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Vairfoley's Completed Build: The Legendary Core 2 Quad

HTownHeff 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Cool build. Nice to see all the old bits come together and power up once again.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: Custom Workstation for GIS Mapping

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Update, the system did arrive Wednesday, but my customer didn't get it set up until today. The only issue from shipping was the front panel connection block came loose. One it was affixed, the system powered up.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: Custom Workstation for GIS Mapping

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I went with non-ECC ram, since I have had very good experiences with G.Skill memory.

Ametista's Completed Build: Amethyst

HTownHeff 3 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Beautiful system. Love the lighting and how clean it is. Well done!

HTownHeff's Completed Build: Custom Workstation for GIS Mapping

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I used the Fractal Design box, wraps the case in the plastic back and reused the foam blocks. I can see I didn't do enough to protect it. I will know what happened on Wednesday.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: Custom Workstation for GIS Mapping

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks for your thoughts. My client didn't want a gaming case, and I couldn't see such a case fitting with what he wants to do. Just on an acoustic level, I was amazed how quiet it, even when chugging away on Prime95. As for the CPU choice, well, looks like I didn't do enough research.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: Custom Workstation for GIS Mapping

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

From the research I did on GIS software, the Xeon seemed like a good choice.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: Custom Workstation for GIS Mapping

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I shipped via FedEx Ground.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: Custom Workstation for GIS Mapping

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Just posted it now.

SeperSpeed's Completed Build: Arctic Beast

HTownHeff 3 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Awesome build. Definitely worthy of being featured. Your attention to detail is great.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: My First HTPC

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

You may even like how WMC works over X1. Some Comcast techs who saw it commented they liked it over X1.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: My First HTPC

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I couldn't get XBMC to see my tuner - call it operator error. It did look cool, though.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: Radioactive Fractal Arc Midi

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Perhaps I could go Hulk.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: Radioactive Fractal Arc Midi

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Thanks!

HTownHeff's Completed Build: Radioactive Fractal Arc Midi

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

The fans are great. I recommend them.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: My First HTPC

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

No way did I pay $179 for windows. They are likely quoting a retail box price - I went with the OE version - more like $99.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: My First HTPC

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

I haven't tried Halo 4 on it. I have run Half-Life 2 on pretty high settings, but SC2 at lower resolution and settings. Go with one of the new Godivari APUs, and you can play BF4 at 1080.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: My First HTPC

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Not at all. You just need to have Comcast activate the cable card, and that is done over the phone. WMC guides you through the set up.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: My First HTPC

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

The K400 continues to work just fine. I am really liking the Rosewill remote.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: My First HTPC

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

That cpu would be plenty powerful and 8 GB is good for an HTPC. I have read that Intel CPUs do not support audio over HDMI, so adding a video card would be good to do.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: My First HTPC

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

With my system, the most noise I get is from my fans. As for the cooler, I installed it on the MB outside of the system before MB installation. Doing it that way, the install of the cooler was easy.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: My First HTPC

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

If they do that, that would be great. I know a lot of people are miffed there is no WMC with Windows 10.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: My First HTPC

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Greets, if I was still using the AverMedia Card, I would try Kodi. I had even messed with XBMC a bit. With the Ceton Card, it only works with WMC, but that is not such a bad thing.

HTownHeff's Completed Build: Radioactive Fractal Arc Midi

HTownHeff submitter 3 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Thanks!

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