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The World's Fastest Htpc Gaming Rig 2011

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December 23, 2011 9:54:48 PM

I have reached my goal of building the fastest HTPC for less than £800!
I was able to overclock the CPU up to 4.8GHz on modded HTPC air cooler!
For a daily use I lower the CPU speed to 4.725GHz.

My YouTube video:



What do you think about noise level?

Full Specification:

  • Antec Veris Fusion Remote HTPC Media PC Case
  • Asrock Z68 Pro3-M LGA 1155 Micro ATX
  • Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz LGA1155
  • Palit NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 (Batman Arkham FREE)
  • Corsair Vengeance Blue 4GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3
  • OCZ ZS Series 750W ATX 80+ Bronze
  • Scythe Shuriken HTPC Quiet Low Profile CPU Cooler
  • Thermaltake A2018 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
  • Coollaboratory Liquid Pro
  • Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HD103SJ HDD
  • Samsung SH-S222AB/BEBE 22x DVD Writer
  • Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 WTA-00013
  • Plastic Coca-Cola Bottle

    All parts bought on eBay!
    Total Price (incuded P&P): £755.00 ($1205.00 / €860) - 27/09/2011

    Take a look at my other project!

    Water Cooled 'Christmas Tree' (2006)



    1K+ CFM Project 'Blower' (2008)



    The Fastest HTPC 'Noise Killer' (2011)





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    December 24, 2011 1:11:16 PM

    Like the HTPC project... excellent presentation.

    Soundgraph sells some LCD filters that will make your Veris front panel more readable. For sale here.

    December 24, 2011 2:08:56 PM

    its too loud, I thought the whole point to an HTPC was to have a quiet box that you could watch movies on.
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