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wolverine7074
04-23-2012, 11:26 PM
As some of you read its not an Asus PC but here goes

Specs.
Biostar A880GZ AM3+ mATX board with HDMI out (tiny board just a hair bigger than a iTX board)
8 GB G-skill RipJaw DDR3 10666 (2X4GB)
160 GB Toshiba 2.5 SATA II 5400 RPM
Lite-On DVD Rom (read only)
AMD Athlon II X3 460 @ 3.4gHz 1.5 MB total cache
Apex Super Case DM-318 SFF case
will be running windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

will post pix as I go

wolverine7074
04-23-2012, 11:41 PM
Some pix
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HiVizMan
04-24-2012, 10:27 AM
Keep em coming Wolverine - as I said to you earlier. Your are part of the ROG family and as such you post your build up mate.

Giannis996
04-24-2012, 01:11 PM
welcome mate and your build is nice !!! more pics plz!!!

wolverine7074
04-25-2012, 08:39 PM
update all up and running just need to do some benchmarks and post them up
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HiVizMan
04-25-2012, 09:30 PM
Tidy bro - have you ever tried to use XBMC as your platform. I have one machine that does not really have a visible OS at all. That HTPC boots into XBMC and that is that.

DaemonCantor
04-25-2012, 10:20 PM
Nice Job there even if it isn't an ROG Board! Keep up the great work.

wolverine7074
04-25-2012, 11:06 PM
No I have not tried that I will have to read up on it as im always open to lern new things. do you have a link to some info?

wish I could do more with the cables but as you see theres not much room in that case as it is.

so far there is nothing i can complain about with the board I know its not a Asus product but for what it has and how it runs I would recommend this set up for a HTPC any day. total cost is just under 300 bux less the O.S

Zka17
04-29-2012, 02:49 AM
If you could tie that yellow SATA cable from the optical drive to the power cable underneath, the interior look would be just perfect. Nice job! BTW, did you gave a name to this built? :cool:

wolverine7074
04-29-2012, 11:31 AM
no not as of yet have not given it much thought yet as im haveing a problem with my main PC and the new vid cards for some reason it crashes when running 3D mark 11 on the final benchmark test
But im open to and thoughts on the new build Ideas welcome.

HiVizMan
04-29-2012, 01:23 PM
http://xbmc.org/

wolverine7074
04-29-2012, 02:44 PM
Thanks HiViz
when i got my new cards for may main PC that program was in the install disk so in a while ill have to try it out and see how it works

HiVizMan
04-29-2012, 02:47 PM
wolverirne go over to the site and have a browse around the forum and read stuff.

They have just now done some really fantastic new stuff - the stuff on the CD you have will be old. The XBMC movement is a very vibrant and active community.

Cheers

wolverine7074
04-29-2012, 03:19 PM
thanks again

Cheers Mate!!