Project Micro Shrink-o-Matic Machine

A place to talk about A/V receivers, Blu-Ray players, LCD or Plasma TV mounting, audio tips or anything else that you think fits.
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Re: Project Micro Shrink-o-Matic Machine

Post by Skippman » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:27 am

looking good so far.

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Re: Project Micro Shrink-o-Matic Machine

Post by martini161 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:15 pm

not sure off the top of my head if it has a linux version, but if you want a really customizable media center front end look at chameleon

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Post by dicecca112 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:24 pm

Windows only
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Post by dicecca112 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:55 pm

Made a mistake T7300 Doesn't fit, Socket P. So I traded with a buddy in work for a T2500. Should have it Thrusday. Problem is they make no Socket P mini-itx boards except one which is ETA 12/23ish, plus the T2500 will be lower power
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Post by dicecca112 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:08 pm

Completed it Wednesday, and Sold it Thursday. Was telling a coworker about it, thought it was the perfect gift for his wife, offered me 200$ more than it was worth, so I sold it. Slapped together what I had (2TB HDDs, cheap PCI Sound Card with Toslink, Atom Dual Core Board, and another SSD I have) and threw a simple system together. My ears don't hear a difference in sound. But I do have some pictures of the setup before I sold it. Honestly it was overkill. The Dual Core Atom and Windows Vista Media Center work just fine.

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Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:15 pm

Nothing like making a quick buck eh?

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Post by dicecca112 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:20 pm

Indeed it is nice, I wasn't even planning on selling it, but hey, I made my money back and then some
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Re: Project Micro Shrink-o-Matic Machine

Post by vicaphit » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:55 pm

For a second I thought you said you sold it for $200... Well, time to make another one!

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Post by dicecca112 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:19 pm

vicaphit wrote:For a second I thought you said you sold it for $200... Well, time to make another one!

Right you are vicaphit. I am building #2, and this time I'm keeping it.

So far I have planned

JetWay JNC81-LF AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard - Retail

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JetWay JNC62K AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard - Retail

AMD Athlon X2 BE-2300 Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor - OEM

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AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Standard 5.1 Video Card using TOSLINK to reciever

1GB DDR2 (Either SODIMMS or DIMM depending on Mobo)

2 x 1TB HDD
1 x 16GB SSD

SONY Black 2X Blu-ray DVD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM SATA Internal 2X Blu-ray DVD ROM Model BR-5100S - OEM

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Right now I have the setup as 1TB HDD and 16GB SSD on the Dual Core Atom Board. The Dark Knight looks terrible and its not the rip, same thing with the actual DVD, so I'm thinking its the DX9 of the 945GC. 8200 and the 780 Chipset are the two best for HTPCs. I also need to order another TOSLINK Cable. I will be going no fuss here and using Windows Vista Media Center, and it is already setup on the box. Going for Silence so I will have to replace the CPU fan that comes with the Motherboards. PSU is only 200W, and when I speced it out, its 166w for the 4850 and 120ish for the 2000 chip. The PSU calculator goes high, so I have some headroom. The 4 Satas is a must. 3 Sata HDDs and the Blue Ray. I'll have pictures again of course. :) I suppose I need a new Name huh?
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