Win My new HTPC twins
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What I wanted:
A HTPC for the livingroom and a HTPC for our gaming room. They needed to be able to play 1080p and 3D h-sbs with DTS MA and Dolby HD over cabled network. Have power for light gaming but stil stay quiet.

The shopping list:
2 SILVERSTONE HTPC SST-ML03B BLACK M-ATX
2 OCZ AGILITY 3 2.5" 60GB SSD SATA/600 MLC
1 LOGITECH HARMONY 200
1 LOGITECH HARMONY ONE
1 LOGITECH DiNovo Edge
2 INTEL CORE I3 3225 3.30GHZ 3MB S-1155 IVY
2 GIGABYTE GA-Z77M-D3H Z77 S-1155 MATX IVY
2 CORSAIR CX 430W V2 ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V PSU
1 CORSAIR 16GB DDR3 VENGEANCE LP PC3-12800 1600MHZ CL9 (4X4GB)
2 Philips OVU412000 IR Receiver Wireless MCE

Now for the install:

I started with the motherboard and the SSD.
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Inserted RAM, CPU and PSU, as you can se this case doesn't realy have space for a PSU.
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Hiding the ir sensor (TINY!)
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Case closed and looking good.
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Closeup
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And the twins setup
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And the closeup
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The computers look and work great!


And experience index for those interested:
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Coments and questions are welcome Smile
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#2
Congrat.....and enjoy it......!
>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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#3
Very nice. Thanks for posting the pictures.
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#4
The ir sensor is brilliant and work seamlessly with the harmony remotes Smile
Btw: the motherboard has a function that keeps the usbs powered even when the computer is turned off, could that let me power it on with a remote?
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#5
(2012-10-06, 18:16)bluray Wrote: Congrat.....and enjoy it......!

Thanks!
Btw, the corsair cx430's fan lines perfectly up with the ml03b so there's no reason to feel forced to buy silverstones own psu.
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(2012-10-07, 12:56)RaggSokk3n Wrote:
(2012-10-06, 18:16)bluray Wrote: Congrat.....and enjoy it......!

Thanks!
Btw, the corsair cx430's fan lines perfectly up with the ml03b so there's no reason to feel forced to buy silverstones own psu.
I still preferred Silverstone and SeaSonic over Corsair.....I installed one Corsair PSU in the past, and it made whine noises after 6 months....the capacitor in it is not very robust......good luck!

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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(2012-10-07, 18:06)bluray Wrote:
(2012-10-07, 12:56)RaggSokk3n Wrote:
(2012-10-06, 18:16)bluray Wrote: Congrat.....and enjoy it......!

Thanks!
Btw, the corsair cx430's fan lines perfectly up with the ml03b so there's no reason to feel forced to buy silverstones own psu.
I still preferred Silverstone and SeaSonic over Corsair.....I installed one Corsair PSU in the past, and it made whine noises after 6 months....the capacitor in it is not very robust......good luck!

That won't be a problem in my country, all customer electronics have a 5 year waranty Smile
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(2012-10-06, 18:35)RaggSokk3n Wrote: The ir sensor is brilliant and work seamlessly with the harmony remotes Smile

I am not sure, where do you have IR receiver, is it build in the case?
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#9
The receiver it self I put behind the pc, the little black thing on the speaker is the sensor.
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#10
6.5 WEI for integrated GPU is impressive not to mention all the score for a everything being on the chip.
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#11
The scores aren't far from a i7 2600 + gtx 550 Smile
Very impressive Smile
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#12
Nice twins! Two the better... Big Grin Wink Nod

The corsair cx 430 power supply... It crapped out on me... almost messed up a computer... seems you got a good batch.

I use to hear a humming noise when the computer was off.... get your ear next to it when it is off... if you hear something watch out.
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#13
(2012-10-29, 07:25)RaggSokk3n Wrote: The receiver it self I put behind the pc, the little black thing on the speaker is the sensor.

Did you open quite big receiver (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Philips-OVU412...4c6&_uhb=1) and take out only sensor?

Did you connect receiver to sensor with some wire by yourself?

What does mean plugs IR1 and IR2 on receiver?

I am thinking about this receiver for my harmony remote. Thank you very much for your help.
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(2012-10-29, 10:57)PV_XBMC Wrote:
(2012-10-29, 07:25)RaggSokk3n Wrote: The receiver it self I put behind the pc, the little black thing on the speaker is the sensor.

Did you open quite big receiver (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Philips-OVU412...4c6&_uhb=1) and take out only sensor?

Did you connect receiver to sensor with some wire by yourself?

What does mean plugs IR1 and IR2 on receiver?

I am thinking about this receiver for my harmony remote. Thank you very much for your help.

comes with external sensor (ir1) with 3m(?) cable Smile
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(2012-10-29, 21:42)RaggSokk3n Wrote:
(2012-10-29, 10:57)PV_XBMC Wrote:
(2012-10-29, 07:25)RaggSokk3n Wrote: The receiver it self I put behind the pc, the little black thing on the speaker is the sensor.

Did you open quite big receiver (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Philips-OVU412...4c6&_uhb=1) and take out only sensor?

Did you connect receiver to sensor with some wire by yourself?

What does mean plugs IR1 and IR2 on receiver?

I am thinking about this receiver for my harmony remote. Thank you very much for your help.



comes with external sensor (ir1) with 3m(?) cable Smile

Do I understand well, that there is not any IR sensor in receiver and IR sensor on 3m wire is connected to IR1 or IR2 plug on receiver via some jack?
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