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7MC Build

talos2010

Standard Member
Hi all,

Looking at building a HTPC with the following bits, for 7MC use (Freesat + Freeview) and Mediabrowser with films stored on USB drives. No gaming - Look OK ?

Intel i3 2100T
Intel DH67CF (Will disable UAC and install latest video drivers to get 23.973 FPS :)
Blackgold BGT3595 (2XDVB-S2 + 2XDVB-T)
Wesena Mini ITX7-2 Case (Wesena Mini ITX7-2 Case > ITX Series > Wesena UK)
64GB Crucial RealSSD
120w PicoPSU and Powerbrick

Can anybody suggest a low profile heatsink/fan that would fit the case?
 

graham.myers

Distinguished Member
looks ok, go for a scythe shuriken rev. b - they're only 64mm high, or the scythe shuriken big at 58mm - you'll need to check the horizontal dimensions of the fan though in case it interferes with the memory and/or bgt card

You could also use a zacate board - thats what I've used in an itx7-2. It'd work out cheaper
 

talos2010

Standard Member
looks ok, go for a scythe shuriken rev. b - they're only 64mm high, or the scythe shuriken big at 58mm - you'll need to check the horizontal dimensions of the fan though in case it interferes with the memory and/or bgt card

You could also use a zacate board - thats what I've used in an itx7-2. It'd work out cheaper

Thanks. I looked at Zacate and wasn't convinced it's got enough power.

I currently use a Revo 3610 (with SSD) and 4xDVB-T and 1xDVB-S USB sticks, both 7MC and Mediabrowser GUIs are a little on the slow side, HD also breaks up when other recordings are taking place. Zacate would be better - just don't know if it would be enough.
 

CHBMB

Active Member
I've got a system with an i3 2100T after using a Revo 3610. The reason I upgraded was due to the slow speed of the Revo too. Can't comment on the AMD as I've never used one bit I had the same concerns as you. I've also got the Scythe Shuriken Rev B cooler and can recommend it. My frontend is mediaportal and it's working like a dream on my system and silky smooth with the new 1.2beta.

ATB

Neil
 

talos2010

Standard Member
I've got a system with an i3 2100T after using a Revo 3610. The reason I upgraded was due to the slow speed of the Revo too. Can't comment on the AMD as I've never used one bit I had the same concerns as you. I've also got the Scythe Shuriken Rev B cooler and can recommend it. My frontend is mediaportal and it's working like a dream on my system and silky smooth with the new 1.2beta.

ATB

Neil

Thanks, I haven't used MediaPortal in ages - time for another look methinks.
 

spyder viewer

Distinguished Member
Check that the Blackgold card doesn't need more power. You need to power the LNB as well.
 

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