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HTPC build
« on: July 20, 2015, 02:20:59 PM »
Thoughts? any way to reduce cost even further? I thought this was pretty good.

For a living room PC.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LTk6f7
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Re: HTPC build
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 12:42:22 AM »
Looks pretty nice! If you're going with Windows 7 I'd recommend bumping the SSD up to at least 90GB since it's a bit less space-conscious than Windows 8/10, but aside from that I think you're getting quite a steal there.

I assume you already have a wireless keyboard/mouse set?
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Re: HTPC build
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2015, 01:23:25 AM »
Yea I will be looking to get a 120 in there ,this was more of a template and obviously will change slightly depending on time of purchase.  The wireless keyboard combo will be separate, but I've had good experience with logitech
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Re: HTPC build
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 11:35:25 AM »
Yeah, I'm a fan of Logitech as well (currently using an MX Master at work...that mouse is glorious).

Not sure if you're aware of this, but Logitech does have some keyboards with integrated trackpads. Something like that would be perfect for an HTPC. Here's a couple of them:

K400 Plus ($39.99 MSRP): http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-touch-keyboard-k400-plus?crid=26
K830 ($99.99 MSRP, backlit): http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/living-room-keyboard-k830?crid=26

I do not recommend the regular K400. I ended up getting one of those to use with my old Nexus 7 via a USB OTG adapter thinking that I could get used to the weird keyboard layout (they put the up arrow between / and right shift). Suffice it to say, it crippled my typing speed. It's the same price as the Plus model anyway, so I don't see any reason to consider it.
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Re: HTPC build
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2015, 12:32:10 PM »
Oh god, that layout is so dumb.
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Re: HTPC build
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 03:29:41 PM »
Yeah, tell me about it. The only way to hit right shift is to hyperextend your pinky. Not easy to do when you're a fast typist.

It works fine for my dad since his typing style is quite a bit different from mine, so at least I was able to find some use for it.
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