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banned5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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banned5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
What is the advantage of the 2.5" hard drive, then using a 3.5" adaptor?
You would surely get a faster, higher capacity desktop drive for a similar price.

What case are you planning to use?

Skinflint is quite a good site for comparing component prices.
It would help if you had the AVForum free delivery at Scan as that will probably save you a few pounds on components, especially if you keep an eye on their Today Only deals.
#2
Liking the case. Did you manage to get the badge off? :p

I wouldn't be able to resist spending a few pounds extra on the 320gb Scorpio (or more likely a 3.5" 500gb F3), i'd also possibly change the BR drive for the Samsung SH-B123L. Other than that it looks like quite an interesting little build.

What does everyone else think?

Edited By: MBeeching on Jan 07, 2011 00:38
#3
Personally if I were using a case that could take M-ATX then I would use one. A 780G/785G/880G based mobo and an Athlon II 240e will cost you not much more than the Zotac board you listed, but give you lots more potential.

Also are you going to be running windows or linux as blu-ray disk playback can be a pain in the backside under linux.
#4
bykergrove
Can I ask why you'd prefer the samsung drive? brand preference or are the liteons known to have reliability issues? the samsung seems to be OOS at the moment.


It's a 12x vs. 4x Blu-ray reader, plus it works as a DVD writer. Bound to come in handy even if you feel you don't need it.

Been considering installing the Samsung in my MATX but i'm concerned about disrupting my airflow and cable management.
I run it as both an overclocked gaming rig and quiet media centre ;)

Edited By: MBeeching on Jan 07, 2011 02:32
#5
bykergrove
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Personally if I were using a case that could take M-ATX then I would use one. A 780G/785G/880G based mobo and an Athlon II 240e will cost you not much more than the Zotac board you listed, but give you lots more potential.

Also are you going to be running windows or linux as blu-ray disk playback can be a pain in the backside under linux.

will be running windows 7 home premium
the case is very tight so would prefer the mini itx form factor. never going to expand the media centre in any way (well would be tempted to put my nova-t500 tv card in it but it's been pretty naff with the signal so I have a dedicated PVR for that), have a powerful laptop and an even more powerful main desktop so this just needs to play blurays and stream off the net.

MBeeching
bykergrove
Can I ask why you'd prefer the samsung drive? brand preference or are the liteons known to have reliability issues? the samsung seems to be OOS at the moment.


It's a 12x vs. 4x Blu-ray reader, plus it works as a DVD writer. Bound to come in handy even if you feel you don't need it.

Been considering installing the Samsung in my MATX but i'm concerned about disrupting my airflow and cable management.
I run it as both an overclocked gaming rig and quiet media centre ;)


nice one, I'll go for the sammy!


You may want to look into a AMD E350 APU motherboard. They should be with us real soon and from the early indications are going to take a fair share of Intels Atom/ION2 sales.

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