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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-28-2015, 09:11 PM - Thread Starter
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I am building another computer for a home theater.I need some advice on what I should go for. I will be hooking this pc up to a 70 inch television.


I am always open to suggestions. So what would you go for?

what air cooler should I go for?

Parts I already own

Geforce GTX 650 Ti 2gb Reference model

Hardrives

2 western digital black 2.5 in drives



Here is the list I am going with so far.


Case

SILVERSTONE Grandia Series GD10B Aluminum HTPC for ATX / Micro-ATX / SSI-CEB Computer Case



Power Supply


CORSAIR HXi CP-9020072-NA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply

Ram

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL


CPU Which I plan on overclocking


Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 53W Desktop Processor BX80646G3258



ssd

SAMSUNG 850 EVO-Series MZ-75E120B/AM 2.5" 120GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - Full Version (32 & 64-bit)
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-28-2015, 09:26 PM
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You would not need that big PSU for the build. Any decent 450W would be plenty. Also, what motherboard will you be using ??

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For a motherboard

ASUS MAXIMUS VII IMPACT LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard


What do you suggest for a solid power supply I am not cheaping out on a power supply?
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Something like this. Also, for motherboard, i'd recommend Gigabyte, unless you prefer Asus.

#2 their debt is insane, even for a "diverse field" company. They cannot even afford to service the debt maintenance let alone make an actual dent in the debt itself. - Internet Stranger
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Rosewill Capstone series is pretty good, along with most Seasonic or Silverstone , though they will cost more than the Rosewill. Antec has a few choice units as well. You can always check the PSU thread here and find the recommeded PSU's in a certain wattage range. Hope those will give you some clarity. thumb.gif

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If you ever want to add actual TV to it, windows 7 with media center may be a better choice, as both it and 8 are to get win 10 free...

And check out pcpartpicker....
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Even this would be enough for your build http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033&cm_re=antec_earthwatts_green-_-17-371-033-_-Product

Will you be playing any 4k content? If so you will want an i3 over the Pentium.

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Honestly dude, is there any reason you don't just get an Intel NUC or something similar?

I have been using XBMC on a Chromebox and I am very happy with it

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Thank-you again folks for your advice as always and i made some changes. I have a huge steam library so gaming on a 70 inch t.v is a must.


Case


Fractal Design FD-CA-NODE-804-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Micro ATX Cube Case Computer Case ATX PSUs up to 260 mm deep Power Supply



Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-H81M-DS2V LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


Processor

Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 53W Desktop Processor BX80646G3258


Memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL


Cpu Cooler

CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler – Intel Only


SSD


SAMSUNG 850 EVO



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Windows 81.


Power supply

CORSAIR HXi CP-9020072-NA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply
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Thank-you again folks for your advice as always and i made some changes. I have a huge steam library so gaming on a 70 inch t.v is a must.


Case


Fractal Design FD-CA-NODE-804-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Micro ATX Cube Case Computer Case ATX PSUs up to 260 mm deep Power Supply



Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-H81M-DS2V LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


Processor

Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 53W Desktop Processor BX80646G3258


Memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL


Cpu Cooler

CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler – Intel Only


SSD


SAMSUNG 850 EVO



Operating System

Windows 81.

Corsair H50 is one of the worst AIOs on the entire market. Not worth buying whatsoever. It's worse than a Zalman CNSP8900 while running significantly louder, costing more, and being far more prone to breaking down. If you are going to go AIO you generally want to go at least with an H75 and preferably a better unit than that. Though it's not really necessary here as the Pentiums run really cool. I'd suggest a cheap air cooler like the CNSP8900 which can actually fit in the Node 804.

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