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Originally Posted by Tcrai View Post
Hm, so would the 780G not be the best chipset to go with? Or is it perfectly fine at higher temps?
It's the best chipset to go with right now for a HTPC. The other upcoming options are:
1) 780GX/790G: better binned version of the 780G with higher clocks. Not needed since you're not gaming.
2) 8200: NVIDIA response to the 780G. I trust ATI over NVIDIA for video.
3) G45: Intel's response to the 780G but has been delayed. Intel has been having issues with their intergrated video for the last few years.

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Originally Posted by PGT96AJT View Post
I love my 780G in my HTPC. I don't think the chipset runs at 80C. My heatsink is just warm to the touch and I only have 1 80mm intake and 1 80mm exhaust fan.
Check the temps in BIOS or with SpeedFan.

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Originally Posted by Coma View Post
Duckie... I kept thinking you meant 80F or something. Looked like a typo to me D:
Are you sure...?
80C.

RonindeBeatrice gets the same temps. The chipset is TINY. I was using the stock cooler and temps were 80C idle to 86C loaded. I am now using an aftermarket cooler and it is 78C idle to 81C loaded. I contacted Gigabyte and they assured me it was normal.
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Wow. Kittie is reaching critical mass!

Doesn't that give off a lot of heat to the rest of the components though?
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Wow. Kittie is reaching critical mass!

Doesn't that give off a lot of heat to the rest of the components though?
Not at all... the chipset TDP is only like 15w loaded. The temperature is just due to the chipset's small size.

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Ok...so another question.

I know this is an overclocking and building forum, but sometimes you just run across great deals. Seeing as how I am using this for a PVR, I wasn't planning on overclocking it anyways....so maybe going prebuilt isn't as bad as it sounds?

Anyways....the deal....

HP Pavillion Desktop

# – Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
# – Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q9300
# – 4GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (4x1024)
# – 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS and TV Tuner Card/PVR w/HDMI
# – 802.11 b/g USB Wireless LAN card
# – 500GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
# – LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
# – 15-in-1 memory card reader, 1394, 2 USB, audio
# – Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
# – Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
# – HP keyboard and HP optical mouse

All that for $649.99 shipped.

That deal ends this month. Should I jump on it?
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You should find the one that comes with the CableCARD tuner. That will have much more lasting value.

Duckie: Makes sense >:3
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You should find the one that comes with the CableCARD tuner. That will have much more lasting value.

Duckie: Makes sense >:3
I think that would be completely useless for me as I will most likely never pay for cable. I live in S. Florida, and cable is by far the biggest ripoff down here. Their prices are FAR higher then Satellite.
I don't know all the details of it and if it is needed for running satallite through an HTPC as well, but I do know that my current Dish network system doesnt use any cards.

Aside from that, this PVR will be used for OTA. I'm tired of paying for TV when I primarily watch local channels anyways. I'll just miss my DVR, hence the reason for this build/buy.



But in comparison to the build listed in my first post, wouldn't the system I listed above be a LOT better and and for just about the same price?
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