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I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Queball - 2012-05-23 04:21

I really want to build this:

Case/PSU/Internal IR Reciever/(and no need for cpu cooler or any fans!) - $241- Streacom HTPC-FC8
CPU - $80 - AMD A6-3500
Memory - $29 - Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB
Motherboard - $150 - ASUS F1A75-I DELUXE
SSD - $0 - I Have one already

Total - $500

Somebody please stop me or my wife is going to kill me.


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Beer40oz - 2012-05-23 04:24

Do it... tell her it's for the good of man kind.... we are doing this for the earth!


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - bluray - 2012-05-23 04:32

(2012-05-23 04:21)Queball Wrote:  Case/PSU/Internal IR Reciever/(and no need for cpu cooler or any fans!) - $241- Streacom HTPC-FC8
Good looking case....!Nod


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - eskro - 2012-05-23 04:44

why not an A6-PACK like beer40's?


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Queball - 2012-05-23 05:00

(2012-05-23 04:44)eskro Wrote:  why not an A6-PACK like beer40's?

This one will be fanless, can use a 2.5"SSD + a regular 3.5" HD (I use it for Live TV recordings - hopefully heat won't be an issue), and has a built in IR receiver. It costs about $100 more as is but I think I can shave a little off the cost of the motherboard once I confirm compatibility with the case (The Asus F1A75-I is confirmed to work by Streacom). This should bring down the cost differential to about $50-$60. Oh yeah, did I say it will be completely fanless/silent.Wink


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Beer40oz - 2012-05-23 05:30

Mine is silent.... FYI!!!

Can't hear it..... Smile

But yes Streacom HTPC-FC8 go for it!!!! what makes you happy!

It's what matters...

I don't think the A6-PACK is to this build..... make your own name Smile


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Queball - 2012-05-23 05:31

(2012-05-23 05:30)Beer40oz Wrote:  Mine is silent.... FYI!!!

Can't hear it..... Smile

I "Hear" ya.Big Grin

Kidding aside, I need/want to be able to use a 2.5" + 3.5" drive. If not for that I would have a Beer A6-Pack clone!


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Beer40oz - 2012-05-23 05:34

Streacom HTPC-FC8-A6
LOL.... there is only one A6-PACK


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Queball - 2012-05-23 05:54

(2012-05-23 05:34)Beer40oz Wrote:  Streacom HTPC-FC8-A6
LOL.... there is only one A6-PACK


I think there's more than one! You can claim responsibility for this on Newegg: ISK 300-65 - "Deactivated"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129068

We'll probably see a new/replacement case called the A6-PackSmile

I don't think they know what hit them.


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Beer40oz - 2012-05-23 05:57

JAJA serious make your name....
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=131088

He made it first.... there is your name....


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Queball - 2012-05-23 06:12

(2012-05-23 05:57)Beer40oz Wrote:  JAJA serious make your name....
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=131088

He made it first.... there is your name....

Thanks for the link. The temps he reports make me uncomfortable especially if I have a 3.5" HD in there. Also confirms that I would have to stick with the expensive MB. Hmmm, maybe an A6-Pack clone it will be.

Maybe the name should be "Nevermind"


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Beer40oz - 2012-05-23 06:15

(2012-05-23 06:12)Queball Wrote:  
(2012-05-23 05:57)Beer40oz Wrote:  JAJA serious make your name....
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=131088

He made it first.... there is your name....

Thanks for the link. The temps he reports make me uncomfortable especially if I have a 3.5" HD in there. Also confirms that I would have to stick with the expensive MB. Hmmm, maybe an A6-Pack clone it will be.

Maybe the name should be "Nevermind"

Yup I know the temps are high.... one day there will be technology that won't need any fans and temps will be low..... that is one day!

You can find the 300-65 on Ebay for $99 free ship.... crazy how much other retailers are charging... this was after my build.

Right now im in the process of getting a 300-150..... with an A8 for a desktop..... Smile


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Queball - 2012-05-23 06:24

Beer, do you think there is any way to squeeze a 3.5" drive in you build? I'm not afraid of a case mod/Dremel surgery. I'm studying your thread as we speak.


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - Beer40oz - 2012-05-23 06:42

I'm not sure.... if you can then you have to take the bracket off like I did and install the 3.5 on the bottom and the 2.5 on the top....

Why not use an external 3.5? they make the cases for them too....


RE: I want to build this fanless A6-Pack BAD! - eskro - 2012-05-23 07:35

hope u wont have problems with the built-in IR receiver.
im not sure it acts like a eHOME...
could be a pain to setup.