Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chino Hills, CA 91709
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I am getting ready to put together my first HTPC. I have built countless systems over the past 15 years so have experience in that area. However, I am a bit new to the HTPC arena. I was browsing this forum and fell in love with the whole idea, especially Windows 7 with the media browser plug-in. I have Pioneer Elite receiver, Bluray Player and KURO KRP-600M.
I already have a CPU, RAM & PSU. I am wondering if my CPU is up to the task of playing Bluray ISO, playing a huge library of MKV and some Bluray ripping. I already have a 5TB server in the garage so I will be streaming everything via wireless "N" 5GHz which is another concern of mine. My WD Live stutters with 1080P files over 2.4Ghz "N". I am hoping the move to 5GHz resolves this?
Parts I already have.
CPU - AMD Athlon X2 6000+ / 3.1 GHz
RAM - 4GB of DDR2 - 4 Dimms
PSU - Rosewill 500W
Parts I plan to order this week.
Case - SILVERSTONE - Micro ATX Media Center Model #:ML03B
Mobo - ASRock A790GMH/128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU - HIS Silence H557HR1G Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP
Hardrive - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Drive - LG Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA Model UH10LS20 LightScribe Support - OEM
Network Adapter - Linksys WMP600N PCI Wireless Adapter with Dual-Band
Fans - GELID Solutions FN-SX08-16 80mm Silent Case Fan
I think the parts I am going to order are pretty solid. Again, my CPU is a concern?
Thanks in advance for all your input!