renetx helped me about 3 years ago to build my HTPC and its working fine. Thru the years I changed some components to keep it up to date.
My question now is: Which Video Card you recommend to use? I really don't do gaming, just video watching and a little bit of editing-converting (Blue rays, DVDs, Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, Hulu, TV, etc..) the audio part is very important for me because I have a DENON AVR-X5200W 9.2 Network A/V Receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Dolby Atmos and a EPSON PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 Projector (once the lamp goes down, maybe in 1 year, I'm planning to buy a 84" (or bigger) UHD TV like Samsung or LG).
The video card that I have right now (MSI R7770-PMD1GD5) flickers the screen from time to time, not that much but I'm getting tired. I have another Desktop computer that needs a new video card and I'm planning to use the MSI R7770 and buy a new one for my HTPC.
At the beginning I had a sound card (ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe) because my original audio receiver (Onkyo) didn't have HDMI, just 7.1 analog and renetx suggested, among others, this card. Does it make sense to reuse it in my actual configuration?
Any additional suggestions?
This is my HTPC components:
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHz LGA1366CPU.
Cooler: GeminII S RR-CCH-PBU1-GPCPU.
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58-E Pro - LGA 1366 - X58 - SATA 6Gbps, USB 3.0, Bluetooth - ATX Intel X58 DDR3 2200.
Memory (RAM) 18 Gigas: G.Skill F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ.
Video Card (GPU): MSI R7770-PMD1GD5.
Main Hard Disk (SSD): Kingston HyperX 3K 240 GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive SH103S3/240G
Power (PSU) 625 Watts: Enermax MODU82+ EMD625AWT.
Case (Chasis): Thermaltake DH 102.
Sound Card: Removed (Used to be a ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe).
Optical Drive: Pioneer Blu-Ray Writer BDR-209DBK.
Tv Tuner: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250.
Keyboard / Mouse: Logitech diNovo Mini.
Remote Control: Included in Case (Chasis)
Operative System (OS): Windows 8.1.
Storage Enclosure: Sans Digital TowerRAID TR8M-B 8 Bay SATA to eSATA Port Multiplier JBOD/RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5.
RAID Controller Card: HighPoint RocketRAID 2314 4-Channel PCI-Express x4 SATA 3Gb/s RAID.
Storage Hard Disks (14 Teras RAID 5): 8 Hitachi HGST Deskstar 3.5-Inch 2TB 7200RPM SATA II 32MB Cache Internal Hard Drive (0S00164)
Thanks in advance for your help!!
Last edited by mandersonf; 02-20-2015 at 12:24 PM.