I have a plan to recycle the big fat Lian-Li PC-C34BF as a huge server in a friend's rack system, so here it is my new quiet HTPC project
some components arrived today Case
Silverstone SST-ML03B Milo series MicroATXCPU
Intel Core i3-2100T, Silverstone NT07-1156 ultra-low height cooler (there's a reason for this...
4096 MB Corsair Dominator series DDR3-1600 (was able to find them for cheap)PSU
my good old Seasonic X-400 GOLDODD
for now, slimline Optiarc BC5500A on Lian-Li EX553 adapter frameHDD
at least two 2.5" in the Lianli 553, for the other bays... we'll see (planning on 2x3.5" 2.0TB)Graphics
will try HD2000 integrated graphics, otherwise Radeon HD5450/6450 low-profile silentTV
my excellent Terratec S2 card, will try to adapt it to low-profile, for DVB-T I can choose between Hauppauge 1700 (PCIE) or a cheap Lifeview PCI, it'll depend on slot availability
(P8H67-M-PRO has X16-PCI-PCI-X4)Pro Audio
ESI Audio Juli@, I will try to place it in the "Utility" full-size slot, which sits over the CPU
, but I'll have to reverse the original mounting position to get the PCI connector as near as possible to the expansion slots. For connection, will test both a 5" PCI flexi riser card and a 5" PCIE flexi riser with a PCIE-PCI converter. I also have a PCI 1-slot extender if needed
HDD choice will depend on the new BD player I'm planning to get, if I get an Oppo 93/95 I will build a little 2.0TB external storage unit, connect it to the players eSATA port and store all my movies in there. If no Oppo but Marantz highline UD8004 then the movies will have to reside in the HTPC (Marantz ain't DLNA or USB enabled, just a SDHC slot
it's other things that matter on that machine...
Arrived: case, CPU cooler, RAM modules, 553 frame.
Shame the shop just alerted me that CPU and mobo won't be here until Aug 25 due to vacation and unavailability in their local depot
Hopefully the riser cards should arrive next week from Germany