Velocity Micro Raptor MultiPlex XL Review

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AFDozerman

Wow. Even for watching a 4K movie, this thing is overkill. They might as well market it as a "superconsole" or something similar, because this definitely isn't meant for watching movies, more for playing games in the living room, although the purpose of the overclocked proc still escapes me. Only thing I can think of is that someone might want to transcode movies on this as opposed to using a good piece of software such as VLC to play whatever you have on hand... That being said, why the massive hard drive space, too? Doesn't everyone in this day and age have a home server to store their movies on?

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Blackheart-1220

HTCP??? Home theatre... child porn?

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maseone

funny, looks eerily similar to the Zalman HD160 case. if it really is anything like it - yes it's HUGE, but not a bad case if you got somewhere to slide it into. watch the front corners, they can be harsh if bumped into - solid.

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maseone

funny, looks eerily similar to the Zalman HD160 case. if it really is anything like it - yes it's HUGE, but not a bad case if you got somewhere to slide it into. watch the front corners, they can be harsh if bumped into - solid.

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Electrik

I built my first HTPC/gamer rig in '08, a Dual Core Duo proc with a Zalman 92mm cooler, with crossfire video cards in a Silverstone LC-17 case. Yikes, that thing got hot. When you were done gaming you could remove the cover, throw a grill across the top and cook hotdogs.

I have yet to find a HTPC case that has enough room for a 120x240 radiator. Some have the mounts but not enough actual room for the radiator and fans.

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wumpus

Size means more airflow and less noise. Any other stupid questions?

I do think the use of the 680 and highly clocked i7 was extremely silly, but if you happen to be using a decent quality 3D setup (why? for just Avatar?), then knock yourself out (it could even use more GPU). Otherwise you are making a racket just to shade very few pixels just right at 1080.

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PCWolf

"Is there still room for big a HTCP?"

If you want it super quiet with no overheating (water cooled)
& you want to fill it with big roomy 4TB Hard Drives for all your mega movie files, & want to add a Beefy Video card, & Standard ATX PSU, & a Full Sized Tuner/Capture card then Yes, Yes there is.

If you are just going to watch Movies & Surf the Net, & nothing else then No. Just use any mini PC with enough horsepower to play your movie files.

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markstrelecki

"Is there still room for big a HTCP?"

Are effin you me kidding???