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by ecosse_011172
Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 8571

Re: Gaming HTPC

I've ordered the following: Lian-Li PC-C60 Case 2x Be Quiet! Silent Wings 2 140mm case fans Seasonic X-560 PSU Really unsure about the CPU Cooler, it looks like it may make more sense to go for the NH-C14 instead of the Scythe Grand Kama Cross as the Scythe will possible be too big for the motherboa...
by ecosse_011172
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 8571

Re: Gaming HTPC

I think he is using the C60. I'm using the exact board you linked, it's an excellent board. I chose it because I need a mainboard with the video card in the slot closest to the cpu, to fit the graphic card cooler and all the cards I need (VGA, Sound and RAID). The P8Z77-V costs 30€ more and has wif...
by ecosse_011172
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 8571

Re: Gaming HTPC

IMO, the depth of that LianLi case makes it difficult to use. 41cm is the cited dimension, and your rack has shelves that are 44.5cm for the top and 40cm for the others (afai can tell). You'd be surprised how much extra room connectors on cables take up... though the openness of the rack makes it e...
by ecosse_011172
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 8571

Re: Gaming HTPC

Thanks boost, there will be space on each side so hopefully that's ok.

Is there any reason to get the full ATX board instead of this one?

I only want a single GPU and at most a soundcard.
by ecosse_011172
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 8571

Re: Gaming HTPC

Thanks a lot.
Does anyone know about the HDD cages?

How much of a difference to noise will the likes of the Scythe Slip Stream 140mm (500 or 800rpm) or Be Quiet! Silent Wings 2 make compared to the stock fans?
by ecosse_011172
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 8571

Re: Gaming HTPC

I've been reading lots but there's a few things I'm not completely sure about so here are more dumb questions: http://www.pc-experience.de/Bilder-Reviews/Lian16/lian.21.jpg In this image I can see the 2 standard fans which I should replace with Scythe Slip Stream 140mm (500 or 800rpm) or Be Quiet! S...
by ecosse_011172
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 8571

Re: Gaming HTPC

W.r.t the GPU, is it worth getting the likes of the Asus or worth considering replacing the cooler on it or another model with something like the Accelero Twin Turbo II?
How easy is it to install?
How much better than the Direct CU II cooler?
by ecosse_011172
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 8571

Re: Gaming HTPC

Ah - the invisi-rack :) The image/link failed to post. Your PC will use ~290W AC at full stress load assuming 90% PSU. So, don't plan to stack anything on top of it :) If you have plenty of room around it for easy airflow, you can just do some fan-fu to tune it for quiet/cool running. Build the sys...
by ecosse_011172
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 8571

Re: Gaming HTPC

CA_Steve wrote:Are you going to cram the case into a entertainment center enclosure with limited ventilation or will it be out in the open air? That'll make a difference on the cooling choices.
It'll be in this rack so reasonably open:
http://www.clearlight-audio.de/content/ ... Rack_E.pdf
by ecosse_011172
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 8571

Re: Gaming HTPC

Motherboard No idea! I want to be able to run the case fans as quietly as possible. Get an Asus board, the fan control is very good. The Z77 chipset has all options. If you don't overclock (non-K CPU) the H77 chipset has everything but overclocking. Z77 boards are more expensive, but have more port...
by ecosse_011172
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 8571

Gaming HTPC

After much deliberating I'm going ahead with a Gaming HTPC Build that I want to be as quiet as possible. Case Silverstone Grandia GD08 or Lian Li PC-C60 The Lian Li seems a bit easier to use but is more expensive. PSU Seasonic X-460 Seems like a no-brainer CPU Intel i5 3570S or i5 3470 Or is there a...
by ecosse_011172
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mini-ITX Gaming PC
Replies: 6
Views: 5442

Re: Mini-ITX Gaming PC

Thanks guys, The space is in this unit : http://www.onyougo.com/just-racks-jrl1100_iph3w11143368.jpg http://www.just-racks.com/tl_files/just-racks/modelle/JRL/1100-SL/JRL_1100_SL_03.jpg It looks as if I could just squeeze in one of these : http://www.kitguru.net/components/cases/zardon/lian-li-pc-c6...
by ecosse_011172
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mini-ITX Gaming PC
Replies: 6
Views: 5442

Mini-ITX Gaming PC

Hi, I'm looking to put together a small, powerful yet quiet gaming PC. I have an available space (WxDxH) of 526x441x182(mm) or 20x17x7(inches) although of course I'd like as much space for airflow as possible, the only suitable case I can find is the SILVERSTONE Sugo SST-SG06B which looks pretty goo...