|26 Dec 2012||#1|
Advice regarding HTPC design
After screwing around with a raspberry pi for a few weeks (read: wasting time), I've decided to take the easier route out and build a windows-based box. I was wondering if you guys might have some advice, as I've never built an htpc box before.
- setup capable of 1080p playback
- compact, horizontal case
- no gaming/encoding required, but n64 emulator should not be a problem
- 4 hard drives (more will make the case bigger)
- 4 hard drives
- win 7 license
Processor - Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-3225 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I33225 - $144.99
Motherboard - Newegg.com - ASRock H61M-GE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - $64.99
RAM - Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609DS1S00 - $42.99
PSU - Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $44.99
Case -SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum front door and plastic front panel, 0.8mm SECC body Grandia Series GD06B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case - $112.99
Total - ~$410 + Shipping
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|26 Dec 2012||#4|
So for processor I recommend the i3 3225 because of its hyperthreading and Intel HD4000 Graphics, Also very Energy Effecient http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116774
Motherboard : h61 Chipset http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...16813157236H61 Chipset
More to come
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