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Finally up and running, let the tests begin! Curious about Haswell's performance? If you would like to inquire about a test for me to run with this new Haswell build, just post it in this thread, or message me on here. Thank you.

HTPC Build Components:
-Intel Haswell i7-4770S
-ASRock B85M-ITX
-Mushkin Enhanced Stealth DDR3 1600 8GB (2x4GB) dual channel RAM @ 8-8-8-24
-Samsung 470 Series 64GB SSD for Windows + immediate apps
-Samsung Pro 840 Series 256GB SSD for storage + 'auxiliary' apps
-Lite-On CD/DVD combo drive
-Intel HD 4600 Graphics (on CPU)
-ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCIe sound card
-PicoPSU-150-xt 12V DC-DC ATX power supply
-HiFiMAN HE-400 headphones
-Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD (only 20 watts!)
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
-Case/Chassis: Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube Mini-ITX
   
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(8 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme PNY GTX 670 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 3 x 2GB 1600 DDR3 @ ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD ASUS DVD Combo Drive Dual Custom Water Cooling Loops Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1920 x 1200 monitors in Nvidi... Max Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Dual Corsair HX1000 PSUs on separate circuits Modded Mountain Mods Ascension  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 1800dpi Dual XTracPads Ripper XXL ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD558 headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770S ASRock B85M-ITX Intel HD Graphics 4600 8GB (4GB x2) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 470 Series 64GB SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Lite-On CD/DVD Combo R/W Drive Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD 'Orange' cheap piece of flea-ridden flat keyboa... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PicoPSU-150-xt 12V DC-DC ATX power supply Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube M... Logitech MX518 XTracPads RipperXXL 
AudioAudioOther
ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCIe sound card HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Your mother. 
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(8 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme PNY GTX 670 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 3 x 2GB 1600 DDR3 @ ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD ASUS DVD Combo Drive Dual Custom Water Cooling Loops Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1920 x 1200 monitors in Nvidi... Max Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Dual Corsair HX1000 PSUs on separate circuits Modded Mountain Mods Ascension  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 1800dpi Dual XTracPads Ripper XXL ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD558 headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770S ASRock B85M-ITX Intel HD Graphics 4600 8GB (4GB x2) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 470 Series 64GB SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Lite-On CD/DVD Combo R/W Drive Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD 'Orange' cheap piece of flea-ridden flat keyboa... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PicoPSU-150-xt 12V DC-DC ATX power supply Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube M... Logitech MX518 XTracPads RipperXXL 
AudioAudioOther
ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCIe sound card HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Your mother. 
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You know, with a dedicated GPU this guy could turn into a gaming PC really easily. What was your motivation for creating such an expensive HTPC?
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You know, with a dedicated GPU this guy could turn into a gaming PC really easily. What was your motivation for creating such an expensive HTPC?

It's also my YouTube video production workstation. I needz t3h powa. thumb.gif
   
\Project\ SS3D
(8 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme PNY GTX 670 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 3 x 2GB 1600 DDR3 @ ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD ASUS DVD Combo Drive Dual Custom Water Cooling Loops Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1920 x 1200 monitors in Nvidi... Max Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Dual Corsair HX1000 PSUs on separate circuits Modded Mountain Mods Ascension  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 1800dpi Dual XTracPads Ripper XXL ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD558 headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770S ASRock B85M-ITX Intel HD Graphics 4600 8GB (4GB x2) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 470 Series 64GB SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Lite-On CD/DVD Combo R/W Drive Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD 'Orange' cheap piece of flea-ridden flat keyboa... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PicoPSU-150-xt 12V DC-DC ATX power supply Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube M... Logitech MX518 XTracPads RipperXXL 
AudioAudioOther
ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCIe sound card HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Your mother. 
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(8 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme PNY GTX 670 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 3 x 2GB 1600 DDR3 @ ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD ASUS DVD Combo Drive Dual Custom Water Cooling Loops Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1920 x 1200 monitors in Nvidi... Max Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Dual Corsair HX1000 PSUs on separate circuits Modded Mountain Mods Ascension  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 1800dpi Dual XTracPads Ripper XXL ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD558 headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770S ASRock B85M-ITX Intel HD Graphics 4600 8GB (4GB x2) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 470 Series 64GB SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Lite-On CD/DVD Combo R/W Drive Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD 'Orange' cheap piece of flea-ridden flat keyboa... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PicoPSU-150-xt 12V DC-DC ATX power supply Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube M... Logitech MX518 XTracPads RipperXXL 
AudioAudioOther
ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCIe sound card HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Your mother. 
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I ran a Heaven Benchmark 4.0 test on my HTPC to test Intel's Haswell HD 4600 Graphics:
   
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme PNY GTX 670 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 3 x 2GB 1600 DDR3 @ ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD ASUS DVD Combo Drive Dual Custom Water Cooling Loops Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1920 x 1200 monitors in Nvidi... Max Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Dual Corsair HX1000 PSUs on separate circuits Modded Mountain Mods Ascension  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 1800dpi Dual XTracPads Ripper XXL ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD558 headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770S ASRock B85M-ITX Intel HD Graphics 4600 8GB (4GB x2) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 470 Series 64GB SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Lite-On CD/DVD Combo R/W Drive Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD 'Orange' cheap piece of flea-ridden flat keyboa... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PicoPSU-150-xt 12V DC-DC ATX power supply Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube M... Logitech MX518 XTracPads RipperXXL 
AudioAudioOther
ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCIe sound card HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Your mother. 
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\Project\ SS3D
(8 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme PNY GTX 670 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 3 x 2GB 1600 DDR3 @ ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD ASUS DVD Combo Drive Dual Custom Water Cooling Loops Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1920 x 1200 monitors in Nvidi... Max Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Dual Corsair HX1000 PSUs on separate circuits Modded Mountain Mods Ascension  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 1800dpi Dual XTracPads Ripper XXL ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD558 headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770S ASRock B85M-ITX Intel HD Graphics 4600 8GB (4GB x2) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 470 Series 64GB SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Lite-On CD/DVD Combo R/W Drive Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD 'Orange' cheap piece of flea-ridden flat keyboa... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PicoPSU-150-xt 12V DC-DC ATX power supply Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube M... Logitech MX518 XTracPads RipperXXL 
AudioAudioOther
ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCIe sound card HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Your mother. 
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I'm not sure if you tested this, but I recently got haswell as well (lol) on my gaming rig. I installed the ME driver off of the disc and while using any kind of 3D application (a intense one) my CPU usage was spiking up and down. It caused my frame rate to jump from 60 to 180 FPS in 1-2 seconds. I was using a 7970 but the issue was CPU related. As soon as I installed the newest ME engine, it worked like a charm. Did you happen to experience this?
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The FPS was pretty constant in the Heaven 4.0 tests that I ran. I ended up having to run several of them in order to get a smooth capture out of the software that I use.
   
\Project\ SS3D
(8 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme PNY GTX 670 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 3 x 2GB 1600 DDR3 @ ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD ASUS DVD Combo Drive Dual Custom Water Cooling Loops Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1920 x 1200 monitors in Nvidi... Max Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Dual Corsair HX1000 PSUs on separate circuits Modded Mountain Mods Ascension  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 1800dpi Dual XTracPads Ripper XXL ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD558 headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770S ASRock B85M-ITX Intel HD Graphics 4600 8GB (4GB x2) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 470 Series 64GB SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Lite-On CD/DVD Combo R/W Drive Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD 'Orange' cheap piece of flea-ridden flat keyboa... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PicoPSU-150-xt 12V DC-DC ATX power supply Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube M... Logitech MX518 XTracPads RipperXXL 
AudioAudioOther
ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCIe sound card HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Your mother. 
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\Project\ SS3D
(8 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme PNY GTX 670 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 3 x 2GB 1600 DDR3 @ ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD ASUS DVD Combo Drive Dual Custom Water Cooling Loops Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1920 x 1200 monitors in Nvidi... Max Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Dual Corsair HX1000 PSUs on separate circuits Modded Mountain Mods Ascension  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 1800dpi Dual XTracPads Ripper XXL ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD558 headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770S ASRock B85M-ITX Intel HD Graphics 4600 8GB (4GB x2) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 470 Series 64GB SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Lite-On CD/DVD Combo R/W Drive Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD 'Orange' cheap piece of flea-ridden flat keyboa... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PicoPSU-150-xt 12V DC-DC ATX power supply Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube M... Logitech MX518 XTracPads RipperXXL 
AudioAudioOther
ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCIe sound card HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Your mother. 
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