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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby smack323 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:32 pm

just finished my NES HTPC very simple set-up. prototype is done now I have 3 more cases to get it prefect. I'll be living with my GF soon so PC gamming on the 55" will prob not happen anymore. I decided to get rid of the big nMedia case and use a NES case for smaller footprint and retro goodness, unfortunatlly that also means no 5750 video card

NES case (gutted)
ZOTAC IONITX-G-E Intel Atom 330 (1.6GHz, dual-core) NVIDIA ION Mini ITX Motherboard
and 4GB of RAM
DVD Drive
30GB OCZ Vertex SSD


all 2TB of music movies ect is on my network so no need for a bigger hard drive. I'll post pics when i can.
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby kylepaddock » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:58 pm

Nice PCs I wish i could get one.
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby Major_A » Thu May 13, 2010 12:38 pm

Sort of HTPC:

Specs:
PC
Antec Three Hundred
CD E5200 @ 4GHz
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.1
4GB DDR2 800
8800 GTS 320MB
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 w/ Remote (not using it though)
Lite-On 22X SATA DVD-RW
OCZ ModXStream 600W PSU
2x1TB Samsung F1 RAID 0
Win 7 Media Center
Windows 7 Professional x64

TV
None - 17" CRT Monitor FTW

Components
None

Uses:
To record over the air HD recordings so I can watch those on my actual HTPC. Thank goodness the old owners of the house decided to put a giant TV antenna in the attic otherwise I'd be limited to 3 channels (NBC, Fox and The CW). Live roughly 45 miles from the average broadcast tower, most TV stations here in Houston are on the West/Southwest part of town.

Remote:
Nothing special, the one that came with my Hauppauge PVR.
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While this isn't a dedicated HTPC it is recording TV for another HTPC.

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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby dgood » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:37 am

TV: Samsung 40" LCD 120HZ
Case: Apevia X-MASTER-BK/500
Processor: AMD 939 FX-60 2.6 GHz
Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR400 CL-2 (Patriot)
Storage: 1TB WD Blue 7200rpm
Keyboard/Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (student copy for $10 from school)
Remote: Came with TV. In the future the plan is a Logitech harmony that does RF as well is IR. Similar to the 890.
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USE:
Movie Library
Blu-Ray Player
Streaming TV online
Streaming Netflix
Small Amounts of Gaming
Music Library/Player
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby smack323 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:49 am

finally have some pictures. here are the specs again.

NES case (gutted)
ZOTAC IONITX-G-E Intel Atom 330 (1.6GHz, dual-core) NVIDIA ION Mini ITX Motherboard
and 4GB of RAM
DVD Drive
30GB OCZ Vertex SSD

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This was my first one. I have three more NES cases to work on my cutting. I am actually selling this one. If your interested feel free to PM me with an offer.
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby Sporg » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:07 pm

Smack - I remember seeing your posts when you were planning this. It looks like it turned out pretty cool. Great way to reuse old stuff, lovin it!
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby Major_A » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:19 pm

Do you have to blow in your DVD player to get the discs to work?

NES joke for those that know what I'm talking about.

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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby skier » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:29 pm

Major_A wrote:Do you have to blow in your DVD player to get the discs to work?

NES joke for those that know what I'm talking about.


you had to slap the top of our playstation to get the disks to read

alternately, i use a Dell Latitude D620 as an HTPC sitting behind our 46" and control it via logmein lol
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby InspectahACE » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:58 am

Major_A wrote:Do you have to blow in your DVD player to get the discs to work?

NES joke for those that know what I'm talking about.



Good lord I remember doing that constantly to EVERY game I had ...but the trick worked :lol: .. if it didn't you'd just slam it harder each time until it worked.
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby smack323 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:35 pm

blowing the DVD is an upgrade option I am working on.. actually I have seen some people cut up an old NES game and fit the drive in the game cartridge, so when the top is open it looks like a game is in it - that will be on my next one. I need to sell this one first. I think I might just pull the box off and sell the parts on ebay.
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby dgood » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:40 pm

Can you setup the controller to plug in and work as a usb device so you can use an old school nes controller as your game pad?
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby InspectahACE » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:23 am

dgood wrote:Can you setup the controller to plug in and work as a usb device so you can use an old school nes controller as your game pad?



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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby smack323 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:07 pm

yeah that is the easy way.. otherwise you can get a adaptor that will convert your original NES controller pluged in as an input device.
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby InspectahACE » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:02 pm

Yep.

I knew there was an adapter but I couldn't find it lol.
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby rat6fink » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:23 pm

LMAO! Smack, that is by far the most unique comp that I have seen in a LONG time! Awesome job!!!
Besides blowing on the game, remember pulling the cartridge out just enough to hit when u push the game down? That little trick seemed to work to....might now work with the DVD, though. LOL
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby InspectahACE » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:43 pm

rat6fink wrote:Besides blowing on the game, remember pulling the cartridge out just enough to hit when u push the game down? That little trick seemed to work to....might now work with the DVD, though. LOL


I remember that trick :)
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby smack323 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:45 pm

With the NFL kicking off next week me and two friends spent the day building the big screen for NFL kickoff 2010.. this screen display is about 11x15 feet. All in HD goodness
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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby Major_A » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:11 pm

Going to get mighty cold sitting outside, drinking cold beer, watching football in December in Wisconsin. My friends used to do this when they would order UFC when they were at Texas A&M. Screen setup against the fence, projector on the roof, cold kegs and shot blocks... the good old days.

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Re: Post Your HTPC

Postby smack323 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:12 am

its heated. game on!!!! :drinkers:
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