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Been bored - my new MCE machine

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows' started by deksawyer, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. deksawyer

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    Not exactly bristling with exotic, cutting edge components, but they've all been chosen to do the job nice and quietly.....and they do that very well.

    http://www.deksawyer.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/htpc.htm

    The new case was bought from http://www.u-sm.com and the service from Jason was second to none, as well as being the cheapest anywhere....I'll be buying from him again!

    I have enough components to build a second system in the old LC13 case. Just need another freeview card......

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    Very nice - why no picture of the front?
     
  3. deksawyer

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    Because they were a bit blury..........plus there was loads of finger prints on the front = BAD :eek:

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    Nice job with the modular PSU I think, looks like it will be very cool inside, has air vent for psu, which is needed, it's Verry BIG!!! though and I mean BIG and must be real Heavy, but if it's staying in one place it is not a problem....good job though..is that a side vent on the case for the CPU cooler to blow air out of, just curious...
     
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    I know the feeling, it's hard to take a pic of the front of the case, I managed to do one but not the back,,,
     
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    The PSU isn't modular actually - the spare cables (there's a lot of them, and they're loooong) are tucked away between the PSU and the hard drives.

    At the moment I'm using the side vent on then CPU side as an inlet, but I'll monitor it for a week and change it so it's an outlet and see if there is any major difference. My idle temps are 34-37°c to mid 40's when watching TV/DVD.

    It is heavy, but not as bad as with the LC13 case.....or the Thermaltake case my main machine runs in.........now that is safe from burglars!! :D

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    Impressive - Nice neat install.
    If you want to take pictures of the front turn the flash off, re-calibrate the white balance on your camera and fire away - it's the only way to ensure the front doesn't look like a sticky fingered 3 year old has been at it /voice of experience
     
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    Front pic now on web page, although it's not the best I've taken.

    Good job my camera has flash exposure compensation. Coupled with that and some serious photoshop work to get the white balance close to being right. Should have shot in raw format I guess.

    For the cost, this is one of the best cases available.............I highly recommend it!

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