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    Default HTPC Case Recommendations

    So i'm looking at crossing over to intel, so I was looking at using my ASrock 990fx fatality and 1090 BE as a HTPC. Looking for recommendations, the biggest deal for me is that it can be hidden away since it'll be placed in my built-in cabinet.

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    Default Re: HTPC Case Recommendations

    So an HTPC case that can accommodate a full ATX sized motherboard, right? Silverstone has a few excellent ones in the Grandia lineup.

    One thing to keep in mind........your tucked-away cabinet needs to be ventilated or your HTPC will overheat and shutdown incessantly. Goes without saying, but just wanted to state the obvious that you need to exhaust the warm air coming out of the case.

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    Default Re: HTPC Case Recommendations

    For full ATX, I was using the Zalman HD503. great case and lots of functions and also includes a 3.5" hotswap.
    Newegg.com - ZALMAN Black Aluminum / Plastic / Steel HD503 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

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    Default Re: HTPC Case Recommendations

    Why are ya using 1090T for HTPC. I picked up an AMD B96 tri core from microcenter for another member and bought an extra. I can ship it to ya for $55. It is brand new...

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    Default Re: HTPC Case Recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Why are ya using 1090T for HTPC. I picked up an AMD B96 tri core from microcenter for another member and bought an extra. I can ship it to ya for $55. It is brand new...
    He's switching to intel and has no other use for it...

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    Default Re: HTPC Case Recommendations

    Well maybe I won't switch right away. Think I might wait and see what happens with Steamroller.

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