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pzjuls

Hi everyone my first post,

 

Haven't built a new HTPC in 10 years here is my list we have just built a new house and i have a 90u rack in the utility room.

I intend to use the rig to play Kodi on the main living room big screen linked via HDMI look after the 5 security cameras with blue iris and use windows 10 storage spaces to pool 4 x 3 terabyte drives and do some and bitcoin mining.

Intel Core I5-7500

Gigabyte Intel GA-H270-HD3 LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

HyperX 8GB (2x4GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL15 1.2V Memory

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC (8GB) Graphics Card PCI Express 3.0

alos need a case i have been looking at these 2

https://www.xcase.co.uk/products/x-case-x445-c4-lcd-4u-with-4-hotswap-bay?variant=10286623109

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=331

anyone got any thoughts on this?

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