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4k60hz htpc build. Beautiful, silent, and expensive. (UPDATED build)

:edit: Updated build list and new suggested case


I bought a new 4k UHD HDR OLED and wanted to upgrade my HTPC to 4k60hz to match. It turns out that options are actually really limited right now for HDMI 2.0, which is the only way to get 4k60hz to a TV, unless you use displayport with that one poorly reviewed Panasonic LCD.

The Intel skylake processors got me really excited, with the announced potential hdmi2.0 support from z170 motherboards. Right now no matx boards offer hdmi 2.0, but The ASRock Fatlity Gaming z170 itx/ac has onboard hdmi 2.0, which I am now using ( http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Fatal...0Gaming-ITXac/ ). Additionally, the nvidia gtx 950 comes in a small size, with low power requirements, hdmi2.0 and hdcp2.2, and respectable 1080p gaming.

So I set out to build the most aesthetically pleasing 4k60 capable htpc that money can buy today and ordered the below:

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i5 6500 $199
8gb ddr4 $60
Asrock Z170 Gaming ITX $184
Streacom FC5 Evo $275
Streacom zf240 fanless power supply $175
Streacom flirc usb board $33
Shipping from quietpc $29
Total $950

I have an old ssd lying around, and also have a Logitech harmony that I use to control everything, otherwise the above should represent total build cost.

All the parts arrived today, it was a fun and somewhat challenging build, I took some pics along the way.

The cast assembles, everything looks as it should be, the Streacom FC10 case is a bit bigger than I imagined it would be, its around the same size as my Marantz nr1605 AVR. The fit and finish is incredible, easily the nicest case I have seen.
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After staring at all the parts for a bit, I decided the first course of action was to install the flirc board. Getting behind that usb3 cable attached to the side of the case was annoying.
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Next up, roughing everything in. The motherboard fits with plenty of room, and I try and get the PSU as far away from the motherboard as possible in the opposite corner of the case. The GPU goes in sideways and, oops, it sits at a very slight angle on top of the PSU. Not great, but it seems to fit ok so fingers crossed.
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This part was fun. There is a block with some channels in it that sits on top of the CPU, you fit the pipes in the channels and then screw the top on. Then the entire assembly goes into the cpu mounting bracket holes. The 3 aluminum blocks on the side screw into the case and create the contact for heat transfer from the cpu to the rest of the case. I'd love an aftermarket solution to do the same for the GPU.
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Oh man, that 12v cpu power cable barely fit. I should probably have scooted the PSU up a notch but it was a pain screwing it in so I ran with the cable taut.
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Here's the gpu with the PCIe extension cable attached. Honestly I'm not feeling too confident at this point. The GPU + CPU are maybe more than what the power supply can theoretically put out, I was going to downvolt the cpu though if that happened so thats a minor worry. What has me more concerned is the PCIe cable, it looks like someone made it in their garage, I hope it doesnt catch fire
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Grabbed an old SSD and threw it in, here's everything before the case gets shut.
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It's alive!!! And 100% totally, completely, silent.
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I need to find a usb stick so I can install the w7 license from the NUC in the background onto this thing. I use WMC for live TV so W7 is my precious for the forseeable future.

Overall I'm really pleased, the build quality of the case is amazing, although a little big. If a single slot gtx950 ever came out you could probably do this same build in the Streacom FC5, which is around half the height of this case. Still, it looks great and make zero noise so mission accomplished.

Has anyone else gone down the rabbit hole of 4k60hz HTPC builds?
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Great build!! I'm waiting for the market to open up with more 4k HDCP 2.2 type products before I dive into that....Thanks for sharing though! Streamcom is the ****!

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New Case

Looks amazing. Been eying to build a 4K60 passive HTPC for the past year.

Its still in just the pre-order phase but the new HDPLEX H5 would support Dual Slot PCIE Card and supports up to 95W GPU cooling passively with a separate GPU heatsink. Eying this for a new HTPC build but dont know if I want to dish out that kind of money.

I havent posted enough to include a link, but info on the HD plex case is: ww w.fanlesstech.com/2015/09/exclusive-hdplex-h5-unveiled.html
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Nice build and write up. Im contemplation building one for ATMOS playback. Are you able to stream ATMOS with this build?

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I5 is pretty much overdoing it, as is 8G ram, but ram is cheap enough.

This should pass through atmos, as pretty well anything can.

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So NO optical drive?? I had my eye on a black case for awhile w/o the slot. Looks GREAT.
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Thanks for the comments guys, I did run into some problems with the build but first I'll answer the questions.

* atoms - no idea but I don't see why not.
* overkill - I agree skylake i5 is overkill, I will be running plex server so it will be nice for multi transcoding. Also I just wanted to check out new tech.
* optical drive - not yet. Slim bluray drives are pretty expensive so I am going to wait until 4K bluray comes out and get a slim one of those.

Onto the problems. The zf 240 power supply is cool because it's fanless but it doesn't have enough to power a gpu also and I was having blue screens.

I think the fc5 is a more honest design, supporting 95w cpu but not pretending you can have a modern gpu in it as well.

In any case (lol) I am stubborn enough that I made it work. Got a silver stone sfx 450w power supply so that the gpu was properly supplied. With no airflow though the case was hitting 49c internal temp and I was getting blue screens.

To combat this I got out my drill and some masonry bits and went to town in the bottom of the case.

I stole a quiet case fan from my gaming pc (silver stone gd05) and mounted it in the bottom, blowing cool air past the psu and onto the graphics card.


Case temps now stick at 35c, even with watching h264 scaled up to 4k and prime95 running in the background.

If I still have problems I will drill holes in the top for the psu intake fan.
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Also, in 4k60 it will send my tv:
Rgb 444 8bpp
Ycbcr 420 12bpp
Ycbcr 422 12bpp
Ycbcr 444 8bpp
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Oh those holes in the bottom that you drilled hurt my soul. lol

If it comes to you needing holes on the top, send me the top and I will use my CNC at work so it looks decent and at least I can sleep at night.
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Oh those holes in the bottom that you drilled hurt my soul. lol

If it comes to you needing holes on the top, send me the top and I will use my CNC at work so it looks decent and at least I can sleep at night.
Oh man I am so sorry. I never did something like this before. It took a lot of trial and error before I even figured out that the masonry bit works best.

Any suggestions on how I can smooth out the sharp jagged edges from the holes? It's a bit hazardous right now lol.
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Go to Home Depot / Lowe's or whatever and ask someone in the tool department for a countersink bit that's larger than the holes you drilled. Put them in a drill on lower speed and with light pressure, try to knock the burrs off. Increase pressure as needed. Watch out for chips
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Sorry I didn't see this sooner or I could have helped you save that beautiful case.

This fanless PSU http://www.hd-plex.com/HDPLEX-250W-H...age-Input.html

Along with this 350 watt power brick http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-HP-Fireb...-/310325489785

has been reported to power an i7 + GTX 970 without breaking a sweat. I read a build log somewhere (cant remember where). The thing works best if cooled, so the owner pointed an 80mm fan at it and he has no problems playing games at near full settings.

I bought one for my HTPC and it's awesome. The 250w is kind of overkill for my system but I was planning on running a HD 7790 until I found out that the card was about an inch too long for my case.
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Gets my vote for the neatest wiring ever!


Thanks for posting those photos! Something to set goals for wiring,
with a revamp of an old Digitalis Vision II htpc case I have planned.

New parts are a 6600K and Asus Z710 D3 motherboard, Win7 oem, and a slot load Bluray drive.
Leftovers from a desktop upgrade are 2x4G DDR3, power supply, a pair of ssds, and a
Silverstone FB58 I have on hand.


The upper flip panel of my Vision II is no longer the same color as the lower panels, so I plan
on milling it for a slot load Bluray drive, then mount the FB58 centered over the window. I'll
affix the upper panel with some dabs of silicone caulk, after giving a new finish.


No 4K for me yet, but I'll be outputting HDSDI via a FX4800 and it's HDSDI daughter card.
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Sorry I didn't see this sooner or I could have helped you save that beautiful case.

This fanless PSU http://www.hd-plex.com/HDPLEX-250W-H...age-Input.html

Along with this 350 watt power brick http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-HP-Fireb...-/310325489785

has been reported to power an i7 + GTX 970 without breaking a sweat. I read a build log somewhere (cant remember where). The thing works best if cooled, so the owner pointed an 80mm fan at it and he has no problems playing games at near full settings.

I bought one for my HTPC and it's awesome. The 250w is kind of overkill for my system but I was planning on running a HD 7790 until I found out that the card was about an inch too long for my case.
Very nice job on your build! I personally would rather prefer having 1 fan in my case than having an external power brick, especially given the large size of the case.

IMO Streacom should have made the FC5 their top end fanless. On the FC10 they should have a single fan port, similar to my drilling hackjob, and support SFX power supply.

I also think that their ZF240 power supply is overengineered for what their cases can handle. If you can't drive a discrete GPU w/ the ZF240 then why use a 240w power supply when you are looking at 95TDP cpu at most? I don't think actual users of this thing are gaining much by having 240w rather than say 150-175w. Maybe it wouldn't make a difference on cost in the end.
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Awesome build!

I build a 4K HTPC back in March when I got my monster 84" 4K TV.

My build is more "old school" using my old monster Origen AE case. And yes, my wiring look terrible compared to you guys. I might have to go back and clean it up now. Lol.





My mobo is an older Asus H87 I had laying around with an i3-4130 CPU and 4GB of RAM.

The cornerstone of the whole operation is the nvidia GTX 970. I had a GTX 960 at first, but it didn't quite have the horsepower to properly upscale my Blu-Ray rips to 4k with the settings I wanted. I picked up the nvidia reference design 970, which exhausts all the hot air out the back. Even with MadVR running and putting a decent load on the GPU, I'm not finding the noise level noticeable at all. All internal fans are 4pin, so they only spin as much as needed. The stock Intel CPU fan barely moves since that CPU isn't every really doing anything.

My 4k content is very limited at this time and I do realize this setup won't be able to play back 4k Blu-Ray disks directly, but I'm keeping my finders crossed that the boys at SlySoft (or others) will come up with something that will let me rip / playback my 4k Blu-Rays without HDCP 2.2.
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I'm far too embarrassed to show anyone the wiring in my case. Or my rack for that matter

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That's the beauty of a larger case.


My Vision II is circa 2003, and with a few mods, should pair up quite nicely with Skylake.
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Gets my vote for the neatest wiring ever!
If you like that one check out this hot mess

I've been thinking about dropping in a GTX 970 and larger radiator to be 4K ready with this one.
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Those are both impressive builds.
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Murphy, I've seen your build before and it never gets old, wow simply wow!

The others are simply fantastic as well, amazing build all in there all right.

So what make a modern htpc a 4k htpc, just a video card?


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So what make a modern htpc a 4k htpc, just a video card?
Almost anything with an HDMI 1.4 port can do 4k @30Hz . If you want 4k @60hz you need HDMI 2.0 videocard and TV. Right now that means NVIDIA 900 series GPU.

NVIDIA 900 series GPU also supports HDCP 2.2 so in theory when 4k bluray comes out, or when netflix allows 4k streaming on pc, you will be able to play that content.

For me, HTPC is also quiet, good looking, and convenient to use. For my setup in the original post I tried to hit all of these points and have an attractive piece of gear that looks like it fits in with my other equipment, and is easily controlled with a single remote.
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Almost anything with an HDMI 1.4 port can do 4k @30Hz. If you want 4k @60hz you need HDMI 2.0 videocard and TV. Right now that means NVIDIA 900 series GPU.

NVIDIA 900 series GPU also supports HDCP 2.2 so in theory when 4k bluray comes out, or when netflix allows 4k streaming on pc, you will be able to play that content.

For me, HTPC is also quiet, good looking, and convenient to use. For my setup in the original post I tried to hit all of these points and have an attractive piece of gear that looks like it fits in with my other equipment, and is easily controlled with a single remote.

Thank you for the detail response, I guess I can wait it out a few more years then.

Agree about what a HTPC should be an should behave, and fit in nicely with the rest of th gear in ones rack.

I have a Silverstone case GB08? the one with the dual flaps, I wish I had seen it in person before buying it, things such as mismatch color front plastic flaps is a turn off, not to mention it's cheap looking, and flimsy. I'm getting off topic here.

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Here's everything in action.


I found the HDR exodus and life of pi demos online and tried playing them on my pc but both Kodi and VLC puke on HDR video. Otherwise everything is working awesome and I cant wait until I have some time to play metal gear solid 5 in 4k this weekend.
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I'm keeping my finders crossed that the boys at SlySoft (or others) will come up with something that will let me rip / playback my 4k Blu-Rays without HDCP 2.2.
I'd say that's a pretty safe bet, one I'm counting on myself.

I haven't got a 4K TV yet, but when I do I will want to upscale all my 1080p content to 4K, so I need HDMI 2.0 but not HDCP 2.2. Is it only the 9xx series cards that support HDMI 2.0? I usually prefer to buy used, the top end cards (x80 GTX) from 2 generations ago are always dirt cheap and plenty powerful, currently rocking a GTX680 which does 1080p gaming fine at max settings.

I've googled but I can't any solid info, could someone list the Nvidia cards that support HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2 not required)?
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Nvidia 900 series are the only hdmi2.0 cards currently on market.

In theory DisplayPort->hdmi2 adapters should be coming, but none are yet available that support higher than 4k30hz
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Awesome setup!

Have you set up WMC Live TV yet? How does it look/perform in 4k?
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Awesome setup!

Have you set up WMC Live TV yet? How does it look/perform in 4k?
Thanks! Yes I use WMC as PVR backend for Kodi, using the ServerWMC plugin.

It works great and looks great. 720p sources can look a little more blurry than I remember, but I haven't yet gotten into setting up MadVR upscaling or anything.

Bluray look unbelievable on this TV, best buy is having a pretty good sale on the LG OLED's, highly recommended
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how's the fan noise on the nvidia card? i'm running a passively cooled geforce 210 in my HTPC now which i like. is the fan running at all times on that card or does it only turn on during heavy load?
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It only turns on when it needs it. I haven't heard it ever spin up, except on boot when it runs full speed for a couple seconds.
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awesome, thanks! i see one of these in my future
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