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I'm looking at building an HTPC to replace my PS3, and I'd also like to build a 2600k hugeadv rig.
Would the Z68 integrated graphics be able to play 1080p video? Would I be able to do this all while it folding 24/7?
I know my current rig uses about 500w while folding, anyone know what a 2600k rig would use without any gpu?
How small of a PSU could I get for this? Probably run <=5 harddrives. I'll probably run an H-series with it @4.5-5GHz
I would want 8GB of ram for -hugeadv right?
Edited by infodump - 10/13/11 at 5:33pm
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1. Z68 gpu can handle 1080p playback but I would go for a cheap gpu for the sake of taking the strain off the cpu and getting perfect playback

2. You will be able to run it 24/7 without problem so long as your OC is stable

3. A good 450 watt psu will run this system perfectly. The 2600K isn't a power guzzler. Do not buy a cheap brand! This is not an area to try and save $20.

4. I do -hugeadv with 4gb but it's a linux system and it does nothing else. With ram being cheap I would go for a 8gb kit.
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I would go with:
Asus Maximus IV Gene
A H50 or something
2133 Ram I use 2x2GB G.Skill X 2133 on win7 ult, works like a champ.
2600K, obviously.
A good PSU. Corsair or Antec?
3450, I use one and it supports HDMI. (1080P)
Edited by FireAroundTheBrim - 10/13/11 at 5:53pm
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Alright, so just like a cheap 2xx would be good?
I'll probably go with a corsair, and see what I can find for a cheap P67 board.
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by FireAroundTheBrim View Post
I would go with:
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A H50 or something
2133 Ram I use 2x2GB G.Skill X 2133 on win7 ult, works like a champ.
2600K, obviously.
A good PSU. Corsair or Antec?
3450, I use one and it supports HDMI.
Cool thanks for the suggestions, couldn't I go with a bit of a cheaper board though?
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I've been using one of my 24/7 folding rig (2600k) as htpc... All i need is adding ati5450 card which has hdmi port (cost around $20-$30MIR)....
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You want a GPU that is good for 1080P playback but won't suck power. Something like a GT240 would be a good option if you can find a cheap one. I got one a couple months ago for $20.
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You want a GPU that is good for 1080P playback but won't suck power. Something like a GT240 would be a good option if you can find a cheap one. I got one a couple months ago for $20.
That sounds like a price I could deal with.
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Cool thanks for the suggestions, couldn't I go with a bit of a cheaper board though?
hmm, I thought newegg had an open box, just looked and guess not.

Do you have a prefrence on mATX or ATX. Also do you need a case?

Also, check EVGA b-stock they probably have some cheap graphics cards over there.
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by FireAroundTheBrim View Post
hmm, I thought newegg had an open box, just looked and guess not.

Do you have a prefrence on mATX or ATX. Also do you need a case?

Also, check EVGA b-stock they probably have some cheap graphics cards over there.
I'll be building this in the next few months most likely. Probably replace my scout in my sig rig with a HAF X and use the scout for the HTPC.
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