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    Help wioth suggestions on HTPC build

    I just built a HTPC (installing updates as we speak) using a ASROCK 1150 socket motherboard .... It's their H97 Anniversary one + 3220 CPU and NO GPU.... But with a budget of 500 the sky's the limit for you my man.... I'm in Brownsburg IN myself. Id hit up Frys. I was in there myself today and...
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    Are there any 120mmX120mm radiators? (Lian Li 351 water cooling plan)

    Can I ask a stupid question........ does it HAVE to be internal? What about an external solution? Would just mean you run the tubes to the CPU and GPU blocks but the radiators would be mounted outside the case. Then your NOT limited by the internals in the case at all. Some random links...
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    Need ideas for a decent home theatre setup under $1k

    Here is what I'd do. I'd go to Polks ebay website and try to snag some RTi A or RTi speakers. I'd look for the following: Fronts: RTi A3 or RTi6 Center: CSi A6 or CSi5 Surrounds: RTi A3, RTi5 or BEST would be FXi A4 or FXi A6 If you buy from Polks ebay site, its from the manufacture, comes...
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    Can anyone help me find a good compact ITX case?

    They also make usb dongles/extension cords so you could connect it in the back, route it along the side and have it flush with the front. Still ghetto, but not "AS" ghetto lol....
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    Can anyone help me find a good compact ITX case?

    another vendor that is in the US is PerfectHomeTheater.com They carry an assortment of small ITX cases. However you wont find them under 50 bucks, more in the 100 range IIRC.
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    Replacement for dying WD TV Live

    Either buy another WD Live TV, or a Chromebox (double your budget) and load Kodi as the OS and your good to go..... I'm in a similar situation but am going to build a full on HTPC/Server because I need expandable storage in the TB range....
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    WD TV Live value

    I paid 65 for a WD Live TV not too long ago. Thing about these is the newest firmware update lets them send LOSSLESS (DTS-MA & TrueHD) out. Its the ONLY streamer thats low cost that can do 1080p MKV's with lossless audio. I know lots of guys that have bought these to replace blu-ray players...
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    NAS help

    I agree but it's got a bunch of 5.25 bays I could fill with drives. If nothing else each bay could hol another drive for a total of 4 more + 6 initially plus 1 3.5 external bay for a total of 11.... But I think your right and that is likely too much. I will sleep on it and decide tomorrow...
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    NAS help

    ^Thanks for that info. I will do some more research. SnapRaid sounds VERY similar to UnRaid which was also recommended to me. I dont need to worry about existing data because its all on an external HDD and I would not be adding that drive to this to start with. Are they basically the same or...
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    NAS help

    Yeah 6 is even lol.... Long day but pointless as 6 TB drives are way outside my budget. I will read up on other options hard drive wise. I'm not against WD but Seagate is off the list for sure lol... I don't anticipate needing more than 8 gigs of RAM so I'm going to go with that and if...
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    NAS help

    Will take a look, main thing is I dont want to have a entire drive (or pair) that cant be used to store data on, however I'd be OK with if I have to lose a single disc as my library isnt going to grow super fast blu-ray wise just likey 12 or so a year as I'm picky about what I rip. Lots of...
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    NAS help

    Currently I have a WD Live TV. It works great to stream my MKV's from a 3TB Seagate HDD. But I'm running out of space fast so I want to look for a better solution. So I'm looking to build a small NAS that can also run XBMC (if needed). I'm looking to build something to store and stream my MKV...
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    Cmon now Face, you know you need to post what other gear your using lol... I see some pro amps at the bottom, but whats the pre-amp and dac in the system?
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    The [H] Post Pictures of your ManCave

    Thanks! Shes definitely enjoys trying to help daddy with stereo equipment. She also REALLY enjoys listening to music and dancing or rocking in her chair sitting in the sweet spot :D.
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    The [H] Post Pictures of your ManCave

    Save yourself some cash. Google "Flexi Rack" and you will see lots of pictures to help get a decent design. This rack sells for 500 bucks if purchased online now. I paid 150 which was a steal. If I was more handy with woodworking (but I'm not) I could have likely made it for less.
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    The [H] Post Pictures of your ManCave

    Yup. Bolts at the top and bottom with a rubber washer and steel washer sandwiched between... It's a PITA to level lol.. Can't wait for the casters I ordered then I can get it off the moving men I have it on now lol...
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    The [H] Post Pictures of your ManCave

    Time to post a quick update I got the new rack yesterday and got it installed. Its a Salamander Archtype 5.0 which is a flexi rack so its 100% adjustable height wise which is good since I flip gear often lol...... Assembly was quite easy... but it normally is when you use child labor :smile...
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    Here goes the new setup... I got the new rack yesterday and got it installed. Its a Salamander Archtype 5.0 which is a flexi rack so its 100% adjustable height wise which is good since I flip gear often lol...... Assembly was quite easy... but it normally is when you use child labor...
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    Well I like to burn through gear, so here is an updated picture of my current rack... but I'm buying a used Salamander Archetype 5.0 rack this weekend... so the gear will be the same (at least for a week :D) but the rack is not staying... Top to bottom: Parasound HCA-1200ii Cambridge Audio...
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    Doubt he's running all those at the same time. Given the amount of stereo gear in his rack, and the fact a lot looks duplicative (see a amp/pre-amp and a couple integrated in his rack and on his desk), I have a feeling he has different speakers for different types of music, and he simply has...
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    Studio Monitors for Nearfield listening

    Yeah, they were on my list, but to pricey. I'm content with my main listening speakers (Polk RTA 11TL's and Infinity RS-II's). If I was looking to combine my rig into one, the LS50's were on my list as were the Usher Mini-X's, but for now I think the JBL's may be my best bet.
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    Studio Monitors for Nearfield listening

    Thanks... I started to wonder if it was going to matter given my planned usage.
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    Studio Monitors for Nearfield listening

    You talking to the guy who posted above you or me?
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    Studio Monitors for Nearfield listening

    So the JBL's are still a viable option, or the KRK's are better since they port into the room? I get that you dont want the bass boosted, thats why I thought you normally pull them out from the wall. Additionally am I chasing my tail for nothing here since I will be setting a xover in the...
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    Studio Monitors for Nearfield listening

    If your talking about the panaramoic picture , they are toed in now, but were not in that picture. I hadn't even started getting things setup at that point beyond getting them up and running and playing music for a couple mins. If I'm listening to my stereo stuff, I normally push my chair...
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    Studio Monitors for Nearfield listening

    Yeah, I'd looked at the Swans as a possible option, just not sure if I want to go with RCA outputs for these as well as my mains. I was hoping to use XLR for the noise reduction and whatnot, but I'm not against RCA. I also dont know if I really want to deal with 2 sets of tone controls (B&K &...
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    Studio Monitors for Nearfield listening

    I've seen those recommended a bunch. Problem though, they are rear ported which are not good for being close to the wall. They need space to breath I cant give them.
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    Studio Monitors for Nearfield listening

    I've been out of the desktop audio game speaker wise for a bit. I'm looking for a set of Studio Monitors for use when sitting at my computer desk. They need to be OK close up to a wall. I've already got a set of good floorstanders, but they aren't meant for nearfield and in general a very...
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    Streaming MKV's, how are you doing it?

    But if I am right here a MP4 is a compressed format right? I aint willing to compress NOTHING. Storage is cheap and I dont burn through thousands of movies anymore, so why compress if you can just snatch up another HDD... Which is likely what I will do. Just add a 6TB external do the WD.
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    The [H] Post Pictures of your ManCave

    Yeah, I would LOVE another sub.... not likely..... and not really needed. I managed to rattle my cars windows (3 walls away) yesterday at 50% volume.... and turns out I busted a lamp in my turn signals with it too lol.... I "think" thats enough bass to hold me over for now... Its BETTER...
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    The [H] Post Pictures of your ManCave

    LOL... I agree.... Though I think you meant "quite" not "quiet". If its "quiet" I think you blew your iNuke :D;):p I got a good giggle. I make that mistake quite often myself.... My wife loves to make sure I know I did that too lol
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    The [H] Post Pictures of your ManCave

    Nice! I just finished their ported cube 15 myself!
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    Streaming MKV's, how are you doing it?

    Yup. The new case was needed regardless to put it in my stereo rack so we will see. I'm still debating a HTPC or Chromebox to stream from my main system so I can do that in the bedroom AND HT.
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    Streaming MKV's, how are you doing it?

    I might do that or just get a 4 TB external.... For now I don't add as many movies as I used to but I want expandability in the future. Or at least be building toward that.
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    Streaming MKV's, how are you doing it?

    I will look into that, thanks.... I've "started" my journey by buying a GD-08b case to transplant my current computer upstairs into. I will get that build handled, get a nice big 4 TB drive in it and then look at a Chromebox for downstairs maybe after ensuring my network is up to the task of...
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    Streaming MKV's, how are you doing it?

    I've heard of folks having LAG when using a network source with a WD Live TV... have you had that happen at all, and if so what did you do to overcome it?
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    Cooling HELP! - Intel Q9650 + Scythe Shuriken + Silverstone GD-07B??

    I'm moving my Intel quad core Q9650 into a Silverstone GD-07B case. I wont be able to use my Noctua CPU cooler due to height issues.... So I am looking at buying the Scythe SCSK-1100 Shuriken Rev.B 3 as it used to be one of the best coolers and it WILL fit in the case I am getting. Here is...
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    Streaming MKV's, how are you doing it?

    I will be using my computer upstairs to house all the media, and then at least one device to stream in my HT room, and likely use the Roku to stream in my bedroom.... If the WD doesnt drop out all the time, I may just stick with that downstairs, otherwise will look for either a Kodi or Plex...
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    Streaming MKV's, how are you doing it?

    Yup that's why I'm trying to find a build with the fewest fans and heat buildup. Does the Plex app do DTS-MA and True-HD. That's my biggest concern. My library is largely blu ray rips. From what I remember I thought the Macs couldn't do that, and they had a problem w 1080p, but it's...
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