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HTPC help

I am thinking about buying a HTPC/mediacenter but not sure about all parts.

My goal is a powerful but quiet enough to be on 24/7.

Chassi: nice looking, black.
Cpu: intel i5 2400
Mobo: needs to have 2x LAN ports for my xbox. Also no need for integrated graphic.
GPU: good silent that can play 1080 and HDMI (with sound?)
memory: 4-6 GB DDR3
PSU: silent and low cost when running 24/7

So mainly I need good Mobos and a good chassi manufacturing company I can look at.

Please comment with your thoughts and links to good project.
Price isnt to important but looking for a mid end htpc, I dont need it for gaming.
So maybe around max $1000-1200 for everything,

Quiet, good PSU(low cost), good looking is the key!

Thx for the help. Here are the chosen PC parts =)

Thx for all your help both here and on twitter, I knew I could count on my e-friends =)

The last questions were if I should take ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 or the MSI Z68, atm I have choosen MSI.

But please, I wont click the “order” button for another hour so comment away if I should make a last minute change:

Mobo: MSI Z68A-GD80 (Gen3), Socket-1155

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU

Memory: Corsair Vengeance™ DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL8

SSD: Corsair SSD Force Series™ 3, 120GB

Price: 7 497kr or 1,186 USD


Rest of the part that I already own:

Chassi: Antec P182
PSU: Corsair 750w HX
GPU: 2x Crossfire ATi HD6970
Storage: 2TB+3TB NAS
Monitor: Benq V2400W
Mouse: G9
Keyboard: G19







Help me with my NEW PC equipment

I am guessing there are some skilled players out there that could evaluate my new PC specs I am preparing to buy.

I am however already decided about buying i7 and not i5 because I know hyperthreading in games will come in the future.

Please comment about what you think, if something should be changed etc =)

Final list (I hope). had all parts to be shipped so I am thinking about this now:

Mobo: ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional B3 – ATX / Intel P67 / DDR3 / 3xPCI-E / SATA 3.0 / USB 3.0 / Firewi

Mobo: MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) – ATX / Intel Z68 / DDR3 / 3xPCI-E (3.0) / SATA 3.0 / USB 3.0 / Firewire

Mobo: ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K 3,4GHz

CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2

Memory: Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz CL9 (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) (2x4GB)

Memory: Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) CL9 1600Mhz XMS3 1,5V

SSD: OCZ 120GB Vertex 2 E Series SATA II 2.5″ (SSD) (OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G)

SSD: Corsair SSD Force 3 Series 120GB

I already have:

PowerSupply: Corsair PowerSupply (PSU) 750W HX

Graphic cards: 2x ATI HD6970

And 5TB of storage in my apartment.. =)

DICE Summerparty + BF3 console

Tonight DICE will relax and celebrate our E3 success with a summparty on our terass.

If you live in the US don’t forget the first ever live BF3 console footage tonight on the Jimmy Fallon show!


Today I reached the number all gamers want to have, 1337 followers on Twitter, or “leet” (1337) =)
The lucky nr 1337 was I think Apple King “Aquwith”.

Updated design (again)

Hello again!

I have been coding for friends lately and also updated my site last week to make it easier to control for me and more pleasant to read for you!

However, the “new old” design was a fast temporary job and today I did some fine tweaking and this is what you are watching right now =)

I am still working on the mobile site but it works to 90% now, just enter in your mobile!

Please feedback in comments if you are missing something.

DISQUS added

I have now replaced 2 plugins that allowed Twitter and Facebook integration with 1, the DISQUS system.

Sorry for the confusion this might cause but this guarantees that your information is more secure and not being stored on my site at all but on the world known DISQUS servers.
You will now instead login with Twitter or Facebook via that system instead of 2 different ones =)

Hope you enjoy it and I will keep adding new features and designs in the near future to this site but everything goes much faster now when it is up and running.

I will also fix the DISQUS comment design to fit the page later this evening =)

New design!

Welcome back to the new site!

I have done a complete re-design to something more fitting for me and easier for you to read and comment on.
I hope that I will update the blog more now and I am still adding some more features in the background to make it possible to add from my Android etc =)

The new BIG thing about the new design is that you now only need to login with your Twitter or Facebook account to comment!

So no more creating accounts that you never will use again =)

I hope you like it and please, do feedback in the comments!

PS. Small note: All old comments are still visible but the accounts have been deleted.

2011 Update =)

Hello everyone!

As you have noticed I have moved more over to twitter, to be honest its so much simpler to post a tweet than create a blog post=)

The other reason is that I am working on Battlefield 3, which I cant talk to much about =)
It is however a truly great game, looks and plays awesome so I cant wait until we start to show off more from the game VERY soon!

So whats happening otherwise with my life? A lot of work, parties and meeting new people, where are all the normal girls? =)

So to end up this blogpost I can tell you that my latest project Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam have sold very well and we have a really high PSU on all platforms which makes me happy.
It also got a crazy Metacritic that ended on 87 for an expansion, that is really good. Expansion usually dont get a score to begin with.

To end this, here is a picture of my goodies that my work have given me =)

Cya soon and follow me on twitter, but I will update here also if I have something to say!

Update: My twitter is gustavhalling
/ Halling

Interview and BFBC2: Vietnam movie!

DICE made a interview with me about Vietnam and other sides of my job, have a read:

>> Gustav Halling Interview

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