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#1 jmccl

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:04 PM

SWMBO wanted a TIVO for our "parents retreat".

I said, "Do you realise that I can build another media centre for less than the price of a TIVO?"

She said, "Really?"

I said, "Well, not really - but close..."

She said, "OK but it's your christmas present..."

It was her moment of weakness (she was drinking wine at the time...)

SO...

Using some spares that I had left over and some new parts I have on order (to arrive before Xmas)...

This is going to be the new beast:

Origen AE S10V (with optional Philips IR221)
Intel DH67GD mATX motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K processor
2 x 4GB Corsair DDR3 1333MHz RAM
Zalman CNPS8000A CPU Cooler
Corsair AX-650 Power Supply
D-Link DWA-556 Extreme N Wireless PCI-E Network Card
Digital Now Quad DVB-T TV tuner
Corsair Force GT Series 3 60GB SSD (for OS)
Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB HD (for recorded TV - I do have a spare 1TB WD Green HD but I'm not sure it would be fast enough)
Sony BC-5600S Slot Load Bluray Combo drive (I couldn't believe how hard it is to find a slot load BD drive!!)

Let me know what you think...

I will post pics as I do the build...

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:02 AM

I may be wrong but think the IR220 is Vista, the upgraded model is the 300 or 330 for Win7. The OrigenAE's are quality, but very noisy so you may want to think about a better case fan.
Some other thoughts, the old Green drive will be fine, the power supply is probably overkill, and a very good choice on the CPU.

Edited by WarrenH, 13 December 2011 - 03:06 AM.


#3 jmccl

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:24 AM

/>I may be wrong but think the IR220 is Vista, the upgraded model is the 300 or 330 for Win7.


The case comes with the VF310 module which is a Soundgraph (Imon/iMedian) solution that requires it's own drivers to be installed. The IR221 is automatically detected by Windows 7 and requires no additional drivers (it's the same as the Microsoft ehome receiver). It also has the IR Blaster included to relay IR commands to other devices.

I agree that the PSU may be overkill but I would rather have too much than not enough...

The i5-2500K CPU is so I don't need to use a discrete video card... Hopefully make the system cooler & quieter...

-Jamie

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:19 AM

Good choices then and enjoy the build

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:50 PM

Between work and family commitments for the Silly Season & New Years, etc I finally got to the build...

Everything went great except the IR221 Kit is missing a cable for connecting it to the VFD of the S10V (sent 2 emails to the supplier - skycomp.com.au - but am still yet to receive a reply - very frustrating :angry: ...)

... Anyway... All components are installed (except IR221 Kit) and have installed Windows 7 X64 on it...

So far, so good... Very impressed with the build quality of the case :D ... Still a bit of tweaking to do but all in good time...

Blurays play smoothly through TMT5 (no HD Audio with this setup though... S10V is connected direct to TV)... Fast to boot up & seems pretty responsive... Onboard Intel Graphics seem good so far...

I have posted link to a few pics... More to come...

>http://photobucket.com/OrigenAES10V

Overall, quite happy so far - case is quiet & runs cool :D ...

-jmccl