   #13
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BTW here is what I threw together for this little project:

E6850
Intel DP35DP
4GB DDR-800
Raptor 150GB
2x Hitachi 1TB's
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Old 12-13-07, 01:49 AM   #14
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KICKASS. BTW both brands are fine.
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Old 12-13-07, 01:52 AM   #15
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Oh and this ugly ass case:

http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15900

I am killing the blue lights. I picked it because of the huge silent fan.
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Old 12-13-07, 02:03 AM   #16
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163083

the black is out of stock.

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Old 12-13-07, 01:46 PM   #17
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I ordered a Diamond 3870. I'll let you know how I like it.
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Old 12-14-07, 12:49 AM   #18
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C2D E6850.

Do NV cards output DTS/DD 5.1 out the HDMI connector like the ATIs do?
with that CPU you will have zero problems playing any 1080p VC-1 content. I personally have a C2D cpu clocked at 3GHZ and an 8800GT, and my CPU usage is around 20% while playing 1080p videos from this website:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...tshowcase.aspx
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Old 12-14-07, 12:53 AM   #19
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This thing needs to be quiet and perfect with video/desktop @ 1080. Gaming performance is a just a bonus.
You know I built a rig with that exact same criteria about 6 months ago.

I'll take some pics of it and post them later. Everything is watercooled. The only moving parts are the pump (virtually silent. rated at around 2db), the Hard Drives (have them suspended in sewing elactic so they make practically no noise), the PSU (a corsair 620HX - virtually silent), and a small fan over the memory (rated at around 12db). Anything below 20db can't be heard over the background noise in a silent room, and I can never hear the thing running.
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Old 12-20-07, 01:05 PM   #20
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Chris, how is that thing doing man? And take some pics.
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Old 12-20-07, 05:39 PM   #21
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Working perfectly. ATI drivers, at least for HTPC's, are flawless. I get DD and DTS 5.1 out HDMI as promised, and the 1920x1080 works perfectly on my Sony TV. It's dialed in. I havent done much yet, just getting it all setup.

I am using a Logitech DiNovo Edge keyboard, which I think is excellent for this setup. Ultra slim, and fits perfectly in the lap.
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Old 12-20-07, 11:38 PM   #22
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Nice man!! I am glad it all worked out, now I might get that card I want to do the same.
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I am using a Logitech DiNovo Edge keyboard, which I think is excellent for this setup. Ultra slim, and fits perfectly in the lap.
Been eyeing that keyboard for a while. Do you like it?
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Old 12-21-07, 09:51 AM   #24
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Nice looking keyboard.

Bluetooth is definetly the way to go. I use the Microsoft Bluetooth Combo on my HTPC.
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