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03-06-2015 08:55 PM
predalien My Television has RGB but not HDMI. Are there any adapters you could suggest that are HDMI to RGB?
03-02-2015 12:38 AM
Originally Posted by predalien View Post

I think I want to look for a i5

I really like your suggestion but i want some more power for a cpu

How about ths i5

Intel Core i5-4460
You don't need an i5 for HTPC, it'd be a waste. Get Pentium G3258 or i3. Since you want to overclock than go with a cheap Z97 board like, Z97 PC Mate. CM Hyper 212 is good enough to OC with those chips.
Also, you could go for FX-8320 if you really want to OC and play around. It's same price as any decent i3.
03-01-2015 10:41 PM
Originally Posted by predalien View Post

I think I want to look for a i5

I really like your suggestion but i want some more power for a cpu

How about ths i5

Intel Core i5-4460

No matter how much you overclock your CPU & GPU, you'd never be able to make either of them break 500W (?) combined even if you volt modded your current setup to the extreme running LN2. You'd just be wasting money by going with an 750W on just a light weight system.
03-01-2015 02:32 PM
predalien I think I want to look for a i5

I really like your suggestion but i want some more power for a cpu

How about ths i5

Intel Core i5-4460
03-01-2015 02:30 PM
shilka You still dont need 750 watts for that system and again why do you want to buy a Corsair HXi when the EVGA SuperNova G2 is both better AND cheaper.
700-750 watts comparison thread
03-01-2015 02:22 PM
predalien I will be hooking this up hdmi
03-01-2015 02:21 PM
MapRef41N93W This is what I would build for an HTPC personally

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/94ckyc
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/94ckyc/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($68.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($58.84 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($31.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.75 @ OutletPC)
Total: $497.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-01 17:17 EST-0500

i3 can handle H.264 4K without dropping frames. You also won't need an aftermarket cooler as the stock cooler can handle that i3 while remaining very quiet.

You also didn't mention a sound card. Are you planning on pushing any kind of serious surround sound setup?
03-01-2015 02:11 PM
predalien or this for a cpu cooler

CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW
03-01-2015 01:45 PM
predalien Here is the final rundown of my build. I am going to order the parts tonight.

Here are parts I currently own

GTX 650 Ti 2gb Refrence
2 1tb 2.5 inch drives


Corsair Carbride 240

Power Supply

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


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


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


Noctua NH-C14 140mm x 2 SSO CPU Cooler


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

Operating system

Windows 8.1


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
03-01-2015 01:13 PM
Originally Posted by predalien View Post

The parts I have bought off Newegg or amazon have always been solid. Its not like the companies you buy from are going to sell you broken parts. They would loose money in an RMA process.

Yeah getting a brand new part DOA is very unlikely. Not saying it doesn't happen, but it's like 1/1000 (more depending on the part, like CPUs are probably 1/100,000). The only part I have ever received dead was an OEM disk drive I bought like 4 years ago and that was because the moving part was broken, and most PC components don't have moving parts.
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