New HTPC!!

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  1. Mark_Mac

    Mark_Mac Stunt Coordinator

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    just built my second HTPC, this time I used the D-Vine HTPC case from exoticpc.com.
    here are my specs:
    D-Vine Home Theater pc case
    16x2 LCD
    P4-1.8gig
    Intel D845GEBV2L motherboard
    256meg of 333mhz memory
    2-7200rpm, WD 120gig hard drives
    64meg Geforce4
    16x Lite-on DVD-rom(black)
    Philips 5.1 soundcard
    MyHD capture card
    Maxtor Firewire card
    WinXP pro
    here are a few pics if interested,
    htpc pics
     
  2. Chad Ellinger

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    That's a gorgeous case there Mark! But over $200 [​IMG] I hope it's worth it [​IMG]
    Why did you decide to go with an Nvidia card over an ATi? Most HTPC builders seem to prefer the Radeons. Just curious.
     
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    I agree, that is a damn nice case. Nice system. Definitely get an ATI for HTPC use.
     
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    Looks awesome to me. Congrats!
     
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    I just got the same case from Newegg but I ordered a silver and they sent a black one. [​IMG] More RMA fun. $205 for a dedicated HTPC case is pretty decent, the more full-featured ones run closer to $400. Check out my post here for other cases.
    Marc- anything I should know before installing stuff and setting up the LCD? Pretty simple?
     
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    Mark I just got my case and was bummed to find out it didn't come with an LCD. [​IMG] With its price tag I thought it would but oh well, I hope they're cheap. Can you give me info on where you got yours and are there many more options?
     
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    Mark:
    Nice case, but it looks kinda big.
    What's the size on that thing?
    If it's not smaller than my receiver, it sure as hell won't fit on most HT shelves. [​IMG]
     
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    The only thing hurting it for shelf systems is its depth. It's just a little bit deeper than my Kenwood receiver but that makes all the difference because you have things such as the VGA cable protruding out. It just barely fits into my system but it would by nice if it was an inch less in depth. Another thing is I had to relocate my VCR as it wouldn't fit on top of the case and it would cover up the blow holes on top of the receiver. No biggie.
    Here are the specs from the official site:
    Width 17", Height 6.5", Depth 15.875"
     
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    Scott L, I bought my LCD from exoticpc.com. Im really glad I bought it now that I have Girder configured.
    here is a shot of my pc in my rack. I had to move some things around but it fits really good and isnt much bigger then my Denon 3802.
    HTPC Pic
     

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