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post #21 of 28
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Just realized the board I am getting does not have HDMI out, only VGA and DVI. Going to have to get a video card after all.
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post #22 of 28
HDMI uses DVI video signals and some DVI ports can output sound too. Worth trying an adapter/cable first but if not get a GT610

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGIFLEX-Female-Converter-Adapter-Connector/dp/B003VR8OZW/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1376818547&sr=1-7

OR

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Premium-HDMI-Cable-Gold-Metre/dp/B000GDI6FC
 
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post #23 of 28
The CPU you chose should be fine for either Playback or Streaming. My Athlon x2 64 4600+ can do 1080p playback just fine

As for the GPU.. just get a GT 610 or something low powered like that. GTS 450 did the job for me
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post #24 of 28
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This is what I ended up going with:



I went a bit higher end on the motherboard (a Z77 Gigabyte). Never know when I might want to upgrade.

I also grabbed a Bluray Lightscribe LG drive instead of a regular DVD RW as one of the rooms I will use it in does not have a Bluray player.

I am going to give onboard HDMI a go. If it is not sufficient then I will grab a Gigabyte GT620.
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post #25 of 28
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I set it up in my bedroom for a try. The wi-fi works quite well.

I was having an issue with Netflix. For some reason it drops out of full screen every couple of minutes. Not sure why.

I am using Chrome as a browser. Going to switch to internet explorer and see if it helps.

Otherwise, the onboard video runs large mkv files smoothly.



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post #26 of 28
I've gone with a setup of

1x Plex Server
1x Roku 3

instead of just a HTPC. The Roku 3 streams without any hickups from my Plex server (even 20Gb 1080p movies). This works better for me due to the Roku 3 only being $96 (or $80 if you do the Dish deal). I plan on getting more Roku's throughout the house thumb.gif
post #27 of 28
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Well I saw a deal on a discrete GPU that was too good to turn down. Grabbed a Zotac GT650 Synergy for $70 (after instant rebate and price matching). It also comes with a $75 Nvidia play credit (which I will use on my gaming machine).

Too good a deal to pass. Have to stay away from computer stores tongue.gif


Also picked up a Zalman cpu cooler. Not a great cooling device but plenty better than stock for a dual core chip.

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Edited by Robilar - 9/2/13 at 12:04pm
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post #28 of 28
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Well I went and upgraded some items again...

I changed the case over to a Scout II that I had on hand and threw in a Corsair H80i I had laying around.

I also picked up a Toshiba 23" 1080P tv for dual use as a TV and a monitor (I had a spare HDTV cable box and the room is wired for cable).

I also picked up a nifty wall mount for the tv and hung it in my line of sight. Fortunately I kept my MS wireless keyboard and mouse set.

Everything works pretty smoothly and the case is easy to disengage and trot around the house as needed.

Oh and I added another 2 TB hard drive to it as well biggrin.gif

I'm still planning on cleaning up the wires under the desk as well.

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Edited by Robilar - 10/3/13 at 1:05pm
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