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Can you post the frys deal for the i3?
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Native resolution? 1920 x 1080? I don't plan on using this build to play games, but will my gpu be enough for just HD videos?
Certainly. HD playback is no where near as stressful as rendering games. Check out any HTPC forum and you won't find them running 5770s or GTX 280s. Up until a few months ago I was using a 8800GTS in my sig rig which is my, slightly unconventional, HTPC. Blu-rays and HD-DVDs looked fantastic. The only reason I got the 8800GTS in the first place (and the GTX 260 to upgrade it) is because I fold on my GPUs.


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I bought the i3 combo + 2 Gigs of RAM + Antec 430 PSU. I will post pictures later today. I was wondering, should I just use the stock heatsink?
NO. If the ONLY thing you'll be doing is HD playback (and not leaving it on 24/7) then the stock heatsink will work for a time. But seriously, just get a decent heat sink while you're building it now.



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Also, the Antec should be enough to power the rig mentioned above, right?
According to Newegg's PSU Calculator that system will draw 318w at stock. While not an exact science, you should be fine, just not much headroom for high overclock. But on mid-range air that's not an issue anyway.
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Can you post the frys deal for the i3?
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...gabyte-ga.html

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Certainly. HD playback is no where near as stressful as rendering games. Check out any HTPC forum and you won't find them running 5770s or GTX 280s. Up until a few months ago I was using a 8800GTS in my sig rig which is my, slightly unconventional, HTPC. Blu-rays and HD-DVDs looked fantastic. The only reason I got the 8800GTS in the first place (and the GTX 260 to upgrade it) is because I fold on my GPUs.


Awesome, but is the 4670 comparable to the 8800? I'm sure it wouldn't matter, but I wanted to ask out of curiosity.

NO. If the ONLY thing you'll be doing is HD playback (and not leaving it on 24/7) then the stock heatsink will work for a time. But seriously, just get a decent heat sink while you're building it now.


The thing I hate most about Intel heatsinks are the push-pins. Would it be okay going with something like the Venomous X, Megahalems, or the H50?


According to Newegg's PSU Calculator that system will draw 318w at stock. While not an exact science, you should be fine, just not much headroom for high overclock. But on mid-range air that's not an issue anyway.
Thanks, but would I have enough headroom for an overclock of 4Ghz?

Thanks for your replies, dudes. As promised, here are some pics for your viewing pleasure.







    
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