Building a new HTPC, need some advice
I am planning my new HTPC to work with newly acquired projector Epson LS10000.
I did some testing, and I like the following software set so far:
JRiver, Madvr, Lav, calman...
The testing was done on my laptop PC, that's Macbook Pro 2015 13" retina. So the performance isn't good enough of course, however, on 1080P stuff, it works quite good, HD audio gets properly pass thru to the receiver too. And auto build a 3D LUT is amazing, so I don't have to touch/calibrate the projector itself too much.
So, I have decided to go ahead and build a desktop HTPC mainly for better performance. CPU I think I prefer Intel i5-6600T. The major problem I will face, I guess is HD bit streaming. I want DTSHD/TrueHD etc will be properly pass thru, and don't want to use two HDMI cables.
So, which motherboard? Is a separate GPU a must? Sure the GPU thing is also affecting case selection too....Please post your recommendation please. Thanks a lot!