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Dylan B.

Dylan B.

Joined on 01/16/10

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Amazing HTPC Board

ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Fast! Installed it with an i5 2400 and it screams! BIOS settings have a GUI that's amazing.

Cons: PCI Express slot isn't spaced to support a double-wide card, thus blocking the mini PCIx slot.

Overall Review: I'm using this board for an HTPC/Gaming machine. So far I've been nothing short of amazed with it.

Awesome HTPC Case

SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / 0.8mm SECC Grandia Series GD05B micro-ATX / Mini-DTX / Mini-ITX MB, 1x5.25", 2x3.5"+1x2.5"HDD or 1x3.5"+2x2.5"HDD, 3x120mm golf bladed fan, 11" expansion card capable HTPC Case
SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / 0.8mm SECC Grandia Series GD05B micro-ATX / Mini-DTX / Mini-ITX MB, 1x5.25", 2x3.5"+1x2.5"HDD or 1x3.5"+2x2.5"HDD, 3x120mm golf bladed fan, 11" expansion card capable HTPC Case

Pros: Perfect size, fits right in alongside my Sony AV receiver. Fans are well placed and stays cool even under heavy loads. Beautiful design.

Cons: Awkward hard drive mount. Had to use to separate PSU cables for the DVD & HD due to the fact that their on opposite sides of the case.

Overall Review: Really happy with it. Makes a great case if your building an HTPC.

Kicks My 2010 i7's A**!

Intel Core i5-2400 - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52400
Intel Core i5-2400 - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52400

Pros: FAST! I have a 2010 2.66GHz Intel i7 and this thing beats it hands down.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Awesome CPU for anyone in the sub-$200 range.

Nice Quiet Power Supply

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible

Pros: Does it's job quietly. Removable cables helps clean up the cable mess.

Cons: the SATA power cables aren't very long. Each one has 3 connectors but I had to use 2 separate cables for my DVD & HD just because they were on opposite sides of the case.

Overall Review: Great power supply for an HTPC. Had no issues with my ASRock H67M board & Radeon 4620.