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  • Armoured_Bear 5 Nov 2012 23:22:14 13,565 posts
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    Even my game-hating gf commented on both how discrete and quiet the PC is and how fantastic Alan Wake looks.

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  • Armoured_Bear 18 Nov 2012 19:16:40 13,565 posts
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    I did some more soundproofing and took some more pics

    Please excuse the cables, it's temporary :-)

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  • Deleted user 24 December 2012 03:16:29
    lmao at pages 4 and 5 of this thread :D
  • Widge Moderator 3 Jan 2013 12:12:16 13,821 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    I did some more soundproofing and took some more pics

    Please excuse the cables, it's temporary :-)
    Excuse the cables? It is far neater than the inside of my box!

    I'll grab a photo of it some time, all I have is the one picture of the outside:

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k4HtJIqfijQ/UON5YhrgWZI/AAAAAAAADiY/89DSK0ctA-s/s902/2013+-+9

    I just wanted to get my one working to start with... without going through the efforts of taping stuff to the edges and gubbins.

    Edited by Widge at 12:12:23 03-01-2013

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  • Deleted user 4 January 2013 17:14:41
    Anyone know the difference between a h77 board and a z77??

    Specifically these two:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-h77n-wifi-intel-h77-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-raid-pcie-30-dvi-i-hdmi-mini-itx

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77n-wifi-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-raid-pcie-30-dvi-i-hdmi-mini-itx
  • Deleted user 4 January 2013 19:54:26
    Bumping as I want to make a purchase!
  • Armoured_Bear 4 Jan 2013 20:00:56 13,565 posts
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    TVoJ wrote:
    Bumping as I want to make a purchase!
    Have a read here

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  • Deleted user 4 January 2013 20:25:49
    Thanks AB. So in a nutshell don't bother unless you're gonna get an ivy bridge processor right?
  • Deleted user 4 January 2013 20:35:36
    TVoJ wrote:
    Bumping as I want to make a purchase!
    Buy PC, plug into TV, end.
  • Armoured_Bear 4 Jan 2013 20:38:54 13,565 posts
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    @TVoJ
    For future proofing id go with a z77 unless the price difference is large and you're on a budget.

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  • FutileResistor 4 Jan 2013 21:14:18 1,239 posts
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    TVoJ wrote:
    Thanks AB. So in a nutshell don't bother unless you're gonna get an ivy bridge processor right?
    Nope. It's more if you want the option to overclock an unlocked K series CPU get the Z77, if not get the H77.

    Z boards in general should have better quality components since the H boards are generally more mainstream and cost less, while the Z series are the flagship chipsets for enthusiasts and people wanting to do overclocking.

    If the difference is only 8, get the Z77.
  • Deleted user 10 January 2013 16:54:55
    Right bought all my shit, it arrived today and I've put it all together. However I have a problem.

    I did not realize that slimline optical drives have a different smaller sata power input and there's no lead to be found anywhere.

    Where can I get one of these and what would it be called?
  • Deleted user 10 January 2013 17:21:02
    Found it. Unsurprisingly its called mini sata.
  • Jetset_UK 23 Jun 2013 14:03:32 3,571 posts
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    So I'm going to be building myself a gaming HTPC in the next month or so. Budget of around 500.

    Just looking for any advice really. Will be hooking it up to a AV receiver via HDMI.
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