Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › HTPC › Silverstone SG05/06 good htpc case?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Silverstone SG05/06 good htpc case?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I want to build a htpc but am struggling deciding on what case and form factor to use. I have been looking at the Intel NUC and like its tiny form factor but its not that upgradable/customisable which I do like out of a build. So I am debating whether to go with a NUC or something like the SG05/6 case with Mitx mobo, I haven't got a lot of room so I don't want much bigger than the SG05. Wont have any need for a dedicated gpu but may put a tv tuner or something in the pci express slot. Obviously want it as quiet and cool as possible so any suggestions on parts/cases with my requirements will be appreciated smile.gif

Will be using a NAS array for my media so hdd space in a case is not important.
Ghost Hawk
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 7600k Asus Z270G Strix ROG EVGA GTX 1070 FE Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 3000mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VS228H Alienware TactX Corsair AX860 Corsair Crystal 460X RGB  
MouseAudio
Alienware TactX Corsair SP2500 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
Ghost Hawk
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 7600k Asus Z270G Strix ROG EVGA GTX 1070 FE Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 3000mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VS228H Alienware TactX Corsair AX860 Corsair Crystal 460X RGB  
MouseAudio
Alienware TactX Corsair SP2500 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
For my taste they are a little bit to big for only an HTPC . I own a Silverstone Milo ML05B and i like it .
I think a AMD APU will be more than enough for your needs . FM2+ socket mini-itx with a quad core , 8Gb Ram , 1 OS drive ( SSD or HDD ) , small form factor psu ( depends on what case you will buy ) .
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
I'll stick to intel, not a fan of amd. The size is ok for me I think I need a box shaped case for the space it will fit in. Do you think I need 8gb ram? Wont 4gb be enough? Ram isnt cheap nowadays.
Ghost Hawk
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 7600k Asus Z270G Strix ROG EVGA GTX 1070 FE Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 3000mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VS228H Alienware TactX Corsair AX860 Corsair Crystal 460X RGB  
MouseAudio
Alienware TactX Corsair SP2500 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
Ghost Hawk
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 7600k Asus Z270G Strix ROG EVGA GTX 1070 FE Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 3000mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VS228H Alienware TactX Corsair AX860 Corsair Crystal 460X RGB  
MouseAudio
Alienware TactX Corsair SP2500 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyReZar View Post

I'll stick to intel, not a fan of amd. The size is ok for me I think I need a box shaped case for the space it will fit in. Do you think I need 8gb ram? Wont 4gb be enough? Ram isnt cheap nowadays.
4 GB is fine for normal HTPC duties. I'm running an i3-3225 with 4GB and it works just fine in all aspects. I don't do anything other than TV and Internet streams (European Soccer, Netflix and Amazon Prime). Record to a WD 500GB drive as I don't keep programs after I've watched them.
Photo Editing PC
(11 items)
 
HTPC
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k  ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 850 PRO WD 2TB Caviar Black Noctua NH U12S Win8.1 
MonitorPowerCase
NEC MultiSynch P232W SeaSonic G 650 Fractal Design Define R5 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Pentium G4500 Gigabyte H270 N-WiFi 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 240 GB Samsung EVO 850 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
1TB WD Black Noctua NH-L9i Win7 Logitech K-400 
PowerCase
Seasonic 430W S12 II Fractal Designs Core 500 mITX  
  hide details  
Reply
Photo Editing PC
(11 items)
 
HTPC
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k  ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 850 PRO WD 2TB Caviar Black Noctua NH U12S Win8.1 
MonitorPowerCase
NEC MultiSynch P232W SeaSonic G 650 Fractal Design Define R5 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Pentium G4500 Gigabyte H270 N-WiFi 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 240 GB Samsung EVO 850 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
1TB WD Black Noctua NH-L9i Win7 Logitech K-400 
PowerCase
Seasonic 430W S12 II Fractal Designs Core 500 mITX  
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan G View Post

4 GB is fine for normal HTPC duties. I'm running an i3-3225 with 4GB and it works just fine in all aspects. I don't do anything other than TV and Internet streams (European Soccer, Netflix and Amazon Prime). Record to a WD 500GB drive as I don't keep programs after I've watched them.
Thanks for that, will stick to 4gb for now then I think, i'll probably get a single stick so I can always add more later if needed.
Ghost Hawk
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 7600k Asus Z270G Strix ROG EVGA GTX 1070 FE Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 3000mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VS228H Alienware TactX Corsair AX860 Corsair Crystal 460X RGB  
MouseAudio
Alienware TactX Corsair SP2500 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
Ghost Hawk
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 7600k Asus Z270G Strix ROG EVGA GTX 1070 FE Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 3000mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VS228H Alienware TactX Corsair AX860 Corsair Crystal 460X RGB  
MouseAudio
Alienware TactX Corsair SP2500 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: HTPC
Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › HTPC › Silverstone SG05/06 good htpc case?