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#1 Rich_Guy

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:28 PM

I put together a little youtube slide show of my HTPC I built I thought I'd share. I use my HTPC for music listening, watching Blu-ray & DVD, watching live TV and as a 4 channel DVR as well as streaming movies, it does a great job at everything.





HTPC Specs

Case - Origen AE H7

Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Motherboard - intel H55TC (Micro ATX)
* 2.93GHz processor speed
* Expandable up to 16GB DDR3 memory
* 4MB L3 cache
* 8-channel HD audio
* Gigabit Ethernet
* 12 USB ports
* HDMI, VGA and DVI

CPU - intel core i3 530 processor
* 2.93GHz processor speed

CPU Cooler - SilverStone NT06-PRO

Power Supply - Ultra X3 ULT40073
* 600-Watt, ATX
* Modular wiring

Hard Drives - System drive - SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
* Western Digital WD5001AALS Caviar Black Hard Drives 500GB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G (1000GB total, two drives)
* Storage Drive for DVR TV and Movies - External Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Black Desktop Hard Drive STBV2000100

Memory - Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2GB x 4) Model BL2KIT25664BN1337
* 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)

Sound Card - ASUS Xonar Essence ST 24-bit 192KHz connected to my MHDT Havana NOS Tube DAC

TV Tuner Boards - Two Hauppauge 1229 WinTV-HVR-2250 cards (four tuners)

USB 3.0 - Western Digital SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express (PCIe) Card

Blu-ray Drive - Lite-On Blu-ray drive model IHOS104
* Blu Ray ROM - BD-ROM 4X, DVD-ROM 8X, CD-ROM 32X, SATA
* TotalMedia Theatre 6 Blu-ray software

DVD Drive - Sony AD-7240S-0B Optiarc
* DVDRW Drive - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, SATA


-- RF-5 fronts

-- RC-7 center

-- RS-3 II side surrounds

-- RS-3 II rear surrounds

-- RT-10d sub

-- Onkyo PR-SC885 processor

-- Emotiva XPA-2 & XPA-5 amps

-- MHDT Havana NOS Tube DAC

-- Panasonic TH-50PH9UK plasma display

-- HTPC 4-tuner DVR, Blu-ray and Digital Music Server (Custom Built, Windows 7 based)

-- Onkyo DX-C390 CD

-- Pure AV PF60 power conditioner

-- URC MX-850 and MX-800 remotes

-- Insteon Home Automation Lighting (Remote, Touchpad & Computer Controlled)

 

                                  View my HTPC Build Slide Show


#2 willland

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:56 PM

Very very nice. :emotion-21: :emotion-21:

One of those(maybe not as nice) is on my to have list. My computer genius buddy has in mind a nice build for me for about $400.00. I think after Christmas I will commission him to build it.

Bill


Family Room(5.5 System)                                                                
Klipsch RF-63(cherry) Fronts                                                                               
Klipsch RC-64(cherry) Center
Klipsch RS-35 Surrounds
Klipsch RSW-10d(cherry) Subwoofer

Klipsch RT-10d(cherry) Subwoofer

Klipsch RT-10d(cherry) Subwoofer
Revel B15(cherry) Subwoofer
SVS SB13 Plus(cherry) Subwoofer
NAD T175HD Preamp/Processor
Acurus A200 2-channel Amp(200w/ch)
Acurus A200x3 3-channel Amp(200w/ch)
Cambridge Audio 751BD Universal Player
Cambridge Audio 840C CD Player/DAC
Dish VIP211k HD Satellite Receiver
Monster HDP 2400 Power Conditioner
Samsung PN59D6500 Plasma SMART TV

 
Guest Bedroom(2.0 Systems)
Klipsch Heresy Birch Raw w/Crites CT-125 Tweeters
Integra DTM-40.4 Network Stereo Receiver(80w/ch)
Integra DPS 10.5 Universal(SACD,DVDA,CD,DVD) Player
 
Klipsch RB-35(cherry)
NAD T773 Receiver(145w/ch)
NAD C542 CD Player

 

Master Bedroom(2.0 System)

Klipsch Heresy II Walnut Oil w/Cane Grills

Onkyo Integra A-9711 Integrated Amp(80w/ch)

Onkyo Integra T-4711 Tuner

Onkyo DX-C340 6-disk Carousel CD Player

 


#3 duder1982

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:15 PM

I want to build one as well, but I think I will build a server first something that starts with 2-3 terabits but expandable up to 16 terabits. I will be loading all my movies and music, photos, etc. But will be accessible from all computers, and video displays.

That is a very nice case, how is the quality of the blu ray player. Some recommend a stand alone blu ray player.


Edited by duder1982, 24 November 2013 - 06:19 PM.

If I can't build it or fix it, I really don't want it. I have found that I need to start with something that works in the beginning.

 

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Jamboree build pics

 

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#4 Youthman

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:42 PM

Very nice build. I just but a PC for graphic and website design. Never built one as a HTPC. As with most things in life, you save a ton if you can DIY. Congrats

7.1 Dedicated Home Theater
Speakers: Klipsch RF-83 (Cherry), RC-64 Center (Cherry), RS-62ii Side Surrounds, RS-62ii Back Surrounds & RSW-15 Sub (Maple)

Video: Panasonic AE3000u Projector with 103" Elite Cinescope (2.35:1) Screen, PS4 for Bluray, AppleTV
Audio: Harman Kardon AVR 3600 with Sherbourn 72100A (200 x 7) Amp (7 Monoblocks housed in one chasis with 7 Teroidal Transformers)
Misc: Harmony One Remote, DIY Acoustic Panels


2ch Living Room
Speakers: Klipsch RF-7ii (crossovers have been shipped to DeanG to be upgraded!)
Audio: Harman Kardon HK3490, Acurus A200 (200 x 2) Amp, Marantz DVD DV4500, Apple Airport Express (Mobile Streaming Audio)


3ch Bedroom System
Speakers: Klipsch RF-7, Klipsch RC-64ii
Audio: Yamaha RX-V1700, Rotel RB-960BX (60w x 2) Amplifier
Video: "Fat" PS3 (500 GB)


My HT Build thread

Photo Gallery of Completed Theater Room


#5 Rich_Guy

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:48 PM

That is a very nice case, how is the quality of the blu ray player. Some recommend a stand alone blu ray player

Yes I really like the quality build of this case, inside and out it is exceptional quality, also 100% aluminum very thick and sturdy, thick extruded aluminum side panels. I think Origen AE made the best HTPC cases I've seen.

The Blu-ray quality is exceptional, much better than my stand alone player both for video and sound quality. Also it is very fast to play much quicker than the stand alone, I use TotalMedia Theatre 6 Blu-ray software and think it is the best, I've used Power DVD Blu-ray software but prefer TotalMedia Theatre.


-- RF-5 fronts

-- RC-7 center

-- RS-3 II side surrounds

-- RS-3 II rear surrounds

-- RT-10d sub

-- Onkyo PR-SC885 processor

-- Emotiva XPA-2 & XPA-5 amps

-- MHDT Havana NOS Tube DAC

-- Panasonic TH-50PH9UK plasma display

-- HTPC 4-tuner DVR, Blu-ray and Digital Music Server (Custom Built, Windows 7 based)

-- Onkyo DX-C390 CD

-- Pure AV PF60 power conditioner

-- URC MX-850 and MX-800 remotes

-- Insteon Home Automation Lighting (Remote, Touchpad & Computer Controlled)

 

                                  View my HTPC Build Slide Show


#6 Rich_Guy

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:28 PM

Thanks guys.

Youth I do web design too.


-- RF-5 fronts

-- RC-7 center

-- RS-3 II side surrounds

-- RS-3 II rear surrounds

-- RT-10d sub

-- Onkyo PR-SC885 processor

-- Emotiva XPA-2 & XPA-5 amps

-- MHDT Havana NOS Tube DAC

-- Panasonic TH-50PH9UK plasma display

-- HTPC 4-tuner DVR, Blu-ray and Digital Music Server (Custom Built, Windows 7 based)

-- Onkyo DX-C390 CD

-- Pure AV PF60 power conditioner

-- URC MX-850 and MX-800 remotes

-- Insteon Home Automation Lighting (Remote, Touchpad & Computer Controlled)

 

                                  View my HTPC Build Slide Show


#7 Youthman

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:45 PM

Way cool bro! I've had my side business for the past 9 years. It's has paid for much of my audio collection, family vacations, and other fun stuff for the family.


7.1 Dedicated Home Theater
Speakers: Klipsch RF-83 (Cherry), RC-64 Center (Cherry), RS-62ii Side Surrounds, RS-62ii Back Surrounds & RSW-15 Sub (Maple)

Video: Panasonic AE3000u Projector with 103" Elite Cinescope (2.35:1) Screen, PS4 for Bluray, AppleTV
Audio: Harman Kardon AVR 3600 with Sherbourn 72100A (200 x 7) Amp (7 Monoblocks housed in one chasis with 7 Teroidal Transformers)
Misc: Harmony One Remote, DIY Acoustic Panels


2ch Living Room
Speakers: Klipsch RF-7ii (crossovers have been shipped to DeanG to be upgraded!)
Audio: Harman Kardon HK3490, Acurus A200 (200 x 2) Amp, Marantz DVD DV4500, Apple Airport Express (Mobile Streaming Audio)


3ch Bedroom System
Speakers: Klipsch RF-7, Klipsch RC-64ii
Audio: Yamaha RX-V1700, Rotel RB-960BX (60w x 2) Amplifier
Video: "Fat" PS3 (500 GB)


My HT Build thread

Photo Gallery of Completed Theater Room


#8 Rich_Guy

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:20 PM

Yeah web design is a side business of mine also, I started back in 1999.


-- RF-5 fronts

-- RC-7 center

-- RS-3 II side surrounds

-- RS-3 II rear surrounds

-- RT-10d sub

-- Onkyo PR-SC885 processor

-- Emotiva XPA-2 & XPA-5 amps

-- MHDT Havana NOS Tube DAC

-- Panasonic TH-50PH9UK plasma display

-- HTPC 4-tuner DVR, Blu-ray and Digital Music Server (Custom Built, Windows 7 based)

-- Onkyo DX-C390 CD

-- Pure AV PF60 power conditioner

-- URC MX-850 and MX-800 remotes

-- Insteon Home Automation Lighting (Remote, Touchpad & Computer Controlled)

 

                                  View my HTPC Build Slide Show


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 01:10 AM

you picked quality components and I really like that case. I have a salvage box that I have ubuntu on that i need more ram for than the 1 gig it has to make it a ghetto HTPC. Its more so for local music streaming and internet connection.


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Family/Living Room
Speakers: 2 x RF-7, 1 x RC-7, 4 x CDT-5800-C II

Subwoofer: 2 x SVS PC12-Ultra Down-firing Cylinders
Processor: Emotiva UMC-1
Amplifier: Outlaw Audio Model 7125 (7 X 125w)
Blu-Ray Player: Sony PS3

Computer
Speakers: 2 x WB-14
Amplifier: Emotiva mini-X a-100 amp

Work
Speakers: 2 x Quartet
Receiver: Harman Kardon 3370

Misc In Storage
Speakers: 2 x RF-5, 2 x RB-5, 2 x SF-2, 1 x SC-2, 2 x RCW-5, 2 x RS-7

Previously Owned Klipsch Speakers
RF-10, RF-3 II, RF-5, KG 3.2, SF-2, 1982 Heresy HWO § RB-10, SB-1, RB-3 II § RC-10, RC-3 II, SC-2 § RS-3 II § RSW-12, RSW-15, RPW-10 § WF-35, WC-24


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:48 PM

Nice build. I really wish there were more sound card choices. But I have heard good things about your Asus card. Wish it was not so pricey


Edited by oldred, 25 November 2013 - 08:50 PM.

Living​​​ room
 
Adcom GFA 7607, Integra DHC 80.3,

Klipsch Chorus II, Klipsch RC3-II, Klipsch RS3-II, Klipsch RF35, Klipsch RSW-10, SVS PB10-ISD,

Oppo BDP-103, Panasonic TC-P65VT50,

AMD Phenom II  940 Windows 7 64 Bit
 
Family room
 
Adcom GFA 7605, Integra DHC 40.1,

Klipsch RF35, Klipsch RC35, Klipsch RS35, Definitive Technology Pro Sub 60 X 2 (Little mighty Subs),

Oppo BDP-83, Sony KDS 60-A3000

AMD Phenom II 955 Windows 7 64 Bit