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
anyone got any thoughts on this?
I am looking for the smallest case I can find for my HTPC. I have an ASRock H97M-ITX/AC mini-ITX Board and an i3-4160 and only a single SSD for storage to go in it.
So far, the smallest case I can find is the Realan T3 case . If there is nothing smaller or better I will end up going with that.
Nice to Have: - Slim or full 5.25" bay. Slot load drives are pricey, even a slim optical bay would save some money. - Dust filters (I know I can add them after the fact) - Room for a future low profile graphics card. The ML06/ML06-E has this already so I know it is possible in this size.
Budget: $200 for case, PSU.
The SDM R4 is in stock and ready to ship!
The SDM R4 is a bracket that facilitates mounting two additional 2.5″ drives in a HP MicroServer Gen8. There are also mounting holes for fans across the bottom to help cool RAID/SATA cards. The kit includes all the fasteners needed to install.
With optional Stackers you can run four 2.5″ drives on the SDM R4. The SDM R4 will support four 9.5MM 2.5″ drives. If you want to run four drives on the SDM R4, you need to order SSB stacking brackets listed below. One set of SSB per drive pair, four drives will require two SSB kits. Because of the size of the SDM R4, if you are going to boot your server using the internal USB port, you will need to use a USB stick that is shorter than 1″. For more information on mounting instructions look here: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5960-hp-ms-g8-25-drive-bracket-revision-history-new-rev-35-and-rev-4-info/?p=137922
The SDM R3.5 is in stock and ready to ship!
The SDM R3.5 is a bracket that facilitates mounting one additional 2.5″ drive in a HP MicroServer Gen8. The kit includes all the fasteners needed to install.
With optional Stackers you can run two 2.5″ drives on the SDM R3.5. The SDM R3.5 will support two 9.5MM 2.5″ drives. If you want to run two drives on the SDM R3.5, you need to order SSB stacking brackets listed below. One set of SSB per drive pair. For more information on mounting instructions look here: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5960-hp-ms-g8-25-drive-bracket-revision-history-new-rev-35-and-rev-4-info/?p=137922
SSB-9.5 for 9.5mm drives $10
Schoondoggy Stacking Brackets can be used to stack two 2.5” drives. All screws are included
SSB-7 for 7mm drives $10
SOC-MSG8-R1 kit for 9.5mm optical drives to latch it in place. Screws included $9.
A few weeks ago I ordered the I5-4200U and E-I7 cases from Shenzhen Realan, the manufacturer that makes the Habey EMC-800/600 that I've seen a lot of folks use here for HTPC builds. One of the complaints about the EMC-800/600 is that they don't have enough ventilation and none on the top. The E-I5/E-I7 address this issue with more ventilation and a little bit different style, looking now a bit more like one of the Wesena ITX6 or 7 cases. The insides are basically the same and the Habey cases with the same HDD/ODD mounting plates and the same 12V 120W DC power board. The I5-4200U also gets the same 60W AC adapter as the Habey cases but the E-I7 gets a 84W AC adapter.
Late last week I did my first build with the new I5-4200U case again using my bedroom HTPC platform: ASUS P8H61-I, G620, 64GB SSD, 250GB 2.5" HDD and the Gelid Slim Silence i-Plus CPU cooler. First impressions of the I5-4200U are that this is a really nice looking small case. It's nice brushed aluminum with a "diamond" edge that gives it a cool look. Building with the case is pretty easy. It starts with taking four screws off the top. To make things easier to get the motherboard in, I also took out the power board which was two screws for the board and a nut at the back of the case for the power jack. There are no sharp edges anywhere and fit is perfect. The front panel cables are long enough to reach anywhere on the motherboard and then there is plenty of room on the sides to tuck cables away. The HDD bay comes off with four screws and holds any combination of 2 x 2.5" SSD/HDD or 3.5" HDD. With a 28mm CPU cooler, the 3.5" HDD was tight against the cooler but possible if needed. The best fit was with 2 x 2.5" devices, in my case a SSD and 250GB HDD. Everything looks roomy and well ventilated.
I plan to do some thermal and power testing later.
I also have the E-I7. It's similar in style but 15mm taller and has an ODD slot. When I get one of those built I'll post a mini-review here too.
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This is the box both Dewain and Dave talked about on Home Server Show 284(Plex in an RV via Synology and the HP Stream Mini Desktop)
It is a Intel Core i3-4130T Dual-Core Haswell Gaming Console/PC bundled with Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller.
Featuring Steam games with or without mods on a TV and can also transform into a Windows 8 PC with keyboard & mouse.
- Intel Core i3-4130T 2.9GHz Dual-Core
- 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD
- 802.11AC + bluetooth
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M+ Class 2GB GDDR5 GPU
- HDMI; 2x USB 3.0 2x USB 2.0 - includes Xbox 360 wireless controller w/ USB adapter - 1 Year Warranty
Here is the Product Page on Dell.com