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Old 11-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #21 (permalink)
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an HTPC should be quiet.. I recommend a card with a Custom Cooler that's quiet, HD 4830 or that MSI 9800GT
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:58 AM   #22 (permalink)
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an HTPC should be quiet.. I recommend a card with a Custom Cooler that's quiet, HD 4830 or that MSI 9800GT
I don't think he would hear the computer from like 10-15 feet awat with surrond sound..
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:20 PM   #23 (permalink)
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That blu-ray burner burns dvds. Not too worried about the noise issue, like john said he will be sitting 10-15 feet away and has surround sound. I'll change the 260 to the 4870 when I get some more time. Other than that how does it look?
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Wait, you're going to buy both cards??
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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No, I'm not going to buy both cards. Can't run both of them, I meant that I was going to change the 260 out for the 4870. How's this look now?
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:41 PM   #26 (permalink)
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It looks like something to be proud of, but you can get a Cosmos for a case, if he like something to look cool about his computer.

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Heh, the Cosmos S is the case that I want to get for my next build. Also, I forgot to add in a tv tuner. Any good ones you recommend? Also, how is that soundcard? Can I get one that is about the same for cheaper, or a better one for cheaper?
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Heh, the Cosmos S is the case that I want to get for my next build. Also, I forgot to add in a tv tuner. Any good ones you recommend? Also, how is that soundcard? Can I get one that is about the same for cheaper, or a better one for cheaper?
This card is also good, that card Titanium card is for like Xtreme users.
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I don't think you need a TV tuner, because you can just switch outputs on your T.V., like if you plug in a Xbox, and switch input to watch Cable.

And the Cosmos S is on sale!!
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:28 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Silverstone GD01S-MXR
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Total Price = $1967.89 before shipping

So should I look at a tv tuner so that he can record tv?
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yeah, definitely get a tv tuner to record tv... it's basically a cheaper and better tivo.
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