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opal2350

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$1250 High end HTPC Apr-May build
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:19:56 AM »
Hi Ari. This is what I currently have for this build -
  Silverstone GD09B case
  Corsair CX 650w 80 plus Bronze PSU
  (2) Artic F12 PWM  (120mm)
  Asus ROG Strix B450F **
  AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  Noctua NH L9x65E   CPU Fan
  (2) corsair vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 8GB  (16GB total)
  Western Digital blue 4 tb HDD
  Western Digital Blue 500gb M.2 SSD
  seagate 2tb HDD (from a dead laptop. Icy Dock adapter)
 Belkin surge protector 4000 joules ( you should review surge protectors )

I saw where you mentioned to change MOBO because of the fit problem. so I can keep the case and get another MOBO  or keep the MOBO and get another case 

Anyone looking to buy a silverstone case? will mark down from retail lol



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Re: $1250 High end HTPC Apr-May build
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 11:32:19 AM »
Hi Ari. This is what I currently have for this build -
  Silverstone GD09B case
  Corsair CX 650w 80 plus Bronze PSU
  (2) Artic F12 PWM  (120mm)
  Asus ROG Strix B450F **
  AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  Noctua NH L9x65E   CPU Fan
  (2) corsair vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 8GB  (16GB total)
  Western Digital blue 4 tb HDD
  Western Digital Blue 500gb M.2 SSD
  seagate 2tb HDD (from a dead laptop. Icy Dock adapter)
 Belkin surge protector 4000 joules ( you should review surge protectors )

I saw where you mentioned to change MOBO because of the fit problem. so I can keep the case and get another MOBO  or keep the MOBO and get another case 

Anyone looking to buy a silverstone case? will mark down from retail lol

There really isn't any other option when it comes to HTPC cases. I think you'll either want to get a new motherboard, or if you'd prefer not to mess with your installation, you can get a really low-profile cooler like the Noctua NH-L9a. It will still work fine with the Ryzen 7 2700, which is a 65W CPU.

By the way, I contacted SilverStone to let them know about this new problem on the latest generation of full-width AM4 motherboards, so they are now aware of it and will incorporate it into any redesign of its HTPC cases going forward.

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Re: $1250 High end HTPC Apr-May build
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 01:14:05 PM »
yes I was looking for PC case with an optical drive bay and they are getting scarce. Fractal Design has a some but in a mid-tower.  the Silverstone has a nice low profile. any recommendations on a pc case with an optical drive for the ASUS MOBO ?

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Re: $1250 High end HTPC Apr-May build
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 01:33:43 PM »
yes I was looking for PC case with an optical drive bay and they are getting scarce. Fractal Design has a some but in a mid-tower.  the Silverstone has a nice low profile. any recommendations on a pc case with an optical drive for the ASUS MOBO ?

You can use the SilverStone GD09 case and the Asus motherboard if you switch to the ultra-low-profile Noctua NH-L9a cooler. Otherwise, you'll have to go much bigger with the case. The GD09 is the smallest HTPC-specific ATX on the market.

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Re: $1250 High end HTPC Apr-May build
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 01:56:59 PM »
ok thanks. the fan is cheaper than a new case or MOBO